Modern Medicine Feature Articles

USPSTF interventions for CVD risk factors could be cost effectiveTargeting all eligible patients would be cost-effective, but cost might be reduced by focusing on certain patient subgroups.
Early marker of renal decline discovered in diabetes patientsMonitoring of arterial stiffness could be a potential target for prediction of renal decline in younger type 2 diabetes patients.
18F-choline PET/CT detects PCa recurrences earlyThree out of four patients with prostate cancer with an 18F-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography–detected recurrence were potentially salvageable with local therapy or metastasis-directed therapy, according to results of the screening phase of the phase II STOMP randomized trial.
Studies: PCa treatments differ in QoL outcomesTwo recent JAMA studies confirm a higher rate of sexual and urinary side effects with radical prostatectomy compared with radiation therapy and surveillance.
What’s new in updated brachytherapy guidelineThe update provides evidence-based recommendations for different patient risk groups and specifies the most effective forms of the treatment for patients with prostate cancer.
Crazy patient stories and how I deal with themNorman Levine, M.D., believes that acquiring a patient's full history isn't always as helpful as physicians make them out to be, and in fact, can occasionally be harmful.
Are you stressed?It’s national Stress Awareness month and Dr. Deborah Sandella has 5 tips for how cosmetic surgeons can reduce stress in their life.
Hormonal therapies effective for acneHormonal therapies are an effective strategy to improve acne in women but some of these treatments, including birth control pills, are not commonly prescribed.
Standing Out in the CrowdNew data reveals which states have the highest number of plastic surgeons per capita. Do you know how to stand out in the crowd?
Industry spending reaches $15 billionFor the first time ever, Americans spent more than $15 billion on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures.