Modern Medicine Feature Articles

May Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsThis month, we take a look at a treatment approach to hidradenitis suppurativa, the impact of atopic dermatitis on pediatric patients and a way to prevent mycosis fungoides progression.
Diagnosing CHRPE lesions can be a challenge for ODsA 26-year-old healthy ophthalmically asymptomatic female patient attended the University of Alabama School of Optometry clinic for a periodic ophthalmic evaluation. Her history was significant for myopic refractive correction, for which she wore soft contact lenses successfully.
Don’t skimp on sleep: The consequences of sleep deprivationAfter reading an article suggesting that surgeons are similar to athletes, Henry Rosevear, MD, argues that surgeons should start treating themselves as such and also be aware of the impact poor sleep habits can have on performance.
5 reasons ODs don’t fit toric contact lensesIt’s time to dispel these preconceptions of fitting contact lenses for astigmatism and use new toric lens options as an opportunity to improve patient care.
How to hold a physician open house the right wayThinking of holding an open house to introduce your new practice, welcome a new physician or tell the community about a new service or treatment you’re offering? You may be on the right track.
Antibiotic sensitivity in flora of conjunctiva and lid marginWhat is the most common bacteria on the conjunctiva and lid margin in patients undergoing cataract surgery? An article in Clinical Ophthalmology may have the answer.
Pain most common reason for post-URS ED visitsAmong ED visits within 30 days of elective ureteroscopy over the 6-month span, pain was the presenting complaint in about 60% of patients, Scott and White Medical Center researchers report.
Prostate Ca test influences decision-making post RP“From our results, the Decipher test helps reassure low-risk patients that observation may be warranted or confirm that high-risk patients need additional treatment,” says study author John L. Gore, MD, MSHS.
Students can make a difference with advocacyAs I reach the end of my second year out of optometry school, I find myself reflecting on how the past two years have been such a rewarding experience.
Why is AS for prostate Ca not used more?"As a urologic community, we should promote the use of AS for favorable-risk disease to reduce the downstream harms of screening while preserving the benefits of early detection for life-threatening cases," writes Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc.