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Q&A: Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, DSc, discusses the past, present and future of endocrinology

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“I’ve always wanted to be a doctor,” Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, DSc, this year’s recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award, told Healio.


Effects on blood pressure, heart rate similar with epinephrine nasal spray, autoinjector

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Four pooled studies noted similar pharmacodynamic performance for epinephrine delivered via nasal spray or autoinjector, according to a poster presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting. These similarities persisted whether the spray was delivered in opposite nostrils or in the same nostril, Jay A. Lieberman, MD, FACAAI, associate professor, University of… Read More


Outreach program decreases health care resource use among children with asthma

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Patients who participated in the program experienced these improvements within a year of enrollment, Christie F. Michael, MD, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and colleagues wrote in the report.


Study: Spinal, general anesthesia offer ‘reliable’ same-day discharge for outpatient TJA

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Published results showed spinal and general anesthesia were associated with high rates of successful same-day discharge among patients who underwent outpatient total joint arthroplasty at a free-standing ASC. Tyler E. Calkins, MD, and colleagues from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center performed a matched cohort study of data from 105 patients who underwent outpatient TJA with… Read More


Video: Evolution of anaphylaxis guidelines, therapies

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The future of anaphylaxis guidelines and treatments are evolving, Jay A. Lieberman, MD, FACAAI, told Healio at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.


Male patients, Black patients, rural residents more likely to die of pulmonary embolism

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“These findings are surprising and counterintuitive to the advancement in care for patients with pulmonary embolism over the last decade, as well as other studies suggesting a downward trajectory in mortality from other major causes of cardiovascular death,” Mohamed Zghouzi, MD, cardiology fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said in a Michigan Medicine press release.


Early onset CRC mortality in southern US linked to poor food environment

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“Since the 1980s, there has been an increase in the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer for those younger than age 50,” William K. Oelsner, MD, from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. “This incidence is set to double by 2030. While the exact mechanism for this rise is still… Read More


Novel scoring tool predicts alcohol relapse after liver transplant with 96.2% sensitivity

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“Alcohol relapse after liver transplant for alcoholic liver disease is frequent, with incidence ranging from 4% to 95% of LT recipients,” Jiten P. Kothadia, MD, a transplant hepatologist at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, told Healio. “This leads to poor graft function, low medication adherence and decreased overall survival.”