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Rheumatology Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

John M. Davis III, MD, MS, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jennifer Gorman, MD, MPH, from The Polyclinic in Seattle, Washington, discuss the evolving collaborative care therapy model in RA.

Cancer Pain Intrathecal Drug Delivery and Spinal Cord Stimulation for Cancer Pain: A Review

Intrathecal Drug Delivery and Spinal Cord Stimulation for Cancer Pain: A Review

Intrathecal drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulation have shown promise for the treatment of cancer pain in initial studies.

Migraine & Headache Overlapping Headache and Sleep Disorders: Which Comes First and How to Treat?

Overlapping Headache and Sleep Disorders: Which Comes First and How to Treat?

Clinicians discuss the clinical implications of headache and comorbid sleep disturbances.

Practice Management Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

Customer service is a critical part of every physician's job, but there's a big difference between a Yelp review and a risk-adjusted mortality rate in determining

Practice Management Honoring Women in Medicine: Reader Responses

Honoring Women in Medicine: Reader Responses

We are sharing your stories about the women behind the white coats.

Migraine & Headache Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation for Refractory Cluster Headache

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation for Refractory Cluster Headache

Emerging evidence suggests that sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation may be an effective treatment for refractory cluster headache.

Arthritis Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain: Reviewing the Evidence

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain: Reviewing the Evidence

The available evidence suggests that radiofrequency ablation is a feasible treatment option for chronic hip pain associated with degenerative diseases.

Practice Management Diagnosing Medicine's Intractable Gender Pay Gap

Diagnosing Medicine's Intractable Gender Pay Gap

The #MeToo movement has inspired many women to relate stories of harassment, and medicine is no exception.

Migraine & Headache Evaluating Headache in the Elderly: Primary vs Secondary Causes

Evaluating Headache in the Elderly: Primary vs Secondary Causes

Given the unique challenges presented by aging, new cases of headache in older adults should be evaluated carefully for a differential diagnosis of primary headache and to exclude underlying causes of secondary headache.

Practice Management The Pros and Cons of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

The Pros and Cons of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing has been receiving a lot of attention over the past 10 years from medical providers, consumers, consumer advisory boards, regulatory entities, and ethicists.

Low Back Pain Low Back Pain: Contributing Factors, Prophylactic Strategies, and Effective Treatments

Low Back Pain: Contributing Factors, Prophylactic Strategies, and Effective Treatments

A Lancet series of articles outlines the array of factors that contribute to low back pain and presents effective prophylactic strategies and treatment options for the condition.

Opioid Addiction Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

New findings suggest that DSM-5 criteria may apply to betel use disorder and offer opportunities to advance the study and understanding of substance use disorder in general.

Practice Management Recognizing the Pioneering Women in Medicine for Women's History Month

Recognizing the Pioneering Women in Medicine for Women's History Month

Women continue to propel medicine into the future. Take a glimpse at just a handful of the remarkable women in medicine making history today.

Neuropathic Pain Peripheral Neuropathy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A Guide

Peripheral Neuropathy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A Guide

Although peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common neurologic problems seen in the primary care setting, recognizing and evaluating peripheral neuropathy in a patient can be challenging due to its diverse presentations.

Practice Management The Link Between Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

The Link Between Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Many studies attempt to quantify the effect of the various malpractice claim regulations on physician practice by linking it to the prevalence of defensive medicine, which is when a physician alters his or her clinical approach for the purpose of reducing malpractice exposure.

Acute Pain Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED

Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED

The use of non-opioid analgesic therapies is increasing among ED physicians.

Arthritis Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis With Pharmacological Treatment

Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis With Pharmacological Treatment

Although current guidelines define remission as the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of significant inflammatory disease,the parameters against which axial spondyloarthritis is assessed to demonstrate clinical remission are unclear.

Opioid Addiction Too Early to Formulate Recommendations on Medical Cannabis vs Opioids for Pain?

Too Early to Formulate Recommendations on Medical Cannabis vs Opioids for Pain?

Various strategies to reduce opioid overdose deaths have been implemented and it has been suggested that access to medical cannabis may lead to a reduction in opioid use for pain management.

Pain Comorbidities Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders

Substantial evidence suggests a close connection between neuropathic pain and mood disorders.

Migraine & Headache Growing Number of Genetic, Neuroimaging Markers for Migraine With Advances in Research

Growing Number of Genetic, Neuroimaging Markers for Migraine With Advances in Research

Advancements in research have led to the identification of a growing number of genetic and neuroimaging markers of migraine.

