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FDA Developing Guidance on Medical Product Marketing

FDA Developing Guidance on Medical Product Marketing

The US Food and Drug Administration has released 2 draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Managing Patients With Chronic Pain: A Resources Toolkit

Managing Patients With Chronic Pain: A Resources Toolkit

An interview with Penney Cowan, founder and chief executive officer of the American Chronic Pain Association, where she discusses the ACPA's publication aimed at helping healthcare practitioners improve care of patients with chronic pain.

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Novel psychosocial therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy that have been effective in adults with fibromyalgia need additional neuromuscular fitness training to overcome catastrophizing and fear of exercise in adolescents.

Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

End-of-rotation transition in care has been linked to significantly higher in-hospital mortality. Clinicians highlight the issue, and offer ways to reduce the problem.

Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups

Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups

One researcher shares insight into the prevalence of industry funding of advocacy groups and what clinicians should consider when interpreting research outcomes.

Shared Decision-Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Shared Decision-Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patient care is more than providing treatment and measuring disease activity, says Jonathan Krant, MD, a rheumatologist from upstate New York. In this interview, the chief of medicine for the Adirondack Health System explains the disconnect between what physicians would like to learn from their patients and what their time constraints allow.

Opinions

Practice Management Are Business Associate HIPPA Violations Costing Your Practice?

Are Business Associate HIPPA Violations Costing Your Practice?

HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.

Practice Management Maximizing Practice Revenues: An Expert Q&A

Maximizing Practice Revenues: An Expert Q&A

With billing and reimbursement requirements constantly in flux, clinicians must stay vigilant to ensure continued--and correct--payment.

Gout Increased Attention on Gout Favors Patients in Need

Increased Attention on Gout Favors Patients in Need

Machelle Manuel, PhD, vice president of medical scientific affairs, at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals discusses new hyperuricemia treatment options.

Case Studies and Clinical Highlights

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

A female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presents to the emergency department with an 8 week history of dyspnea, dysphonia, and non-productive cough.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: A Patient With Nephrotic Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: A Patient With Nephrotic Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis

AA amyloidosis is a rare but significant complication of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and may lead to proteinuria and renal dysfunction.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Headache, Confusion, and Seizures in a Patient With SLE

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Headache, Confusion, and Seizures in a Patient With SLE

Since certain syndromes are associated with good prognosis in a majority of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, prompt diagnosis and initiation of early goal-directed treatment is crucial.

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