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Interpreting Data on Intensive Glucose Control | Feature

Data from three influential trials shed light on whether or not patients with type 2 diabetes should receive intensive glucose control to reduce their risk of developing heart disease.

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Scientific Symposium | Conference Coverage

The 22nd Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, or TCT, Annual Scientific Symposium was held from September 21 to 25 in Washington, DC, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies

Conference Highlights: ICAAC Annual Meeting | Conference Coverage

The 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, or ICAAC, held its 2010 annual meeting from September 12 to 15 in Boston. Among the news emerging

Raising Awareness on Breakthrough Cancer Pain | Feature

Breakthrough cancer pain is highly prevalent, but providers can take steps to reduce the disease burden and offer treatments that may improve outcomes.

Laparoscopy: Patients Benefit, But Do Surgeons Suffer? | Feature

While patients often reap the benefits of laparoscopic procedures, the surgeons who perform these operations appear to be experiencing occupational injuries. A greater awareness of these injuries is paramount.

Updated Practice Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer | Feature

Revised guidelines issued by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network on ovarian cancer address key issues in disease management, including allergic reactions to chemotherapy agents and new agents for recurrence therapy.

Managing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections | Feature

New guidelines for catheter-associated urinary tract infections encourage restricted use of catheterization to patients with clear indications and prompt removal of catheters when they are no longer needed.

Updating Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trends | Feature

New data demonstrate that hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence rates have increased dramatically since the 1970s, but survival rates in HCC are improving. Better surveillance of high-risk patients is critical.

New Clinical Guidelines for Treating Exacerbations in Cystic Fibrosis | Feature

New clinical guidelines on the treatment of exacerbations in cystic fibrosis have been released, making important recommendations with regard to synergy testing and use of chronic therapies.

Guidelines for Intracranial Neurointerventional Procedures | Feature

Due to the rapid advancement in endovascular intervention, a scientific statement by the AHA and the ASA has been developed to address available evidence which supports the use of intracranial endovascular neurointerventional procedures.

Atrial Flutter: Current Concepts & Management Strategies | Feature

Physicians are encouraged to utilize evidence-based treatment strategies when managing atrial flutter, one of the most common types of atrial tachyarrhythmia, including options to convert patients back to normal sinus rhythm.

Preventing Delayed CINV to Improve Patient Outcomes | Feature

CINV, particularly delayed-onset CINV, is a significant adverse effect of chemotherapy, but prophylactic medications are available to effectively prevent the problem in many patients receiving treatment for their cancer.

Identifying High-Risk Patients for EVAR | Feature

New data suggest that using a simple scoring system can help quantify perioperative risk for patients who may be candidates for endovascular aneurysm repair, or EVAR.

American Diabetes Association 2010 Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American Diabetes Association held its 2010 Annual Scientific Sessions from June 25 to 29 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from

Improving Medication Adherence in HIV | Feature

Since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy more than a decade ago, morbidity and mortality among patients infected with HIV have decreased considerably thanks to improved access to care, prophylaxis against opportunistic infections, and medications.

Distal Radius Fractures: New Guidelines | Feature

New guidelines for distal radius fractures emphasize that physicians tailor treatments for patients to optimize outcomes, but more data are needed to fine-tune current recommendations.

American Society of Clinical Oncology 2010 | Conference Coverage

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, held its 2010 annual meeting from June 4 to 8 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the

The American Psychiatric Association 2010 Annual Meeting | Conference Coverage

The American Psychiatric Association held its 2010 annual meeting from May 22 to 26 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from

A New Diabetes Screening Tool to Promote Early Detection | Feature

Researchers have developed and validated a simple self-assessment questionnaire for the detection of diabetes in an effort to identify more of the millions of patients who are unknowingly living with the disease.

2010 Heart Rhythm Society | Conference Coverage

The Heart Rhythm Society held its 2010 annual scientific sessions from May 12 to 15 in Denver. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from

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