Chronic Pain Optimal Approaches to the Management of Burn Pain: Expert Insight

Optimal Approaches to the Management of Burn Pain: Expert Insight

Depending on the extent of the injury, pain due to burns can range from mild to severe to excruciating.

Regulatory Issues Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

Drawing the Line Between Personal Beliefs and Patient Rights

There's only one way to resolve the dissonance between personal beliefs and professional obligations: remembering that physicians take an oath pledging fealty to patients' health, not their own belief systems.

Neuropathic Pain Addressing Barriers to Translational Pain Research

Addressing Barriers to Translational Pain Research

Many translational barriers exist between preclinical research and clinical practice.

Chronic Pain Reviewing the Effectiveness of Lidocaine for the Management of Chronic Pain

Reviewing the Effectiveness of Lidocaine for the Management of Chronic Pain

Systemic lidocaine administered via IV or patch has consistently shown effectiveness for the treatment and prevention of chronic pain.

Practice Management Physician Suicides: A Public Health Crisis

Physician Suicides: A Public Health Crisis

Suicide among physicians is a staggering public health crisis that has gone largely ignored; one physician shares his insight.

Migraine & Headache Managing Headache During Pregnancy: Expert Insight

Managing Headache During Pregnancy: Expert Insight

Headache screening should be a routine part of a prenatal visit so that if and when a patient presents with an attack, a suitable plan of action is already established.

Chronic Pain Atypical Antipsychotics as Adjuncts in Chronic Pain Management: How Effective Are They?

Atypical Antipsychotics as Adjuncts in Chronic Pain Management: How Effective Are They?

In recent years, atypical antipsychotics - particularly olanzapine and quetiapine - have gained increasing attention as adjuncts in pain management regimens.

Migraine & Headache Erenumab for Episodic Migraine Prophylaxis: Current Evidence

Erenumab for Episodic Migraine Prophylaxis: Current Evidence

The monoclonal antibody erenumab has shown favorable results regarding efficacy and safety for the prevention of migraine.

Migraine & Headache OnabotulinumtoxinA for Tension-Type Headache: Research vs Real-Life Settings

OnabotulinumtoxinA for Tension-Type Headache: Research vs Real-Life Settings

Despite its prevalence, tension-type headache is often complicated by overlapping symptoms and a weak understanding of tension-type headache etiology.

Opioid Addiction Staying in Line With Medical Ethics by Altering Opioid Prescribing Practices

Staying in Line With Medical Ethics by Altering Opioid Prescribing Practices

One physician shares his thoughts on the importance of balancing autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence when prescribing opioids to patients.

Treatments Pain Management Challenges In Severely Obese Patients

Pain Management Challenges In Severely Obese Patients

Special caution is warranted in the administration of pain treatment to patients with severe obesity, and additional research in this population is needed.

Practice Management Telehealth Research: Areas to Prioritize to Improve Patient Care

Telehealth Research: Areas to Prioritize to Improve Patient Care

The adoption of telehealth technology continues to expand, but requires further research to fully realize the potential it has to address socially desirable goals such as improving the patient experience of care.

Practice Management Providing Support, Therapy for Patients Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment

Providing Support, Therapy for Patients Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment

An expert shares his insight on how victims of sexual harassment respond to trauma, and how you can best support your patients who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse.

Practice Management Expert Shares Insights on Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

Expert Shares Insights on Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout

Dike Drummond, MD, and CEO of The Happy MD, an organization focused on physician burnout prevention and leadership, shares his insights on how to tackle compassion fatigue and burnout in the emergency department.

Post-Surgical Pain Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

The most promising tools to predict acute pain after cesarean delivery are local anesthetic infiltration before placement of spinal anesthesia, and asking patients simple questions about anticipated pain and analgesic needs.

Migraine & Headache Migraine and Multiple Sclerosis: What Is the Link?

Migraine and Multiple Sclerosis: What Is the Link?

Increasing evidence suggests a relationship between migraine and multiple sclerosis that is beyond comorbidity and may help clarify the pathophysiology of both disorders.

Interventional Pain Management Neuromodulation for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Expert Feedback

Neuromodulation for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Expert Feedback

Neuromodulation techniques have been explored as alternative treatment options in patients with trigeminal neuralgia who do not achieve adequate pain relief with pharmacologic therapies and surgical interventions.

Practice Management Concierge Medicine: Balancing Sustainability With Accessibility

Concierge Medicine: Balancing Sustainability With Accessibility

Concierge medicine gives many patients an attractive alternative to accessing health services, but is this model of healthcare sustainable?

