Gastroenterology

Inflammatory bowel disease tied to spondyloarthritis

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) more often have spondyloarthritis (SpA) before and after diagnosis of IBD, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

The European Commission has approved a smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox after the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency, the Danish drugmaker that developed the jab said on Monday.

Medications

US abortion ruling threatens access to arthritis drug

When Alabama nurse Melissa went to pick up her regular prescription for rheumatoid arthritis last week, she was told the drug was "on hold" while the pharmacist checked she wasn't going to use it to induce an abortion.

Radiology & Imaging

New guidelines laid out to standardize swallowing fluoroscopy

Swallowing fluoroscopy is the most common diagnostic test for patients with swallowing problems caused by conditions such as stroke, head and neck cancer, neurodegenerative disease, or prolonged intubation. Despite widespread ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ASA, APST update perioperative SARS-CoV-2 testing recommendations

The recommendations for perioperative testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been updated by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.

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