Diabetes

Oral semaglutide reduces HbA1c, weight in patients with T2DM

(HealthDay)—Compared with placebo, oral semaglutide monotherapy is associated with superior and clinically relevant improvements in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and weight loss among patients with type 2 diabetes, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zerbaxa approved for hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia

(HealthDay)—Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) has been approved for a new indication to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years ...

Medications

Older age, ICU, poor renal fcn up risk of opioid OD in hospital

(HealthDay)—Risk factors for opioid overdose among hospitalized patients include being age 65 years or older, being in an intensive care unit (ICU), and having renal impairment, according to a study published online May ...

Oncology & Cancer

Recommendations issued for myeloma-tied renal impairment

(HealthDay)—Recommendations have been developed for the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma-related renal impairment; the guidelines were published online March 14 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Cardiology

Memory impairment prevalent in elderly with heart failure

(HealthDay)—For older adults with chronic heart failure, memory impairment is common, with impairment correlating positively with heart failure severity, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The American ...

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