Expert Insights Newsletter

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Current Challenges and Unmet Needs in Solid Organ Transplantation

The major challenges in the field of solid organ transplantation are the organ shortage and achieving tolerance. Dr. Flavio Vincenti, Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco, does not foresee any near-term resolution to the organ shortage but... Read more 

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

A growing body evidence demonstrates the beneficial effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (ω-3 PUFA), yet ω-3 PUFA intake among Americans remains well below recommended levels1. Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology, Ochsner Health System, New... Read more 

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Disaccharidase Deficiency: An Overlooked Digestive Disorder

Disaccharidases are enzymes the break down complex sugars (like lactose) into simple sugars (like glucose) so that the intestine can absorb the nutrients. A deficiency of these enzymes in the duodenum results in a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. The common... Read more 

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Tuberculosis Remains a Serious Global Health Issue

Saturday, March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness that tuberculosis remains a serious global health issue, causing the deaths of several million people each year, and one that is becoming increasingly significant in the... Read more 

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What’s Best When Choosing a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?

Every time I visit my family physician, he asks the same question; "Still taking your statin?" Of course, the answer is "yes". But if the answer were "no", he would have no concerns other than for my heart health. Fortunately... Read more 

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Solid Organ Transplantation - Toward More Individualized, Proactive Patient Management

There are numerous challenges to achieving successful organ transplantation. Dr. Terry Strom, Director, Transplant Research Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how more precise patient monitoring following transplantation could provide the basis for more individualized, and more proactive, therapy.... Read more