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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Less Blood Transfused in Surgery OK for Heart Patients
No increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, or severe infection
Friday, December 12, 2014

Post-Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss May Ease Knee Pain
Systematic review shows benefits in morbidly obese, but high-quality studies are needed
Friday, December 12, 2014

Vitamins May Boost Eye Health Post-Bariatric Surgery
Vision-related complications post-surgery can range from dry eye to night blindness
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Racial Disparity Seen With Congenital Heart Surgery
Black, Hispanic patients have higher costs, longer hospital stays than whites
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Longer Sugeries May Increase Risk of DVT, PE
Risk found lowest among patients who had the shortest surgeries
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Longer Sugeries May Increase Risk of DVT, PE
Risk found lowest among patients who had the shortest surgeries
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Progress Detailed in Care of Cancer-Linked Lymphedema
Advances in treatment offer insight into lymphedema management, improvements in care
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Health Care Organizations See Value of Telemedicine
Almost all health care leaders see importance of development of telemedicine services
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014

AMA: Gender Inequality Still Exists in Medicine
Article describes challenges for women in medicine, highlights things that need to be changed
Friday, November 21, 2014

AMA: Gender Inequality Still Exists in Medicine
Article describes challenges for women in medicine, highlights things that need to be changed
Friday, November 21, 2014

Risk of Adverse Outcomes Up With PCI In Adults With Diabetes
Review shows increased risk of composite primary outcome with PCI versus CABG
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Measuring HbA1c at Admission Helps Tailor Treatment Regimen
Hospital discharge algorithm based on admission HbA1c helps guide diabetes treatment
Monday, November 17, 2014

ASN: Aspirin, Clonidine Don't Cut Post-Op Kidney Injury Risk
Findings show no reduction in the risk of acute kidney injury for aspirin or clonidine versus placebo
Monday, November 17, 2014

Triple Aim Should Be Expanded to Address Physician Burnout
Provider burnout linked to lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes; may increase costs
Friday, November 14, 2014

Triple Aim Should Be Expanded to Address Physician Burnout
Provider burnout linked to lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes; may increase costs
Friday, November 14, 2014

U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs
Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes
Thursday, November 13, 2014

U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs
Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Patient Preference for Anticoagulant Tx Outcome Varies
Larger negative preference for stroke, myocardial infarction for those with previous stroke, MI
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk Post-Surgery
Findings in elderly patients who had orthopedic surgery
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Want to Be a Leader? Cultivate a Healthy Look
The appearance of fitness trumps a look of intelligence, researchers say
Friday, November 07, 2014

Want to Be a Leader? Cultivate a Healthy Look
The appearance of fitness trumps a look of intelligence, researchers say
Friday, November 07, 2014

Better Physician Communication at Shift Change Reduces Errors
Detailed 'handoff package' helps remind physicians about patient needs
Friday, November 07, 2014

Better Physician Communication at Shift Change Reduces Errors
Detailed 'handoff package' helps remind physicians about patient needs
Friday, November 07, 2014

Bone Health After Fracture May Be Overlooked in Men
Osteoporosis screening, treatment found lacking in older men post-wrist fracture
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Colorectal Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50
Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans
Thursday, November 06, 2014

TOS: Weight-Loss Tx Advised for 140 Million U.S. Adults
Of those recommended for behavioral and drug tx, 32 million could be considered for bariatric surgery
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Urinary Retention Seen in ~5% of Posterior Lumbar Surgeries
Factors increasing risk: male sex, benign prostatic hyperplasia, age, diabetes, depression
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Opening Visitation Access Boosts Patient, Family Experience
Patients and families feel more informed; improvement in staff attitude toward visitors
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Opening Visitation Access Boosts Patient, Family Experience
Patients and families feel more informed; improvement in staff attitude toward visitors
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain
Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seem to have the biggest impact, researchers say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain
Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seem to have the biggest impact, researchers say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ebola Elimination Possible With Early Patient Isolation
Elimination possible with isolation of 75 percent of infected patients within four days of symptom onset
Monday, November 03, 2014

CT Findings ID Tx Effectiveness in Small-Bowel Obstruction
Number of beak signs, presence of anterior parietal adhesion tied to effectiveness of nonsurgical tx
Monday, November 03, 2014

Rate of PCI for Coronary Artery Disease Drops in the U.S.
Decrease in use of percutaneous coronary intervention, particularly for stable CAD
Monday, November 03, 2014

AMA: Absence of Health Insurer Competition in Many Areas
Significant absence of health insurer competition in 72 percent of the metropolitan areas studied
Monday, November 03, 2014

AMA: Absence of Health Insurer Competition in Many Areas
Significant absence of health insurer competition in 72 percent of the metropolitan areas studied
Monday, November 03, 2014

ACS: Ruptured Appendix Risk Up in Regions Short of Surgeons
Findings among children and teens; risk particularly high among young children
Friday, October 31, 2014

Almost One in Five Americans Plagued by Constant Pain
Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note
Friday, October 31, 2014

Surgeon Type Doesn't Affect Spinal Surgery Complications
Findings based on analysis of single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusions
Friday, October 31, 2014

Two Bariatric Surgery Techniques Compared
Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in the United States
Award amounts also declining, according to new study
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in the United States
Award amounts also declining, according to new study
Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMA Code of Ethics Offers Guidance for Physicians
Code and physician-authored articles offer guidance for dealing with public health emergencies
Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMA Code of Ethics Offers Guidance for Physicians
Code and physician-authored articles offer guidance for dealing with public health emergencies
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Public Overinflates Time Spent by Dermatologists on Cosmetic Tx
Authors say efforts needed to educate public about dermatologists' expertise
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?
Research favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?
Research favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Depression Influences Post-Op Satisfaction in Older Patients
Findings in a cohort of patients aged 65 years or older who underwent revision lumbar surgery
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters' Views on Affordable Care Act Split Along Party Lines
Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters' Views on Affordable Care Act Split Along Party Lines
Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs
Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs
Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

'Prehabilitation' Before Surgery May Aid Recovery
Researchers find pre-op exercise, diet, and relaxation program helps after procedure
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York, New Jersey Ease Ebola Quarantines
Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home
Monday, October 27, 2014

New York, New Jersey Ease Ebola Quarantines
Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home
Monday, October 27, 2014

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance on Ebola
Revised guidance offered for the monitoring and movement of people with exposure to Ebola virus
Monday, October 27, 2014

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance on Ebola
Revised guidance offered for the monitoring and movement of people with exposure to Ebola virus
Monday, October 27, 2014

Suboptimal Staging Linked to Mortality in Bladder Cancer
Omission of muscle in specimen or its mention in pathology report linked to increased mortality
Monday, October 27, 2014

Risk-Adjusted Readmission Rates Similar After Colorectal Sx
Little variation in hospital readmission rates after adjustment for patient characteristics, comorbidities
Friday, October 24, 2014

Breast Cancer Markers Commonly Used for Routine Surveillance
Medical costs nearly 30 percent higher in these women with early-stage disease
Friday, October 24, 2014

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case
Doctor worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa
Friday, October 24, 2014

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case
Doctor worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa
Friday, October 24, 2014

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
Friday, October 24, 2014

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
Friday, October 24, 2014

Coworker Response 'Crucial' in Workplace Bullying Resolution
Coworker response plays role in narrative development
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Coworker Response 'Crucial' in Workplace Bullying Resolution
Coworker response plays role in narrative development
Thursday, October 23, 2014

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Health Care Access
Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
Thursday, October 23, 2014

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Health Care Access
Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters
21 percent were unaware that a patient under their care had a central venous catheter
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mortality Declines for Aortic Dissection Patients
However, hospitalization rate for aortic dissection remains stable
Thursday, October 23, 2014

