Treatments & Techniques

Empagliflozin: A Transformative Approach to Diabetes?

A major trial demonstrated the glucose-lowering drug empagliflozin reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease. Clinicians and researchers discuss how it does so and who is most likely to benefit.


Beta-amyloid Research Ignites Treatment Hopes for Alzheimer’s Disease

Results of a phase 1b clinical trial published in Nature reveal scientists may be one step closer to finding a treatment that safely impedes the biological progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


Gregory Lowe, MD: Delivering Leading-edge Treatments for ED and Male Urinary Incontinence

Rated one of the nation’s top physicians for patient satisfaction in 2015, Gregory Lowe, MD, urologic surgeon and sexual medicine specialist at OhioHealth Urology Physicians, merges high-level expertise with state-of-the-art devices and techniques to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and male urinary incontinence (UI).


Novel Strategy Boosts Hepatitis C Screening among American Indians

A 2012 initiative that Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) in Oklahoma launched to enhance hepatitis C management has yielded significant, positive results among the American Indian population.


Spider Venom May Hold Key to Treating IBS

Researchers assessing the role that venom plays in activating nerve fibers involved in pain sensation have uncovered a surprising mechanism that may influence irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-related pain.


Refining Diet-based Approaches to Lowering Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Not all plant-based foods provide equal benefit in terms of reducing risk of diabetes, a new Harvard study finds.


Cholesterol, Statins and Colorectal Cancer: A Complex Relationship

New research that suggests high cholesterol is inversely related to colorectal cancer risk has implications for statin use.


Probiotics Show Promise for Reducing Late-onset Sepsis in Preterm Infants

Using a combination of probiotics, researchers in Slovenia were able to significantly reduce the incidence of late-onset sepsis in a group of preterm infants born with very low birth weights.


Product Spotlight

BD Vacutainer UltraTouch Push Button Blood Collection Set

Research has demonstrated that minimizing injection-site discomfort increases patient satisfaction, which can have a bearing on provider reimbursement.

Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) recently won FDA...


Study Finds Thorough Skin Self-exams Rare among Melanoma Patients

Melanoma patients frequently lack the knowledge or confidence to perform regular, effective skin self-exams (SSEs), according to recent research.