March 2015, Volume 108 - Issue 3

pANCA Positivity Predicts Lower Clinical Response to Infliximab Therapy among Patients with IBD

Douglas L. Nguyen, MD, Emily T. Nguyen, PharmD, Matthew L. Bechtold, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Several studies have been performed evaluating the role of perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCA) to predict early clinical response among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are undergoing infliximab therapy. The results of...

(pp 139-143)

Rural-Urban Differences in HIV Viral Loads and Progression to AIDS among New HIV Cases

Sharon Weissman, MD, Wayne A. Duffus, MD, PhD, Medha Iyer, MD, PhD, Hrishikesh Chakraborty, DrPH, Ashok Varma Samantapudi, MSPH, Helmut Albrecht, MD

Abstract: Objective: The human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic in the United States has shifted to the South, where an increasing proportion is occurring in rural areas. We sought to gain a better understanding of the affected rural...

(pp 180-188)

Commentary on “Time to Dedifferentiate”

Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH

Abstract: Medical education has continued to evolve since the Flexner report was published more than 100 years ago. Perpetual changes in the healthcare delivery system and societal expectations for high quality in both medical training and practice have led to a reform in medical...

(pp 200-201)