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General Surgeon, Les Edrich, MD provides some insight toward negotiating the delicate balance of providing information, treatment options, and an opinion regarding the best course of treatment while respecting the potential vulnerability of the patient with newly diagnosed breast cancer. Sponsored by The...
Lisa Shah, MD, Clinical Associate of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago describes The Contemplation Ladder – a one to ten scale used as a measure of a smoker’s readiness to quit. References Biener L, Abrams DB. The contemplation ladder: Validation of a measure...

Fails to alleviate moderate persistent asthma symptoms

Mepolizumab Fails in a Phase II Trial

Mepolizumab, an IL-5 inhibitor, failed to alleviate moderate persistent asthma symptoms in a phase II trial of patients resistant to corticosteroids. References and Resources Flood-Page P, Swenson C, Faiferman I. A Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Mepolizumab in Patients with Moderate...