Flawed Racial Assumptions in eGFR Have Care Implications in CKD

October 25th 2020, 6:45pm


The use of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) equations in assessing chronic kidney disease (CKD) for Black patients may lead to underdiagnosis and undertreatment, according to a nephrologist speaking at Kidney Week.

Over Time, Health Care Costs Move to Forefront for All Patients

October 22nd 2020, 9:12pm


2020 is the 25th anniversary of The American Journal of Managed Care® and the October’s issue of the journal features an interview with Dr Kavita Patel, a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and a primary care physician.

Air Pollution Tied to Higher Hospitalization Risk for PD, Other Neurological Disorders

October 20th 2020, 6:15pm


Air pollution was found to be significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, and other dementias.

AMCP Nexus to Start With Keynote From Surgeon, Transparency Advocate

October 19th 2020, 7:30pm


Attendees at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2020 meeting will hear a keynote from a surgeon who has become more visible over the past year and a half discussing what he says are “structural problems” behind the cost of US health care.

Australian Researchers Illustrate Use of ctDNA in Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 17th 2020, 8:00pm


A recent analysis illustrated how a combination of different genomic approaches discovered actionable alterations in 44% of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Study Findings Highlight Differences in MS Characteristics Between Sex, Disease Course

October 15th 2020, 8:39pm


Differences in clinical and demographic characteristics between men and women with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more prevalent regarding disease course than they are when stratifying by sex.

Addressing COVID-19 and Racism: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Drs Ingrid Katz and Abraar Karan

October 13th 2020, 9:00pm


Addressing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) means addressing racism, according to 2 experts in the latest episode of Managed Care Cast.

First Case of COVID-19 Reinfection Detected in the US

October 12th 2020, 10:30pm


The United States has its first reported of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reinfection, in a young male patient with no underlying immune conditions.

Survey Captures Baseline Experience of Patients With SMA

October 9th 2020, 4:00pm


A recent study about the impact of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) on patients and caregivers may help to illustrate the impact of future improvements as new therapies take hold, but more targeted SMA quality-of life-outcome measures may be needed to fully the changes.

What We’re Reading: Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded; Improving Diabetes Management; COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Still on Hold

October 7th 2020, 2:45pm


Two women are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR; Eli Lilly partners with DexCom, Inc; the US arm of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine trial remains halted.