UAB research team to study long-term effects of fungal meningitis outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will study cases of fungal meningitis and infections in patients who received contaminated steroid shots last year from a compounding pharmacy to determine the long-term effects of the infections that have sickened
Vitamin D supplements may prevent vascular access complications in dialysis patients with diabetes
Dialysis patients with type 2 diabetes who take vitamin D supplements are less likely to have complications with vascular access than those who do not take the supplements, a new study shows.
FDA warns hospitals to check inventory for stolen, unsterile surgical staples
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying all surgical personnel that some surgical staples in their inventory that are labeled as sterile are unsafe because they were stolen from the manufacturer prior to sterilization.
Transvaginal mesh complications leave some women facing lifetime of injury
One in 10 women implanted with transvaginal mesh to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) will develop complications, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For women who have had a successful implant, life
FDA strengthens Depakote warnings over cognitive risks to unborn children
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning childbearing women and their doctors to avoid using Depakote and other drugs containing valproate commonly used to treat migraine headaches after the final results of a study showed the drugs could
SSRIs linked to increased risk of bleeding events, transfusions after surgery
People who use antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and undergo surgery are more likely to have bleeding events, need transfusions, suffer from irregular heart functions, stay in the hospital longer, and die shortly after surgery than people
FDA warns of low IQ in children born to women taking anti-seizure drug valproate
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors not to prescribe the anti-seizure drug Valproate to pregnant women for the prevention of migraine headaches because there is evidence that the drug can cause decreased IQ scores in children whose