Making the Most of Teen Sex Talks

Pediatrician’s know there’s a lot to pack into a teenager’s 30- to 45-minute wellness visit. Along with evaluating physical health and mental well-being, doctors need to assess the teen’s sexual behaviors and provide him or her with the necessary education and resources to encourage a healthy lifestyle for years to come.

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I am very excited to see Cliexa-IBD as a free application in iTunes store. This is going to provide a very important tool for patients with Crohn’s disease, to assess their disease activity, without any help from others. In addition, this tool gives them an on going monitoring during each and every different treatment. It will help them to remember what has worked and what has not worked in the past. If they are in remission and suddenly the disease becomes active ( as their scores start to rise) this application will allow early intervention in addition it will  remind their healthcare providers,  which of the medications should be chosen first, as the most effective therapy. This is so important in this illness,  where each person has significant variability with activation and remissions. There is no “one medication for all that works in everybody.
It is true that this is a well validated healthcare index that is used by every single drug that is going for FDA approval. Despite of this, it is not widely used in physician offices  because of time constraints.  Cliexa-IBD app will overcome this problem as well.
There are other applications on the market including,  the one which is developed by CCFA utilizing same validated score, CDAI. However in my mind what makes this application superior to others are the two factors that I mentioned above:
1. Ease of use by the patient
2. Ongoing dynamic nature of monitoring the activity of the disease.  utilizing the score on time with the addition of the medications and their effect on the outcome, as soon as the patient starts using them.
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So I guess the next step will be to receive the feedback from the patients who are actually using them and forwarding it  to their  healthcare providers. If successful,  this is going to increase the patient adherence to the therapy, thus, facilitating to reach a successful outcome sooner.
Bahri Bilir MD FACP FAASLD
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Gastroenterologist at
Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Denver, Colorado

Newswire Official Press Release

cliexa hosted a booth at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology’s 15th Annual Pow Wow Conference on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Conference was held at Hyatt Regency at Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO.

The GI Pow Wow is designed to provide a gastroenterology & hepatology update to community primary care providers, surgeons, specialists, as well as medical oncologists & radiologists from throughout Colorado and the surrounding region.

Topics included:

  • Opioid receptors & implications on treating Intestinal Disorders
  • Childhood Obesity & Fatty Liver Treatment
  • IBD Treatment update
  • HCV update
  • Esophageal Cancer Prevention
  • Drug-Induced Liver Disease

At a conference with 400 healthcare industry providers, cliexa had a lot of visitors with lot of questions for cliexa-RA which is in Apple store and cliexa-IBD in early May 2016. Lots of physicians showed interest at scientific disease activity scoring which is tracked with both cliexa-RA and cliexa-IBD dynamically.

Our CTO Nathan Blair, CSO Esra Nutku-Bilir and myself have answered questions from different providers. cliexa-IBD for Inflammatory Bowel Disease is using a survey type disease activity scoring whereas cliexa-RA uses DAS28 joint point calculation.

cliexa-IBD has attracted lots of physicians, who are interested in EMR integration with their current systems which is now part of cliexa’s roadmap.

Here are some photos from the exhibition!

Mehmet Kazgan, CEO.

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Chronic and complex illnesses may represent the minority of the patients, seeking the attention in our healthcare today. However these illnesses consume the majority of the Healthcare expenditure, as they require a specialty care and their complications can be life threatening. While effective therapies are available, without careful monitoring their effectiveness as well as  patient or physician adherence to these; devastating complications, loss of productivity  and long lasting deformities can happen.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is one of these chronic illnesses affecting 1. 3 million  adults in U. S. population.  It is characterized by an autoimmune (patient’s own immune system attacking and leading to an) inflammation in the lining of the joint capsule and the lining of tendons. RA can cause not only crippling chronic joint pain, but can lead to permanent joint damage, and loss of joint function. This illness is a major reason for loss of productivity as well as decreased quality of life in the affected patients. In most cases, the patient is totally dependent on the physician to control their disease activity and have very little participation, other then being compliant to take their medications and keep their appointments. This is what is expected of them and considered to be the standard of care today. When and if their access is somehow interrupted by another illness, or  a loss of insurance or changing of their physician;  the patient totally loose their ability to monitor the activity of their illness and get lost in the follow up. They can loose their job and insurance  due to time loss from work and end up with deformities and complications, only fueling the fire in this vicious cycle.

This is where the Cliexa-RA app can be very helpful to the patient to keep track of their illness, outside the physician clinics. A well proven and accepted Heath care tool, easy enough to be utilized by the patient, will increase their own awareness of the disease activity and seek prompt attention before serious complications develop. In addition, if their physicians obtain their objective and reliable data, before the clinical visit, they can arrange an earlier visit or change the medication comfortably.
The patient utilizing this system will also have a chance to see the effects of the medications which will  make them much more compliant with their therapy.  So, we anticipate that this application will increase patient compliance and relieve their anxiety of the unknown, before each clinical visit, while allowing  their physician to monitor their  progress effectively. If this happens, we can hope that this will improve the overall well being and the outcome of the patients utilizing this application.

 

Bahri Bilir, MD, FACP, FAASLD

Medical Director of Liver Transplantation,
Presbyterian St Luke’s Hospital Denver Colorado