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7 benefits your advisor should bring during COVID-19 pandemic

by David B. Mandell, JD, MBA“Am I getting the right financial advice? Is my financial professional doing what they should for the fee I am paying?” These are common questions that physician investors ask at any time. Today, during the COVID-19 crisis and the financial uncertainty that accompanies it, we believe these questions are even…

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IBD may require more intense care approach due to higher cost volatility

In value-based care programs, inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may require more intense management compared with other chronic gastrointestinal conditions due to much higher cost volatility, according to data from DDW.“Patients with Crohn’s and UC tend to normalize their conditions, which means they often can’t tell when their symptoms are worsening,”…

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Ready-to-drink bowel prep effective in patients with mild, moderate renal impairment

A ready-to-drink solution of sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide and citric acid had similar efficacy as a bowel preparation among patients with normal and impaired renal function, according to research from Digestive Disease Week.Gautam Mankaney, MD, from the department of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Cleveland Clinic, said in a recorded audio presentation that bowel preparation…

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Q&A: Antibiotic overprescribing intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic

The CDC previously reported that about one-third antibiotic prescriptions in the United States are unnecessary. New data suggest that efforts to curb antibiotic overprescribing have taken a step backward during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.“We know COVID-19 is a viral pneumonia,” Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD, director of the…