Health System

Depression Screening Shown to Benefit Persons Living With Breast Cancer

January 25th 2022, 10:00pm

Article

This new study of data from Kaiser Permanente Southern California compared outcomes for behavioral health referrals among patients with breast cancer between those receiving a tailored intervention or an education-only approach.

How Patient Descriptors Influence Racial Bias in the Electronic Health Record

January 25th 2022, 7:17pm

Podcast

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Michael Sun, a medical student at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, who served as first author of a Health Affairs study showing that race and bias were significantly associated with negative patient descriptors in the electronic health record.

Despite New Launches, No Price Drops Seen Among Brand-Name NSCLC Drugs

January 25th 2022, 4:00pm

Article

New research out today details the lack of price reductions seen among recently launched brand-name drugs for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

What We're Reading: Ineffective COVID-19 Drugs; Panel Advises Fourth Dose in Israel; Physician Mental Health Amid Pandemic

January 25th 2022, 3:30pm

Article

FDA significantly restricts the use of 2 COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments ineffective against the Omicron variant; an expert panel advises the Israeli government to offer a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose to adults; there was a substantial increase in visits for mental health and substance abuse among physicians with no prior history during the pandemic.

Assessing Potential Racial, Ethnic Differences in Lung Cancer Screening in Hawaii

January 24th 2022, 9:15pm

Article

Researchers examined differences in lung cancer screening and follow-up rates among individuals residing in Hawaii.

Contributor: Empowering Endocrinologists With Technology for the Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of NAFLD

January 23rd 2022, 2:00pm

Article

In this column, an endocrinologist discusses the growing problem of liver disease and new options at their disposal, including vibration-controlled transient elastography.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Medical Therapy Effective for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps

January 22nd 2022, 7:00pm

Article

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps were found to benefit more from the combination of endoscopic sinus surgery plus medical therapy vs medical therapy alone, although the minimal clinically important difference was not met.

Dr Edward W. Cowen Discusses Pathophysiology, Treatment of Pustular Psoriasis

January 22nd 2022, 1:00pm

Video

Edward W. Cowen, MD, MHSc, senior clinician and acting branch chief, Dermatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, speaks on cytokines involved in the pathophysiology in pustular psoriasis and off-label therapy use.

Asthma, Antibiotic Prescriptions Dropped From 2019 to 2020, Finnish Study Finds

January 22nd 2022, 12:15pm

Article

A nationwide study in Finland showed that the number of antibiotics and asthma drugs fell by 59.6% and 19.8%, respectively, from 2019 to 2020, generating millions in cost savings.

Report Examines Extent of Disruption of Health Services for Patients With PD, Dementia in Ontario

January 21st 2022, 10:15pm

Article

Researchers said they wanted to take a broad look at the level and scope of the disruption for those with Parkinson disease and dementia still living at home and compare the findings to before the pandemic.