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Losing Ground Against Gonorrhea – The Rising Antibiotic Resistance | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases Blog.   April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month  and there

CME/CE: The Merits of the MERIT Protocol | Medical Blog

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

The Merits of the MERIT Protocol | Feature

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

CME/CE: The State of Bacterial Vaginosis | Feature

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a prevalent infection among women in the United States. However, awareness of BV is poor, the diagnosis is complex, and treatment options are limited and less than optimal, leaving room for improvement in these areas.

CME/CE: Enhancing Adherence With ART | Feature

Phone-delivered support counseling may help patients with HIV achieve clinically meaningful improvements in adherence to antiretroviral therapy, or ART.

The State of Bacterial Vaginosis | Feature

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a prevalent infection among women in the United States. However, awareness of BV is poor, the diagnosis is complex, and treatment options are limited and less than optimal, leaving room for improvement in these areas.

CME/CE: Identifying Allergic Drug Reactions | Feature

Study results suggest that graded challenges can be performed safely in two steps with the addition of placebo to reduce false-positive reactions in patients with multiple drug allergies.

Identifying Allergic Drug Reactions | Feature

Study results suggest that graded challenges can be performed safely in two steps with the addition of placebo to reduce false-positive reactions in patients with multiple drug allergies.

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Researchers conducted an anonymous, 24-question survey that asked physician mothers representing all medical specialties about mental health history and treatment, perception of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting.

The Importance of Genetic Testing in Early-Stage Breast Cancer | Feature

Genetic testing for breast cancer risk is evolving quickly, with growing use of multiple-gene panels that can yield uncertain results. However, little is known about the context of such testing or its impact on treatment.

Enhancing Adherence With ART | Feature

Phone-delivered support counseling may help patients with HIV achieve clinically meaningful improvements in adherence to antiretroviral therapy, or ART.

Answering Questions about Medicines & Pregnancy: The FDA Has Resources | Feature

There are about 6 million pregnancies in the United States each year, and it’s estimated that 50% of pregnant women take at least one medicine.

Conference Highlights: ACC 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2018, the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, from March 10-12 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Previous research has suggested high rates of suicide and depression among physicians when compared with the general public. Debilitating mental illness can critically impact physicians’ ability to

Conference Highlights: CROI 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2018, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from March 4-7 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CDC Update: Flu Season Finally Peaked | Feature

The 2017-18 influenza season peaked in early February and is now on the decline, according to a data published by the CDC March 3rd. Here are some

Updating Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management | Feature

By Andy Skean, Senior Editor, Physician’s Weekly The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) recently published an update to their

CME/CE: Talking to Teens About Vaccination | Feature

A recent survey suggests that although the vast majority of teenagers and their parents believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated as recommended by the CDC, vaccination rates among teens are less than optimal. The survey sheds some light on why these rates fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals.

Benefits of Peanut Consumption While Breastfeeding | Feature

Findings from recently published studies, including the LEAP study, have led to rapid acceptance of the introduction of peanuts during the first year of life. “This new

Talking to Teens About Vaccination | Feature

A recent survey suggests that although the vast majority of teenagers and their parents believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated as recommended by the CDC, vaccination rates among teens are less than optimal. The survey sheds some light on why these rates fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals.

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