Modern Medicine Feature Articles

ALCL: Are your breast implant patients worried?Dr. Alex K. Wong explains the “risk” between breast implants and ALCL and offers advice on how to talk to your patients about it.
Standard practices for cutaneous surgeryResearchers summarize the latest literature in cutaneous surgery to provide pre-, intra- and postoperative guidance for patient safety and comfort.
A guide to understanding loan repayment options for physiciansLarge sums of graduate debt are a harsh reality of practicing medicine for the majority of new physicians.
How one state reduced antipsychotic medications in Medicaid (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a report published in the Health Services Research that examined how Washington state reduced the number of antipsychotic prescriptions written for children in the Medicaid system.
Aflibercept rivals laser for diabetic retinopathyIntravitreal aflibercept worked better than panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in a new head-to-head trial, according to researchers.
RRP plus castration linked to improved survival“We believe that aggressive loco-regional resection may be worth considering in well-selected patients as a part of a multimodal approach in the management of men with node-positive prostate cancer,” says study author Bimal Bhindi, MD.
Pelvic floor PT improves pelvic pain, voiding symptomsStudy findings serve as a reminder of the importance of prompt and direct physical therapy referrals for pelvic floor pain patients, researchers say.
Study: 12 weeks therapy combination cures virtually all HCV patientsA shorter, triple DAA therapy combination is not superior to 12 weeks of sofosbuvir plus velpatasvir in chronic HCV patients, according to researchers.
HBV reactivation with direct acting antivirals for HCV is highly manageableNew study indicates early recognition of HBV-HCV co-infection can lead to prompt treatment of HBV reactivation.
Quiz: How much do you really know about MACRA?
Quiz: How much do you really know about MACRA?Despite its sweeping impact, polls show that most physicians know little about MACRA or how the law will affect them. How much do you know? Take our quiz and find out!