Modern Medicine Feature Articles

A comparison of plaque psoriasis biologics and biosimilarsSwitching from originator to biosimilar shows no significant impact on drug survival in plaque psoriasis, but outcomes differ, researchers report.
A tale of two state boards
A tale of two state boardsEvery summer I think about the most recent brigade of freshly minted ODs who have survived four years of optometric boot camp and a challenging gauntlet of National Board Exams. I picture students charging forth across the “no-man’s land” of changing healthcare landscape, lugging their backpacks full of six-figure student debt. My “tale of two state boards” is dedicated to these young comrades in arms.
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Phase IV study shows improved DME outcomes with fluocinolone acetonide implantThe fluocinolone acetonide 0.2 mcg/day implant (Iluvien, Alimera Sciences) offers an additional option for treating diabetic macular edema that reduces the need for subsequent therapy with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor or steroid treatment.
Antibiotic resistance in acne: Avoid monotherapyA recent review supports AAD and EADV calls to limit antibiotic use in acne, and to further study the issue of antimicrobial resistance.
Isotretinoin requires caution in acne fulminansExpert panel offers guidelines for diagnosing and treating acne fulminans and its variants.
Chinese study of dienogest for endometriosis in teensResults of a Chinese study of the progestin dienogest build on data from a multicenter European study of the progestin in teens with endometriosis.
Why you need to better counsel PCa patients on sexual functionThere’s a troubling disconnect between low-risk prostate cancer patients’ desire to preserve sexual function and the treatment choices they and their doctors often make.
Pair of genes may predict prostate cancer metastasisOverexpression of a specific pair of genes might provide early warning of prostate cancer patients’ likelihood of progressing to metastatic disease.
Routine use of corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis discouraged by IECThe International Eczema Council (IEC) is recommending that the routine use of systemic corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis be discouraged and instead, it should be reserved for special circumstances.