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A new smartphone device can be used to monitor patients with heart conditions. "It's convenient and not obtrusive to patients, and they can keep it for months," said Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine and SUNY Distinguished Professor.
Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, was among many health care experts in Western New York who are opposed to the bill that House Republicans passed earlier this month that could cost New York State about $7 billion a year, while leaving thousands of state residents uninsured. "It's a bad bill for many reasons," said Nielsen, clinical professor of internal medicine and a former president of the American Medical Association, which also opposes the bill.
A study of patients with irritable bowel syndrome showed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor’s control. "Patient satisfaction is a significant metric that impacts reimbursement as health care emphasizes the value of care not the volume of care," said Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, professor of medicine.
An article about FDA approval of three cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers for the treatment of patients with heart failure quotes Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine. “These new pacemakers allow clinicians to provide more personalized therapy treatment options,” she said.
An article about the explosion of mobile apps designed for the digital health market reports patients of UBMD Internal Medicine can monitor their heart rate using a new smartphone app and last fall UB researchers sought the public’s participation in the Flu Survey app, a five-minute smartphone survey that asked users questions about symptoms, protective actions and frequently visited places.
An editorial by Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine, looks at the difficulties of screening, diagnosing and treating individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus who also have substance use disorders. “People with substance use disorders can account for as much as 80 percent of infected individuals in developed countries, a direct result of the opioid epidemic in the U.S.,” he said.
A new meta-analysis led by a research group at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences suggests that liraglutide produces modest reductions of HbA1c levels with significant weight loss as well as small insulin dose reductions in type 1 diabetes.
A study by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chief of endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, shows that adults with obesity assigned to treatment with phentermine for six months experienced weight loss and decreases in diastolic and systolic blood pressure, but in those with diabetes, blood pressure did not change.
Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, was a guest on the Karen Hunter Show discussing the major risk factors for heart disease. She discussed the important of a healthy diet and exercising, such as walking, but added that nothing may be more important than not smoking.
SUNY Distinguished Professor Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, was a participant on the American College of Cardiology’s ACC Cardiology Hour, where she discussed late-breaking clinical trials regarding the new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors.
Andrew H. Talal, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, talks about the sharp rise in hepatitis C in young adults that officials are blaming on the opioid epidemic.
An article reports a UB-led consortium that won a prestigious $15 million Clinical and Translational Science Award has adopted a new name and visual identity to better represent its work, and quotes Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research and SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine.
Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor; Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of medicine, was asked about broken heart syndrome after actress Debbie Reynolds died one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
A story on how to keep food-borne illnesses away from the holiday dinner table interviews Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of infectious diseases.
Ellen P. Rich, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, commented on a new study that shows that female doctors may be better, even though they earn on average $20,000 less than male doctors.