U.S. Residents Back From Ebola-Affected Areas to Be Tracked
Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health officials for 21-day incubation period
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

U.S. Residents Back From Ebola-Affected Areas to Be Tracked
Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health officials for 21-day incubation period
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americans Report Distrust of Medical Profession
But many happy with their own doctors, research indicates
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americans Report Distrust of Medical Profession
But many happy with their own doctors, research indicates
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Drug Coupons Shrink Patients' Costs Considerably
May undermine benefit managers' attempts to select cost-effective drugs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

APIC Provides Resources for Ebola Management
Resources include tools for correct use of personal protective equipment, guidance webinar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

APIC Provides Resources for Ebola Management
Resources include tools for correct use of personal protective equipment, guidance webinar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hospital Conversion to For-Profit Status Ups Financial Margins
No differences seen in quality metrics or mortality rates for converting hospitals, controls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hospital Conversion to For-Profit Status Ups Financial Margins
No differences seen in quality metrics or mortality rates for converting hospitals, controls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Depression Tied to Worse Lumbar Spine Surgery Outcomes
Poorer functional ability observed in depressed patients at five years after decompressive surgery
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Surgical Site Infections Up for Medicaid Patients With Spine Sx
Odds of having surgical site infection increased 2.06-fold compared with privately insured
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Price Transparency Platform Linked to Lower Claims Payments
Use of price transparency information linked to lower payments for common medical services
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Price Transparency Platform Linked to Lower Claims Payments
Use of price transparency information linked to lower payments for common medical services
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CDC: 'Think Ebola' and 'Care Carefully'
Reminder issued along with updated preventive gear guidelines
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CDC: 'Think Ebola' and 'Care Carefully'
Reminder issued along with updated preventive gear guidelines
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

AAO: Reading Glasses May Soon Be a Thing of the Past
Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say
Monday, October 20, 2014

Viewpoint: Getting United States Prepared for Ebola Outbreak
Controlling Ebola in West Africa represents best way of minimizing international spread
Monday, October 20, 2014

Viewpoint: Getting United States Prepared for Ebola Outbreak
Controlling Ebola in West Africa represents best way of minimizing international spread
Monday, October 20, 2014

Volume of Patient-to-Doc E-mails Up From 2001 to 2010
Volume of e-mails nearly tripled, but number of messages per 100 patients stabilized from '05 to '10
Friday, October 17, 2014

Obama Appoints Ron Klain As 'Ebola Czar'
U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to ban on travelers from West Africa
Friday, October 17, 2014

Obama Appoints Ron Klain As 'Ebola Czar'
U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to ban on travelers from West Africa
Friday, October 17, 2014

Many Docs Believe Mobile Health Apps Can Improve Patient Care
Most apps related to diet and fitness, do not require published evidence on clinical effectiveness
Friday, October 17, 2014

Many Docs Believe Mobile Health Apps Can Improve Patient Care
Most apps related to diet and fitness, do not require published evidence on clinical effectiveness
Friday, October 17, 2014

Specialized Care Centers May Be Needed to Contain Ebola
Conventional U.S. medical centers not prepared to manage Ebola patients
Friday, October 17, 2014

Specialized Care Centers May Be Needed to Contain Ebola
Conventional U.S. medical centers not prepared to manage Ebola patients
Friday, October 17, 2014

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests
ER charges haven't declined in three states with legislative reforms
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests
ER charges haven't declined in three states with legislative reforms
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebola Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.
Experts and policymakers will discuss the public health response to Ebola virus disease in the U.S.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebola Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.
Experts and policymakers will discuss the public health response to Ebola virus disease in the U.S.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Change in Doc, Public Attitudes Needed to Cut Overtreatment
Reform of malpractice laws, inclusion of patients in medical decision making could be helpful
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Change in Doc, Public Attitudes Needed to Cut Overtreatment
Reform of malpractice laws, inclusion of patients in medical decision making could be helpful
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery
Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer
Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Takes Steps Toward Hospital Preparedness for Ebola
CDC providing opportunities for U.S. health care providers to receive additional training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Takes Steps Toward Hospital Preparedness for Ebola
CDC providing opportunities for U.S. health care providers to receive additional training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
Unidentified woman reported fever Tuesday, was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
Unidentified woman reported fever Tuesday, was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ASA: Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade
Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASA: Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade
Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASA: Silence, Jazz Can Reduce Heart Rate After Surgery
Reductions in heart rate with jazz music, silence for patients in postoperative care unit
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASA: Silence, Jazz Can Reduce Heart Rate After Surgery
Reductions in heart rate with jazz music, silence for patients in postoperative care unit
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASA: Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half
Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50
Monday, October 13, 2014

ASA: Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half
Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50
Monday, October 13, 2014

Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Procedures at Dallas Hospital
CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals
Monday, October 13, 2014

Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Procedures at Dallas Hospital
CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals
Monday, October 13, 2014

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

ASA: Chewing Gum Before Surgery Appears Safe
Patients who inadvertently chew gum should not face cancellation of procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

ASA: Chewing Gum Before Surgery Appears Safe
Patients who inadvertently chew gum should not face cancellation of procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

ASA: Lidocaine During Breast Sx May Reduce Long-Term Pain
Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, researchers say
Monday, October 13, 2014

FDA: Akynzeo Approved for Chemo-Related Nausea/Vomiting
Akynzeo contains new anti-nausea drug, netupitant, and previously approved palonosetron
Friday, October 10, 2014

Alternative Beats Conventional ABI Method for Predicting PAD
Higher sensitivity and better prediction with method involving lower of two systolic ankle pressures
Friday, October 10, 2014

Anticoagulation Use in Urology Patients Requires Pre-Planning
Multidisciplinary planning cuts morbidity, mortality before procedures
Friday, October 10, 2014

Surgeons Vary in Treatment of Recurrent Herniated Disc
Spine surgeons in the U.S. differ in their opinions of best treatment for recurrent lumbar disc herniation
Friday, October 10, 2014

Specialty Drugs May Be Worth the Higher Costs
Greater benefits offered by specialty drugs may offset the difference in costs over traditional drugs
Friday, October 10, 2014

Specialty Drugs May Be Worth the Higher Costs
Greater benefits offered by specialty drugs may offset the difference in costs over traditional drugs
Friday, October 10, 2014

IDSA: Hospitalized Kids Benefit From Antibiotic Stewardship
Stewardship programs to curb antibiotic use reduce length-of-stay and readmission
Friday, October 10, 2014

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola
Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds more people viewing virus as 'major threat' to the United States
Friday, October 10, 2014

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola
Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds more people viewing virus as 'major threat' to the United States
Friday, October 10, 2014

Reducing Residency Work Hours Doesn't Affect Patient Outcomes
Findings based on patients' mortality, length-of-stay under junior, senior physicians
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Reducing Residency Work Hours Doesn't Affect Patient Outcomes
Findings based on patients' mortality, length-of-stay under junior, senior physicians
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers for Ebola
Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers for Ebola
Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
Thursday, October 09, 2014

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years
Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years
Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Officials Confirm
CDC begins screening at five U.S. airports for all people entering from Ebola-affected countries
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Officials Confirm
CDC begins screening at five U.S. airports for all people entering from Ebola-affected countries
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Methodology Addresses 'Awakenings' Under Anesthesia
Database collects details of reported events, which are categorized into main types
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Methodology Addresses 'Awakenings' Under Anesthesia
Database collects details of reported events, which are categorized into main types
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

AAFP Urges Docs to Check Accuracy of Open Payments Data
First set of data released Sept. 30 by CMS Open Payments transparency program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