Practice Management Tips for Tackling EHR Responsibilities Without Compromising Patient Encounters

Tips for Tackling EHR Responsibilities Without Compromising Patient Encounters

Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer for Ambulatory Services, shares her insight on how to best manage the challenge of tackling electronic health record requirements while also optimizing patient encounters.

Practice Management Practicing Defensive Medicine: Avoiding Prosecution at What Cost?

Practicing Defensive Medicine: Avoiding Prosecution at What Cost?

The scourge of defensive medicine — the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation — has been dissected tirelessly.

Opioid Addiction Opioid Epidemic Response May Restrict Cancer-Related Pain Management

Opioid Epidemic Response May Restrict Cancer-Related Pain Management

Although much of the response to the opioid epidemic exempts treatment for cancer-related pain, a recent Oncology Nurse Advisor online survey showed that more than 80% of respondents were concerned about how current restrictions set up to manage the opioid crisis are affecting cancer patient pain management.

Practice Management A Closer Look at Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

A Closer Look at Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

Machine learning programs can process enormous quantities of information and make meaningful and actionable predictions about future behaviors and outcomes, but what are the potential pitfalls?

Practice Management Updated Common Rule Regulations for Medical Research in the 21st Century

Updated Common Rule Regulations for Medical Research in the 21st Century

The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent while introducing a new concept of "broad consent".

Practice Management Strategies to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates in the United States

Strategies to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates in the United States

The National Vaccine Advisory Committee highlighted 5 core concepts and strategies that can increase integration of social psychological components with health communication principles to improve the perceived benefits of adult vaccination.

Practice Management Personal Health-Related Online Postings and Informed Consent

Personal Health-Related Online Postings and Informed Consent

"Infodemiology" and "infoveillance" are terms used to describe an emerging approach to public health research, based on Google Trends big data monitoring and data mining.

Opioid Addiction The Opioid Crisis and the Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Infections

The Opioid Crisis and the Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Infections

The prevalence of opioid abuse has not only resulted in a substantial increase in drug-related deaths and HIV transmissions, but has also led to an increase in the number of people infected with HCV.

Regulatory Issues Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

Climate Change: Effects on the Incidence and Distribution of Infectious Diseases

Scientists warn that unless there is an adequate response and proactive measures are taken, society will soon have to deal with direct and indirect effects of the changing climate on human health.

Migraine & Headache Occipital Nerve Block, an Effective Option for Pediatric Headache

Occipital Nerve Block, an Effective Option for Pediatric Headache

Peripheral nerve blocks for pediatric headache treatment are associated with significant benefit and minimal risk.

Practice Management Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

Malpractice claims in outpatient chronic pain management most commonly involved patient noncooperation in care and provider deficits in clinical judgment, communication, and documentation.

Chronic Pain New Guidelines for Managing Chronic Pain in Patients With HIV

New Guidelines for Managing Chronic Pain in Patients With HIV

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines for the management of chronic pain in patients living with human immunodeficiency virus.

Migraine & Headache Current and Emerging Behavioral Treatments for Migraine: Expert Q&A

Current and Emerging Behavioral Treatments for Migraine: Expert Q&A

Some patients with migraines prefer nonpharmacological approaches to treatment and for these patients, evidence-based behavioral treatments may be at least as effective for migraine prophylaxis as medication.

Regulatory Issues Senator Bernie Sanders' Health Policy Advisors on Causes and Solutions to Healthcare Inequality in America

Senator Bernie Sanders' Health Policy Advisors on Causes and Solutions to Healthcare Inequality in America

Healthcare disparities have increased along with widening economic inequality between wealthy and low-income Americans.

Practice Management How to Treat Difficult Patients: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Treat Difficult Patients: A Step-By-Step Guide

Findings suggest that up to 15% of encounters with adult patients can be described as "difficult".

Regulatory Issues Data Transparency and Publication Bias: Impact on Clinical Trials

Data Transparency and Publication Bias: Impact on Clinical Trials

The need for data transparency carries an ethical and moral obligation and requires nonselective and unbiased publication of clinical results.

Migraine & Headache Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

Incidental Findings on Brain MRI for Pediatric Headache

Although a range of incidental findings may be observed on MRI obtained in pediatric headache, they are rarely indicative of a serious underlying condition.

Migraine & Headache Expert's Insights Into Coverage Gap for Cluster Headache Oxygen Therapy

Expert's Insights Into Coverage Gap for Cluster Headache Oxygen Therapy

A recently published article exposes a gaping hole in the access to an effective first-line therapy for a portion of patients with cluster headache in the United States.

