FDA approves nivolumab-ipilimumab combination for melanoma
Nivolumab, a programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1)–blocking antibody, has been approved for use in combination with... More
Dr. Linda Stein Gold
A fixed combination of clindamycin phosphate 1.2% and benzoyl peroxide 3.75% (clindamycin-BP 3.75%) aqueous gel was... More
PsA confers higher risk of cardiovascular disease, events
Cardiovascular disease and major adverse cardiovascular events are significantly more common in patients with psoriatic... More
Dr. Philip J. Mease
Inhibition of interleukin-17A with secukinumab gave half of psoriatic arthritis patients treated with either a low or... More
Dr. Mark Lebwohl
Brodalumab met all primary endpoints against its first-in-class rival, ustekinumab, and against placebo in two phase... More
Patients aged 12-17 years with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis  were included in the study.
The CADMUS trial showed improvements in moderate to severe psoriasis in adolescent patients 12 years or older treated... More
Large study identifies psoriasis as an independent risk factor for major depression
Self-reported psoriasis more than doubled the odds of major depression, even after accounting for demographic factors... More
Poll finds overwhelming support for Medicare coverage of end-of-life talks
The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients,... More
Dr. Charlotte A. Gaydos
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Self-collected penile-meatal swabs perform as well as urethral swabs for the detection of... More
Ocular syphilis on the rise: What clinicians must know
SAN DIEGO – Cases of ocular syphilis are on the upswing in 2015, and many physicians are not up to speed regarding this... More
Dr. Renee-Claude Mercier
SAN DIEGO – Among patients with MRSA bacteremia, age, markers of severity of acute treatment, and duration of treatment... More
Study shows 23% of men don’t discuss male sex partners until HIV diagnosis
Twenty-three percent of men who tested positive for HIV at three North Carolina STD clinics initially hid the fact that... More
Dr. James Marcin of UC Davis Children's Hospital, visits with a young patient through a two-way video.
Emergency department personnel at a remote hospital called Dr. James P. Marcin regarding a baby who was just admitted... More
Evidence links common endocrine-disrupting chemicals to obesity, diabetes, reproductive disorders
Cash register receipts, tin can linings, and a range of cosmetics and other common household products increasingly are... More
CMS to test new Part D medication therapy management model
In an effort to help improve adherence, a Medicare test program aims to get prescribers more involved in enhanced... More
Dr. Robert Califf
Patients will now be a part of device regulation, offering advice on a wide variety of issues. The Food and Drug... More
Topical fluorouracil shows long-term benefit for actinic keratoses
One course of topical fluorouracil cream reduced the need for localized treatments and the number of actinic keratoses... More
SAN DIEGO – The evidence-based treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis has jumped up to the next level as a result of two recent randomized clinical trials, the first-ever to address a couple of key contentious issues, experts agreed recently at t... More »
Children with multiple congenital melanocytic nevi should undergo a single screening CNS MRI within the first year of life.... More »
Medicare’s quality incentive program for hospitals, which provides bonuses and penalties based on performance, has not led to demonstrated improvements in its first 3 years.... More »
Elizabeth Mechcatie
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Juvederm product for lip augmentation, according to the manufacturer. In an Oct. 1 press release, Allergan announced that Juvederm Ultra XC had been approved for “injection into the lips and perioral... More »
Nivolumab, a programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1)–blocking antibody, has been approved for use in combination with ipilimumab for treating people with BRAF V600 wild-type, unresectable or metastatic melanoma. Approval was based on demonstration of a... More »
A draft of proposals by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology aims to help providers determine how much to charge patients for access to electronic copies of their health records.... More »
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Can third parties sue physicians for injuries arising out of failure to diagnose, treat, or warn when patients have obstructive sleep apnea?... More »
I recently went to a local salon for a manicure, and when I asked the manicurist not to cut my cuticles, she looked at me as though I was offending her. Shortly thereafter, I took a phone call that swayed my attention, and she secretly dove in and qu... More »
“Have a nice time!” I looked around, trying to tell where the piping, childish voice was coming from. I’d just swiped the barcode of my pass to the local lake I swim in every summer. There it was – the voice of one of the high school kids wh... More »
Recently I received a lengthy e-mail from a very worried woman. She claimed to be an established patient in my office, which I had no way of confirming because she did not sign her message. She asked many questions about sexually transmitted diseases... More »
Tiering is the “ranking” of physicians by insurance companies. These rankings are used to decide who gets to participate in the networks, how you get paid, the patient’s copay, and on and on. The rankings are also published. Insurance companies... More »
Health care technology conferences abound with devices that promise to put the power of diagnostics in patients’ hands. But, as we all know, getting data is the easy part. It’s interpreting data that’s difficult.... More »