AAFP Urges Docs to Check Accuracy of Open Payments Data
First set of data released Sept. 30 by CMS Open Payments transparency program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tips Provided for Maximizing Use of Patient Portals
Portals should meet patient priorities; portals should be promoted at each patient encounter
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

About Half of All U.S. Hospital Patients Receive Antibiotics
About half of those patients received two or more antibiotics
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

About Half of All U.S. Hospital Patients Receive Antibiotics
About half of those patients received two or more antibiotics
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Insulin Dependence Ups Post-Op Complication Risk
Findings in patients having lumbar fusion, versus non-insulin dependent patients
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers
And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers
And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Glucose Control
Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, researchers find
Monday, October 06, 2014

CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
Investigation of first U.S. Ebola case underway; CDC issues reminders to providers
Monday, October 06, 2014

CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
Investigation of first U.S. Ebola case underway; CDC issues reminders to providers
Monday, October 06, 2014

Impact of Physician Payments Sunshine Act Discussed
Manufacturers and providers concerned about reporting burden; patient interpretation of data
Monday, October 06, 2014

Impact of Physician Payments Sunshine Act Discussed
Manufacturers and providers concerned about reporting burden; patient interpretation of data
Monday, October 06, 2014

Physician Payments Found Not to Favor Procedures
Findings based on analysis of relative value units for procedures, management
Friday, October 03, 2014

Physician Payments Found Not to Favor Procedures
Findings based on analysis of relative value units for procedures, management
Friday, October 03, 2014

Hospital Charges for Adolescent Scoliosis Surgery Up
Increased number of implants explains charge increases, while volumes constant
Friday, October 03, 2014

VTE Prophylaxis Effect Varies for Otolaryngology Patients
Effectiveness of prophylaxis varies in patient subgroups by Caprini risk score, procedure
Friday, October 03, 2014

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery
But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Remission of T2DM Without Bariatric Sx Found to Be Rare
Correlates of remission include older age, recent diagnosis, African-American race
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Medical Errors Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Doc says understanding that mistakes happen can help physicians determine processes to improve
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Medical Errors Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Doc says understanding that mistakes happen can help physicians determine processes to improve
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Program Improves Instrument Cost Efficiency of Spine Surgery
Lean business methodology used to look at instrument utilization by spine surgeons
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hydrocodone Combo Products Reclassified As Schedule II
New rule from DEA, taking effect Oct. 6, will impact prescribing practices for these products
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hydrocodone Combo Products Reclassified As Schedule II
New rule from DEA, taking effect Oct. 6, will impact prescribing practices for these products
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Providers Received Billions From Drug/Device Companies
Doctors, hospitals received billions of dollars from drug, device makers in second half of 2013
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Providers Received Billions From Drug/Device Companies
Doctors, hospitals received billions of dollars from drug, device makers in second half of 2013
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Burnout on the Job Isn't Just About the Work
Individual factors explain considerable proportion of mental distress, depression, emotional exhaustion
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Burnout on the Job Isn't Just About the Work
Individual factors explain considerable proportion of mental distress, depression, emotional exhaustion
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in U.S.
Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in U.S.
Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

FDA Criticized Over Implanted Medical Device Approval Process
Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FDA Criticized Over Implanted Medical Device Approval Process
Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

American Academy of Neurology Issues Opioid Guidelines
Opioids for chronic noncancer pain too risky in many cases, AAN says
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Just-in-Time' Methodology Can Reduce Patient Waiting Times
Improves patient flow through clinic without reducing patient/physician interaction time
Monday, September 29, 2014

'Just-in-Time' Methodology Can Reduce Patient Waiting Times
Improves patient flow through clinic without reducing patient/physician interaction time
Monday, September 29, 2014

Charge Data Influence Patient Surgical Treatment Decisions
Findings based on patient/parent choice for pediatric appendectomy technique
Monday, September 29, 2014

Daytime Cholecystectomy May Be Better for Acute Cholecystitis
Night surgeries linked to more invasive procedures
Monday, September 29, 2014

ESICM: Fenoldopam Offers Limited Benefit After Cardiac Sx
Study stopped early for futility; no reduction in need for renal replacement therapy, 30-day mortality risk
Monday, September 29, 2014

NIH Funds Study of Malpractice Risk, Cardiac Testing Incentives
The five-year study will inform ongoing malpractice, payment reforms
Friday, September 26, 2014

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications
Researchers recommend preoperative screening
Friday, September 26, 2014

Experiences Trump Things, Even Before Purchase
Researchers say anticipation of purchase is of value, more so for experiential vs material
Friday, September 26, 2014

Experiences Trump Things, Even Before Purchase
Researchers say anticipation of purchase is of value, more so for experiential vs material
Friday, September 26, 2014

Depression Linked to Worse Bypass Grafting Outcomes
Higher rates of death, rehospitalization for heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke
Friday, September 26, 2014

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Thursday, September 25, 2014

NSAIDs Tied to Risk of Venous Thromboembolism
NSAIDs should be prescribed with caution, especially in patients already at a higher risk of VTE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery
Activity of subsets of CD14+ monocytes may provide clues to healing time
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery
Activity of subsets of CD14+ monocytes may provide clues to healing time
Thursday, September 25, 2014

More HIV+ Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion
HIV infection independently ups risk for in-hospital mortality with the procedure
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal
Researchers find minor differences between three therapies
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal
Researchers find minor differences between three therapies
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Most Doctors Are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity
Only 19 percent have time to see more patients; many docs want to cut patient access to services
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Most Doctors Are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity
Only 19 percent have time to see more patients; many docs want to cut patient access to services
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care
Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care
Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From 'Fake' Drugs
Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From 'Fake' Drugs
Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
Strategic investments help incorporate gender into existing funded studies, health officials say
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Redundant Antimicrobial Therapy Is Pervasive, Costly
Cases identified in three-quarters of hospitals, totaling $12 million of avoidable costs
Monday, September 22, 2014

Systemwide Changes Needed to Restrain Health Care Spending
Access to tools and information will allow families to make better, more informed medical choices
Friday, September 19, 2014

Systemwide Changes Needed to Restrain Health Care Spending
Access to tools and information will allow families to make better, more informed medical choices
Friday, September 19, 2014

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
Researchers note infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives
Friday, September 19, 2014

Breast Cancer Subtype Affects Survival With Spinal Metastasis
Worse survival with estrogen receptor negative, hormone receptor negative, triple negative subtypes
Friday, September 19, 2014

Electronic Health Records Tied to Shorter Time in ER
Researchers note that saving time could affect trauma patient's outcome
Friday, September 19, 2014

Vitamin K Antagonist + Clopidogrel Feasible for PCI
Findings based on review of the combination versus triple anticoagulant therapy
Friday, September 19, 2014

Presence of Peers Ups Health Workers' Hand Hygiene
But, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish
Friday, September 19, 2014

Presence of Peers Ups Health Workers' Hand Hygiene
But, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish
Friday, September 19, 2014

Strategies Can Help Docs Lower Their Tax Burden
Seven strategies include contributions to health savings, of securities, and to retirement plans
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Strategies Can Help Docs Lower Their Tax Burden
Seven strategies include contributions to health savings, of securities, and to retirement plans
Thursday, September 18, 2014

CDC: Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot
Vaccine recommended for everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant women
Thursday, September 18, 2014

CDC: Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot
Vaccine recommended for everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant women
Thursday, September 18, 2014

High Mortality, Costs With C. difficile After Spine Surgery
Infection after lumbar spine surgery linked to longer hospitalizations, higher costs, inpatient mortality
Thursday, September 18, 2014

