Treatments & Techniques

GERD: Advances in Treatment and Prevention

Recent trials and studies have led to promising insights and new options for the management and treatment of GERD for some patients.


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Two New Weight Loss Treatments Show Promise

Over the summer, the FDA approved Wegovy injections for chronic weight management, the first such drug approved since 2014. Manufactured by Novo Nordisk, the drug works by mimicking the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps regulate...


Denosumab for Bone Density Loss: Benefits vs. Risks

For some patients with degenerative bone disorders, the human monoclonal antibody denosumab can reduce BMD loss and the risk for fractures. Ongoing research is revealing the advantages and risks.


Is the CAR T-Cell Revolution Here?

A tailor-made oncology treatment, CAR T-cell therapy promises to transform cancer care. But can its potential overcome its problems?


Microbubbles May Boost Response to Transarterial Radioembolization for the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University demonstrated the safety of combining ultrasound-triggered microbubble destruction and transarterial radioembolization (TARE) to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma — and found that combining the therapies was nearly twice as effective as TARE alone.


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Urine-Based Prostate Cancer Test Honored for Innovation

A non-invasive prostate cancer test developed by miR Scientific, LLC, can definitively detect the disease’s presence — a major improvement on standard-of-care screening, which produces significant numbers of false-positive and false-...


Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability Repair: An Orthopedist Details Technical Factors for Success

Successful arthroscopic shoulder instability repair requires a carefully devised surgical plan focused on several technical aspects of the procedure, according to one expert.


What Does ISCHEMIA Mean for Interventional Cardiology?

The multi-year study showed medication and lifestyle changes are as effective as invasive procedures.


Best Practices Defined for Genetic Testing in Cardiac & Vascular Diseases

Genetic testing for certain cardiovascular diseases may provide insight for patient care.