We’ve been hearing about hydroxychloroquine seemingly since the pandemic started, and there is no question that doctors need to determine whether hydroxychloroquine is an efficacious treatment for adults hospitalized with COVID-19. Does this Original Investigation from JAMA finally provide some clarity to the drug’s use among patients hospitalized with the virus?
Is perfectionism a net positive? What drives you forward so you can meet your goals and standards? Is it sustainable? It’s perfectly understandable that you strive to deliver the highest quality care for your patients; however, it’s impossible to reach unachievable standards. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to find the balance between accepting […]
Olaparib, a PARP inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in germline (g)BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. Find out whether the results from this latest report will emphasize the value of molecular characterization (homologous recombination (HR)–related genes other than BRCA1/2) for treatment decisions in MBC.
Are traditional cytotoxic chemotherapies becoming a thing of the past? This study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows a move toward targeted agents, as a combination of obinutuzumab, ibrutinib, and venetoclax induced deep remissions in patients with treatment-naive or relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
We all have the same number of hours in the day. Things need to get done, and when you’re a physician, sometimes the day is gone before you feel like you even got started. Here are some tips and tricks to help streamline your schedule and improve your time management. You, your staff, and your […]
In a nutshell, imposter syndrome is the overwhelming belief that you’re a fraud, despite objective evidence to the contrary, and it’s rare for any physician to be completely immune. This pattern of thinking can cause pervasive anxiety, frequently contributing to physician burnout. Here are three tips to help overcome these feelings and take positive steps […]
Medscape’s National Physician Burnout and Suicide Report 2020, which surveyed more than 15,000 physicians (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic), found 42% of those interviewed admitted to feeling burned out. Burnout has many causes, but also many solutions. Here are three tips to help you cope on an individualized level.
ASH used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach to assess evidence and make recommendations toward the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The panel agreed on 28 recommendations for the initial management of VTE, primary treatment, secondary prevention, and treatment of recurrent VTE events.
If your medical tools resemble those found in the doctor’s bag of yore, consider elevating your treatment style–and your own quality of life–and look to these gadgets for a new level of precision and care. Reliable devices still exist and should be used – but have you upgraded your arsenal recently? Discover the essential technology […]
In Study CK-301-101, the primary efficacy endpoint was objective response rate (complete + partial response, by independent central review), which was 47% (n = 15) in 32 mCSCC patients evaluable for response, including 3 complete responses and 12 partial responses. The results from the study were presented at the ESMO Congress.