Will Boggs MD

Opioid receptors inside cells important for pain relief

Jun 22 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Activation of delta opioid receptors inside cells is important for the relief of inflammatory pain, researchers report.

Immune-checkpoint inhibitors highly effective against microsatellite-instability-high cancers

May 26 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are highly effective against cancers with defects in DNA mismatch repair proteins, so-called microsatellite-instability-high (MSI-H) cancers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.

New oral testosterone undecanoate formulation restores normal testosterone levels

May 25 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new oral testosterone undecanoate formulation can restore testosterone concentrations to normal in hypogonadal men, researchers report.

Higher lung cancer risk seen with two new germline mutations

May 25 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two newly identified germline genetic variants are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report.

Redo-TAVR effective for managing transcatheter prosthesis dysfunction

May 25 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Repeat transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (redo-TAVR) appears to be a reasonable option when transcatheter aortic valves fail, according to findings from the Redo-TAVR registry.

Most COVID-19-related ARDS does not fit neatly into subphenotypes

May 21 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most cases of COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) show features of both typical and atypical subphenotypes, according to a retrospective analysis.

SARS-CoV-2 infection diagnosed by cell culture in 7-week-old Italian baby

May 21 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A 7-week-old Italian baby boy was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection before the local outbreak by cell-culture isolation, according to a new case report.

New stimulation approach produces 'form vision' in blind people

May 19 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new approach that involves dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex can allow blind people to recognize various letter shapes, researchers report.

Nivolumab may help some patients with refractory biliary-tract cancer

May 12 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nivolumab appears to provide objective responses in selected patients with advanced refractory biliary-tract cancer, a nonrandomized study suggests.

HIV preexposure prophylaxis underused by U.S. adolescents

May 11 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Greater education and attention are needed to address the underuse of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by U.S. adolescents, according to a review.

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