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Second Opinion: The Scientific Side of Social Media
Second Opinion: The Scientific Side of Social Media

Dr. Brian R. Stork and Dr. Stacy Loeb join Second Opinion to discuss the positives of physicians use of social media.

Inside the Practice: Inside Emerging Dental Technologies
Inside the Practice: Inside Emerging Dental Technologies

Dr. Robert Glickman joins Inside the Practice to discuss why the school feels it’s important to train dental students with the latest dental technologies including 3D cone beam imaging systems, digital intraoral scanners and CAD/CAM solutions including 3D printers. The discussion talks about the role these technologies play in dentistry today, and the ways this educational approach can help inform dental students’ future careers, as well as the future of the dental industry.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Communication in the Age of Stress
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Communication in the Age of Stress

Bash Halow joins Deep Dive to discuss the toll that politics, policy and the pandemic are taking on workplace relationships and how to alleviate those strains. This segment explores the various stressors placed on veterinary professional relationships with their teams and clients from external influences like the pandemic, and internal team leadership struggles.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into New Presbyopia Therapies
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into New Presbyopia Therapies

Two new therapies for presbyopia are in the pipeline. Allergan recently submitted an NDA for its investigational eye drop to treat the condition, and Visus Therapeutics recently received FDA acceptance of its investigational new drug application for Brimochol. Dr. Michael Robinson from Allergan and Dr. Rhett Schiffman from Visus join Deep Dive to talk about how the products work and what’s coming next.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Expanding Access to Pharmacist Care in Underserved Areas
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Expanding Access to Pharmacist Care in Underserved Areas

Scott Knoer, the EVP and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association, joins Deep Dive to discuss the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Area Enhancement Act

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the Medtronic & MT2020+ Partnership
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the Medtronic & MT2020+ Partnership

Dan Volz and Dr. Dileep Yavagal join Deep Dive to discuss the partnership between Medtronic & MT2020+ and give insight on the collaboration and success of Medtronic’s similar IMMEDIATE program.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Human and Child Trafficking
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Human and Child Trafficking

Dr. Brenda Cassidy joins Deep Dive to discuss the important role health care professionals have to play in combating human and child trafficking. She explains specific signs that healthcare professionals should be looking for when they feel their patient may be a human trafficking victim and the importance of spotting these red flags even with COVID-19 limitations.

Inside the Practice: Inside 3D Printers for Procedures
Inside the Practice: Inside 3D Printers for Procedures

The interventional radiologist and surgeons at Nemours Children's Health System in Florida are using 3D printers not only to help guide their procedures, but also to better explain findings and next steps to parents of patients. By creating 3D models based on diagnostic imaging scans, providers are better equipped to answer questions as well as help surgeons navigate potentially complex procedures. A panel from Nemours joins Inside the Practice to discuss 3D models.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into PPP loans
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into PPP loans

Ben Johnston joins Deep Dive to discuss whether PPP loans are a good option for a medical practice. He explains what other lending options are out there–and what the lending process looks like.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Teeth & Artificial Intelligence
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Teeth & Artificial Intelligence

A panel of experts in the world of dentistry joins Deep Dive to delve into the details on artificial intelligence as it relates to dentistry and the bright future of this technology in the industry overall.

Inside the Practice: Inside Prostate Cancer & Mobile MRI Units
Inside the Practice: Inside Prostate Cancer & Mobile MRI Units

This summer, Mount Sinai is preparing to launch the Robert F.Smith Mobile MRI Unit to support prostate health in the Black community in New York City neighborhoods. The project stems from research, led by Ashutosh K. Tewari, MBBS, MCh, who has been involved in research exploring the higher incidence and mortality of prostate cancer in Black men. Dr. Tewari joins Inside the Practice and spoke in-depth about his research findings and his vision for the mobile MRI unit.

Inside the Practice: Inside Community Psychiatry
Inside the Practice: Inside Community Psychiatry

Community psychiatry is a network of psychiatrists, therapists and psychiatric nurse practitioners dedicated to providing comprehensive mental healthcare treatment, including psychotherapy. A panel of those involved in community psychiatry join Inside the Practice to discuss what makes their work so rewarding.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Health Information Systems
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Health Information Systems

Dr. Micky Tripathi joins Deep Dive to discuss the future of medical technology.

