Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Contemporary OB/GYN contributors at ACOGThe following board members - both past and current - authors and collaborators will be appearing in Austin at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in April. Here is a rundown on where you can find them, the programs they will be participating in, plus links to their recent articles in Contemporary OB/GYN.
Investigational IOL demonstrates true accommodationFindings from a pilot study show that a novel accommodative intraocular lens (AIOL, Lumina, Akkolens) provides a true accommodative response that is maintained for at least 2 years and preserved following Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy.
Astigmatic patients report better quality of life with EDOF lensIn a well-matched sample group, patients with higher levels of postoperative astigmatism reported a greater improvement in quality of life and a greater rate of willingness to have the procedure again if they received an Extended Depth of Focus IOL compared to patients receiving a low-add, multifocal IOL, despite similar postoperative clinical and patient reported performance.
Combination topical treatment reduces psoriasis severityThe fixed combination of halobetasol and tazarotene topicals significantly reduced the severity of localized disease with a favorable safety profile, shows a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Fine tuning dosing schedules of targeted agents may improve responses in melanomaChanging the schedule of targeted therapies has been shown to improve the response rate in a mouse model of melanoma.
Immunity persists for at least 3 years after receipt of new shingles vaccineImmune responses to the latest shingles vaccine (Shingrix) last for at least three years following vaccination. The robust immune responses develop and persist in all age groups, according to a recent study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
How deep an SCC lies within the skin correlates to lesion lengthThis study, which may have direct implications for treatment, explains why some actinic keratoses recur and progress after superficial destructive treatments — like cryotherapy.
How deep an SCC lies within the skin correlates to lesion lengthThis study, which may have direct implications for treatment, explains why some actinic keratoses recur and progress after superficial destructive treatments — like cryotherapy.
A single drug may control skin cancer treatment costsA $78 single course of topical fluorouracil for keratinocyte carcinoma and actinic keratosis lesions, could lead to a savings in the hundreds of dollars in follow-up costs.
RCC: Fat linked with increased death riskHigh levels of visceral fat were associated with a significantly increased risk of death in women with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, but not in men, results of a recent retrospective study show.