Drug shortages have been more prevalent in recent years. Now, the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders are beginning to work together to open conversations about the issue’s causes and potential solutions to address them.
Studies have shown success with hepatitis C-positive kidney transplantation in patients with end-stage renal disease followed by treatment with direct-acting antivirals to cure the infection. Experts discuss why this approach is not only beneficial for patients, but also cost-effective for payers.
Patient-reported outcome measures are a valuable tool that can give orthopedists important information. But the results of these measures can be called into question through a number of patient and surgeon variables. New health care legislation, and advanced surgical techniques and devices are also changing the evolution of these measures.
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Orthopaedists require more education in effective and safe blood management
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Noninvasive diagnostic devices may increasingly play a part in which lesions you choose to biopsy, Darrell S. Rigel, MD, said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Black patients are more likely to be put on a transplant list because of acute liver failure, be listed as status 1, and receive a liver transplant, compared with white patients, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.
Cardiology, obstetrics, and gynecology providers should use a woman’s annual visit to her Ob/Gyn to promote healthy lifestyle choices, screen for signs of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, and improve her overall cardiovascular health.
Women who consume a moderate amount of alcohol daily had a reduced risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus compared with women who did not consume alcohol at all, according to research from two groups of nurses published in Arthritis Care & Research.
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The first thing you notice when you meet Tara is her extraordinary personality. She is driven and focused, yet approachable. Her affable nature may surprise some people when they hear her story: Tara has spent most of her life battling endometriosis, a chronic, sometimes debilitating disease that currently has no cure.
Alyssa is a bubbly 27-year-old who has her medical history all but memorized. Her journey with pelvic pain began when she started having her period at 13 years old. When she brought up these issues to her doctors, many of them told her that her pain symptoms were a normal part of growing up. Because some of the women in her family also had reproductive issues, Alyssa always knew something wasn’t right.
At 29, Megan couldn’t shake the idea that she should have had children by now. While her family wasn’t pressuring her to have a baby, seeing all her friends getting pregnant combined with the desire of having a child of her own with her husband, Sam, made her decide to take the first step to see a specialist.
Looking back, Carrie firmly believes that, if one of her doctors had asked her the right questions about her period, she would have been diagnosed with endometriosis sooner. Carrie went to five different doctors and received five different explanations for her pain, but none of them were the right diagnosis.
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