Diane E. Meier, the Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, discusses how neurologists can increase quality palliative care communication and encourage better clinician/patient confidence and care.
A survey of health care providers found a lack of knowledge on idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) among physicians, and that the disorder is often misdiagnosed. We spoke with Richard Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, associate clinical professor at the University of the South Carolina School of Medicine about IH and criteria for diagnosing this sleep disorder.
The unprecedented numbers of patients on mechanical ventilation underscore the severity of the coronavirus on public health. Elderly patients, especially those with Parkinson disease, often bear the brunt of the pandemic due to pre-existing pulmonary disease and/or anatomical disposition.
The field of medicine has been plagued by the underrepresentation of African Americans, people of Hispanic heritage, and Native Americans, as well as institutional racism and sexism that have persisted for decades.
Gene therapy shows promise in the management of inherited peripheral neuropathy and the complex array of symptoms that patients experience. Gene therapy holds promise in the management of peripheral neuropathies and in significant improvement of quality of life for patients.
Researchers sought to highlight several recent advances in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, investigation, acute management, and secondary prevention of cerebrovascular diseases in patients with hematological diseases.
The Guideline Development Group of the WHO agreed that its recommendations on managing chronic pain in children would be based on the principles that access to pain management is a fundamental human right and children have a right to the highest possible standard of health.
Clinical Pain Advisor met with Scharles Konadu, MD, a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Specialty Board, to discuss how deeply racial inequity is woven into our health care system.
Many healthcare providers are unclear as to when a request is made by an individual pursuant to a HIPAA authorization versus a HIPAA access request, particularly when a patient wants records to be sent to a third party, a HIPAA compliance officer at a law firm explained.
Anna Lembke, MD, discusses how patients who use drugs are affected by the convergence of 2 public health emergencies – increasing overdose rates, and the COVID-19 pandemic – and addresses controversial solutions proposed by other investigators.
We speak with Mildred Solomon, EdD, President of the Hastings Center and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics, about the COVID-19 pandemic, health equity, and vaccine distribution.
The first Health Technology Assessment for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Attacks and Prevention has been published in Cephalalgia by the Clinical Trials Subcommittee of the International Headache Society.