Inside the Practice: Inside Surgical Robots
Inside the Practice: Inside Surgical Robots

Duke Herrell joins Inside the Practice to discuss the development of a minuscule robot that has the potential to revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Veterinary CBD Research
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Veterinary CBD Research

On this episode of Deep Dive, Stephen Cital, RVT with a background in cannabis research, provides insight on the hot topic of CBD in the veterinary world. He discusses what fueled his passion for veterinary CBD research, how veterinarians should go about discussing the CBD topic with clients, and beyond. Plus, he previews a textbook he coedited titled, “Cannabis Therapy in Veterinary Medicine.”

Behind the Science: Behind Cardiovascular Disparities
Behind the Science: Behind Cardiovascular Disparities

The 2021 American College of Cardiology Conference spotlights cardiovascular disparities.

Behind the Science: Behind the Decrease in C. Difficile Cases
Behind the Science: Behind the Decrease in C. Difficile Cases

Experts from Digestive Disease Week join Behind the Science to discuss the decrease in C. difficile cases and whether it is feasible to expect some of these measures to continue in a post-pandemic world.

Inside the Practice: Inside Strengthening Primary Care
Inside the Practice: Inside Strengthening Primary Care

Linda Schwimmer, president and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute discusses strengthening primary care after the pandemic and the importance of high-quality health care.

Inside the Practice: Inside Cannabinoids
Inside the Practice: Inside Cannabinoids

Dennis O’Neill highlights the treatment potential of rare cannabinoids – including CBG, CBN, THCV, and others – which exist in minute quantities within the hemp plant.

Wellbeing Checkup: In Sync With Emotions
Wellbeing Checkup: In Sync With Emotions

Dr. Indu Subramanian offers her tips on how to remain in sync with the emotions we’re all feeling after more than a year of an ongoing global pandemic and the importance of being able to recognize and connect with our feelings.

Behind the Science: Behind Psychedelic Medicine for Mental Health
Behind the Science: Behind Psychedelic Medicine for Mental Health

Researchers describe the potential for cannabis and psychedelic medicine to effectively address different mental health issues through unique pathways that other medications may be less capable of targeting.

Behind the Science: Behind Pandemic Optometry Lessons
Behind the Science: Behind Pandemic Optometry Lessons

A panel of experts join to discuss what optometry will have learned from COVID-19, and if any of those changes stay after we move out of the pandemic.

Wellbeing Checkup: Overcoming Depression
Wellbeing Checkup: Overcoming Depression

Michael Myers, MD, author of the book "Becoming a Doctors' Doctor: A Memoir," discusses depression and gives tips to help physicians suffering from it.

Inside the Practice: Inside Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute
Inside the Practice: Inside Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute

Dr. Brian Bolwell discusses his new role as Chair, Physician Leadership and Development within the Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute at Cleveland Clinic, where he will work to advance professional staff leadership across the enterprise.

Second Opinion: Medicare & Medicaid Medication Misadventures
Second Opinion: Medicare & Medicaid Medication Misadventures

Erick Von Schweber and Ed Jai discuss their study that was recently published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, which analyzed outcomes of medication management among high-risk Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Behind the Science: Behind ASCO Findings
Behind the Science: Behind ASCO Findings

The 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO 2021) continues to hold its place as the most impactful medical meeting for advancements in the field of cancer treatment, with pivotal presentations across a wide range of different tumor types shaking up the standard of care each year.

Inside the Practice: Inside a Next Generation Dialysis Device
Inside the Practice: Inside a Next Generation Dialysis Device

Dr. Brandon Repko talks about how the WavelinQ EndoAVF system gives physicians a minimally invasive option for creating an AV fistula for patients who need hemodialysis to survive. Repko is part of a postmarket study called CONNECT-AV following patients treated with the device for an additional 24 months.

Inside the Practice: Inside Cognoa’s Canvas Dx
Inside the Practice: Inside Cognoa’s Canvas Dx

Dr. Sharief Taraman explains Cognoa’s Canvas Dx, a first-of-its-kind autism diagnostic tool, being authorized for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration for the physician-aided diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a primary care setting.

