Healthcare Delivery

Transitioning From Pediatric to Adult Care Is a Vulnerable Time for Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

September 20, 2020

Pediatric patients who had a referral from their pediatric rheumatologist and continued insurance coverage saw decreased delays when transitioning to an adult rheumatology clinic.

Multidisciplinary Pain Care Difficult to Access, Report Says

September 19, 2020

The survey was released to mark Pain Awareness Month.

Cognitive Impairment Linked to COPD Worsening, Study Says

September 19, 2020

The findings have implications for patient self-management of their chronic disease, and clinicians should screen for worsened cognitive function, the researchers wrote.

ACR Survey Reveals Patients Struggle to Maintain Access to Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 18, 2020

A survey from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) revealed that patients with rheumatic diseases are struggling to get access to health care treatment.

Study Illustrates Need for Improved Genomic Profiling in Certain Pediatric Cancers

September 18, 2020

The research spotlights the diverse landscape of pediatric cancer types harboring 2 types of genomic alterations.

AACR Report Highlights Disparities in Cancer and the Need for Health Equity

September 18, 2020

Although innovations in cancer treatment have driven down overall cancer death rates and increased the number of survivors living with cancer, that progress has not benefitted everyone with cancer equally.

Pandemic Altered Treatment Plans for Patients With Lung Cancer, Study Finds

September 17, 2020

More than half of the patients in this study, with either non–small or small cell lung cancer, experienced changes in their treatment plan during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic this spring.

Contributor: COVID-19 Vaccine May Not Be the Ultimate Panacea

September 15, 2020

We should look forward to a safe, effective vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but not expect it to be the ultimate panacea.

End-Organ Damage Leads to Spike in Economic Costs of Sickle Cell Disease

September 15, 2020

Sickle cell disease is a costly disease for patients, but when those patients suffer from end-organ damage, the costs jump significantly.

Dr Joseph Biggio Discusses Ochsner Health's Connected MOM Program, COVID-19 Pregnancy Challenges

September 15, 2020

At Ochsner Health, the largest nonprofit academic health care system in Louisiana, providers are leveraging the system’s Connected Maternity Online Monitoring (MOM) digital medicine program to minimize expectant mothers’ risks of contracting COVID-19.