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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans – the use of neoadjuvant imatinib for treatment of an uncommon breast malignancy: a case report

Article: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans – the use of neoadjuvant imatinib for treatment of an uncommon breast malignancy: a case report Authors: Matthew W. McGee, Sarag A. Boukhar, Varun Monga, Ronald Weigel & Sneha D. Phadke Journal: J Med Case Reports 13, 374 (2019) Abstract: Background: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare soft tissue malignancy that, if left […]

Trends and Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation-Flutter Hospitalizations Among Heart Transplant Recipients (From the National Inpatient Sample)

Article: Trends and Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation-Flutter Hospitalizations Among Heart Transplant Recipients (From the National Inpatient Sample) Authors: Dinesh Voruganti, MD, Ghanshyam Shantha, MD, MPH, Sushma Dugyala, MD, Naga Venkata Krishna Pothineni, MD, Kanishk Agnihotri, MD, Behnam Bozorgnia, MD, Aman Amanullah, MD, Michael Giudici, MD, Alexandros Briasoulis, MD, PhD Journal: Am J Cardiol 2020;125:87−91 Abstract: […]

Calciphylaxis: Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Article: Calciphylaxis: Approach to Diagnosis and Management Authors: Harish Seethapathy and Lama Noureddine Journal: Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2019 Nov;26(6):484-490 Abstract: Calciphylaxis is a rare disorder of poor prognosis that can lead to intense, painful lesions involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Although mostly described in dialysis patients, it can affect patients with normal kidney […]