Regulatory Issues New Part B Drug Rule May Lead to Steep Payment Reductions for Specialists

New Part B Drug Rule May Lead to Steep Payment Reductions for Specialists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a final rule that could result in steep payment reductions for physicians of certain specialties in 2018.

Chronic Pain Pain Processing: Examining the Role of Oxytocin

Pain Processing: Examining the Role of Oxytocin

Although animal studies have shed light on various aspects of the role of oxytocin in pain processing, the small number of human studies on the topic have produced inconsistent results.

Migraine & Headache Examining the Link Between Migraine and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Examining the Link Between Migraine and Gastrointestinal Disorders

A recent study provides a comprehensive summary of the relevant published studies linking migraine and gastrointestinal or related disorders.

Migraine & Headache Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Migraine: Weighing Risks and Benefits

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Migraine: Weighing Risks and Benefits

There is a suggested link between migraine and the presence of patent foramen ovale, with the suggestion that PFO closure surgery might be a preventative measure against future migraine attacks, but what are the consequences?

Treatments General Anesthesia and Cognitive Decline: Assessing the Link

General Anesthesia and Cognitive Decline: Assessing the Link

Findings from animal studies indicated that anesthetics may be neurotoxic and could result in long-term central nervous system alterations and cognitive dysfunction.

Chronic Pain Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

Although more than three-quarters of TBI cases are mild with rapid symptom resolution, some people suffer persistent debilitation and pain.

Practice Management Strategies to Fix a Broken Emergency Department System

Strategies to Fix a Broken Emergency Department System

Serving an estimated 141.4 million patients a year and providing an average of 47.7% of all medical care in the United States, our emergency departments reflect all the good and bad about our nation's healthcare system.

Sports & Overuse Injury Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain in Elite Athletes: IOC Recommendations on Contributing Factors and Treatment Approach

Pain management in athletes requires a clear understanding of the different types of pain and various factors that can contribute to pain in this population.

Migraine & Headache An Overview of Current Cluster Headache Treatment Options

An Overview of Current Cluster Headache Treatment Options

Cluster headaches are considered the most severe headache type and the most difficult to treat. In 2016, the American Headache Society released new evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of cluster headache.

Practice Management Physician Burnout on the Rise: Is Prevention Possible?

Physician Burnout on the Rise: Is Prevention Possible?

Despite growing awareness of physician burnout in recent years, the problem has continued to increase. Take a look at risk factors and consequences of physician burnout, and how to address the issue.

Opioid Addiction Obama Administration Senior Policy Advisor and Addiction Expert on White House Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis

Obama Administration Senior Policy Advisor and Addiction Expert on White House Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis

On October 30, 2017, the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative held a panel event at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the release of a report co-written by these 2 organizations, titled "The Opioid Epidemic - From Evidence to Impact."

Neuropathic Pain Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

Peripheral Nerve Surgery for Burn Survivors: Improving Outcomes Through Clinician Self-Analysis

As survival rates for patients with burns have improved, the need for effective treatments for chronic pain in this population has become more pressing.

Post-Surgical Pain Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Fewer randomized controlled trials include children vs adult cohorts, and the evidence pertaining to this population.

Practice Management Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Medical Practice Manager

Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Medical Practice Manager

A manager for your medical practice can help keep things running smoothly, but there are a few factors to consider before deciding to hire one.

Case Studies Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Distention

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Distention

A 64-year-old man presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and distention, as well as constipation of 8 days' duration.

Case Studies Case Study: Headache, Stiff Neck, Droopy Eyes

Case Study: Headache, Stiff Neck, Droopy Eyes

A man with a history of hypertension and migraines complains of a headache he has had for approximately 3 days alongside neck stiffness and a fever.

Practice Management Preventing Security Breaches of Your Medical Practice

Preventing Security Breaches of Your Medical Practice

An average of 1 security breach occurs every day. Physicians need to ensure their network is protected as much as possible from cyber threats.

Acute Pain Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain is 1 the most frequent reasons for ED visits. See what an ED physician has to say about opioid prescribing and general pain management approaches in the ED.

Practice Management Business Savvy Tips for Buying a Practice

Business Savvy Tips for Buying a Practice

When buying a medical practice, physicians should consider location, financials, and staffing before deciding whether or not to pursue this huge undertaking.

Chronic Pain Neuroimaging for Chronic Pain: IASP Consensus Statement

Neuroimaging for Chronic Pain: IASP Consensus Statement

Many practitioners, researchers, and patients also appeal for techniques that could objectively measure pain.

Migraine & Headache Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders: Examining the Connection

Migraines and Gastrointestinal Disorders: Examining the Connection

A recent study by Doulberis and colleagues provides a comprehensive summary of the relevant published studies linking migraine and gastrointestinal or related disorders.

