Study questions whether MOC is worth the time
The cost of completing the American Board of Internal Medicine’s maintenance of certification program may be higher... More
Targeting H. pylori may help prevent stomach cancer
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacteria with a short course of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors helped reduce... More
Drug manufacturers delayed reporting serious unexpected adverse events
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug... More
First-time youth tobacco users turning to e-cigarettes
First-time youth tobacco users are turning to e-cigarettes, a survey showed. Researchers examining the results of the... More
FDA approves carfilzomib for relapsed multiple myeloma
The Food and Drug Administration has approved carfilzomib (Kyprolis) to be used in combination with lenalidomide... More
Dr. Richard Pazdur
Sonidegib, a hedgehog pathway inhibitor, has been approved for treating patients with locally advanced basal cell... More
Aromatase inhibitors, bisphosphonates cut postmenopausal breast cancer recurrence
Aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates can improve survival in postmenopausal early-stage breast cancer, and... More
Less toxic chemo for HIV-positive Burkitt lymphoma
For HIV-positive patients with Burkitt lymphoma, a modified intensive chemotherapy regimen produced overall and... More
This bone core, from a 34-year-old male, is an example of the characteristic paratrabecular infiltrate of follicular lymphoma when it involves the bone marrow. More often, the involvement is subtle and easy to overlook.
For patients with follicular lymphoma treated with a rituximab-based combination chemotherapy regimen, early disease... More
Ring sideroblast smear
Among patients with refractory anemia with ring sideroblasts, the presence of a common mutation in SF3B1 appears to be... More
Sylvia M. Burwell
As Medicare approaches its 50th anniversary next week, the federal program got some welcome financial news Wednesday:... More
Dr. Holly G. Prigerson
Palliative chemotherapy for patients with end-stage cancer who exhibit promising performance scores should be... More
AMA Town Hall: Doctors call for meaningful use delay
Stage 3 of meaningful use should be delayed until Medicare value-based care programs are developed. To move the... More
Dickkopf-3 overexpression linked to tumor traits in esophageal adenocarcinoma
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is fatal to 90% of patients, indicating a profound need for new therapeutic agents, according... More
RICHARD FRANKI
Several measures of mortality declined among hospitalized Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 1999 to 2013, according to a study published July 28 in JAMA. Over that time period, in-hospital mortality declined from 1.3% to 0.71%. Meanwhile, ... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The cost of completing the American Board of Internal Medicine’s maintenance of certification program may be higher than previously thought, raising further questions about the value of the program. New research puts the average physician cost fo... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
There’s some good news and some bad news in this year’s Medicare Trustees’ report. The good news: The Part A trust fund will remain solvent until 2030, 13 years longer than previous report estimates. On the flip side, about a third of benefici... More »
 
DOUG BRUNK
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacteria with a short course of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors helped reduce the risk of gastric cancer in otherwise healthy and asymptomatic H. pylori–positive adults by 34%, according to a review published ... More »
 
AMY KARON
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the required time period, investigators reported online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Moreover, manufacturers were more... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
First-time youth tobacco users are turning to e-cigarettes, a survey showed. Researchers examining the results of the survey of 2,084 11th- and 12th-grade participants in the Southern California Children’s Health Study during the spring of 2014 f... More »
 
TANYA THOMAS, M.D.
I remember waking up with my left hand swollen, red, in excruciating pain, and difficult to move. For several months prior, I had been exhausted, achy, and stiff. As a relatively new mother attempting to manage the age-old balance of family life with... More »
 
BATYA SWIFT YASGUR
Reducing the dose of cytarabine from 800 mg/m2 to 500 mg/m2 allowed a regimen of rituximab, bendamustine, and cytarabine to be safely administered as first-line therapy to elderly patients who had mantle cell lymphoma and were not candidates for auto... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Patient choice, contraceptive effectiveness, and medical eligibility all need to be incorporated into the contraceptive counseling for reproductive-age women who have cancer or are in remission. Based on these principles, women can minimize the risk ... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Driving home after a demanding 24 hours on call, the sleepy and fatigued first-year medical resident momentarily dozed off at the wheel, ran a stop sign, and struck an oncoming car, injuring its driver. In a lawsuit by the injured victim, w... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Approximately 740,000 women are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States, and because of improved screening, diagnosis, and treatment, women of reproductive age have an 80%-90% 5-year survival rate. The most common cancers in reproductiv... More »
 
KEMI M. DOLL, M.D., AND PAOLA A. GEHRIG, M.D.
Negative pressure wound therapy is a wound management system for chronic open subcutaneous or intra-abdominal wounds. Some popular commercial systems include V.A.C. therapy (KCI, San Antonio) and the Chariker-Jeter wound-sealing kit (Smith and Nephew... More »