Behind the Science: Telemedicine’s Paradigm Shift in Stroke Care
Behind the Science: Telemedicine’s Paradigm Shift in Stroke Care

Telemedicine’s Paradigm Shift and Needs in Neurology Research NeurologyLive inquired with a trio of stroke specialists of varying clinical expertise to find out their thoughts on and experiences with telemedicine in the care of patients with stroke, particularly in light of the massive shift toward this method of care amid the COVID-19 pandemic; and inquired with another pair of stroke physicians to find out what lingering research needs are plaguing the field of stroke care."

Behind the Science: Behind Geronimo Animal Rescue Team
Behind the Science: Behind Geronimo Animal Rescue Team

Stacey Thomas and cofounder of the Geronimo Animal Rescue Team (GART) Kiaya Jackson discuss a wide variety of topics including, the history of Jackson’s reservation, human-animal bond between Jackson’s community and pets, and what the San Carlos Dog House Project is.

Inside the Practice: Inside Mismatched Unrelated Donor Transplantation
Inside the Practice: Inside Mismatched Unrelated Donor Transplantation

Dr. Jeffery Auletta discusses recently published research regarding mismatched unrelated donors stem cell transplant in patients with acute leukemias and myelodysplastic syndrome. The findings indicates that HLA-matched unrelated donors may offer better outcomes for patient’s vs half-matched related donors.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Psychedelic Compounds to Treat Obesity
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Psychedelic Compounds to Treat Obesity

Pharmacy Times interviewed Dr. Clive Ward Able, the president of Clintell and a trained pharmacist and physician who has worked in the pharmacy industry for over 30 years. During this discussion, Dr. Ward Able addresses his research investigating the use of psychedelic compounds to treat obesity, as well as optimize human health.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Laryngoscopes in Veterinary Medicine
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Laryngoscopes in Veterinary Medicine

Tasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS shares insight on using a laryngoscope - from tips and tricks to curtailing bad habits to the laryngoscopes she recommends for veterinary professionals.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into In-Home Cancer Therapy Infusions
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into In-Home Cancer Therapy Infusions

Chevon M. Rairy discusses how Cancer Treatment Centers of America has partnered with CVS Health to bring infusion of cancer therapies into patient’s homes.

Inside the Practice: Inside EyeLib
Inside the Practice: Inside EyeLib

Dr. Michael Assouline joins to discuss new technology for screening for and diagnosing ophthalmic conditions. EyeLib is described as an AI-device that “allows for rapid fully automated advanced and comprehensive ophthalmological diagnoses and consequent referrals to the appropriate specialists.” Essentially, the idea is that all the medical devices used at the beginning of a check-up are combined into one streamlined machine.

Inside the Practice: Inside Top Derm
Inside the Practice: Inside Top Derm

A recently launched application, Top Derm, developed by medical video game company Level Ex, made for dermatologists. The free-to-play mobile app presents users with exercises and challenges on a variety of dermatologic concepts that are designed to encourage learning and strengthen recall. Level Ex collaborated with over 140 dermatologists, including Dr. Peter Lio, to design the game. Dr. Lio speaks about the application’s design, how the game works, its value for dermatologists of all skill levels, and its future as a resource for clinicians.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Aducanumab’s Appropriate Use Criteria
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Aducanumab’s Appropriate Use Criteria

Dr. Alireza Atri, the director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, AZ, joined Deep Dive from the floor of the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference to discuss the recently published and presented Appropriate Use Criteria for aducanumab, or Aduhelm, Biogen’s newly approved anti-amyloid agent for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Bevacizumab Biosimilars for Eye Conditions
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Bevacizumab Biosimilars for Eye Conditions

As use of reference bevacizumab (Avastin) for the treatment of macular degeneration has increased over the past decade, payers have begun to recommend bevacizumab biosimilars for the same indication. However, some institutions, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, say that there needs to be more evidence for the use of these biosimilars for macular degeneration and that recommending them for use is premature.

