ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The bivalent vaccine that protects against infection with human papillomavirus does not affect HPV clearance in women with pre-existing infections and should not be considered a treatment modality.
An 82-year-old man is seen for annual physical examination in the nursing home. He has resided there for 1 year because of the aggregate impact of multiple medical problems including, most prominently, laryngeal swallowing dysfunction associated with vocal cord paralysis.
PHILADELPHIA -- The past 12 months have seen new drugs and vaccines for indications from quitting smoking to preventing HPV. Which ones should clinicians embrace and which should they be more cautious about?