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Columbia, NewYork-Presbyterian appoint new cancer center director

December 15, 2018
Anil K. Rustgi, MD, has been named director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Gut microbial diversity before stem cell transplantation may impact survival

December 13, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Higher gut microbial diversity was associated with improved survival in a multinational cohort of patients undergoing hematopoietic…
In the Journals

Inferior vena cava filter use does not lower mortality in PE

December 11, 2018
Older patients with pulmonary embolism who received an inferior vena cava filter demonstrated higher rates of 30-day and 1-year mortality, according…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Venetoclax plus R-CHOP improves outcomes among certain patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

December 4, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The addition of venetoclax to first-line R-CHOP chemotherapy improved outcomes among patients with BCL2-positive diffuse large…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Pembrolizumab demonstrates ‘robust’ activity in relapsed, refractory primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma

December 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Pembrolizumab demonstrated considerable antitumor activity among patients with relapsed or refractory primary mediastinal large…
Cover Story

Liver Transplantation for the GI Specialist: A ‘Matter of Communication’

Healio Gastroenterology, October 2018
Liver transplantation remains the last curable option for many chronic and severe acute liver diseases. For gastroenterologists who wish to play a…
In the Journals

Long-acting naltrexone may help prevent relapse for opioid use disorder

October 19, 2018
Long-acting injection naltrexone combined with behavioral therapy showed long-term treatment retention that was twice as high as oral naltrexone in…

Oncologists, hematologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 18, 2018
The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…
Pharmacology Consult

Do not go with the flow: Stemming the tide of GI bleeding with continuous-flow VADs

Cardiology Today, October 2018
Audrey J. Littlefield, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP; Alana M. Ciolek, PharmD, BCPS
Continuous-flow ventricular assist devices have become a life-sustaining treatment option for patients with advanced HF during the past decade. One…
Feature

Community health worker intervention may benefit adolescents with sickle cell disease

October 10, 2018
Adolescents with sickle cell disease who received visits and text messages from community health workers reported improved health-related quality of…
FDA News

FDA awards $18 million to fund trials of medical products for rare diseases

September 29, 2018
The FDA awarded more than $18 million in grants over the next 4 years to fund clinical trials of medical products intended to treat patients with…
TCT Preview

TCT 2018: Reflecting on 30 Years of Innovation

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
At this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference, being held Sept. 21 to 25 in San Diego, attendees will hear the results of…
5 Questions with Dr. Bhatt

A Conversation With Ajay Kirtane, MD, SM

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
For this issue, Dr. Bhatt talks with Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Board Member Ajay Kirtane, MD, SM, chief academic officer at…
5 Questions with Dr. Bhatt

A Conversation with Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
For this issue, Dr. Bhatt talks with Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Board Member Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD, director of invasive…
Guest Editorial

Patient Support in Face of ‘Wheat Sensitivity’ Imperative to Management

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2018
Peter H.R. Green, MD
About a decade ago, celiac disease experts worldwide were struck by the number of individuals being seen and claiming gluten sensitivity. This came…
Cover Story

Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity: Emerging from the Shadow of Celiac Disease

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2018
When it comes to gluten-specific conditions, celiac disease is by far the most well-known. An estimated 2.5 million Americans are affected by the…
In the Journals

Increasing number of infants carried to term in the US

June 19, 2018
In the United States, singleton births at 30 and 40 weeks’ gestational age increased to 60.2% of all births in 2015, with a decrease in
Cover Story

AI applications in ophthalmology achieve human expert-level performance

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2018
Artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning are being used by ophthalmologists to verify disease diagnoses, read images, perfect IOL…
The Take Home

The Take Home: ACC

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session was held March 10-12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, and as usual it offered a plethora of new…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Even small measures to increase geriatric patients’ activity in the hospital can improve outcomes

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Geriatric patients in the hospital spend as much as 93% of their time in bed, significantly increasing their risk for…