Inside the Practice: Inside ABC Kids Dental Group's Robot for Children
Inside the Practice: Inside ABC Kids Dental Group's Robot for Children

Robin the Robot from Expper Technologies is an interactive companion designed to help children feel comfortable in hospitals, dental practices, and other healthcare settings. ABC Kids Dental Group in Los Angeles was the first practice in the area to add Robin to the practice, and the impact has been amazing.

Inside the Practice: Inside Advancing Inclusive Research Site Alliance
Inside the Practice: Inside Advancing Inclusive Research Site Alliance

Quita Highsmith and Dr. Monica Baskin discuss the Advancing Inclusive Research Site Alliance, a new initiative by Genentech to include more diverse populations in clinical trials. Highsmith and Baskin touch on why it’s important to have started this alliance and how they hope to see the program grow to include other cancer centers.

Behind the Science: Behind New Treatment Strategies for Gastrointestinal Cancers
Behind the Science: Behind New Treatment Strategies for Gastrointestinal Cancers

Targeted Oncology interviews seven oncologists who treat gastrointestinal cancers to get background ongoing studies that they’re involved with and insight about what’s needed for the future.

Behind the Science: Behind Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Behind the Science: Behind Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Five experts in gastroenterology and infectious disease discuss what they think the future is for fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in treating recurrent C. difficile infection, which is linked with high mortality. The availability of FMT has been limited since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and more standardized preparations are being explored.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the RPH-104 Molecule
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the RPH-104 Molecule

Yan Lavrovsky, MD, PhD discusses the RPH-104 Molecule, a biological project that is currently being developed to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases, metabolic diseases, recurrent fever, joint lesions, and rashes. Dr. Lavrovsky discusses why the FDA approval of the molecule is so groundbreaking, future research, and what first sparked his team’s interest in researching and developing the RPH-104 molecule.

Inside the Practice: Inside New Breast Cancer Tech
Inside the Practice: Inside New Breast Cancer Tech

For patients with breast cancer whose disease has spread to the axillary lymph nodes, the use of a new reflector device technology in the early neoadjuvant chemotherapy setting can help to more accurately pinpoint cancerous nodes for resection, and potentially improve outcomes. Leslie L. Montgomery, MD, and Tara M. Balija, MD, discuss the benefits of a novel reflector device in patients with breast cancer, its efficacy in identifying clipped axillary lymph nodes, and the potential future use of this device in other cancer types.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Possibilities in Cancer Care
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Possibilities in Cancer Care

Previewing New Jersey’s first free-standing cancer center, Dr Steven Libutti, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, speaks with The American Journal of Managed Care on how the upcoming Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center will open possibilities in cancer care that were otherwise unavailable in the state. Dr Libutti discusses the capabilities in oncology care and clinical trial research that will be provided at the Rutgers-affiliated center, and its implications for a state marked by one of the highest cancer rates nationwide.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Digital Twin Imaging Platform
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Digital Twin Imaging Platform

Utilizing its innovative whole-body scanner, Q Bio develops breakthrough technology to measure changes in the human body like never before. Q Bio unveiled the first clinical "digital twin" platform, Q Bio Gemini, to capture and monitor comprehensive baseline patient health in a scalable virtual model. In this interview, Q Bio CEO Jeff Kaditz discusses the company’s leading technology that is driving this innovation.

Inside the Practice: Inside Cannabis for PTSD
Inside the Practice: Inside Cannabis for PTSD

Jordan Tishler joins Inside the Practice to discuss how medical cannabis can be used to treat PTSD among veterans and the general public.

Behind the Science: Behind New Drugs for Obesity
Behind the Science: Behind New Drugs for Obesity

The epidemic of chronic obesity in the US is driving increases in a wide range of other dangerous and deadly chronic illnesses. Prevention and management of overweight and obesity are rightly the concern of primary care but there are myriad challenges for both patients and physicians to arresting or reversing the process of unhealthy weight gain. There now are several physiologic that act on the physiologic underpinnings of obesity and may significantly enhance the success of patients’ efforts at behavioral change (eg, diet and physical activity).

