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Novel synthetic antibiotic designed to overcome antimicrobial resistance
An estimated 2.8 million people in the U.S. contract infections each year from bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Researchers have created a new molecule called cresomycin that's effective against multiple types of bacteria—including antibotic-resistant strains of S. aureus, E. coli, and P. aeruginosa ...
Scientists uncover epigenetic alterations in the immune cells of Alzheimer’s patients
This study from researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine provides novel insights into the complex relationship between epigenetics and genetic risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) peripheral immunity. While there are still many questions to be answered, this research identifies potential therapeutic targets within the peripheral immune system, potentially paving important new avenues for AD treatment …
Podcast Recap | AMA Update: Remote blood pressure monitoring for pregnant and postpartum patients
According to vital registration and census data from 1999 to 2019, maternal mortality rates increased from 505 in 1999 to 1,210 maternal deaths in 2019 and have been on a steady incline. AMA Update recently interviewed Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, head of women's services at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, to discuss the latest in at-home treatment protocols for pregnancy-induced hypertension, one of the leading causes of maternal deaths.
Florida officials identify 6th case of measles at elementary school
Florida health officials are investigating at least six cases of measles linked to a South Florida elementary school, according to media reports. The outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston—20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and located in Broward County—was first reported on February 16th with the initial patient being a third-grade student without a history of travel.
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Prevalence of long COVID depends on where you live in the U.S.
The prevalence of long COVID in adults in U.S. states and territories varies by geography, according to a new CDC report that looked at population-based, cross-sectional survey data for 2022. Long COVID prevalence ranged from 1.9% in the U.S. Virgin Islands to 10.6% in West Virginia; prevalence of long COVID exceeded 8.8% in seven states. Authors say that ongoing assessment of jurisdiction-specific prevalence of long COVID could inform policy, planning, or programming to support U.S. adults experiencing long COVID.
Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are 'children'
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled 7-1 on Friday that frozen embryos qualify as unborn children under state law and that under the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act, individuals can be held liable for destroying them. Reproductive rights advocates express concern that this decision could jeopardize in vitro fertilization ...
Expanded indication - Zynrelef (bupivacaine/meloxicam)
Zynrelef (bupivacaine/meloxicam) - expanded indication for postoperative pain resulting from soft tissue surgeries (including abdominoplasty, Caesarean section, and augmentation mammoplasty), upper and lower extremity total joint arthroplasty, and 1- to 3- level spinal surgeries.