ASTRO Issues Second List of Choosing Wisely Guidelines
Recommendations indicate treatment options that should be discussed before being prescribed
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Internists Report Considerable EMR-Linked Time Loss
Attending physicians report 48 minutes time loss per clinic day, while trainees report 18 minutes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Internists Report Considerable EMR-Linked Time Loss
Attending physicians report 48 minutes time loss per clinic day, while trainees report 18 minutes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Most Treatments for Acute VTE Appear Safe, Effective
Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FDA Approves Movantik for Opioid-Induced Constipation
Manufacturer required to do further study to evaluate the drug's cardiovascular safety
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AACR: Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer
But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CDC: Opioid-Related Deaths Quadrupled in Past Decade
Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive
Most defensive costs due to potentially unnecessary hospitalization
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive
Most defensive costs due to potentially unnecessary hospitalization
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Role of Patient As Consumer Requires Market Changes
As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions deemed crucial
Monday, September 15, 2014

New Role of Patient As Consumer Requires Market Changes
As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions deemed crucial
Monday, September 15, 2014

Errata Frequently Seen in Medical Literature
Errata in 4.2 per 100 original and review articles; major errata in 24.2 percent of articles with errata
Monday, September 15, 2014

Errata Frequently Seen in Medical Literature
Errata in 4.2 per 100 original and review articles; major errata in 24.2 percent of articles with errata
Monday, September 15, 2014

Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate CA
Found more likely to develop aggressive disease earlier than white patients
Monday, September 15, 2014

Opioid Overdose Prevention Needed in Young Adult Users
Nonmedical prescription users uniformed about overdose awareness, avoidance, response strategies
Friday, September 12, 2014

Glycemic Control Linked to Lumbar Surgery Complications
Poor control in patients with diabetes linked to increased complications, mortality risk
Friday, September 12, 2014

Low Delivery Volume by Doctors Tied to Higher Cesarean Risk
More than two-fold increase in odds of cesarean delivery for docs with delivery volume below median
Friday, September 12, 2014

Fear About Disease Progression Prompts ER Returns
Patients also cite perceived inability to access timely follow-up care as motivator for return to ER
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Interbody Fusion Rapidly Adopted For Spondylolisthesis
Increase in percentage of cases treated with interbody fusion from 1999 to 2011
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reanalyses of RCTs Can Lead to Different Conclusions
Thirty-five percent of published reanalyses led to changes in findings that implied different conclusions
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Reanalyses of RCTs Can Lead to Different Conclusions
Thirty-five percent of published reanalyses led to changes in findings that implied different conclusions
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For Some, Health Insurance More Costly Than Uninsured Penalty
Young people with low incomes often pay as much as or more than older individuals for bronze plans
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

For Some, Health Insurance More Costly Than Uninsured Penalty
Young people with low incomes often pay as much as or more than older individuals for bronze plans
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

ASCO/CCO Issue New Guidelines for Advanced Prostate Cancer
Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Report Explores Patients' Portal Preferences
Most requested features include making appointments, viewing test results, checking prescriptions
Monday, September 08, 2014

Peri-Op Melatonin Doesn't Cut Post-Op Delirium in Elderly
Findings among a group of elderly patients undergoing acute surgery for hip fracture
Monday, September 08, 2014

Health Care Spending Expected to Rise in 2014 Through 2023
Insurance coverage under ACA, aging, economic growth driving future spending increases
Monday, September 08, 2014

Health Care Spending Expected to Rise in 2014 Through 2023
Insurance coverage under ACA, aging, economic growth driving future spending increases
Monday, September 08, 2014

Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks
Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds
Friday, September 05, 2014

Diabetes May Increase Risk of Visual Loss Post-Spinal Fusion
Surgery for deformity, advanced diabetes, and paralysis increase risk
Friday, September 05, 2014

Pediatricians Have Important Role in Preoperative Process
Pre-op preparation includes making sure patient's condition is optimized, educating families
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Blog: Seven Most Common Physician Social Media Misses
Author writes that doctors can and should take advantage of social media marketing opportunities
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Blog: Seven Most Common Physician Social Media Misses
Author writes that doctors can and should take advantage of social media marketing opportunities
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Guidelines Issued for HER2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer
No single optimal first-line or subsequent chemo; multiple factors affect treatment choice
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Vagal Nerve Block Therapy in Morbid Obesity Explored
Second study describes trends in bariatric surgery procedures from 2006 to 2013
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Malnutrition Ups Risk of Elective Spine Surgery Complications
Pre-op serum albumin level is independent risk factor for complications post-elective surgery
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Venous Thromboembolism Rare After Urological Procedures
Independent predictors include older age, chronic steroid use, greater anesthesia time
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ESC: Peri-Op Colchicine Cuts Postpericardiotomy Syndrome
Multicenter study shows colchicine does not reduce post-op AF, pericardial/pleural effusion
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Report Highlights Progress, Challenges in Health IT
Progress made toward widespread adoption of EHRs; barriers to adoption of advanced EHR use
Friday, August 29, 2014

Report Highlights Progress, Challenges in Health IT
Progress made toward widespread adoption of EHRs; barriers to adoption of advanced EHR use
Friday, August 29, 2014

Cleft Lip, Palate Don't Increase Ear Tube Complications
Tube placement, otorrhea complications and related ENT clinic visits similar
Friday, August 29, 2014

Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000 to 2009 in U.S.
In-hospital mortality rates, length of stay steady, but complications, costs up
Friday, August 29, 2014

AMGA: Physician Turnover Still High in 2013
More physicians retiring; retirement as a reason for separation increased to 18 percent
Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMGA: Physician Turnover Still High in 2013
More physicians retiring; retirement as a reason for separation increased to 18 percent
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Preventive Bundle Cuts Colorectal Surgical Site Infections
Implementation of bundle linked to reduction in superficial SSIs, postoperative sepsis
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cancer Patients With Depression Often Untreated
Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer, lung cancer
Thursday, August 28, 2014

African-Americans Have Worse Cervical Spine Surgery Outcomes
Higher rates of in-hospital complications, mortality versus Caucasian patients
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Team Approach Improves Practice Efficiency
For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Futile Care Linked to Delays in Care for Other Patients
Patients have to wait for admission to ICU while at least one patient receiving futile care
Friday, August 22, 2014

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected
Friday, August 22, 2014

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected
Friday, August 22, 2014

ASA: Nurses Most Motivated to Help More Likely to Burn Out
Those who also have extrinsic motivations, such as wages, have better health and job outcomes
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EHR Adoption Increasing, But Stage 2 Criteria Often Not Met
Second study shows most office physicians have EHR, but gaps persist in adoption
Monday, August 11, 2014

EHR Adoption Increasing, But Stage 2 Criteria Often Not Met
Second study shows most office physicians have EHR, but gaps persist in adoption
Monday, August 11, 2014

Issues to Consider With Integration of Telemedicine
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues
Friday, August 08, 2014

Diagnostic Algorithm for Appendicitis Cuts Pediatric CT Use
Algorithm has reduced use of CT, without impacting diagnostic accuracy
Thursday, August 07, 2014

VA Health Care Reform Bill Signed Into Law
To provide easier access to care, make it easier to fire senior VA officials who perform poorly
Thursday, August 07, 2014

VA Health Care Reform Bill Signed Into Law
To provide easier access to care, make it easier to fire senior VA officials who perform poorly
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Pain Reduction Tied to One-Year Spine Surgery Outcomes
Post-surgery pain reduction increases likelihood of improved physical function, reduced disability
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Lasting Clinical Results for Total Lumbar Disc Replacement
Significant improvement from baseline in pain and disability measures; lasting patient satisfaction
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Review: Ketamine Does Not Adversely Affect Outcomes
No indication of adverse effect on neurologic outcome, mortality for critically ill patients
Monday, August 04, 2014