Inside the Practice: Inside Brio Dental's Holistic Approach to Dental Care
Inside the Practice: Inside Brio Dental's Holistic Approach to Dental Care

Holistic Dentistry can be a controversial topic among dental professionals, but at Brio Dental in Portland, Oregon, Karaneh Jahan, DMD, looks to provide care for the entire patient with a focus on services and products that reduce the use of metals and avoid known toxins such as mercury. Dr Jahan shares her personal story of pursuing a holistic approach to her own health challenges, and explains she incorporates those same principles into the care she provides to her patients.

Inside the Practice: Inside Creating Digital Tools to Improve Disease Management
Inside the Practice: Inside Creating Digital Tools to Improve Disease Management

Avoiding clinical inertia and achieving optimal levels of prescribing for guideline-directed medical therapies is a problem that spans across almost all specialties in medicine. In cardiology, clinicians point to gaps in prescribing of guideline-directed therapies as a treatment gap leading to negative outcomes for some patients. In this edition of Inside the Practice, Dr. Stephen Greene discusses the process of creating a digital dashboard for increasing prescribing of guideline-directed therapies that was recently rolled out within the Duke Medicine health systems.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Drug Development Through Pathway Approach
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Drug Development Through Pathway Approach

The COVID pandemic is driving interest in the importance of the immune system to human health, and platform technologies to preventing and treating disease. There are roughly 60 million patients in western society dealing with immune mediated diseases. Tackling drug development through a pathway approach opens the potential to treat multiple diseases with one therapy. New ongoing research by Janssen Immunology continues to validate their “pipeline in a pathway” model to treating immune mediated diseases in multiple therapeutic areas including psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis and more.

Behind the Science: Behind Microbiota Treatments
Behind the Science: Behind Microbiota Treatments

A panel of experts discuss how live microbiota treatments currently in development could transform care for CDI. One theme is that antibiotic use increases the risk of infections, meaning some non-antibiotic options need to emerge. The treatments are based off the success of fecal microbiota transplantation for C difficile.

Inside the Practice: Inside Assisted and Robotic Surgery
Inside the Practice: Inside Assisted and Robotic Surgery

Greg Marchand, MD, FACS, FACOG, FICS, Director of the Marchand Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery. He talks about robotic and assisted laparoscopic surgery and shows how his simulators of the two different machines work. He also explains the many benefits to assisted or robotic surgery.

Inside the Practice: Inside Prescription Kiosks
Inside the Practice: Inside Prescription Kiosks

Asteres® chairman and BioIQ CEO, Sean Slovenski joined Inside the Practice to discuss 24/7 automated pharmacy pickup. ScriptCenter allows your pharmacy staff to maintain control of filling and checking prescriptions, while ScriptCenter takes care of the secure storage, tracking, pickup, and payment of your pharmacist-filled prescriptions. Asteres® develops ScriptCenter kiosks and lockers for secure and safe pickup of prescriptions and healthcare products.

Inside the Practice: Inside Transperineal Prostate Biopsies
Inside the Practice: Inside Transperineal Prostate Biopsies

Dr. Matthew Allaway, DO, spoke with CancerNetwork about a prostate cancer biopsy technique that uses the transperineal approach to better detect cancer in harder to reach areas of the prostate. Along with this, Allaway touched on the American Cancer Society’s annual report, “Cancer Facts & Figures 2022” and detailed the important findings from a companion study to that information.

Inside the Practice: Inside Global Society of Rare Genitourinary Tumors
Inside the Practice: Inside Global Society of Rare Genitourinary Tumors

The Global Society of Rare Genitourinary Tumors launched during the pandemic, hoping to give a voice to those who have or treat rare cancers in this space. In a recent interview, Philippe E. Spiess, MD, MS, FRCSC, FACS, and Andrea Necchi, MD, share how they aim to develop an environment that emphasizes education, patient advocacy, and clinical research for this subspecialty—one that has historically failed to receive the spotlight as much as other, more common cancers. Spiess and Necchi serve as President and Vice President of this organization.

Inside the Practice: Inside Robotic Lung Systems at AHN
Inside the Practice: Inside Robotic Lung Systems at AHN

At Allegheny Health Network, physicians take a minimally invasive approach to treating lung cancer. Benny Weksler, MD, explains in an interview.

