Clinical Perspectives on Barriers To HBV Care

Volume 6, Issue 6

In this podcast follow-up to their recent eViralHepatitis Review newsletter issue (Vol. 6, No. 5), Dr. Mandana Khalili and Dr. Michele Tana from the University of California, San Francisco discuss how their analysis of the newer published information can impact clinical practice.

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Clinical Perspective: New AEs from Newer ART

Volume 4, Issue 8

While newer antiviral agents like darunavir and the integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) dolutegravir have shown great efficacy, recent postmarketing surveillance has identified important adverse effects not found in the clinical trial populations.

In this issue, Dr. Cody Chastain from the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center discusses how these new findings can impact the clinical use of these new agents.

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Clinical Insight: CFTR Modulators

Volume 8, Issue 6.

In this issue, Dr. Gregory Sawicki — Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Boston Children’s Hospital — discusses how the recent findings about the real-world use of CFTR modulators can impact clinical practice.

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Clinical Markers for MS Diagnosis and Prognosis

Volume 2, Issue 2

The central vein sign. Optical coherence tomography. Serum neurofilament light chain. New research has identified these markers as valuable in discriminating MS from mimicking conditions, and in predicting future disability.

In this Issue, Dr. Michael Kornberg and Dr. Elias Sotirchos from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discuss how these advances can impact clinical decision-making to provide better patient care.

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Clinical Challenges of Engaging PWID and MSM in HIV Care

Volume 4, Issue 6.

Linking high-risk populations like PWIDs (people who inject drugs) and MSM (men who have sex with men) to effective HIV care requires overcoming complex barriers unique to these groups.

In this issue, two of the directors from Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless Program, Dr. Jennifer Brody, Director of HIV Services and ANP Marguerite Beiser, Director of HCV Services, discuss the clinical aspects of addressing these challenges.

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Clinical Approaches to MDR Lung Infections

Volume 8, Issue 4.

Multidrug resistant lung infections present an increasingly common and increasingly dangerous threat to all individuals with cystic fibrosis.  Common CF pathogens — Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Burkholderia cepacia complex, Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia — are all showing increasing resistance to clinicians’ usual antibiotic armamentarium.

In this issue, Dr. Claire Elson, from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy, and Dr. Christopher Oermann, from the UMKC School of Medicine, describe strategies for the clinical management of these resistant infections.

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Clinical Insight: Engaging PWID in HCV Care

Volume 6, Issue 4.

People who inject drugs (PWID) comprise a rapidly growing population of HCV-infected people who have historically been difficult to reach and treat. But without engagement in HCV care, PWID will continue to transmit the virus and impede efforts for hepatitis C eradication.

In this issue, Dr. Arthur Kim from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School provides a clinical perspective on identifying and overcoming the barriers that prevent PWID from effectively receiving HCV treatment.

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In the Clinic: ART and Metabolic Effects

Volume 4, Issue 4.

The incidence of the metabolic complications common in people with HIV infection — bone disease, weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease — is increasing as improved antiretroviral therapies create longer lifespans.

In this issue, Dr. Suman Srinivasa and nurse practitioner Kathleen Fitch from Harvard Medical School discuss how to identify and manage these metabolic complications to help improve outcomes and quality of life in patients living with HIV.

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In the Clinic: Identifying & Managing HCV Complications

Volume 6, Issue 2.

In this podcast Andrea Granados, MD describes the clinical impact of the early diagnosis of glucose abnormalities in people with CF, summarizes the limitations of alternative modalities for screening and diagnosing CFRD, and and identifies the current recommendations for the management of CFRD.

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Lung Transplant and CRC Screening

Volume 8, Issue 2.

Screening to avoid the morbidity and mortality of colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with CF, with the incidence of CRC rising, has become an increasingly important challenge, particularly among lung transplant patients.  But how and when should patients be screened? With colonoscopy or non-invasive FIT? Before or after transplant?  Are there patients who should not be screened, and why?

In this issue, Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania discusses the clinical aspects of screening patients with CF to prevent CRC.

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