Coflex Interspinous Device No Extra Benefit in Spinal Stenosis
Decompression surgery alone yielded similar improvements for lumbar spinal stenosis
Monday, August 04, 2014

New Onset, Post-Op Atrial Fibrillation Ups Mortality
Also linked to greater hospital resource utilization, increased costs
Monday, August 04, 2014

CT Effective in Detection of Significant Cervical Spine Injury
MRI doesn't provide additional clinically relevant information
Monday, August 04, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Cardiac Management of Noncardiac Sx
Guidelines include perioperative cardiovascular evaluation, management for adult patients
Friday, August 01, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Cardiac Management of Noncardiac Sx
Guidelines include perioperative cardiovascular evaluation, management for adult patients
Friday, August 01, 2014

CMS Recognizes Telehealth in New Physician Fee Schedule
Proposal includes code for chronic care management reimbursement, telehealth
Friday, August 01, 2014

CMS Recognizes Telehealth in New Physician Fee Schedule
Proposal includes code for chronic care management reimbursement, telehealth
Friday, August 01, 2014

J&J Pulls Morcellator Devices From Market
Controversial device used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Comorbidities Affect Odontoid Fracture Survival in Elderly
Findings among those treated both surgically, nonoperatively
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Slow Progress Toward Meaningful Use Stage 2
As of July 1, 2014, 972 of 2,823 eligible providers and 10 of 128 hospitals have attested to MU2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Slow Progress Toward Meaningful Use Stage 2
As of July 1, 2014, 972 of 2,823 eligible providers and 10 of 128 hospitals have attested to MU2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Medical Management of Kidney Stones
Guidelines developed for diagnosis and evaluation, prevention, and follow-up
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greater Weight Gain After Early Adenotonsillectomy for OSA
Greater increases in BMI z score compared with watchful waiting and supportive care intervention
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Post-Op Pneumonia Prevention Program Effective
Wider adoption could improve postoperative outcomes, cut overall health care costs
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Post-Op Recovery Program Aids Community Hospital Outcomes
Improvements in colorectal outcomes independent of laparoscopy, cancer diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

FDA Approves Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone
Targiniq ER includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken
Thursday, July 24, 2014

For VTE Prevention, Best Anticoagulant Varies by Surgery
Aspirin may be better for lower extremity arthroplasty, other anticoagulants for hip fracture
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Predictors Identified for Stroke Post-Cardiac Surgery
Strongest predictors include advanced age, history of stroke or TIA, peripheral vascular disease
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment
Decrease in number of uninsured; gain in coverage leads to improvements in access
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Uterine Cancer in 27/10,000 Women Undergoing Morcellation
Prevalence ratio for uterine malignancy increases with increasing age
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Benefit Questioned
For women with stage I, II cancer without a BRCA mutation, 20-year survival benefit <1 percent
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Physicians Warned About Counterfeit Medical Devices
Counterfeit devices are prevalent and their use is associated with serious consequences
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Physicians Warned About Counterfeit Medical Devices
Counterfeit devices are prevalent and their use is associated with serious consequences
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Preemptive Celecoxib Cuts Post-Op Face-Lift Surgery Pain
Overall pain score and postoperative opioid consumption down with celecoxib
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Preemptive Celecoxib Cuts Post-Op Face-Lift Surgery Pain
Overall pain score and postoperative opioid consumption down with celecoxib
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Decompression Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk of Falls
Findings in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with/without surgery
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Physician Offices Investing in Patient Portals for EHRs
More resources being spent on patient portals than other EHR applications
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

Kidney Donation Hampers Changes to Insurance
Difficulty particularly seen among those changing, initiating life insurance
Friday, July 18, 2014

Post-Op Tympanostomy Tube Obstruction Seen in 1 in 10
Those with serous effusions, longer follow-up durations have more occlusions
Friday, July 18, 2014

Mortality Up With Low BMI After Coronary Revascularization
Second study shows body composition could explain J shape of mortality curve with increasing BMI
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stroke History Heightens Risk for Adverse Surgical Outcomes
Heightened risk seen if time between stroke and surgery is less than nine months
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stroke History Heightens Risk for Adverse Surgical Outcomes
Heightened risk seen if time between stroke and surgery is less than nine months
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AAIC: Cataract Surgery a Plus for Patients With Dementia
Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life
Monday, July 14, 2014

Smoking Has Negative Impact on Success of ACL Reconstruction
Negative effect on subjective and objective outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Friday, July 11, 2014

Dark Chocolate May Up Walking Distance in PAD Patients
Polyphenols in cocoa reduce oxidative stress and cause dilatation in the peripheral arteries
Thursday, July 10, 2014

ACOs Require Overhaul to Health Care Delivery System
Successful ACOs involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities; address nonclinical factors
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

ACOs Require Overhaul to Health Care Delivery System
Successful ACOs involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities; address nonclinical factors
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

One-Third of Knee Replacement Patients Improperly Selected
Classification system shows prevalence rate of 34.3 percent for inappropriate classifications
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Recommendations Made for Partnering Patients in Health Care
Changes needed in content and conduct of health professions education, education organizations
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Recommendations Made for Partnering Patients in Health Care
Changes needed in content and conduct of health professions education, education organizations
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Cesarean Section May Increase Risk of Subsequent Stillbirth
Also linked with small increase in rate of subsequent ectopic pregnancy
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Financial Management
Tips include establishment of clear financial policies for practice; education of patients
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Financial Management
Tips include establishment of clear financial policies for practice; education of patients
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Health Care Expenditure Has Slowed in United States
Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S., other high-spending countries
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Health Care Expenditure Has Slowed in United States
Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S., other high-spending countries
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

ACA Offers Opportunities for Prevention, Public Health
In addition to increasing health insurance coverage, law promotes use of clinical preventive services
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

CDC: Opioid Prescriptions Vary Widely Among States
Death toll can be reduced with better oversight, agency says, citing success in Florida
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

PMMA-Collagen Effective for Acne Scars
Pilot study shows excellent safety, with mild, reversible adverse events
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Complications Only Account for Some Variation in Hospital LOS
Much of variation in LOS after colorectal resection is not due to patient illness or complications
Monday, June 30, 2014

UnitedHealth Cutting More Docs From Medicare Advantage
New cuts seen in at least five states and affecting up to 10 percent of physicians
Friday, June 27, 2014

Court: Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
Colorado Supreme Court says doctors not liable for outcomes tied to patient's risky behavior
Friday, June 27, 2014

Court: Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
Colorado Supreme Court says doctors not liable for outcomes tied to patient's risky behavior
Friday, June 27, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Productivity
Steps include workflow map, effective delegation, establishing patient portal, motivating staff
Thursday, June 26, 2014

PCP Follow-Up Cuts Readmission After High-Risk Surgery
Findings in patients undergoing sx at high risk of readmission, especially those with complications
Thursday, June 26, 2014

PCP Follow-Up Cuts Readmission After High-Risk Surgery
Findings in patients undergoing sx at high risk of readmission, especially those with complications
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date
Digital media provides opportunities to ensure public has accurate drug safety information
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date
Digital media provides opportunities to ensure public has accurate drug safety information
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Standardized Instructions Improve Preop Med Compliance
Instruction sheet, recall of verbal and written instructions tied to better compliance
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Standardized Instructions Improve Preop Med Compliance
Instruction sheet, recall of verbal and written instructions tied to better compliance
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

14.4% of Kids' Scoliosis Surgeries Have In-Hospital Complications
In-hospital blood transfusion, complication, and mortality rates higher for certain subgroups
Monday, June 23, 2014

CMS Launches Initiative to Assist Newly Insured
National initiative will help people answer questions about health coverage; take advantage of services
Monday, June 23, 2014

