Research and treatment advances aimed at reducing pill-burden, treatment resistance, proactive prevention, early detection, and rapid treatment initiation are changing how HIV is treated. This Education Center is intended to update clinicians on the latest developments in HIV research and treatment in order to help them manage patients with the disease.
Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma and can occur when a patient’s airways are extra sensitive to certain allergens. Symptoms include coughing/wheezing, shortness of breath, quick breathing or chest tightness. This education center aims to arm physicians with the latest, most important, and most practice-changing research in prevention, treatment, and management of allergic asthma.
COPD is a chronic lung disease that causes breathing to be difficult, and includes bronchitis and emphysema. This Disease Education Center is intended to provide the latest treatment breakthroughs, FDA approvals, changes in the standard of care, and more for clinicians treating patients with COPD.
Estimates put the rate of adherence to chronic pulmonary medication at 50% for patients with cystic fibrosis. Low medication adherence has been linked to increased pulmonary exacerbations, and healthcare utilization and cost. The goal of this resource center is to provide clinicians with information and tools that will help patients with medication adherence.
When an urban hospital closes, there is a major disruption to patient care. Patients need to relocate to other nearby centers, and they may not always be able to follow their physician to the next health center. But when rural hospitals close, the situation for hospitalists and other physicians is different. More than half of rural hospitals that close end up not providing any kind of supplementary health care service.
With many new gene and cell therapies in the clinical pipeline, and a growing number of patients who could benefit from treatment, many stakeholders are looking at new ways to lower the cost of treatments while ramping up production of gene and cell therapy products.
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.
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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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