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STANFORD, CA — Among veterans with gout, hyperuricemia was associated with excess risk for developing diabetes, according to a Stanford University-led study using records from the VA’s South Central region.
RIDGELAND, MS — Higher serum rate levels (sUA) are associated with an increased risk of incident kidney disease among veterans with gouty arthritis, according to a study based on records from a database at the VA’s VISN 16.
LOS ANGELES — While achieving undetectable viral loads reduces the risk of death associated with hepatitis C by 45% and other adverse liver-related complications by 27%, only 4% of eligible patients in a large VA study undertook treatment and obtained even a single laboratory test result showing 25 IU/mL or less, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). 1
WASHINGTON — New therapies for hepatitis C (HCV) are pouring out of the pharmaceutical pipeline and promising effective treatment with fewer side effects for many of the 170,000 veterans with chronic HCV in care at VA facilities.
Single Combination Pill One Possible Solution
NEW HAVEN, CT — With human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) now being treated more like diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases, HIV patients face some of the same issues as other veterans dealing with ongoing conditions — managing pill schedules, maintaining adherence and coping with comorbidities.
Military Physician Orders Were Disregarded
SAN FRANCISCO — A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court opinion that a case involving a newborn’s death cannot go forward because of the Feres doctrine but said it came to that conclusion “regretfully.”
SAN FRANCISCO - New discoveries could change the way antihistamines are used from a predominantly systemic to a topical approach, according to an article from the San Francisco VAMC and the University of California in San Francisco.
HARTFORD, CT - Melanoma is on the increase, and more needs to be done to promote prevention and early-detection of the sometimes deadly disease, according to a new study.
PROVIDENCE, RI - Can a Web-based learning program be an effective way to improve melanoma detection by primary care physicians (PCPs)?
WASHINGTON — For Capt. Edward “Flip” Klein, Oct. 22, 2012, was a life-changing moment. Deployed in Afghanistan, he was struck by a roadside bomb that resulted in the loss of both of his legs above the knee, an arm above the elbow and three fingers on his left hand.
Most Popular Stories
- Many Healthcare Providers Lose VA Retention Bonuses
- Federal Medicine Organizational Meetings — Tarred with the Same Brush?
- Despite Formulary, High-Cost Diabetes Drug Use Varies Widely Across VA Facilities
- Report Says Administration Faces Hard Choices For Veterans Programs
- Physician Overcomes TBI to Return to Active-Duty Medicine
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