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Organ Donation in the ED

Organ Donation in the ED | Feature

Emergency physicians (EPs) are at the forefront of efforts to save patients or preserve options for organ donation for those who cannot be saved. On average, 18 Americans die every day while waiting for transplantable organs. Studies suggest that identifying potential organs for donation early from the ED may help increase organ procurement.…

Controlling HIV Without Medication

Controlling HIV Without Medication | Opinion Article

Research indicates that about 1% of patients with HIV are able to keep the infection under control without the need for antiretroviral therapy (ART). Dubbed “controllers,” these patients have been thought to hold clues on how to develop a vaccine against HIV because of their unique immune responses.…

A Look at Pregnancy-Related Attrition in General Surgery

A Look at Pregnancy-Related Attrition in General Surgery | Feature

A study has found that there appears to be no association between female sex and pregnancy-related attrition. Child rearing also did not negatively impact the quality of training. With institutional support, having children during surgical training can and should be accommodated.

Cardiovascular Care for Hispanic Americans

Cardiovascular Care for Hispanic Americans | Feature

A scientific advisory from the American Heart Association identifies Hispanics as a high-risk population for cardiovascular disease with unique factors that can impact heart health. The statement recommends developing culturally relevant strategies that are tailored to Hispanics to engage them in their cardiovascular health.

Analyzing Statin Use

Analyzing Statin Use | Opinion Article

Recently, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) updated their cho­lesterol guidelines, which shifted away from a focus on treating to target LDL cholesterol levels and toward minimizing global cardiovascular risk. The updated ACC/AHA guidelines substantially broadened the number of people for whom statins are recommended, primarily by enlarging the eligible population to those with lower levels of cardiovascular risk.…

Keeping Cancer Survivors Healthy

Keeping Cancer Survivors Healthy | Opinion Article

For more than 15 years, the “Eight Ways to Stay Healthy and Prevent Cancer” message campaign has provided an evidence-based, user-friendly approach to cancer prevention. Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, and colleagues developed a parallel set of recommendations to help care for cancer survivors.…

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Coming to a Consensus

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Coming to a Consensus | Feature

Experts have reached a consensus on important issues surrounding the management of patients with diabetic kidney disease. Recommendations have been issued to enhance knowledge of the disease, guide advances in care, and help improve patient outcomes.

CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management

CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a guideline for preventing and managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) among adult cancer survivors. Although there is no panacea for managing CIPN, it is critical that clinicians address these issues when they emerge.

Managing the High Costs of Diabetes Care

Managing the High Costs of Diabetes Care | Opinion Article

The adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and rules imposed by insurers for scheduling and receiving care can be especially disconcerting for patients with diabetes. “With the ACA, patients are often left wondering about their access to care and to medications with higher price tags,” explains Jason C.…

Opioid-Induced Constipation in Cancer Patients

Opioid-Induced Constipation in Cancer Patients | Feature

Patients with advanced cancer who experience opioid-induced constipation (OIC) often experience psychological distress and negative cognitions. Understanding the nature of this burden may improve how clinicians recognize and assess the problem and promote more intensive management strategies that address the distress OIC often produces.