Michael Levy, PhD, argues that a last-minute amendment weakens Philadelphia’s plan to stop being the nation's No.1 most bedbug infested city. Bedbugs are difficult to eliminate from homes, but they are not so difficult to control in a city, he writes. With the proper push, Philadelphia could turn around the epidemic.
"Our study showed that transplants with HCV-infected kidneys are now routinely performed at many centers, and they are functioning well at one year after transplant," said study co-leader Peter Reese, MD, MSCE.
Chronically ill people, especially, are at risk in hot weather, comments Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD. His team has found some protective measures: heart failure patients who take diuretics, for instance, are more likely to survive hot temperatures if they also take potassium supplements.
President Trump recently signed an executive order aimed at improving the care of kidney patients. In an interview, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, MD, MPH, commented that a goal of having 80% of patients with end-stage kidney disease use home dialysis or receive a transplant would be a monumental change.
For years, we have questioned whether risks are higher for patients whose blood pressure seems to spike only at the doctor's office. A new study led by Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE, says the answer is emphatically yes.
“If you have a proactive legislation that incentivizes landlords and everyone to treat for bed bugs promptly, you can really decrease the number of bed bugs quickly,” Michael Z. Levy, PhD, commented about a study he worked on with lead author Sherrie Xie, a graduate researcher in epidemiology.
Karen Glanz, Phd, MPH, and Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE, argue that the research ethics community must act responsibly when it comes to deceptive experiments like the 1960s study featured in the film Three Identical Strangers.
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