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Privacy Policy Changes
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Information We Collect
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Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors
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Revision date: This policy was last updated on September 30, 2003.



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  • HIV — IAS-USA and DHHS Guidelines Aid in Clinical Decisions – BreakingMED
  • Clinical management of HIV requires frequent review of guidelines, specifically the IAS-USA guidelines and the DHHS guidelines. This article addresses recent guideline changes as well as the likely implementation of those guidelines in community-based practice.
    V. Abramson, MD
  • HIV — An Effective Vaccine Remains the Holy Grail of HIV Research – BreakingMED
  • More than 30 years ago the then-secretary of Health and Human Services announced that the discovery of the HIV virus would lead to the development of a vaccine within a few years. The world is still waiting for that breakthrough, and this report updates the current state of the search for that "Holy Grail".
    V. Abramson, MD
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  • HIV — State of the Science in HIV: PrEP Options on Horizon – BreakingMED
  • A simple medical intervention — one pill taken once a day — is almost completely effective in preventing HIV. Yet the latest data suggest that fewer than one in 10 of the 1.14 million eligible Americans are actually using it. The intervention is PrEP — pre-exposure prophylaxis. This report reviews both ... more >>
    V. Abramson, MD
  • Breast Cancer — Molecular Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine for Breast Cancer – @Point of Care Chapter
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    A. Brufsky, MD, PhD
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    S. Hurvitz, MD, PhD
  • Psoriasis — IPC Categorizes Psoriasis Severity by Type of Treatment Needed – Practical Analysis
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    V. Abramson, MD
  • COPD — COPD: Eosinophil-Guided Tx Reduces Reliance on Systemic Corticosteroids – Journal Insights
  • Hospitalization for COPD exacerbations is common and standard treatment relies on systemic corticosteroid treatment. In this report, which is based on results from the CORTICO-COP trial, Danish researchers compared a biomarker-guided strategy (eosinophil-guided) to standard therapy and reported a significant ... more >>
    A. Brixey, MD
  • Tumor Immunology — Tumor Burden and Predictive Molecular Biomarkers: Focus on MSI and MMR – @Point of Care Chapter
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    V. Morris, MD
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    A. Cross, MD
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    B. Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS
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    J. Udelson, MD
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    B. Make, MD
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    V. Fonseca, MD, FRCP
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  • Rheumatology Mastery in Rheumatoid Arthritis
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    M. Husni, MD, MPH
  • Rheumatology Mastery In Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Rheumatology Mastery in Ankylosing Spondylitis is designed to provide new information based on breaking medical news, new data presented at medical meetings, and case studies on current and emerging management strategies on the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine and clinical trial results in ankylosing ... more >>
    J. Reveille, MD
  • Neurology Mastery in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurology Mastery in Multiple Sclerosis is designed to provide new information based on breaking medical news, new data presented at medical meetings, and case studies on current and emerging management strategies on the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine and clinical trial results in multiple sclerosis. ... more >>
    J. Bowen, MD
  • Ovarian Cancer @Point of Care
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    B. Monk, MD, FACS, FACOG
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  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Three PAH treatment pathways or targets have been identified—the endothelin pathway, the nitric oxide pathway, and the prostacyclin pathway. In 1995 the FDA approved the first treatment specifically ... more >>
    R. Channick, MD
  • Bipolar Disorder @Point of Care
  • Bipolar disorder is a common mental illness that can have a devastating impact on people’s lives without effective treatment. Important developments in the understanding of bipolar disorder and its treatment have occurred in the past few years, with several new medications and formulations developed and ... more >>
    M. Thase, MD
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    C. Moskowitz, MD
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    N. Schluger, MD
  • Heart Failure @Point of Care
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    G. Fonarow, MD
  • Alzheimer's Disease @Point of Care
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    R. Turner, MD, PhD
  • Atopic Dermatitis @Point of Care
  • Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease that affects both children and adults, and recent advances in the understanding of the immune and inflammatory processes involved in AD pathogenesis have led to the development and approval of novel therapies for the treatment of this disease. With ... more >>
    L. Eichenfield, M.D.
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma @Point of Care
  • This @Point of Care provides a comprehensive, continually updated resource to the clinical care team with relevant and current evidence-based medicine and clinical trial data for approved and emerging therapies to help tailor treatment based on patient characteristics in order to improve the management of ... more >>
    G. Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA
  • HIV — An Effective Vaccine Remains the Holy Grail of HIV Research – BreakingMED
  • More than 30 years ago the then-secretary of Health and Human Services announced that the discovery of the HIV virus would lead to the development of a vaccine within a few years. The world is still waiting for that breakthrough, and this report updates the current state of the search for that "Holy Grail".
    V. Abramson, MD
  • HIV — HIV Update: The Quest for Long-Acting Agents Continues – BreakingMED
  • The option of a long-acting or sustained-release treatment has revolutionized treatment of many chronic conditions. As HIV evolved to a chronic condition, interest in long-acting alternatives also increased. This article reviews the latest findings on long-acting HIV therapies and reviews likely candidates ... more >>
    V. Abramson, MD
  • HIV — HIV Armamentarium Continues to Grow – BreakingMED
  • Nucleoside molecules that block HIV replication by inhibiting reverse transcription (NRTIs) are currently being investigated in clinical trials. This report reviews findings from those trials as well as trials of other emerging HIV therapies.
