Healthcare Delivery

Unraveling the Impact of Lifestyle, Genetics on MS

September 14, 2020

To the extent that some factors are modifiable, the takeaway for clinicians is to encourage their patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to adopt healthy habits.

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Shows Positive Results in Slowing Slide to MS Disability

September 13, 2020

The drug, mastinib, reduced the chance of a confirmed disability progression by 37% in phase 2b/3 study results.

Real-World Study: Dupilumab for Atopic Dermatitis More Effective Than Clinical Trial Results

September 12, 2020

The broadest real-life study of dupilumab in atopic dermatitis (AD) found significant improvements in adults with moderate to severe AD that were even greater than the results reported in clinical trials.

Precision Medicine Could Yield Significant Cost Savings in RA Treatment

September 11, 2020

A decision-analytic model could save more than $7 million in overall ineffective health care costs per 1000 patients by predicting which patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will have an inadequate response to anti–tumor necrosis factor therapies.

The Growth of Telehealth During COVID-19 and Its Future After: Dr Patricia Salber Interviews Dr Joseph Kvedar

September 08, 2020

Telehealth has been around for years in the United States, but it was not until the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that it became so widely used.

Uptake of Palliative Care in Liver Cancer Needs Improvement, Report Says

September 05, 2020

Hepatocellular carcinoma is rising, and so is the need for increased awareness and use of palliative care, say the authors of a recent review.

Understanding the Complications of Pain Management During COVID-19

September 04, 2020

A review warns against delaying or ignoring the concerns of individuals with chronic pain during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bioethicists Propose Measures for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

September 03, 2020

Nineteen bioethicists proposed a 3-phase plan for equitable distribution of a vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Contributor: Telehealth Claim Lines Increased 4132% Nationally From June 2019 to June 2020

September 03, 2020

Telehealth claim lines increased 4132% nationally from June 2019 to June 2020, rising from 0.16% of medical claim lines in June 2019 to 6.85% in June 2020, according to new data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.

The Role of Comorbidities on Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis

September 03, 2020

Comorbidities can have an impact on the main disease domains for patients with psoriatic arthritis. For each additional comorbidity a patient has, their disease activity score increases.