Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Repeat semen analyses not always necessaryFindings of a retrospective study investigating variability of semen parameters after repeat testing in adolescents with varicocele indicate that a second semen analysis is warranted only when the sperm concentration is initially abnormal.
Cataract surgery on patients with PXFMom has pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) clinically visible in both eyes. She experiences pops of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in one eye and uses glaucoma medications.
Oral antibiotics for acneDermatologists should turn to oral antibiotics for treating acne when topical medications have failed or are too irritating.
Topical agents for acneWhen it comes to choosing topical agents for treating acne, separating fact from fiction can be challenging for dermatologists.
Testis cancer patients fare poorly under ACASince passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of testicular cancer patients with insurance has dwindled, while rates of advanced testis cancer have climbed, according to a recent study.
Aldehyde dehydrogenase implicated in mucous membrane pemphigoidPreliminary studies suggest disulfiram could aid in the treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP). Used topically, the drug may inhibit aldehyde deydrogenase (ALDH), which plays a key role in fibrosis, wrote JK Dart, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London.
Does early menstruation increase risk of GDM?A new study looks at whether who begin menarche early in life are more likely to develop GDM. Plus: USPSTF issues their final recommendations on pelvic exams. Also, a look at the efficacy of vaginal progesterone in preventing preterm birth in twin pregnancy.
2017 Payer Scorecard
2017 Payer ScorecardFor the first time, Medical Economics has polled doctors to get to the heart of the payer-physician disconnect.
How ODs can ease the pain of patient referralsNot all situations can be handled within one office, so sometimes it is necessary to refer patients elsewhere. Despite the logic behind them, referrals often come bundled with liabilities that can give any OD a headache.
Going big with VASEROne surgeon offers a step-by-step guide to large-volume fat transfer with an ultrasonic cannula.