CMS Launches Initiative to Assist Newly Insured
National initiative will help people answer questions about health coverage; take advantage of services
Monday, June 23, 2014

Pre-Op Genetic Testing Impacts Surgical Choice in Breast Cancer
Majority of BRCA mutation carriers opted for different surgery than initially planned by surgeon
Monday, June 23, 2014

Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Monitoring needed to detect, prevent mix of human, technological errors
Monday, June 23, 2014

Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Monitoring needed to detect, prevent mix of human, technological errors
Monday, June 23, 2014

Racial Disparity Seen in Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
White women significantly more likely than black women to receive biopsy with breast cancer
Friday, June 20, 2014

Patient Variables Predict Expectations in Spine Surgery
Age, disability due to pain consistently tied to higher expectations in cervical spine surgery
Friday, June 20, 2014

Significant Risk for Major Surgery in Low-Weight Infants
Increased risk of death or neurodevelopmental impairment at 18 to 22 months' corrected age
Friday, June 20, 2014

NCHS: Insurance Coverage Expands, Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-ACA health status and health-care coverage
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Higher Operator Volume Linked to Better PCI Outcomes
Higher volume linked to improved major adverse cardiac events at every threshold evaluated
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Anesthesiologists Issue Choosing Wisely Recommendations
List of top 5 unnecessary perioperative medical services in anesthesiology developed
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Anesthesiologists Issue Choosing Wisely Recommendations
List of top 5 unnecessary perioperative medical services in anesthesiology developed
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Preop β-Blockers Don't Improve CABG Outcomes
Findings based on large study of nonemergent coronary artery bypass grafting surgery cases
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ACA May Mean Healthier Young Adults, Study Suggests
Coverage through parent's plan might also protect against medical costs, researchers say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Obstetric Safety Program Improves Liability Exposure
Reduction in number of claims and median annual payments after program implementation
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates ACOs
Results from the first national survey of accountable care organizations
Monday, June 16, 2014

Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates ACOs
Results from the first national survey of accountable care organizations
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
Training needed to ensure capacity to express empathy, without admitting fault
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
Training needed to ensure capacity to express empathy, without admitting fault
Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Health Care System Ranked Last Again: Report
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures
Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Health Care System Ranked Last Again: Report
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures
Monday, June 16, 2014

Pre-Op Serum Cholesterol Tied to Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Decreasing serum cholesterol linked to more advanced stage, higher grade, tumor necrosis
Monday, June 16, 2014

Obesity Explains More Rapid Growth Rate of Knee Replacement
Rise in volume outpaced that of total hip replacement in those with BMI ≥25 kg/m²
Friday, June 13, 2014

HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of claims for evaluation and management are coded incorrectly
Friday, June 13, 2014

HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of claims for evaluation and management are coded incorrectly
Friday, June 13, 2014

Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Use of the medium remains low in part because of lack of knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2014

Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Use of the medium remains low in part because of lack of knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2014

Frailty Index Predicts Adverse Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma
Frailty index can be used as a clinical tool for risk stratification in geriatric trauma patients
Friday, June 13, 2014

Frailty Index Predicts Adverse Outcomes in Geriatric Trauma
Frailty index can be used as a clinical tool for risk stratification in geriatric trauma patients
Friday, June 13, 2014

Data From EHRs Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Ways to utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Data From EHRs Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Ways to utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Minimally Invasive Interbody Fusion Feasible in Obese
Similar clinical outcomes seen with minimally invasive and open TLIF procedures
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Diabetes Over Long Term
Improvements seen in diabetes remission rates, diabetes-related complications
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Millions Will Not Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalties: Report
More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Millions Will Not Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalties: Report
More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Employees may be more motivated with frequent financial incentives
Monday, June 09, 2014

Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Employees may be more motivated with frequent financial incentives
Monday, June 09, 2014

Veterans Affected by Scandal May Seek Private Care
Physician shortage seen as contributing factor to VA waiting list scandal
Friday, June 06, 2014

Veterans Affected by Scandal May Seek Private Care
Physician shortage seen as contributing factor to VA waiting list scandal
Friday, June 06, 2014

Many 'Inconsistencies' in ACA Sign-Ups: Report
Discrepancies for more than a quarter of eight million people who have signed up for coverage
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Many 'Inconsistencies' in ACA Sign-Ups: Report
Discrepancies for more than a quarter of eight million people who have signed up for coverage
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Gastric Bypass Sx May Be Best Strategy for Obese T2DM Patients
Research suggests greater success in weight loss, DM remission compared to lifestyle changes
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Training needed to avoid common mistakes leading to claim denials
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Training needed to avoid common mistakes leading to claim denials
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Physicians recommend aggressive treatments for patients but would opt out themselves
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Physicians recommend aggressive treatments for patients but would opt out themselves
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

EHRs Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Return on investment can be realized by participating in alternative delivery models
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

EHRs Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Return on investment can be realized by participating in alternative delivery models
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Timing May Affect Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery
Researchers find worse results for weekend operations, admissions
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

FDA Approves Generic Version of Celebrex
Rx will carry warning alerting users of potential heart risks
Monday, June 02, 2014

Surgical Checklists Cut Post-Op Complications
Significant reductions seen in wound infections and blood loss
Monday, June 02, 2014

FDA Orders New Warning Labels for Tanning Beds
All sunlamp devices must warn against use by people under 18, agency says
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Global Prevalence of Obesity Increased From 1980 to 2013
Increase in prevalence in adults, and in children and teens in developed and developing countries
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Global Prevalence of Obesity Increased From 1980 to 2013
Increase in prevalence in adults, and in children and teens in developed and developing countries
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Docs Must Consider Legal Issues Relating to Text Messaging
Information sent by text message should be included in medical records, accorded privacy
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Docs Must Consider Legal Issues Relating to Text Messaging
Information sent by text message should be included in medical records, accorded privacy
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Many Consider Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Receipt of CPM linked to genetic testing, family history, MRI receipt, worry about recurrence
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Many Consider Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Receipt of CPM linked to genetic testing, family history, MRI receipt, worry about recurrence
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most Wikipedia Health Articles Contain Errors
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most Wikipedia Health Articles Contain Errors
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment Concerns States
Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Workflow Changes Can Remove Practice Hassles
By delegating and defining workflow, physicians can focus on patients
Friday, May 23, 2014

Workflow Changes Can Remove Practice Hassles
By delegating and defining workflow, physicians can focus on patients
Friday, May 23, 2014

Surgical Site Infection Reduction Targeted As Cost-Saving Strategy
Deep surgical site infections and those in neurosurgery patients have highest costs
Friday, May 23, 2014

Surgical Site Infection Reduction Targeted As Cost-Saving Strategy
Deep surgical site infections and those in neurosurgery patients have highest costs
Friday, May 23, 2014

Surgeries Shorter in Outpatient Surgery Centers
With shorter procedure time versus hospitals, ambulatory centers are lower-cost alternative
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Surgeries Shorter in Outpatient Surgery Centers
With shorter procedure time versus hospitals, ambulatory centers are lower-cost alternative
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Scoliosis Tied to More Back Problems Regardless of Tx
Findings in adults with idiopathic scoliosis, compared to adults without scoliosis
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Doctors' Use of Electronic Health Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, per report
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Doctors' Use of Electronic Health Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, per report
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

EHR Implementation Ups Nursing Documentation Time in OR
However, no effect seen on surgical volume or staffing requirements
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Post-Op Transfers More Likely at Critical Access Hospitals
In unadjusted analyses, fewer critical access hospital surgical patients receive post-acute care
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Handshake-Free Zones' May Be Coming to Health Care Settings
While perceived as an ingrained interpersonal gesture, it spreads germs
Friday, May 16, 2014

