NYU Langone Health in the News—Thursday, May 2, 2024 (2024)

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8 NYC Hospitals Earn Poor Grades For Patient Safety In New Report Card. (New York Post)

The New York Post (5/1) “NYU Langone Health hospitals in Manhattan and Brooklyn were the only ones in the city to earn an ‘A’” in Leapfrog’s most recent report card assessing patient safety. NYU Langone Health, in a statement, “pointed out that the high marks extend to Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion in Manhattan, NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, and NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn.”
Also reporting is 12-TV Long Island, NY (5/2).

Women Now Advised To Get Mammograms Beginning At Age 40. (TODAY)

TODAY (5/1) Natalie E. Azar, MD, clinical associate professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology breaks down the new guidelines “issued by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force” which “recommends that beginning at age 40, all women undergo a routine breast cancer screening every other year.”
Healio (5/1) “In clinical practice, the majority of patients are undergoing annual screening with mammogram, instead of once every 2-year screening interval,” said Nancy Chan, MD, associate professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center, “in a statement regarding the new recommendation.”
Health (5/1) “‘Women between 40 and 50 years of age who have not undergone breast cancer screening already should discuss scheduling their initial screening with their healthcare providers, Douglas K. Marks, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island, told Health.”

Barbra Streisand, Melissa McCarthy And The Problem With Asking About Ozempic, Weight Loss. (USA Today)

USA Today (5/1) “Keep in mind, too, ‘that someone’s medical issues are private and should be not be commented upon publicly or privately,’ adds Melanie R. Jay, MD, associate professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Department of Population Health.”

Join Us In Honoring The 2024 American Gastroenterological Association. (Scienmag)

Scienmag (5/1) Sophie M. Balzora, MD, clinical professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” is the 2024 “recipient of AGA’s Distinguished Service Award in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” which “honors members who have promoted diversity, equity and inclusion within AGA and the broader gastroenterology community.”

AI Brings Scoliosis Monitoring On X-Rays Into Modern Era. (AuntMinnie)

AuntMinnie (5/1) An AI model’s “growth curve predictions were derived from standing slot-scanning x-rays from a diverse pediatric population and proved more accurate than current methods for guiding predictions, noted lead author John Zech, MD, fellow, Department of Radiology and colleagues,” who wrote, “While the Anderson-Green standards remain widely used today, they are based on a sample of only 100 children whose growth was evaluated more than 60 years ago and who were not racially or ethnically diverse.”

No Link Found Between Methotrexate And Increased Risk Of Interstitial Lung Disease In Dermatomyositis. (HCP Live)

HCP Live (5/1) “Citing an elevated risk of ILD in patients with dermatomyositis, a team led by Alisa N. Femia, MD, associate professor, the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, sought to determine how methotrexate use might influence risk based on potential for pulmonary toxicity observed in populations with rheumatoid arthritis.”
Also reporting is Consultant Live (5/1).

New AHS Statement on CGRP-Targeting Therapies Signals New ‘Era’ in Headache Medicine, Experts Say. (Neurology Today)

Neurology Today (5/2) Headache specialists had been somewhat limited by the previous consensus statement, per Audrey Halpern, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Neurology, saying, “Within a year or two after these medications began to come out, we all saw that they were game changers for our patients in terms of both efficacy and tolerability.”

Endocrine Society Experts Leverages Media To Improve Access To Care And Raise Awareness Of EDCs. (Endocrine News)

Endocrine News (5/1) “This webinar was held shortly after we released the findings of a new Journal of the Endocrine Society paper by Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, the Jim G. Hendrick, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, professor, Department of Population Health, that found United States health costs related to chemicals in plastics reached $250 billion in 2018.”

American Academy Of Neurology: Neurology Resources. (American Academy of Neurology)

The American Academy of Neurology (5/1) “‘Early diagnosis of epilepsy is of the utmost importance because epileptic seizures can lead to injury and even death,’ said study author Jacqueline A. French, MD, professor, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.”

Heart Disease: How Even Brief Episodes Of Anger Can Increase The Risk. (Medical News Today)

Medical News Today (5/1) “‘There is a heart condition known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy that is precipitated by a stressful event such as the loss of a home, job, or loved one,’ Nieca Goldberg, MD, clinical associate professor, Department of Medicine, the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, who was not involved in the study, told Medical News Today.”

Cancer Health Disparities Among LGBTQ+ People. (National Cancer Institute)

The National Cancer Institute (5/1) The reporting on the disparities faced by LGBTQ+ people “across all aspects of cancer and cancer care” also “has an accompanying Q&A with Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD, the Livia S. Wan, M.D. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and professor, Department of Population Health, Perlmutter Cancer Center, on some of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people with cancer and ways to address them.”

High Levels Of Resistant Bacteria Found In Uncooked Meats And Raw Dog Food: ‘Red Flag’. (Fox News)

Fox News (5/1) “‘E. coli is an intestinal bacteria that may propagate in cows and chickens used for meat, especially when they are raised in squalor or close together,’ Marc K. Siegel, MD, clinical professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and a Fox News medical contributor, told Fox News Digital.”

Constant Cravings: Contemporary Solutions For Addiction Management. (Harvesting Happiness)

Harvesting Happiness (5/1) “To explore the driving force behind constant cravings and the contemporary solutions that can turn lives around, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with Joshua D. Lee, MD, proessor, Departments of Population Health and Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, who leads the Addiction Medicine Fellowship “and conducts research focused on justice and community outcomes.”

Prostate Cancer: How A Plant-Based Diet Can Improve Sexual Health. (Medical News Today)

Medical News Today (5/1) “Our findings offer hope for those looking for ways to improve their quality of life after undergoing surgery, radiation, and other common therapies for prostate cancer, which can cause significant side effects,” said urologist and lead study author Stacy Loeb, MD, professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Ethics Of Living Limb Donation: Is Donor Competent? (Medscape)

Paywalled* Medscape (5/1)* Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor, Department of Population Health, Division of Medical Ethics, discusses what “our policy be in this country about accepting volunteers who want to do living donation for this new array of organ transplants.”

News from NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Osteoporosis Screening Rates Low For Asian American Medicare Beneficiaries. (Drug Information Online)

Drug Information Online (5/1) “Rates of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) screening for osteoporosis are lower than expected for Asian American Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online March 9 in Skeletal Radiology” where Soterios Gyftopoulos, MD, professor, Departments of Radiology, and Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and colleagues assessed osteoporosis screening utilization rates among Asian American populations.”

The 1 Thing Colorectal Doctors Would Never Use On Their Butts. (BuzzFeed)

BuzzFeed (5/1) “Additionally, Maysaa El Zoghbi, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, said the materials used in some wet wipes may be abrasive or rough, exacerbating irritation, especially in individuals with sensitive skin or conditions such as hemorrhoids or anal fissures.”

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