Trending Clinical Topics

 
 
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Tirzepatide Tirzepatide was recently approved by the FDA to treat type 2 diabetes. However, "unprecedented" study results suggest efficacy for other uses, leading to this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Monkeypox As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, concern about an unprecedented global outbreak of monkeypox has led to increased interest in prevention strategies and possible causes of the outbreak.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Metformin Although metformin is most frequently used to treat diabetes, research investigating its potential role in cancer and cognition resulted in the drug becoming this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Vitamin D New findings into connections between vitamin D and diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, and COVID resulted in the nutrient becoming this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Coffee Associations between coffee consumption and various health conditions are always of widespread interest. New insights into its connection to heart and kidney health were popular this week.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Kidneys From a "triple whammy" drug combo to transplantation and treatment concerns, a wide variety of kidney-related news resulted in these organs becoming this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Periodontal Disease Recent news on the association between gum disease and various other significant conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and certain cancers, resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Bird Flu The first human cases of the current H5 strain of avian influenza prompted a response from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as outbreaks in birds continue to be carefully watched.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Hepatitis A cluster of cases in children, linked to an unusual cause; new vaccination recommendations; and emerging information about the alcoholic form made hepatitis this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Prostate Cancer A recent call to redefine what constitutes prostate cancer, along with new studies on screening, risk, and treatment, helped drive interest in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Psychedelics New insights into how psychedelic drugs function and their efficacy in various psychiatric conditions resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Heart Failure Guidelines News from the American College of Cardiology 2022 Scientific Session focused attention on heart failure, specifically on new recommendations from three North American societies.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Alopecia A fight at the Oscars related to a joke about alopecia occurred just as new information about treatment options and COVID concerns emerged, leading to this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Alcohol Studies on the negative health effects of alcohol consumption once more became the top clinical story, with findings involving cancer, brain changes, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: UTI Recent research exploring the treatment of urinary tract infections in those with recurrent disease and the pediatric population resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Toxic Ingestions From news about the shocking widespread impacts of lead poisoning to the recognition of new carcinogens, information on toxic ingestions resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Epinephrine Auto-injector Will the epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen) soon be replaced by less costly alternatives? News of intranasal and sublingual products resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Polio News of an outbreak amid predictions of disease eradication and vaccination-related information, including associations with COVID-19, made polio this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Stroke Potential practice-changing findings from research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2022 resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Melatonin New studies on increased supplement use, associations with diabetes, and other sleep-related concerns resulted in melatonin becoming this week's top trending clinical topic.