Is the flu season over in your area?

The influenza season continues to abate but remains slightly elevated as April ends, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report points out that while flu activity has peaked nationally for this season, some parts of the country are still experiencing widespread flu activity and an increasing proportion of influenza B viruses have been detected. Second waves of influenza B activity occur during many flu seasons, they explained. Flu activity is expected to continue for a number of weeks. Six pediatric deaths were reported this week, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths attributed […]

What conferences did you miss in March? The latest on the better chemotherapy, weekend mortality rates, peanut allergy, and more.

In March, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting and cutting edge conferences, including women’s cancer, hospital medicine, allergy, dermatology, and orthopedic surgery. Here are some of the studies you might have missed. As reported at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology on Women’s Cancer in San Diego, CA (March 19-22, 2016), Joan L. Walker, MD, from the Stephenson Cancer Center Gynecologic Cancers Clinic at Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City, found that compared with intravenous chemotherapy, intraperitoneal chemotherapydoes not improve progression-free survival (PFS) in women with stage II and III ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal carcinoma who have […]