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Cirrhosis Fueled by Environmental Factors, Mental Health Disorders

Healio Gastroenterology, October 2019
Liver cirrhosis, also known as the fourth and most advanced stage of fibrosis, can result from a variety of causes including nonalcoholic fatty liver…
In the Journals

Targeted drug delivery reduces costs for management of cancer-related pain

May 22, 2019
Targeted drug delivery in combination with conventional medical management significantly reduced costs and health care utilization compared with…
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Bempedoic acid with PCSK9 inhibitor safely reduces lipids

May 18, 2019
MIAMI — Significant additional lipid lowering occurred during a 2-month period in patients assigned bempedoic acid in addition to a PCSK9…
In the Journals

Bortezomib with vorinostat safe, active in lymphoma subtypes

December 19, 2018
The combination of bortezomib and vorinostat appeared safe and showed moderate activity among
In the Journals

Few early career family physicians feel prepared to provide buprenorphine treatment

September 20, 2018
Just 10% of early career certified family physicians felt ready to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use, according to 2016 National Family…
In the Journals

All-cause mortality increases in US, life expectancy stalls

August 15, 2018
From 1999 to 2016, all-cause mortality among adults aged between 25 years and 64 years in many different ethnic groups in the United States increased…
The Take Home

The Take Home: SCAI

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
This year’s Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions provided attendees with new information on a variety…

Cancer centers join forces to eliminate HPV-related cancers

June 7, 2018
The nation’s 70 NCI-designated cancer centers issued a joint statement today calling for increased gender-neutral HPV vaccination and…
In the JournalsPerspective

Task force recommendation ‘step toward harmonizing’ prostate cancer screening approaches

May 8, 2018
The choice to undergo PSA screening for prostate cancer should be left up to individual men and their health care providers, according to a final…
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VIDEO: ACP Internal Medicine Meeting provides multiple benefits

May 4, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP’s annual meeting provides internists and other medical professionals the opportunity to share knowledge, build…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Gabapentin abuse rising

May 4, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Inappropriate use of gabapentin is increasing, according to Alan Dow, MD, MSHA, a general internist at Virginia Commonwealth…
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VIDEO: Rethinking the purpose of benzodiazepines

May 3, 2018
NEW ORLEANS   Benzodiazepines in older patients with delirium may be an acceptable pharmacological approach after all, according to…
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VIDEO: Understanding patients with unusual cases of orthostasis

May 3, 2018
NEW ORLEANS —  Space travel offers an opportunity to better understand patients with rare instances of orthostasis such as postural…
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VIDEO: GOLD guidelines drive therapy decisions in patients with COPD

May 3, 2018
NEW ORLEANS - The GOLD guidelines are a tool that can help decide the best therapy for patients with COPD, according to Alan Dow, MD, MSHA, a…
Meeting News

Tailor PCOS interventions to patient’s desired outcomes

April 26, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — When managing a patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome, physicians should discuss goals, such as regulating the menstrual…
Meeting News

Value of prophylaxis for cirrhotic bacterial infections requires review

April 14, 2018
PARIS — Patients who underwent primary prophylaxis treatment for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis had poorer outcomes compared with patients…
In the Journals

Life expectancy plummets in US fueled by drugs, alcohol, suicide

February 12, 2018
Life expectancy continues to fall at an alarming rate in the United States largely because of drug overdose, alcohol abuse and suicides, especially…
In the Journals

Genetic factors, rearing experiences influence major depression in offspring

December 14, 2017
Genetic factors and rearing experiences equally impact the parent-offspring resemblance for treated major depression and alters the risk for major…

USPSTF affirms osteoporosis recommendations

November 7, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued draft recommendations that clinicians screen all women age older than 65 years for osteoporosis as…

Novel treatment device safe, effective for early pancreatic cancer

October 29, 2017
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth Massey Cancer Center became the first to implant the bio-absorbable internal radiation device known as CivaSheet…