Articles by Caitlyn Fitzpatrick

Caitlyn Fitzpatrick is an Assistant Editor for MD Magazine. She covers news and other topics in pain management and infectious disease. She can be contacted by e-mail at cfitzpatrick@mdmag.com.

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HIV in Prison: How Inmates and Partners Are at Risk
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Prisons are breeding grounds for STIs, including HIV. What can fix that?
How Low Will LDL Cholesterol Level Guidelines Go? VIDEO
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Richard A. Chazal, MD, who was the ACC president at the time of the of the most recent ACC conference, revealed which presented studies he believes could change medical practice in the near future. He also discussed how low LDL cholesterol level guidelines will go.
HIV: Scientists Replace Infected Cells with Resistant Cells
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Researchers are hopeful that their new technique could cure HIV.
Evaluating Dementia in the Primary Care Setting VIDEO
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Dementia is even more common than heart failure, making it necessary for physicians in the primary care setting to understand, David Reuben, MD, Archstone professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) told MD Magazine.
When Red Flags Arise Before Prescribing Opioids VIDEO
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Doctors should have an honest discussion with patients who exhibit red flags showing that they should not be given opioids, Larry Greenblatt, MD, of Duke University School of Medicine said at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting (ACP 2017) in San Diego, California.
When Is It Time to Refer a Patient with Asthma or COPD to a Specialist? VIDEO
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Meredith McCormack, MD, MHS, talked about managing asthma and COPD in the primary care setting and when it’s time to refer a patient to a specialist at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting (ACP 2017) in San Diego, California.
Getting Primary Care Physicians Comfortable with Managing Hepatitis C VIDEO
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Hepatitis C diagnoses are rarely made by a specialist, said Norman Sussman, MD. He explained how the telehealth program, Project ECHO, can help primary care physicians better manage patients with the virus at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting (ACP 2017) in San Diego, California.
Sexual Partner Concurrency Drives HIV Risk in African American Adolescents
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
An alarming number of adolescents have multiple sex partners in one day.
The One Topic That Enrages Every Doctor VIDEO
  |  Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
What was designed to make physicians’ lives easier have caused major frustration. Bob Wachter, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) talked with MD Magazine about the issues surrounding electronic health records (EHRs).

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