Modern Medicine Feature Articles

How to craft the perfect health IT that delivers for physicians and patientsThe technology is hurting the one group it's supposed to help—doctors.
OCTA brings understanding to managing diabetic eye diseaseOptical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a promising new approach for visualizing retinal vascular pathology in eyes with diabetic eye disease that can be expected to have even greater utility in the future pending further enhancements.
Laser retains limited role for management of RVO-related MEIn the current era where pharmacologic therapy is the preferred treatment for macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO), there is still a role for laser, according to Francesco Bandello, MD.
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipse
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipseHere are the top five ways to advise your patients on how to view the total solar eclipse from their own backyards using direct or indirect viewing.
Dermatologists collaborate on data-driven pediatric psoriasis researchA global community of physicians cooperated to share experiences with systemic drugs for pediatric psoriasis, and to get experience with a joint registry. A uniform dataset could be tapped to learn more about disease manifestations and treatment outcomes
Expense drivers for costliest psoriasis patientsFindings of a recent study challenge the notion that psoriasis patients may be generally healthy and only occur expenses related to their medications or psoriasis.
Financing of vaccine delivery in primary care practicesPrimary care practices are the backbone of childhood immunization delivery, and have become indispensable in the promotion of public health. Over the last decades, however, the skyrocketing costs of vaccines have gone from a minor consideration in the overhead of a pediatric practice to one of significant financial burden, largely because of new vaccines.
Early exposure to infection may benefit preterm infantsA new study detailing the impact of early infection, antibiotics, and vaccines in preterm infants also offers hope that new vaccine therapies could help decrease sepsis and long-term damage in this vulnerable population.
Separate emotion when addressing conflict
Separate emotion when addressing conflictI've been witness of late to a lot of workplace conflict. It is my nature to avoid conflict. I'm certain it’s because I dealt with a lifetime of workplace conflict when I was a supervisor in the coal mines.
Microneedling may provide alternative to lasers
Microneedling may provide alternative to lasersMicroneedling may provide a viable alternative to lasers in certain clinical situations. Dr. Mara Weinstein Velez discusses which indications have promising data behind them and where further research needs to focus.