Practice Management Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

Overly aggressive or futile care at the end of a patient's life is particularly costly, both in dollars and in terms of patients' quality of life.

Interventional Pain Management Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral neuromodulation may represent an effective and safe treatment approach for refractory bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.

Arthritis Safety Guidelines Issued for Use of RA Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Safety Guidelines Issued for Use of RA Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Although a majority of women with rheumatoid arthritis were previously though to achieve remission during pregnancy, recent studies indicate remission occurs in only 20% to 40% of cases.

Chronic Pain Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Contextual forms of CBT, such as ACT and mindfulness-based therapies, have been linked with improvements in various domains for patients with chronic pain, although predictors and moderators have yet to be elucidated.

Practice Management Creative Solutions for Healthcare Improvement

Creative Solutions for Healthcare Improvement

Coeditor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity ,Steven Pritzker, PhD, discusses how physicians can utilize creativity in health care to improve patient care.

Regulatory Issues Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

In a controversial and divisive article, a group of researchers proposes to improve "statistical standards of evidence" by lowering the P value from P <.05 to P <.005 in the fields of biomedical and social sciences.

Arthritis Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Technological advances can be helpful in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and are particularly well suited to younger people in general, who are more comfortable with device technologies and more likely to adopt them.

Migraine & Headache Pediatric Episodic Syndrome Linked to Migraine: Expert Q&A (Part II)

Pediatric Episodic Syndrome Linked to Migraine: Expert Q&A (Part II)

Almost 10% of pediatric patients with migraine also experience various episodic syndromes. Physicians Amy Gelfand and Diana Lebron weigh in on what to look for to help you find the right diagnosis.

Opioid Addiction An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

The increased use of opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain has resulted in the rise of opioid use disorder, addiction, and abuse. We offer an overview of how and when to prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain.

Practice Management Why You Should Always Strive to Improve Relationships With Your Patients

Why You Should Always Strive to Improve Relationships With Your Patients

One physician reflects on the importance of strengthening the relationship between you and your patient, and why it matters.

Practice Management Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare?

Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare?

Concierge medicine fills an important and growing niche in today's medical marketplace, appealing to thousands of physicians around the country and the scores of patients they serve.

Regulatory Issues MACRA: Five Things You Should Know

MACRA: Five Things You Should Know

Here are five potentially pivotal MACRA issues that you should know about.

Regulatory Issues CAR T Cell Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Recommended by FDA

CAR T Cell Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Recommended by FDA

The FDA recommended the approval of CTL019 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Case Studies Man Complains of Leg Pain, Nausea, and Malaise

Man Complains of Leg Pain, Nausea, and Malaise

A 39-year-old man presents to the emergency department with 3 days of progressive bilateral leg pain, nausea, malaise, and no other symptoms. What additional tests should you order to make a correct diagnosis?

Treatments Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

Neuraxial Analgesia in Neonates: Overview and Expert Q&A

Neuraxial anesthetics and analgesics are associated with fewer systemic adverse effects than general anesthetics.

Migraine & Headache Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

Nearly 10% of pediatric patients with migraines also experience episodic syndromes involving symptoms such as vomiting, vertigo, or gastrointestinal pain.

Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Effectively Identified With OMERACT Tool

Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Effectively Identified With OMERACT Tool

The lack of a standard definition for disease flare made recognizing them complicated, but it's now easier thanks to a new and effective identification tool from OMERACT.

Practice Management Medical Malware Attacks: How to Protect Yourself Against Them

Medical Malware Attacks: How to Protect Yourself Against Them

A closer look into how the danger of malware and viruses, and how you can best prevent such an attack.

Opioid Addiction Screeners to Predict Opioid Misuse in Patients With Chronic Pain

Screeners to Predict Opioid Misuse in Patients With Chronic Pain

Rates of opioid misuse and related overdoses have soared in recent years in the United States, highlighting the importance of screening tools to identify patients at high risk for adverse events from opioid use.

Rheumatology Biomarkers of Increased PAH Risk Identified in Patients With SLE

Biomarkers of Increased PAH Risk Identified in Patients With SLE

The risk for death associated with SLE remains high for patients with SLE-associated PAH and researchers have identified the biomarkers that may lead to early detection.

Arthritis Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

Patients with RA have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and cardiac magnetic resonance can help with early diagnosis.

Case Studies Uncovering Conversion Disorder: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Uncovering Conversion Disorder: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians can face many challenges in diagnosing conversion disorder; Dr Patricia Tsui sheds light on diagnosis and management in the primary care setting.

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