Personalized medicine aims to assist healthcare providers to individualize a patient treatment based on the patient’s attributes, which may include biomarkers, genetics, demographic characteristics, and other covariates. Much progress has been made in recent years in the translational research areas of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, and several biomarkers have been identified for a number of important diseases, including atherosclerosis, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.

No Physician Treats an Average Patient: Bridging the Gap between Group-Based Data and Patient-Specific Treatment Outcomes

Nausea and vomiting are 2 serious and related side effects of cancer chemotherapy. These adverse effects can cause significant negative impacts on patients’ quality of life and on their ability to comply with therapy. Also, nausea and vomiting can result in anorexia, decreased performance status, metabolic imbalance, wound dehiscence, esophageal tears, and nutritional deficiency.1,2 Despite advances in the prevention and management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), these side effects remain among the most distressing for patients.

Selecting Best Therapies for Control of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Diabetes mellitus is one of the fastest growing epidemics in the United States and worldwide.

Cancer Risk Associated with Antidiabetes Medications: Implications for Patients, Providers, and Payers

Hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure (BP) ≥140 mm Hg, diastolic BP ≥90 mm Hg, increases with age, affecting more than 50% of patients aged ≥60 years, and approximately 66% of those aged ≥65 years.1-3 It is well known that by 2030, 1 of 5 Americans is expected to be 65 years or older.

Improving Hypertension Management in the Elderly a Core Clinical Goal

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are among the most common orthopedic procedures performed in the United States, with almost 300,000 THA surgeries and more than 500,000 TKA surgeries performed annually.1 This number is projected to rise to approximately 572,000 annual THA surgeries and 3.5 million annual TKA surgeries by 2030.1 THA and TKA procedures improve mobility and quality of life, but patients undergoing these surgeries are at a significantly increased risk for developing postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE).2-4 VTE

A Paradigm Shift in Anticoagulation?

Chronic pain is experienced by more than one third of the US population.1 Regardless of disease etiology or individual characteristics, chronic pain is debilitating and has a profound impact on emotional and physical functioning.2,3 For chronic pain, which is characterized as pain lasting 3 or more months,4 opioid analgesics are considered part of a multifaceted strategy to manage moderate-to-severe pain for a number of conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (eg, osteoarthritis, low back pain), neurologic system (eg, diabetic neuropathy, spinal cord

Daily Average Consumption of 2 Long-Acting Opioids and Coverage Decisions

Health plans are increasingly offering payment incentives to motivate providers to strive for improving the quality of patient care based on established criteria such as those set forth by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).1,2

What Certification Really Means for Physician Quality

This follow-up study was conducted to determine if a previously successful, community-based, chronic disease management model, known as the Asheville Project, could be replicated in other communities in the country.

Keeping a Lid on Health Plan Costs, One Patient at a Time

Despite advances in life-saving medical interventions and pharmacotherapies, cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be a leading killer in the United States.1 The spectrum of CVD consists of hypertension, chronic heart disease (CHD; including myocardial infarction [MI] and angina), heart failure, and stroke.

Prevention Efforts before Disease Strikes the Key to a Healthy Population of Young Adults

Despite treatment advances in prevention, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality globally.

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