'Handshake-Free Zones' May Be Coming to Health Care Settings
While perceived as an ingrained interpersonal gesture, it spreads germs
Friday, May 16, 2014

Adverse Outcomes Up for Lower Extremity PVI in Females
Higher complication rates, but similar procedural success for women versus men
Thursday, May 15, 2014

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
Report indicates most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Frailty Score Predicts Surgical Outcomes in the Elderly
Score includes comprehensive geriatric assessment features and is better than conventional measures
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Frailty Score Predicts Surgical Outcomes in the Elderly
Score includes comprehensive geriatric assessment features and is better than conventional measures
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in One Year
Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in One Year
Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Procedure Invasiveness Ups Spinal Surgery Readmissions
Both medical and surgical reasons contribute to 30-day unplanned readmission, many unavoidable
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Direct Pay Reduces Practices' Administration Hassles, Costs
Patients' payment of retainer fee guarantees increased access, higher level of service
Monday, May 12, 2014

Direct Pay Reduces Practices' Administration Hassles, Costs
Patients' payment of retainer fee guarantees increased access, higher level of service
Monday, May 12, 2014

Off-Label Cosmetic Facial Filler Use Tied to Significant Vision Loss
Three cases reported of vision loss from central retinal artery occlusion after cosmetic procedure
Monday, May 12, 2014

Impaired Functional Status at Discharge Ups Readmission
Functional status at time of admission to inpatient rehab facility linked to acute care readmission
Monday, May 12, 2014

Sutures Deemed Superior to Staples for C-Section Closure
Suture closure of the skin incision after cesarean delivery linked with fewer wound complications
Monday, May 12, 2014

Specialty Care Shortage Leads to Lower Perceived Need for It
Those with high, low access to specialty care have no differences in disease burden
Friday, May 09, 2014

Specialty Care Shortage Leads to Lower Perceived Need for It
Those with high, low access to specialty care have no differences in disease burden
Friday, May 09, 2014

Wide Variation in Hospital C-Section Rates
Large differences in numbers of unnecessary cesarean section births done across hospitals
Friday, May 09, 2014

Physicians Have Multiple EHR Documentation Strategies
Pros and cons seen with typing, scribe, voice recognition software, and later transcribing notes
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Zontivity Approved for People at High Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
First in new class called protease-activated receptor-1 antagonists
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Insurers: Sizeable Majority Has Paid ACA Premiums
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent
Thursday, May 08, 2014

HRS: Bariatric Surgery May Prevent A-Fib Onset in Obese
Long-term follow-up shows significantly lower incidence of a-fib in those who had surgery
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Massachusetts Health Care Reform Cut Mortality
Biggest changes seen in counties with lower incomes, higher pre-reform uninsured rate
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

ASCO Issues Guidelines for Advanced HER2+ Breast Cancer
Recommendations provided for management of advanced disease without, with brain mets
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double by 2050
Aging baby boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double by 2050
Aging baby boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Repeat Data Breaches Among Health Care Orgs Down
Survey respondents believe accountable care organization participation may pose risk
Friday, May 02, 2014

Repeat Data Breaches Among Health Care Orgs Down
Survey respondents believe accountable care organization participation may pose risk
Friday, May 02, 2014

Risk of Cancer From UV Nail Drying Lamp Exposure Small
Notable differences in UV-A irradiance values seen among 17 drying devices tested
Friday, May 02, 2014

White House Report Confirms Eight Million ACA Enrollees
GOP analysis says only two-thirds of those signed up through HealthCare.gov have paid premiums
Friday, May 02, 2014

White House Report Confirms Eight Million ACA Enrollees
GOP analysis says only two-thirds of those signed up through HealthCare.gov have paid premiums
Friday, May 02, 2014

Review: New Tanning Beds Just As Dangerous As Former Models
Strongest association seen for exposure from more than 10 tanning sessions
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Bracing Cuts Scoliosis Surgery Only With High Compliance
There may be marked overtreatment with bracing, though compliance is low
Thursday, May 01, 2014

AATS: Low Annual Hospital Volume Ups Mortality Past 30 Days
Findings in patients undergoing major pulmonary resection for lung cancer
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Home Transition Program Cuts Readmission, Death Post-CABG
Innovative program involving cardiac surgery nurse practitioners reduces composite end point
Thursday, May 01, 2014

WHO: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Now Found Worldwide
Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight bacteria
Thursday, May 01, 2014

WHO: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Now Found Worldwide
Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight bacteria
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Spinal Fx Complications, Mortality Up With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Findings among patients presenting in a tertiary center with traumatic spinal fractures
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review: Induction of Labor Tied to Lower Risk of C-Section
Lower risk overall versus expectant management; effect significant in term, post-term gestations
Monday, April 28, 2014

Wrong-Level Localization in Spine Surgey Rare but Still Occurs
Common sources of intra-op errors include poor communication, failure to relocalize after exposure
Monday, April 28, 2014

AHA Releases Statement on Fetal Cardiac Disease
Experts compile recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiovascular disease
Monday, April 28, 2014

SLIP-2 Tops Original SLIP Model for ID'ing Post-Op ARDS
Updated model outperforms original surgical lung injury prediction tool for patients at risk of ARDS
Friday, April 25, 2014

Docs, Patients Have Different Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Care
For patients and caregivers, but not doctors, preferences affected by baseline health attitudes
Friday, April 25, 2014

Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release
Biggest complaint is a lack of context with which to interpret the data
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release
Biggest complaint is a lack of context with which to interpret the data
Thursday, April 24, 2014

At-Risk Screw Misplacement Common in Spine Deformity Sx
Pedicle screws close to vital structures in ~25 percent of those undergoing posterior spinal fusion
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Specific steps include incorporation of patients into ward rounds; consideration of patient perspective
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Specific steps include incorporation of patients into ward rounds; consideration of patient perspective
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

About Half of Cancelled Time in OR Due to Inpatients
Inpatients represent less than half of scheduled minutes of surgery, but half or more cancelled time
Monday, April 21, 2014

Some Children Gain Weight After Tonsil Removal Surgery
Adenotonsillectomy does not correlate, though, with increased rates of obesity
Monday, April 21, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

Legal Claims Rising for Laser Surgery by Nonphysicians
Most claims against NPOs are performed outside of a traditional medical setting
Thursday, April 17, 2014

One in 20 U.S. Adults a Victim of Diagnostic Errors
Errors include missed opportunities for a timely, correct diagnosis based on available evidence
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diabetes-Related Complications Declined, 1990 to 2010
Declines largest for acute myocardial infarction and death from hyperglycemic crisis
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

iPLEDGE Isotretinoin Counseling May Need Updating
Women need expanded info about effective contraceptive choices, including reversible ones
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Still Higher for Elderly
Higher hospital charge and increased length of stay for patients aged 80 years and older post-resection
Monday, April 14, 2014

Surgical Decisions for High-Risk Patients Needs Overhaul
New model includes multidisciplinary team and information about less invasive options
Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

1,440-nm Laser Beneficial for Photodamage in Asians
Laser produces mild improvement; shown to be safe with no long-term adverse effects
Thursday, April 10, 2014

1,440-nm Laser Beneficial for Photodamage in Asians
Laser produces mild improvement; shown to be safe with no long-term adverse effects
Thursday, April 10, 2014

AANS: Subclinical Head Impact Still Impacts Brain
Single season of concussion-free football still leads to brain changes witnessed on MRI
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hypernatremia Linked to Post-Liver Transplant Mortality
However, pre-transplant hyponatremia does not affect in-hospital mortality or 90-day survival
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier
Findings based on comparisons between newly eligible under ACA and pre-ACA enrollees
Monday, April 07, 2014

