Dr. Robert S Kaufmann, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • internal medicine

Affiliation:

  • The Kaufmann Clinic Emory Hospital Midtown Piedmont Hospital

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.

    The researchers cautioned that l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers fou

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests.

    "The experience of c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows.

    In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary emb...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Movantik (naloxegol) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat opioid-induced constipation, the agency said Tuesday.

    Opioids are powerful painkillers that commonly cause constipation. Movantik's safety and effectiveness...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

    The American Heart Association and the Amer...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medications are cheaper generic brands, new research suggests.

    At issue are the cholesterol-lowe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had a heart attack are at greater risk of death if even one of nine critical steps in their treatment is missed, according to a new study.

    Researchers in the United Kingdom noted patients who missed a part of their treatment early ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Although the research doesn...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests.

    The drug belongs to a new class of injectable medications called "glucago...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who's struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus.

    Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last Fr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit.

    "The main concern centers on the under-appreciated burden ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.

    Contrave is a combination of two already-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in extended-release form. The former is appr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel has issued new guidelines for managing sickle cell disease, stressing the use of the drug hydroxyurea and transfusions for many with the genetic disorder.

    "This is a major step forward to try to put together all of the evidence...Full Article