Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Bx-related complications influence decision-makingMen who experience a prostate biopsy-related complication are more likely to seek active treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer than those who do not experience a complication, according to findings from a review of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Medicare linked database.
Study: Surgery less common for blunt renal traumaA new study suggests that surgical care for renal trauma cases is evolving in two different directions: Endovascular procedures have become more common for blunt trauma, supplanting nephrectomy and laceration repair.
Pre-RP MRI does not affect surgical outcomesResults of a retrospective case-cohort study show no significant differences in surgical outcomes among men who did and did not have preoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate prior to radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
MACRA’s virtual groups unveiledWhile small practices now know exactly what “virtual groups” are, will they participate? Even CMS is skeptical of their success in 2018.
Top 8 things doctors need to know about 2018 MACRA proposed rule
Top 8 things doctors need to know about 2018 MACRA proposed ruleThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed rule for year two of the Quality Payment Program portion of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), affecting who’s eligible and how quality scores are calculated.
The underlying, big hairy goal of eye careHow long does it actually take to form a new habit? Is there any science to back this up? And what does all of this mean for your practice?
Top 10 primary care doctors to follow on TwitterSome physicians embrace social media and use it to assist their peers and patients. Here are 10 of the best primary care accounts you should follow.
Natamycin still the best bet for fungal keratitisA recent study sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the optimal treatments for fungal keratitis showed that topical natamycin is still the mainstay of treatment. Adding oral voriconazole to the treatment regimen also may be beneficial to treat patients with Fusarium species.
Better diagnosis, treatment options key to nonresponsive bacterial keratitisNew treatment possibilities for nonresponsive bacterial keratitis are continually in development, including molecular-targeted therapy, the cautious use of topical corticosteroids, corneal crosslinking for superficial keratitis, and biologicals, Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, reported.
Top 3 atopic dermatitis articles
Top 3 atopic dermatitis articlesAtopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common skin conditions treated by dermatologists. As such, articles on atopic dermatitis tend to be some of the most popular Dermatology Times content. These are the top three AD articles.