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Addiction is a chronic illness affecting millions of Americans. It is essential to determine whether a patient may have a genetic predisposition to substance abuse prior to writing them a prescription. Before prescribing opiates, physicians should refer patients to substance abuse screening in order to...
For the past few decades, clinical trials related to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), have focused on getting more replacement therapy on the market. New areas of AATD research focus on gene therapy for lung disease and RNA interference for liver disease. These advancements in AATD treatment could...
CBS News reports that a meta-analysis study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that about $9.8 billion are spent each year on health care-associated infections (HAI), or infections contracted while in the hospital. The most common HAIs were infections of the surgical site,...