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P504S Immunostaining Boosts Diagnostic Resolution

P504S Immunostaining Boosts Diagnostic Resolution

Since the advent of serum prostate-specific antigen screening approximately a decade ago, the frequency of prostatic needle biopsy and number of cores sampled have increased substantially, and biopsy remains the only diagnostic test for prostate cancer.......[Read More]
Fixed Drug Eruptions: Diagnosis, and Management

Fixed Drug Eruptions: Diagnosis, and Management

As many as 2-3% of patients taking medications will develop a cutaneous drug reaction. What drugs are the most frequent offenders?......[Read More]
Presumptive Antibiotic Treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Presumptive Antibiotic Treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

How frequently are healthy patients unnecessarily undergoing antibiotic therapy under the assumption they have chlamydia or gonorrhea?......[Read More]
Topical Insect Repellents in Endemic Malaria Populations

Topical Insect Repellents in Endemic Malaria Populations

Do topical insect repellents reduce outdoor biting and morbidity from malaria?......[Read More]
The ASC/SIL Ratio for Cytopathologists as a Quality Control Measure

The ASC/SIL Ratio for Cytopathologists as a Quality Control Measure

Is the value of the ASC/SIL ratio affected by confidential feedback to cytopathologists?......[Read More]
Xanthelasmata, Arcus Corneae, and Death

Xanthelasmata, Arcus Corneae, and Death

Could xanthelasmata--yellow cholesterol deposits around the skin of the eyes--be an early warning sign of heart disease? Read the surprising findings of this Danish study.......[Read More]
Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity--Is It Really the Gluten?

Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity--Is It Really the Gluten?

What to do about patients self-reporting 'gluten sensitivity' after GI symptoms resolve on a gluten-free diet -- without testing for food allergies or Celiac disease.......[Read More]
School-related Risk and Protective Factor Related to Truancy in Urban Youth

School-related Risk and Protective Factor Related to Truancy in Urban Youth

What school-related risk and protective factors describe truant youth or place youth at risk for truancy? Identifying and understanding the predictors of truancy is key to effective prevention efforts......[Read More]
Self-Authorship in Pharmacy Education

Self-Authorship in Pharmacy Education

How do students transition from preceptor-based learning to self-directed learning?......[Read More]
Accuracy of Roche Accu-Chek Inform

Accuracy of Roche Accu-Chek Inform

Little is known about accuracy of point-of-care glucometers for measuring glucose in surgical ICU patients on intensive IV insulin therapy or impact of sample source on accuracy of glucometer results.......[Read More]
Personalized Medicine and Antiplatelet Therapy: Ready for Prime Time?

Personalized Medicine and Antiplatelet Therapy: Ready for Prime Time?

Genes, illness, and environmental factors all help determine how well a particular antiplatelet drug will work in a given patient.......[Read More]
Apparent Adverse Outcome of Acupuncture

Apparent Adverse Outcome of Acupuncture

Could acupuncture turn skin flora into a pathogen?......[Read More]
Managing Tobacco Use

Managing Tobacco Use

Does tobacco use deserve to be managed as intensively as other CVD risk factors?......[Read More]
Mendelian Randomization of Blood Lipids for CHD

Mendelian Randomization of Blood Lipids for CHD

Find greater clarity in the causal role of HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in coronary heart disease.......[Read More]
Bridging the Gap Between Acute Care NP Education and Practice

Bridging the Gap Between Acute Care NP Education and Practice

The demand in hospitals for ACNPs has risen dramatically across the board. Will in-house residency programs be able to fill the vast void?......[Read More]
HIV Infection, Cardiovascular Risk, and Risk for Acute MI

HIV Infection, Cardiovascular Risk, and Risk for Acute MI

This study examines cardiovascular disease and MI risk factors in HIV infected individuals.......[Read More]
Obesity and Women's Health: An Evidence-Based Review

Obesity and Women's Health: An Evidence-Based Review

This article reviews the wide-ranging effects that obesity has on both reproductive health and chronic medical conditions in women.......[Read More]
Eating Frequency, Diet Quality, and Colorectal Cancer Risk

Eating Frequency, Diet Quality, and Colorectal Cancer Risk

This large cohort study investigated whether more frequent eating--whether it be meals or snacking--could increase the risk of colorectal cancer.......[Read More]
Meningioma and Mobile Phone use

Meningioma and Mobile Phone use

Is there an association between mobile phone use and the risk of meningioma?......[Read More]
'It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times...'

'It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times...'

Read the Presidential Address from the SMA's Annual Scientific Assembly, focusing on the progress and limitations of technology in the past century.......[Read More]