Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Atopic Dermatitis in 2018Until recently, atopic dermatitis treatments were primarily limited to topical corticosteroids and systemic immunosuppressants. Now, two new therapies have reached clinical practice. Nineteen more are in development.
Clinical findings supported by new OCTA technology
Clinical findings supported by new OCTA technologySince its FDA clearance, the significant potential of OCTA has been emphasized.
How to treat patients with delusional parasitosis
How to treat patients with delusional parasitosisDelusional parasitosis or Ekbom’s syndrome is a patient’s mistaken belief that he is infested by parasites such as mites, lice, fleas, spiders, worms, bacteria, or other organisms. Scott Schachter, OD, discusses the challenges ODs face when working with these patients.
5 things physicians should know about Alex Azar
5 things physicians should know about Alex AzarPresident Donald Trump has nominated the former pharma executive to lead the nation’s healthcare agency.
Sacral neuromodulation, botulinum show equal efficacyIn patients with refractory urgency urinary incontinence (UUI), sacral neuromodulation (InterStim) and onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) produce similar reductions in mean daily UUI episodes, according to 24-month follow-up data on patients treated in a randomized trial.
Few predictors of complications with endometriosis surgeryIn the hands of a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, women with advanced endometriosis do not have an increased risk of complications, according to the results of a retrospective study presented month at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage found effective for cervical insufficiencyPregnancy and perioperative outcomes are extremely favorable with laparoscopic abdominal cerclage placement, according to the results of a retrospective study presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Vascular anomalies require team approachPatients with vascular anomalies benefit from multidisciplinary treatment often involving propranolol and/or sirolimus.
Sirolimus may reduce refractory hemangiomasmTOR inhibitor helps child with diffuse vascular anomalies and extensive organ involvement.
5 great books for holiday ‘you time’The holidays offer some time to unwind and recalibrate before the calendar flips to the new year. If you enjoy reading, here are five recommendations we hope will resonate with you, inspire you, and maybe move you into the New Year with just a little more insight and enthusiasm.