Accuracy of US Administrative Claims Codes for the Diagnosis of Autoinflammatory Syndromes

Article: Accuracy of US Administrative Claims Codes for the Diagnosis of Autoinflammatory Syndromes Authors: Lenert, Aleksander MD, MS, FRCPC; Russell, Maranda J. MS; Segerstrom, Suzanne MPH, PhD; Kim, Sujin PhD Journal: J Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Feb 5. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000001319. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of case definitions for autoinflammatory syndromes […]

Unusual case offers educational opportunity

After this preliminary year in internal medicine, Evelyn Qin, MD, MPH, is headed into her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency, and she will carry with her plenty of experience in slightly more obscure corners of this specialty. Qin recently worked with Brittany Bettendorf, MD, clinical assistant professor in Immunology, to analyze an unusual case. The […]

Factors Associated with Health Insurance Affordability Concerns Among U.S. Adults Age 50-64: a Cross-Sectional, Nationally Representative Study

Article: Factors Associated with Health Insurance Affordability Concerns Among U.S. Adults Age 50-64: a Cross-Sectional, Nationally Representative Study Authors: Aaron M. Scherer PhD, Erica Solway PhD, MSW, MPH, Preeti N. Malani MD, MSJ, Jamie Luster MPH, Jeffrey T. Kullgren MS, MD, MPH, Matthias Kirch MS & Renuka Tipirneni MD, MSc Journal: J Gen Intern Med. […]

Antibody Opsonization of a TLR9 Agonist–Containing Virus-like Particle Enhances In Situ Immunization

Article: Antibody Opsonization of a TLR9 Agonist–Containing Virus-like Particle Enhances In Situ Immunization Authors: Caitlin D. Lemke-Miltner, Sue E. Blackwell, Chaobo Yin, Anna E. Krug, Aaron J. Morris, Arthur M. Krieg and George J. Weiner Journal: J Immunol. 2020 Mar 1;204(5):1386-1394 Abstract: The immunologic and therapeutic effects of intratumoral (IT) delivery of a novel virus-like […]

Meta-Analysis Evaluating Calcium Channel Blockers and the Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients With Hypertension

Article: Meta-Analysis Evaluating Calcium Channel Blockers and the Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients With Hypertension Authors: Suchith Shetty MD, MPH, Aaqib H. Malik MD, MPH, Herman Feringa MD, PhD, MPH, Ramzi El Accaoui MD, Saket Girotra MD, SM Journal: Am J Cardiol. 2020 Mar 15;125(6):907-915 Abstract: Clinical studies have shown that calcium channel […]

Post-TAVR risks examined in large cohort analysis

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure replaces a narrow aortic valve that obstructs normal blood flow with a catheter. Three years ago an estimated 300,000 TAVRs had been performed. That number has climbed dramatically since and will continue with the recent FDA approval for expansion of TAVR procedures to even low-risk patients with severe […]

Effect of travel distance and rurality of residence on initial surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma in VA primary care patient with cirrhosis

Article: Effect of travel distance and rurality of residence on initial surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma in VA primary care patient with cirrhosis Authors: Yolanda Rodriguez Villalvazo MD, MPH, Jennifer S. McDanel PhD, Lauren A. Beste MD, MSc, Antonio J. Sanchez MD, Mary Vaughan‐Sarrazin PhD, David A. Katz MD, MSc Journal: Health Serv Res. 2020 Feb;55(1):103-112 […]

The Future of Immunotherapy-Based Combination Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Article: The Future of Immunotherapy-Based Combination Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Authors: Rohan Garje, Josiah An, Austin Greco, Raju Kumar Vaddepally and Yousef Zakharia Journal: Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jan 7;12(1) Abstract: In the past two decades, there has been a significant improvement in the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). […]

The fruits of mentorship

What a month for seeing the fruits of strong mentorship. Once you start to look around for it, the examples are everywhere to be found. Regular readers of these posts know how deeply I value strong and effective mentoring and, more important, how fundamental I believe it is to shaping the future of our department. […]

Descriptive Epidemiology of Safety Events at an Academic Medical Center

Article: Descriptive Epidemiology of Safety Events at an Academic Medical Center Authors: Alexandre R. Marra, Abdullah Algwizani, Mohammed Alzunitan, Theresa M.H. Brennan, and Michael B. Edmond Journal: Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020, 17(1), 353 Abstract: Background: Adverse safety events in healthcare are of great concern, and despite an increasing focus on the prevention […]