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Role of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in the Management of Anticoagulation

For decades, vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) have been the oral treatment of choice for many thromboembolic conditions. The limitations of VKAs include the need for monitoring through blood testing, drug interactions, and narrow therapeutic windows. These shortcomings have led to the development of direct oral anticoagulants. These new oral agents act on specific targets in the coagulation cascade (eg, factor Xa, thrombin) and negate some of...

Commentary on “Factors Associated with Routine Recommendation of Mammography for Women Aged 40 to 49: Provider Characteristics and Screening Influences”

The data presented by Martinez and colleagues1 in this issue of the Southern Medical Journal suggest that many or most primary care physicians continue to recommend screening mammography for women in their 40s at normal risk for cancer, despite the lack of evidence for its efficacy....

Lesson 1 – Addiction: Brain Disease or Just an Excuse for Bad Behavior?

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Fetal Origins of Adult Disease

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Primary Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Lymphoma Occurring in the Rectum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

The primary extranodal B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a distinct clinical pathologic entity that develops in diverse anatomic locations such as the stomach, salivary gland, thyroid, lung, and breast; however, colorectal involvement is rare. To the best of our knowledge, only 30 cases of primary rectal MALT lymphoma have been published in the English language literature, mostly from Japan. A single case has been...

Edematous Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Have Low Normal Serum Albumin Levels

Previous research has shown that unexplained edema is associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in women.1 Moreover, OSA has been shown to cause edema, for nasal continuous positive airway pressure reduces the amount of edema in OSA patients.2 It is unclear why only some individuals with OSA develop edema. Since a low colloid oncotic pressure promotes edema formation in patients with renal and liver disease, and since the main component of...

Eye on Religion: By the Brush and by the Sword: Daoist Perspectives on the Body, Illness, and Healing

Daoism (Taoism) has been called China's indigenous high religion, and stands alongside Confucianism and Buddhism as one of the Three Teachings (sanjiao) of that civilization. While many readers in the West may possess at least a passing familiarity with classical texts such as the Daode jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), Daoism as a religious tradition remains largely terra incognita in the public consciousness, not to mention...

Advances in the Endoscopic Management of Patients with Pancreatic and Biliary Malignancies

Major advances in endoscopic techniques to diagnose and manage pancreatic biliary diseases have fundamentally changed the approach to these difficult clinical challenges. The diagnosis of benign and malignant pancreatic-biliary diseases is much more readily obtained through a combination of cross-sectional imaging and endoscopic procedures. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are the most...

Hepatotoxicity After Low-dose Cyclophosphamide Therapy

Hepatotoxicity during high-dose cyclophosphamide (CYC) therapy has been reported,1,2 but hepatitis due to low-dose CYC treatment has rarely been described.3 We report a 40-year-old male patient diagnosed with primary scleroderma, treated with D-penicillamine (D-PEN) followed by cyclophosphamide. The patient was treated with D-PEN for 1.5 years and responded well to treatment. He did not take any other medications for the following 2.5 years....