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VIDEO: Donnenfeld adds cross-linking, ablation to cataract surgery

January 20, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, discusses his new regimen of adding corneal cross-linking and topographic laser…
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Light Adjustable Lens ‘truly a disruptive technology’

January 20, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — The evolution of IOL choices has been “very exciting,” Neda Shamie, MD, from Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, said…
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Patience needed to grow OCTA adoption in practice

January 20, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Even though OCT angiography is a helpful diagnostic tool, there are practical challenges to implementing this technology in…
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‘Our patients deserve better’: ACP calls for US health care overhaul

January 20, 2020
The ACP called for an overhaul of the health care system in the United States, including a shift to universal health care, in a series of policy…
In the Journals

Allogeneic HSCT survival outcomes show ‘striking improvement’

January 20, 2020
Patients who received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants between 2013 and 2017 demonstrated substantial improvement in survival outcomes…
In the Journals

Physicians should counsel patients on safe use of cannabis edibles

January 20, 2020
Physicians need to better promote open discussions with patients who express interest in cannabis on their use of edibles, enable counseling on safe…
In the Journals

Mortality with two stress ulcer prophylaxis treatments did not differ in critically ill patients

January 20, 2020
Among critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation, 90-day in-hospital mortality rates did not differ significantly between those who…
In the Journals

Abdominal pain differs between IBS subtypes

January 20, 2020
The presentation and characteristics of abdominal pain are not the same among the different subtypes of irritable bowel syndrome, according to study…
In the Journals

Constipation may lead to uremic toxins in patients with CKD

January 20, 2020
Constipation was associated with the production of the uremic toxin p-cresylsulfate — but not indoxyl sulfate — in patients with chronic…

WHO calls emergency meeting over Chinese coronavirus outbreak

January 20, 2020
WHO has called an emergency committee meeting to determine if the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China should be considered a global public health…
In the Journals

Oral anticoagulants may be harmful in patients with AF on dialysis

January 20, 2020
Among patients with atrial fibrillation on long-term dialysis, oral anticoagulants were not associated with decreased risk for thromboembolism and…
In the Journals

Pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma underrecognized cause of secondary osteoporosis

January 20, 2020
Adults with pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma are nearly five times more likely to experience a vertebral fracture, a hallmark of osteoporosis, when…
In the Journals

Patient support tool may improve treatment decisions for those with CKD, hepatitis C

January 20, 2020
For patients with both chronic kidney disease and the hepatitis C virus, an education and support tool increased knowledge of the conditions, thereby…
In the Journals

Current BMI predicts future BMI better than polygenic risk score

January 20, 2020
Using a polygenic risk score to project BMI progression into middle age may yield inferior results compared with using BMI earlier in life, according…
In the Journals

Rate of infant deaths attributed to birth defects declines by 10% in US

January 20, 2020
The birth defect-related infant mortality rate in the United States declined by 10% from 2003 to 2017, according to data published in MMWR
In the Journals

More than 2 million patients with CVD have reported marijuana use

January 20, 2020
Despite the modest strength of current evidence, cardiologists should screen and test their patients for marijuana use in select CV settings…
In the Journals

Students who post about depression on Facebook not directed toward professional help

January 20, 2020
College students who directly or indirectly reference depression in online posts generally receive support from friends, yet their friends do not…
In the Journals

Voice-analysis application assesses well-being of patients with serious mental illness

January 20, 2020
An interactive voice response system that uses artificial intelligence effectively monitored the well-being of patients with serious mental illness…
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Step therapy an onerous process for providing patient care

January 20, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Step therapy, an insurance protocol requiring patients to try and fail certain drugs before allowing access to other therapies…
In the Journals

Operative management of distal radial fractures reduced malunion

January 20, 2020
Although nonoperative treatment of distal radial fractures in patients 65 years of age and older yielded a significant decrease in 1-year upper…