August 13, 2020
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Updated CMS guidance adds DSMT services to eligible telehealth providers

Updated CMS guidance adds DSMT services to eligible telehealth providers

CMS has updated guidance to clarify that all accredited diabetes self-management training providers may furnish and bill for telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, after months of stakeholder advocacy efforts.

August 13, 2020
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Delay from symptom onset to IPF diagnosis often longer than 1 year

Delay from symptom onset to IPF diagnosis often longer than 1 year

In the IPF-PRO Registry, 50% of patients had a delay of longer than 1 year between symptom onset and diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

August 13, 2020
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Almost 90% of recovered COVID-19 patients report persistent symptoms

Almost 90% of recovered COVID-19 patients report persistent symptoms

Almost 90% of patients who recovered from COVID-19 reported at least one persistent symptom, according to a study of 143 patients published in JAMA.

August 13, 2020
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Better technology allows ophthalmologists to focus on patient experience

Better technology allows ophthalmologists to focus on patient experience

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has forced ophthalmologists to embrace new technologies and approach patient care differently, Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, said at Octane’s virtual Ophthalmology Technology Summit.

August 13, 2020
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Similar results seen in skeletally immature, mature patients after ligament reconstruction

Similar outcomes and recurrence rates were found in skeletally immature and mature patients who underwent medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for recurrent lateral patellar instability, according to presented results.

August 13, 2020
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‘We simply are not there’: US needs to control COVID-19 before resuming college sports

‘We simply are not there’: US needs to control COVID-19 before resuming college sports

The United States needs to control COVID-19 before it will be safe to resume in-person schooling and college sports, an expert said Thursday.

August 13, 2020
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Simultaneously doubling ICS, adding LAMA to ICS/LABA improves uncontrolled asthma: CAPTAIN

Simultaneously doubling ICS, adding LAMA to ICS/LABA improves uncontrolled asthma: CAPTAIN

Doubling the inhaled corticosteroid dose and adding umeclidinium to inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta agonist in a single-inhaler triple therapy improved outcomes in inadequately controlled asthma, data from the CAPTAIN study show.

August 13, 2020
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Quality of life assessments may inform kidney transplant waitlist practices

Quality of life assessments may inform kidney transplant waitlist practices

For patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, differences in health-related quality of life — including depressive symptoms and physical function — were associated with variations in time to wait-list for kidney transplantation.

August 13, 2020
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ED visits for mental health have increased significantly in past decade

ED visits for mental health have increased significantly in past decade

Mental health-related emergency department utilization significantly increased in the past decade, according to study results published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

August 13, 2020
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Yearly mammography beginning at age 40 years may reduce breast cancer mortality

Yearly mammography beginning at age 40 years may reduce breast cancer mortality

Annual mammography beginning at age 40 or 41 years led to a reduction in breast cancer mortality while adding little to the burden of overdiagnosis, according to results of a randomized study in the U.K. published in The Lancet Oncology.

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Targeting Immunological Pathways in Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis

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Targeting Immunological Pathways in Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis
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More Than Skin Deep: Improved Strategies for Pemphigus Vulgaris Management

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Mitigating Lack of Response to Antidepressant Therapy in Major Depressive Disorder

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Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Invasive Fungal Infections

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Individualizing Treatment for Patients with T2DM: The Virtual Patient Management Simulator

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Influenza360: Consults in Diagnosis and Treatment; Volume 1, Number 1

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Metabolic Syndrome Across Psychiatric Disorders: August 2020

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Sight-saving Therapeutics for the Treatment of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

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Scratching Past Lymphadenopathy: A Case of Bartonella henselae Encephalitis

Pediatric Annals, August 2020, Volume 49 Issue 8

A previously healthy 6-year-old boy presented with new onset seizure activity and altered mental status. His prehospital course included prolonged fever,…

Pulling the Wool Off Our Eyes: Medical Child Abuse

Pediatric Annals, August 2020, Volume 49 Issue 8

Medical child abuse (MCA) continues to remain a challenging form of abuse to recognize, diagnose, and manage. The perpetrators of MCA have some common…

Understanding Abusive Head Trauma: A Primer for the General Pediatrician

Pediatric Annals, August 2020, Volume 49 Issue 8

Abusive head trauma (AHT) refers to a well-recognized constellation of injuries caused by the direct application of force to an infant or young child,…

A Closer Look: Medical Conditions that Mimic Physical Abuse

Pediatric Annals, August 2020, Volume 49 Issue 8

The US Department of Health and Human Services statistics indicate that cases of child maltreatment are rising. This can be an extra burden on an already…

A Diagnostic Approach to Conditions that Mimic Sexual Abuse

Pediatric Annals, August 2020, Volume 49 Issue 8

Primary care providers are often the first point of contact when there are concerns of child sexual abuse. The history is the key factor in making the…

Reflux: When Is It More Than a Laundry Problem?

Pediatric Annals, August 2020, Volume 49 Issue 8

Despite growing cautionary evidence against routine pharmacologic management of infant reflux, proton-pump inhibitors and H2-receptor antagonists are…

Bilateral Keratoconus Progression: Immediate Versus Delayed Sequential Bilateral Corneal Cross-linking

Journal of Refractive Surgery, August 2020, Volume 36 Issue 8

To compare immediate sequential bilateral corneal cross-linking (CXL), wherein both eyes are treated on the same day, to delayed sequential bilateral CXL,…

Comparison of Optical Low-Coherence Reflectometry and Swept-Source OCT–Based Biometry Devices in Dense Cataracts

Journal of Refractive Surgery, August 2020, Volume 36 Issue 8

To investigate agreement between biometric measurements obtained from the Lenstar LS 900 (Haag-Streit AG) based on optical low-coherence reflectometry…

In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Stromal Lenticule Addition Keratoplasty for Advanced Keratoconus

Journal of Refractive Surgery, August 2020, Volume 36 Issue 8

To investigate the in vivo corneal microscopic changes after femtosecond laser–assisted stromal lenticule addition keratoplasty in keratoconus by means of…

Comparison Between Bilateral Implantation of a Trifocal IOL and Mix-and-Match Implantation of a Bifocal IOL and an Extended Depth of Focus IOL

Journal of Refractive Surgery, August 2020, Volume 36 Issue 8

To compare the clinical outcomes of mix-and-match implantation of a diffractive extended depth of focus intraocular lens (IOL) (TECNIS Symfony ZXR00;…