Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Bladder Ca subtypes ID’d, may yield personalized therapiesResearchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network have outlined five distinct expression subtypes of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, each of which may be targetable by different treatments.
Cisplatin nanoparticles appear efficacious for treating NMIBCThe use of intravesical cisplatin nanoparticles reduces cancer cell proliferation while limiting drug absorption beyond the bladder barrier, according to early findings.
ODs’ role promising in detecting Alzheimer’s diseaseScience is evolving, and practices will soon find themselves in a moral quagmire. Detection and clinical staging of AD using vision and ophthalmic imaging are close at hand.
6 tips to address, survive one-star online reviewsIf you have not yet received a bad review, it is coming. It is only a matter of time. Have you Googled your practice recently? Anyone with a smartphone, social media account, or an email account can go online and rant about anything—including your practice.
AAGL Presidential Address focuses on elevating gynecologic surgerySpecialization by “pelvic surgeons” is the future for AAGL, said Jon I. Einarsson, MD, PhD, MPH in his address to an enthusiastic audience at the society’s 46th AAGL Global Congress.
Laparoscopic excision of vaginal mesh found effectiveWhile most clinicians remove vaginal mesh through the vagina, employing laparoscopy is feasible and safe, especially when there is limited visualization through the vagina, according to a case series presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Study finds gynecologic oncology ranks highest in robotic surgical proficiencyWhen it comes to robotic surgical dexterity, gynecologic oncology ranks higher than other disciplines, according to the results of a crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Inverted ILM flap technique improves outcomes of macular hole surgery
Racial and ethnic disparities abound in eczema careEczema affects around 11% of children overall, but only about half of minority children with severe eczema are treated for the condition. A new study looks at why these children are overlooked.
6 questions to ask during performance reviewsAnnual employee performance reviews rank near the top of least favorite tasks for most physicians and their staff. Here are 6 questions to ask your employees to get the most out of the review process.