Behind the Science: Behind New RNA Platform for Detecting Pregnancy Complications
Behind the Science: Behind New RNA Platform for Detecting Pregnancy Complications

On this week’s episode of Behind the Science, Contemporary OBGYN sat down with Maneesh Jain, CEO of Mirvie, and Michal Elovitz, MD, chief medical advisor at Mirvie, a new RNA platform that is able to predict pregnancy complications by revealing the biology of each pregnancy. They discussed recently published data regarding the platform's ability to predict preeclampsia and preterm birth.

Inside the Practice: Inside A Cancer Symptom Management App
Inside the Practice: Inside A Cancer Symptom Management App

Ovarian cancer can bring an onslaught of more than a dozen symptoms, as well as lingering anxiety and other difficulties for patients and their caregivers. Heidi Donovan, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is working with app developer Haomin (Leon) Hu to change that. Their app, which is currently in the early stages of development and is slated to launch next year, will help patients and their caregivers track and manage symptoms, leading to a better feeling of control over the disease.

Wellbeing Checkup: Cutting-Edge Science Improves Patient Outcomes
Wellbeing Checkup: Cutting-Edge Science Improves Patient Outcomes

Burnout seemed to be at an all-time high for health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to treating patients with blood cancer, their immunocompromised status put even more stress on doctors, as they now had an added layer of worry and concern for the people they were treating. However, when major advances enter the space – such as the recent FDA approval of cilta-cel for pretreated, relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma – clinicians can once again feel empowered and exciting, explained Dr. Sundar Jagannath, MBBS, professor of Medicine and director of the Multiple Myeloma Center of Excellence at the Tisch Cancer Institute in New York.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the Burn Reversal Method
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the Burn Reversal Method

James Beckman, MD, is the creator of a topical application that stops the progression of a first or second degree burn and reverse the symptoms already present as soon as possible after the burn. We discuss the science behind this burn reversal method, the complexities of working with burned skin, and what needs to be considered when working with a burned patient.

After Hours: Biosimilar Whiskey
After Hours: Biosimilar Whiskey

As high-end whisky can take decades to develop and total to thousands of dollars per bottle, a novel process created by Sarfaraz Niazi, adjunct professor of biopharmaceutical sciences and advisory board member for the Center for Biosimilars®, seeks to circumvent both time and cost by replicating the biosimilar approach to therapeutic drugs to that of whisky. Dr. Niazi speaks with The American Journal of Managed Care® on the distillation process, how the biobetter whiskies compared with their reference products, and future considerations for the alcohol industry.

Inside the Practice: Inside Cleveland Clinic’s Virtual Reality Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
Inside the Practice: Inside Cleveland Clinic’s Virtual Reality Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Jay Alberts, the vice-chair for innovations at Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute and the Bell Family Endowed Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, took NeurologyLive inside Cleveland Clinic to explore the institution’s use of virtual reality in the treatment and care of its patients with Parkinson disease.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the GoutSMART App
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into the GoutSMART App

Philip Riches, PhD, discusses his recent study, “Evaluation of supported self-management in gout (GoutSMART): a randomised controlled feasibility trial.” Results revealed improved urate targets in patients receiving supported self-management when compared with usual care.

Inside the Practice: Inside the DIEP Flap Procedure
Inside the Practice: Inside the DIEP Flap Procedure

The Allegheny Health Network breast reconstruction surgery team are, by their count, the second team in the nation to conduct regular practice with a key innovation: a robot-assisted deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap procedure—a minimally invasive technique at the forefront of advancement for cancer-related reconstruction surgery. The interview features Dr. Moreira and Dr. Murariu explaining the intricacies of the procedure, keys to defining patient eligibility, and future utility of robot-assisted reconstruction surgery.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Epstein-Barr Virus as a Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Epstein-Barr Virus as a Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Bridget A. Bagert sat down with NeurologyLive to discuss a hot topic of clinical concern in multiple sclerosis: Epstein-Barr virus. After 2 decades of research suggesting a link between EBV and MS, the findings of a recently published paper provided the most robust dataset to date, with analyses suggesting there may be a causal link between EBV infection and MS disease onset. Bagert, an expert in the field of MS who has focused on this link in her clinical research, offered her perspective on the findings the what is known to this point.