    V. Abramson, MD
  • HIV — State of the Science in HIV: PrEP Options on Horizon – BreakingMED
  • A simple medical intervention — one pill taken once a day — is almost completely effective in preventing HIV. Yet the latest data suggest that fewer than one in 10 of the 1.14 million eligible Americans are actually using it. The intervention is PrEP — pre-exposure prophylaxis. This report reviews both ... more >>
    V. Abramson, MD
  • HIV — IAS-USA and DHHS Guidelines Aid in Clinical Decisions – BreakingMED
  • Clinical management of HIV requires frequent review of guidelines, specifically the IAS-USA guidelines and the DHHS guidelines. This article addresses recent guideline changes as well as the likely implementation of those guidelines in community-based practice.
    V. Abramson, MD
  • Psoriasis — IPC Categorizes Psoriasis Severity by Type of Treatment Needed – Practical Analysis
  • There is currently a vast array of classifications for psoriasis severity -- so many that when the International Psoriasis Council sought statements to classify psoriasis severity, it received 78 statements. This report describes how those 78 were discussed, debated, and reduced to two simple classifications. ... more >>
    V. Abramson, MD
  • COPD — COPD: Eosinophil-Guided Tx Reduces Reliance on Systemic Corticosteroids – Journal Insights
  • Hospitalization for COPD exacerbations is common and standard treatment relies on systemic corticosteroid treatment. In this report, which is based on results from the CORTICO-COP trial, Danish researchers compared a biomarker-guided strategy (eosinophil-guided) to standard therapy and reported a significant ... more >>
    A. Brixey, MD
  • Psoriatic Arthritis — Analysis Confirms Safety of Secukinumab for Chronic Treatment of PsA – Meeting Coverage
  • Biologics have demonstrated efficacy for treatment of psoriatic arthritis, but there is ongoing concern about safety. This analysis drills down into pooled safety datasets from 21 clinical trials as well as post-marketing data to report the long-term safety of secukinumab.
    V. Abramson, MD
  • Psoriasis — Psoriasis Gains Another Therapy with Risankizumab – Practical Analysis
  • There are a number of options for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. This report looks at the benefits and potential shortfalls of the biologic risankizumab, which was approved in April 2019.
    V. Abramson, MD
  • COPD — Managing a Patient With Severe COPD and Exacerbations – Meeting Coverage
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with very severe COPD who has annual exacerbations leading to hospitalization. It highlights the use of adding systemic treatments such as roflumilast to inhalational therapy when a patient has continued exacerbations on triple therapy.
    J. Ohar, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — Case Study: Misdiagnosis in MS – Case Study
  • The 2017 revisions to the McDonald criteria have refined the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, these criteria must only be applied to patients with symptoms typical of demyelination. In addition, there must be "no better explanation." This case follows the skillful navigation of diagnosis in a 56 ... more >>
    A. Solomon, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — Risk-Averse RRMS Patient With a Preference for an Oral DMT – Case Study
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who has a clinical relapse on his first disease-modifying therapy. It illustrates considerations when switching medications, including patient preference for therapeutic delivery, and ... more >>
    J. Bowen, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — Case Study: Patient With Secondary-Progressive MS and Active Disease – Case Study
  • This case study follows a 39-year-old man who developed relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) when he was 34. He is being treated with an oral agent for relapsing MS; however he has since advanced to secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) and shows signs of active disease radiographically. New treatment ... more >>
    E. Williamson, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — Patient with Active Relapsing MS at High Risk for PML – Case Study
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) that is following an aggressive clinical course. It illustrates the considerations that should occur when initiating and switching disease modifying therapies (DMTs), as well as highlighting ... more >>
    P. Coyle, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — An African American Patient with Increasing Symptoms: Managing a Newly Diagnosed Patient with PPMS – Case Study
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    J. Rinker, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — A Patient with RRMS Who Experiences Breakthrough Disease on Two Disease-Modifying Therapies – Case Study
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who has breakthrough disease activity on her first disease-modifying therapy (DMT) and switches to a different class of DMT. After doing well on her second DMT for awhile, she experiences ... more >>
    J. Bowen, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — RRMS Patient With Newly Diagnosed SPMS After Experiencing Increased Disability and Disease Progression – Case Study
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) who has been treated with two disease modifying treatments (DMTs) and now presents with symptoms of secondary progressive MS (SPMS). The activity highlights how environmental factors and comorbidities ... more >>
    P. Coyle, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — An RRMS Patient With Disease Breakthrough and the Need to Switch Therapy – Case Study
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) who is on her first disease-modifying therapy (DMT) but has breakthrough disease. It highlights considerations for switching DMTs in a patient with mild to moderate MS disease activity, ... more >>
    J. Rinker, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — MS Innovations: Management of an RRMS Patient With Breakthrough Disease – Case Study
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who has breakthrough disease on his first disease-modifying therapy (DMT). It highlights the importance of monitoring for suboptimal response to therapy, treatment options available for ... more >>
    J. Bowen, MD
  • Multiple Sclerosis — MS Innovations: RRMS Patient Worsens and Receives a New Diagnosis of SPMS – Case Study
  • This case demonstrates the real-life clinical scenario of a patient with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) who has breakthrough disease on two disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), then develops symptoms of secondary-progressive MS (SPMS). It highlights considerations for monitoring for disease breakthrough, ... more >>
    P. Coyle, MD