Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Improves Body Dissatisfaction in Youth

Transgender adolescents receiving pubertal blocking and/or gender-affirming hormone therapy report significant improvements in body dissatisfaction and moderate improvements in depression and anxiety. In this article, pediatric endocrinologist Julia Cartaya, MD, and pediatric psychologist Vanessa Jensen, PsyD, discuss their approach to managing transgender care in children and adolescents, and the impact that gender-affirming care can have on transgender youth.

Updated Vascular Access Guidelines Put Emphasis on Patients’ Individual Needs

The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Practice Guideline for Vascular Access was recently updated to better reflect patient-centered care. Tushar Vachharajani, MD, Cleveland Clinic’s Director of Interventional Nephrology and Global Nephrology and a member of the KDOQI guidelines writing committee, discusses the new approach and acknowledges that the fistula is not always an optimal access point.

Redeployment Training for Physicians During COVID-19

The need for comprehensive pre-deployment training for ICU and non-ICU providers has become paramount. A multidisciplinary team from Cleveland Clinic has developed a web-based learning platform to refresh basic critical care and internal medicine skills.

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