Dragana Radovanovic, MD1


Sex-related differences in treatment and outcome in patients with ACS

The AMIS (Acute Myocardial Infarction in Switzerland) Plus prospective cohort study compared treatment and in-hospital outcomes between men and women with acute coronary syndrome (N = 26,452) admitted to Swiss hospitals between 1997 and 2007. The study reached several important conclusions: women had different baseline characteristics than men at admission, were treated with different drug regimens, and were significantly less likely to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention. After adjusting for these differences, researchers found no significant difference in the rates of in-hospital mortality between men and women, except for women aged 51 to 60 years, who were more likely to die in-hospital.

William Meffert, MD


Vodou Baby--the Birth of a Surgeon

A Haitian nurse offered advice: "Keep your textbook nearby".

Carole Bullock, MA


What is the Most Effective Treatment Strategy for Patients with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis?

Experts examine conflicting evidence regarding the continuation of disease-modifying therapy in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

MD Mag Editorial Staff


2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Recommendations from ACIP

New recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reveal that health care providers have the intranasally-administered live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) among their arsenal of available vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season.

Harry E. Davis II, MD, MACP


Medication-Free Strategies Can Prevent Coronary Heart Disease

Drug therapy is recognized as an effective way to lower lipids and control hypertension, and for its effect on reducing the incidence of myocardial infarction. However, the impact of personal habits, such as eating, drinking, smoking, and exercise, on the incidence of coronary heart disease without reliance on prescription medications and their potential side effects may be less well established.

Steven Roy Daviss, MD


National Strategy to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Psychiatrist Steven Roy Daviss, MD provides a detailed review of the elements in the National Drug Control Strategy.

Alexandra Ward, MA


Early Momentum for a Genomic Approach to Sickle Cell Disease Therapy

In a late-breaking presentation at ASGCT 2022, investigators shared preclinical results of a gene-editing strategy that seeks to reactivate developmentally silenced fetal hemoglobin (HbF, α2γ2) in order to replace defective sickle hemoglobin (HbS, α2βS2).

Brian Levy, MD


Interoperability and Standards: The Effect on Patient Care

As clinicians, we are increasingly accustomed to using EMRs in the hospital, as well as practice management and billing systems in the office.

Audrey Andrews, Freelance Medical Writer


BRAF Mutation Emerging as Prognostic in KRAS Wild-Type CRC Patients

Colorectal cancer patients who had wild-type (normal) KRAS gene status, but mutations in the BRAF, had a poor prognosis in spite of treatment with cetuximab.

Nany Tice, MD


Get Connected with Online Physician Consultations

How does today’s connected, "always on" world translate to your medical practice?

Mark L. Fuerst


CV Risk in Rheumatic Disease

(1) Inflammatory diseases raise risk of venous thromboembolism; (2) antiphospholipid antibodies play a role in MI; (3) persistent hyperuricemia predicts mortality.

Salina Graves, MD


ADHD Continues to Rise in Children

From 2010 to 2017, there was an increase of over 30% in the number of commercially insured children being diagnosed with ADHD.

By Dinah from Shrink Rap


In Treatment: Jesse. Adele. Week 2.

What happened in the latest episode of HBO's In Treatment, and how does it apply to real-life therapy?

Kenneth M. Zangwell, MD


How Should I Manage This Man's Pustulovesicular Rash?

A 61 year old male is seen by you for a 3 day history of progressive burning and tingling in the right mid-back area. He reports this morning his wife reports the development of a rash in the area of his symptoms. Examination reveals several grouped pustulovesicular lesions in a right T10 distribution. He denies ever having chickenpox as a child.

RoseMarie Pasmantier, MD, is assistant professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, NY.


Insulin resistance and heart failure

The prevalence of obesity and heart failure has been increasing. A report linking the 2 found an increased risk of heart failure of 5% for men and 7% for women for each increment of 1 in body mass index (BMI).

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