Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Sports medicine society updates concussion guidelines

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has released an updated position statement on concussion in sports. The statement was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Sports ...

Medical research

Autologous stem cell transplant may aid some with nodal PTCL

(HealthDay)—Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) may be beneficial for some patients with nodal peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) in the first complete remission (CR1), according to a study published online Jan. ...

Medical research

Searching for side effects

Extracting relevant information from the scientific literature about side effects and adverse drug reactions to pharmaceutical products is an important part of data mining in this area. Writing in the International Journal ...

Cardiology

Psoriasis Tx linked to drop in noncalcified coronary plaque

(HealthDay)—Treatment of psoriasis with biologic therapy is associated with a reduction in noncalcified coronary plaque and improved plaque morphology, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in Cardiovascular Research.

Medications

Improving affordability of prescription drugs

Out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications impose a heavy financial burden, especially on low- and middle-income patients with chronic diseases, often reducing adherence to medication and worsening health outcomes. ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Tofacitinib benefits sustained for two years in patients with RA

(HealthDay)—The clinical benefits of tofacitinib in combination with methotrexate are sustained over two years among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Arthritis & ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Discontinuing TNFi before gestational week 20 is feasible

(HealthDay)—Discontinuing tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) before gestational week 20 in women with well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is not associated with disease ...

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Pharmaceutical drug

A pharmaceutical drug, also referred to as medicine or medicament, can be loosely defined as any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Other synonyms include pharmacotherapy, pharmacotherapeutics, and drug treatment.

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