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DAAs improve patient and graft survival after liver transplantLiver transplant outcomes have improved following the introduction of new hepatitis C virus drugs, according to a new study.
CoolSculpting vs liposuctionHow do you advise patients when it comes to choosing between these popular fat reduction treatments?
Eyelid crease complexityDouble eyelid surgery may be in high demand, but also results in high numbers of unhappy patients according to recent research.
The latest in scar researchA recent study shows surgical scars are more improved with laser and silicone gel treatment vs silicone gel treatment alone.
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Anatomic outcome more precise in defining DME treatment failureThe goal of treatment for diabetic macular edema is to maintain or improve vision, but improvement of edema is a better metric for determining whether the treatment is having a benefit or failing.
Is genetic testing for cancer survivors underutilized?One study looks at whether or not women with histories of breast or ovarian cancer are receiving necessary genetic testing. Plus: Can in-office hysteroscopy reliably evaluate uterine pathology? Also, researchers say mammographic density changes should be monitored in patients undergoing hormone therapy as a possible indicator of breast cancer.
Caterpillars may edge out chicken eggs for vaccine productionRegardless of whether the chicken or the egg came first, the caterpillar may have the edge when it comes to vaccine production, a new report finds.
Seniors still make up the bulk of flu cases, hospitalizationsThose age 65 and older faced the most cases of the flu and were most often hospitalized during the 2016-17 season, according to new CDC data.
Physicians need to be more like the Ritz-Carlton to improve healthcare
Physicians need to be more like the Ritz-Carlton to improve healthcareThere could not be anything more different than the experience one has between checking in at the doctor’s office and checking in to the Ritz-Carlton.