Obesity and Weight Management Journal Articles

 
 
  • The Ethics of Managing Patient Requests for Medical Marijuana As more states legalize marijuana use for medical purposes, this may present an ethical quandary for some physicians. This article outlines an ethical framework that provides guidance.
  • Brief Update on Dermatologic Uses of Methotrexate This review explores established and emerging clinical indications for methotrexate in dermatological conditions, including psoriasis, blistering diseases, chronic urticaria, slceroderma, and more.
  • How to Talk With People in Psychosis Using a patient example, this article focuses on the need for building trust and applying caring cognitive behavioral talking skills when communicating with people who suffer from a psychosis.
  • HCV Eradication With DAAs Reduces Variceal Bleeding Risk This study found that DAA-induced SVR in patients with hepatitis C is associated with a reduced risk of variceal bleeding, among both patients with and without established cirrhosis.
  • High-Protein Diet is Bad for Kidney Health High-protein dieting has risen in popularity, but could it actually harm the kidneys? This editorial explores the issue.
  • Obesity and Liver Markers in Children and Adolescents In what ways might obesity impact liver enzyme concentrations in the pediatric population?
  • Female Androgenetic Alopecia: An Update Female androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of non-scarring alopecia in women. Review its etiology, differential diagnosis, and management in this update.
  • Osteoporosis and Implant-Related Complications After TSA Might osteoporosis contribute to an increased risk of implant-related complications after shoulder arthroplasty?
  • The Effects of GM1 in Taxane-Induced Neurotoxicity Might ganglioside-monosialic acid help prevent the neurotoxic effects of taxane chemotherapy in breast cancer patients?
  • Cancer Cachexia: A Multifactoral Disease Cancer cachexia is a complex condition with multifactorial etiologies, which should optimally be managed by a multidisciplinary team that includes an oncologist, pharmacist, and oncology dietitian.
  • Bariatric Surgery and the Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Are patients who have undergone bariatric surgery at a higher risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis? A new study examines the possible association.
  • SGLT2 Inhibition: A New Avenue to Protect the Kidney Could SGLT2 inhibitors have a role in the management of patients with kidney disease? What are the benefits of these agents?
  • A New Perspective on Lowering CV Risk From Hypoglycemia A new study explores the relationship between hypoglycemia, cardiovascular outcomes, and treatment with an SGLT2 inhibitor. Might an SGLT2 inhibitor offer a cardio-protective effect?
  • Applying Guidelines for NAFLD in HIV-Monoinfected Patients Current guidelines recommend the use of a diagnostic algorithm to screen for NAFLD. Could these guidelines also be applied to HIV-monoinfected patients?
  • Tackling the Weight List Problem Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may help improve kidney transplant candidacy among morbidly obese patients, but important questions remain.
  • HCV Eradication With DAA Improves Insulin Resistance This study aimed to assess whether SVR after direct-acting antivirals could improve the degree of insulin resistance in HCV-infected patients, including those with cirrhosis.
  • Diagnosis of Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department This review provides a summary of current evidence-based strategies for the evaluation of patients presenting to the ED with suspected heart failure.
  • HRT and the Risk of Melanoma in Post-menopausal Women Studies have suggested that hormones may play a potential role in melanoma carcinogenesis. Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of melanoma in post-menopausal women?
  • Effect of Estradiol on Penile Erection Could elevated estradiol levels negatively affect erectile function?
  • Risk for Gestational Diabetes Among Asian Women What might explain why Asian women have a higher prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus than women of other ethnic groups? Might higher acculturation may play a protective role?