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International Tropical Medicine Case Conference (June 23, 2023)

Dr. Megan Duffey describes an infectious disease case in her presentation "More Than Meets the Eye." and Dr. Ana María Gómez-Jaramillo discusses an internal medicine case in her presentation "Facial Pustular Lesions: Differential Diagnosis in the Tropics."

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Impact of Correctional Health on Population Health

Dr. Esmaeil Porsa discusses the history and current state of incarceration in the United States and reviews the relationships between pretrial detention, the exponential growth in rate of incarceration, and community health. 

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The Role of SOX2 in the Development of Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Ramon Jin discusses his team's recent study on how the loss of the SRY-Box Transcription Factor 2 protein biomarker (SOX2) affects the development of Barrett's esophagus. He describes the pathophysiology of Barrett's esophagus and compares it to that of gastrointestinal metaplasia.  

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New Guidelines for Acute Lobular Neoplasia

Dr. Peter Eby, Dr. Quynh Le, and Dr. Colleen O'Kelly Priddy discuss image-based screening and biopsy to diagnose lobular neoplasia, using a case as an example. They then share updated national and organizational recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with lobular neoplasia (current as of January 2023). 

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Medication Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Dr. Colleen Keough discusses pharmaceutical treatment options for patients with a substance abuse disorder, particularly alcohol and opioid use disorders. She focuses on practice recommendations for general internists, and includes resources for screening tools and overdose prevention. 

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Family Caregivers: An Essential but Often Invisible Part of the Care Team

Dr. Hoda Badr discusses the vital impact of family caregivers in the heath care system, and the lack of preparation and guidance that can cause hardship. She shares her research on implementing a pilot program in which caregivers and patients were provided with intervention manuals and participated in weekly calls with a trained interventionist.

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Specialist Palliative Care in End-Stage Liver Disease

Dr. Astrid Grouls discusses palliative care for patients with end-stage liver disease, as well as the barriers for its utilization in this patient population.

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IDEA Series - Stigma Kills: Addressing Health Inequities in Addiction Care

Dr. Tiffany Lu discusses the social stigma surrounding patients with addiction and substance use disorders. She provides practical recommendations to address this stigma in healthcare by means of changing the language and mindset, as well as advocating for meaningful health system initiatives. 

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Latest Updates on Screening and Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection

Dr. Cezarina Mindru, Dr. Nicholas Stine, and Dr. Manasa Velagapudi acknowledge World Hepatitis Day (July 28) by reviewing evidence-based practices for screening, diagnosing, and treating patients with hepatitis C infection. Dr. Gary Greensweig, Dr. Thomas G. McGinn, and Dr. Ankita Sagar serve as discussion moderators. 

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When Patients Cannot Consent: Should Families Decide?

Dr. Maggie Taylor discusses the process of obtaining medical consent from familial surrogates of patients who once had decision-making capacity and did not previously communicate their preferences. 

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