Inside the Practice: Inside PrismRA
Inside the Practice: Inside PrismRA

Sam Asgarian, MD, MBA discusses how PrismRA uses a patient’s disease signature to match them with a therapy best suited for them and how this new technology has the potential to produce faster, better outcomes in this patient population.

Behind the Science: Behind the Oral-Systemic Link
Behind the Science: Behind the Oral-Systemic Link

Dr. Richard Lamont joins us to discuss potential dangers in the oral biome, as well as the link between oral health and systemic health. As part of a study from the University of Louisville led by Dr. Lamont, researchers found a vital protein called interferon (intur-fearon) lambda that is produced by cells in the mouth and can help protect against viral infection.

Inside the Practice: Inside New Technology to Detect Melanomas
Inside the Practice: Inside New Technology to Detect Melanomas

John Dobak, MD, is the CEO of DermTech. Derm Tech is a company dedicated to helping diagnose melanoma is less invasive ways. He discusses their newest technology available to test suspicious moles and more in this video.

Inside the Practice: Inside Upright Proton Cancer Therapy
Inside the Practice: Inside Upright Proton Cancer Therapy

Paul Harari, MD, details how University of Wisconsin Health will begin to offer upright proton therapy, making it the first institution in the state to do so for the treatment of cancer.

Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Upright Proton Cancer Therapy
Deep Dive: Deep Dive Into Upright Proton Cancer Therapy

Paul Harari, MD, discusses upright proton cancer therapy, which will be offered at University of Wisconsin Health.

Behind the Science: Behind Stem Cell Research in Multiple Myeloma
Behind the Science: Behind Stem Cell Research in Multiple Myeloma

Ronit Slotky, PhD, MSc, of Hackensack Meridian Health, dives into ongoing research and the role of stem cells in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Inside the Practice: Inside CBD in Pharmacy Practice
Inside the Practice: Inside CBD in Pharmacy Practice

Alex Capano DNP, CRNP and Samantha Timmermann discuss introducing CBD in pharmacy practice, including how to ensure patients are discussing it, what are the questions pharmacists should prepare for, and what pharmacists need to learn before introducing it.

Inside the Practice: Inside CAR T-Cell Therapy
Inside the Practice: Inside CAR T-Cell Therapy

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Myeloma Center became the first institution in the state to offer CAR T-cell therapy for patients with multiple myeloma. Frits van Rhee, MD, PhD, joins to discuss.

Inside the Practice: Inside Teledentistry
Inside the Practice: Inside Teledentistry

Advantage Dental+ has incorporated “teledentistry” in its practices, allowing patients to have more flexibility in a variety of services. Sharity Ludwig, EPDH, MS, is Director of Alternative Care Models at Advantage Dental+ and has expanded on some of the benefits that telehealth/teledentistry can offer both patient and practitioner. Teledentistry can serve patients in a variety of ways, including assisting patients who may otherwise be unable to access quality dental care because of location or working hours.

Behind the Science: Behind Artificial Intelligence in Radiology
Behind the Science: Behind Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

Nina Kotter, MD, the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Clinical AI for Radiology Partners, Sonia Gupta, MD, the Chief Medical Officer for Change Healthcare, and Morris Panner, the President of Intelerad Medical Systems, discussed challenges with radiology workflows and how artificial intelligence (AI) could improve workflow efficiencies and possibly facilitate improved patient outcomes down the line.

Inside the Practice: Inside STELARA's Approval
Inside the Practice: Inside STELARA's Approval

Jennifer Davidson, DO, discusses the recent FDA approval of ustekinumab (STELARA) to treat pediatric patients with active psoriatic arthritis with a focus on advancing care in psoriatic disease and new strategies to increase diversity in rheumatology.

Inside the Practice: Inside the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center
Inside the Practice: Inside the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center

Dr. Marina Sirota discusses the new March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at UC San Francisco (UCSF), which opened its doors in June of this year. The Center is part of the organization’s work in preterm birth rate reduction and will focus on prematurity data sharing, computational drug discovery and electronic medical record research.

Behind the Science: Behind Entering Optometry
Behind the Science: Behind Entering Optometry

Optometry Times asked some optometry experts what they wish they knew when entering optometry.