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CLS-TA improves inflammation in anterior uveitis

November 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with anterior uveitis treated with suprachoroidal corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide achieved resolution of…
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BRCA testing underutilized despite access, coverage

July 16, 2019
Many women with newly diagnosed breast cancer did not receive BRCA testing, despite having insurance coverage and access to specialty genetic…
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Telemedicine in oncology: Virtual solution to a very real problem

HemOnc Today, April 25, 2019
Following the lead of businesses, consumer transactions, news dissemination and more, medicine — a profession rooted in a…
In the Journals

Chronic opioid use more common among certain older cancer survivors

April 22, 2019
Three large populations of older cancer survivors demonstrated varying degrees of chronic opioid use, with colorectal and lung cancer survivors…
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VIDEO: Orthopedic surgeons should consider antibiotic bone cement for patients with diabetes who undergo TKA

March 18, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Robert S. Namba, MD, spoke about the use of antibiotic bone cement…
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MS may not worsen after pregnancy

March 7, 2019
Despite long-held beliefs, women with multiple sclerosis did not demonstrate increased risk for relapse after pregnancy, breastfeeding and resuming…
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Demographic shift underway, more diversity work to be done

Orthopedics Today, February 2019
Historically, women were barred from the practice of surgery, making it a profession dominated by men. Even 42 years after Congress passed Title IX…
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Subcutaneous oxygen biosensor shows promise for patients with CLI

February 14, 2019
An injectable tissue-integrated biosensor with an intelligent data platform successfully measured changes in tissue oxygen levels in humans and may…
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Paclitaxel-coated balloon not tied to mortality in patient-level analysis

January 22, 2019
In a patient-level meta-analysis of the IN.PACT studies, a paclitaxel-coated balloon was not associated with elevated risk for mortality, according…
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Negative colonoscopy linked to lower colorectal cancer risk after 12 years

December 18, 2018
Average risk patients with a negative colonoscopy demonstrated a lower risk for overall, proximal, distal, early-stage and advanced-stage colorectal…
In the Journals

Limiting blood transfusions for moderate anemia safe

December 17, 2018
In recent years, the prevalence of moderate anemia after hospitalization has increased while red blood cell transfusions have decreased, but…
In the Journals

Novel carotid stent displays encouraging 30-day outcomes

December 12, 2018
A mesh-covered carotid artery stent conferred low rates of death, stroke and MI, according to 30-day results of the SCAFFOLD trial. The CAS (Gore…
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Strategies needed to increase follow-up colonoscopies after advanced adenoma removal

November 20, 2018
Surveillance colonoscopies completed within the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force recommended 3-year interval following the removal of high-risk adenomas…
In the Journals

Computer tool increases safe outpatient management of pulmonary embolism

November 13, 2018
An internet-based clinical decision support system allowed physicians to quickly and easily identify patients with pulmonary embolism eligible for…
In the JournalsPerspective

Organized colorectal cancer screening program significantly increases screening rates

September 20, 2018
The implementation of an organized screening program of annual fecal immunochemical tests combined with colonoscopy demonstrated a significant, and…
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Medical scribes help improve PCP workflow, patient experience

September 20, 2018
Use of medical scribes was associated with significant improvements in electronic health record documentation burden, productivity, job satisfaction…
In the Journals

How to incorporate social determinants of health data into EHRs

September 11, 2018
Potential ways to include social determinant of health data, such as inadequate physical activity or food insecurity, were recently published in…
In the Journals

Pregnant women with nausea, vomiting more likely to use marijuana

August 20, 2018
Despite national guidelines recommending against the use of marijuana during pregnancy and its unknown health effects, women with severe or mild…
Meeting News

Miscarriage increases risk for dementia

July 24, 2018
Women who experienced miscarriage and those with early and late menarche had an elevated dementia risk, according to a presentation at the…
In the Journals

Small proportion of hypoglycemia events captured by surveillance

April 16, 2018
Pharmacologically treated patients with diabetes commonly reported experiencing severe hypoglycemic events; however, health care utilization-based…