Complications for One in Five Adults Undergoing Tonsillectomy
Complications associated with increased health care costs; hemorrhage most expensive
Monday, April 07, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

Pending Malpractice Litigation May Bias Parents' Reports
Litigation tied to worse parent reports of children's pain, function after neonatal brachial plexus palsy
Friday, April 04, 2014

Review: Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cardiovascular Disease, Death
Meta-analysis shows reduced risks for mortality, composite cardiovascular events, MI, stroke
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Excellent Long-Term Outcomes Seen Following Esophagectomy
Good nutritional status, quality of life, satisfaction with eating at 10+ years post-esophagectomy
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In addition to savings on prescription drugs, preventive service use up for Medicare beneficiaries
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In addition to savings on prescription drugs, preventive service use up for Medicare beneficiaries
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

CDC: Invasive Cancer Diagnoses Down Slightly in 2010
Majority of states still have not reached 2020 targets for reduced cancer incidence
Friday, March 28, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

1 in 25 Inpatients Has Health Care-Associated Infection Daily
Common device-associated infections seem to be decreasing, accounting for 25 percent of infections
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1 in 25 Inpatients Has Health Care-Associated Infection Daily
Common device-associated infections seem to be decreasing, accounting for 25 percent of infections
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Financial incentives exist, including reimbursement and avoiding hospital readmissions
Friday, March 21, 2014

Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Financial incentives exist, including reimbursement and avoiding hospital readmissions
Friday, March 21, 2014

Electrolarynx Allows Speech in Orally Intubated Patients
This application of the electrolarynx may improve patient care in ICUs, the authors say
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Chronic Hyperglycemia Tied to Worse Surgical Outcomes
Findings show poor glycemic control is tied to longer hospital stays for noncardiac surgery
Friday, March 14, 2014

Chronic Hyperglycemia Tied to Worse Surgical Outcomes
Findings show poor glycemic control is tied to longer hospital stays for noncardiac surgery
Friday, March 14, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

AAOS: Extreme Sport Head, Neck Injuries Rose 2000-2011
Severe injuries account for 2.5 percent of all head, neck injuries from extreme sports
Friday, March 14, 2014

Adoption of Surgical Safety Checklists Doesn't Cut Mortality
No significant reduction in death or surgical complications with adoption of checklists
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Adoption of Surgical Safety Checklists Doesn't Cut Mortality
No significant reduction in death or surgical complications with adoption of checklists
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

AAOS: 11.2 Million Living With Artificial Hip, Knee in U.S.
Continued increases in hip, knee replacements could pose long-term management challenges
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More Lumbar Sx Complications at Teaching Hospitals
Longer hospitalization, but patients are older and have greater comorbidity index
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fewer Failures With Vaginal Mesh Repair in Prolapse With Avulsion
Higher anatomical failure rate with sacrospinous fixation in post-hysterectomy prolapse with avulsion
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

AAOS: Total Hip Arthroplasty Safe in Nonagenarians
Hospital length of stays comparable to younger patients, readmission rates lower
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

AAOS: Knee, Hip Arthroplasty Provides Cardiovascular Benefit
Most likely explanation is that arthroplasty improves capability for physical activity
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Prehospital Stroke Alerts Speed Door-to-CT Times
Emergency medical services prenotification allows patients to bypass ER; speeds CT, tPA treatment
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on ClinicalTrials.gov, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on ClinicalTrials.gov, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposal met heavy resistance from patient groups
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposal met heavy resistance from patient groups
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Outcomes Have Improved
Improvements in patient, graft survival; reduction in primary nonfunction, delayed graft function
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Patients Prefer Specific Info From Docs for Prostate Cancer
Patients cite treatment description by the treating physician as the most helpful source
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AAPM: Post-Op Pain Highly Influential in Patient Satisfaction
Correlation is stronger for spine, non-spine orthopedics, OB/GYN surgeries
Monday, March 10, 2014

AAPM: Post-Op Pain Highly Influential in Patient Satisfaction
Correlation is stronger for spine, non-spine orthopedics, OB/GYN surgeries
Monday, March 10, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Consultant Offers Tips for Evaluating Staff Pay
Geographic factors, professional determinations, and state labor laws all factor into discussions
Monday, March 10, 2014

AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health
Friday, March 07, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Web-Based Mental Health Screening Feasible, Acceptable
Routine screening administered to patients waiting for appointments IDs anxiety, depression
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Pre-Op Pain Patterns Affect Stenosis Surgery Outcomes
Predominance of back pain rather than leg pain associated with inferior outcome
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Fewer Positive Margins With Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy also tied to less use of additional cancer therapy
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Rx Adherence
Along with lower cost sharing, plans target high-risk patients, use mail-order drugs
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Rx Adherence
Along with lower cost sharing, plans target high-risk patients, use mail-order drugs
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Nurses Can Perform Colonoscopies As Well As Docs
Employing nurses for colonoscopies in a supervised setting can substantially reduce costs
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

Persistent Post-Cardiac Surgery Pain Seen at 24 Months
Persistent postoperative pain decreases from 40.1 percent at six months to 9.5 percent at 24 months
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

CT Scans Don't Interfere With Cardiac Rhythm Devices
Exposure of cardiac rhythm management devices to direct radiation doesn't lead to adverse events
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

Excessive Tanning May Reflect Psychiatric Distress
Frequency of tanning is associated with problematic tanning and tanning dependence
Friday, February 28, 2014

Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Contamination level of stethoscope similar to parts of physician's dominant hand
Friday, February 28, 2014

Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Contamination level of stethoscope similar to parts of physician's dominant hand
Friday, February 28, 2014

Nurse Education, Workload Impact Patient Post-Op Mortality
Increase in workload ups odds of death; increase in percentage of nurses with degree cuts death
Friday, February 28, 2014

Myocardial Injury Predicts Death After Noncardiac Surgery
Few patients with myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery experience ischemic symptoms
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Myocardial Injury Predicts Death After Noncardiac Surgery
Few patients with myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery experience ischemic symptoms
Thursday, February 27, 2014

U.S. Cosmetic, Reconstructive Surgery Procedures Up in 2013
3 percent increase in cosmetic surgery procedures; 2 percent increase in reconstructive surgery
Thursday, February 27, 2014

U.S. Cosmetic, Reconstructive Surgery Procedures Up in 2013
3 percent increase in cosmetic surgery procedures; 2 percent increase in reconstructive surgery
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Regional Anesthesia Doesn't Up Falls After Knee Replacement
Lower adjusted odds of inpatient falls with neuraxial versus general anesthesia
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal Linked to Diabetes Development
After adjustment, risk of diabetes up for women with both hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Earlier Ovary Removal Provides Greatest BRCA-Associated Benefit
In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

Obese Patients Affected by Perceived Judgment of Doctor
Those who feel judged are more likely to attempt weight loss, but not more likely to be successful
Monday, February 24, 2014

Obese Patients Affected by Perceived Judgment of Doctor
Those who feel judged are more likely to attempt weight loss, but not more likely to be successful
Monday, February 24, 2014

Obstetricians Target Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate
Definition of labor dystocia may need revising; nonmedical interventions in labor can cut rates
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

Psychological Factors Affect Skeletal Trauma Recovery
Catastrophic thinking in particular linked to follow-up pain intensity, disability
Friday, February 21, 2014

Concurrent Opioid Prescribing by Multiple Providers Common
More than three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries with four or more providers have concurrent rx
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Surgeons Can Up Outcomes for Work-Related Lumbar Surgery
Need to control for opioid dependence, prevent excessive disability length
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Total Vaginal Hysterectomy Generates Net Hospital Income
All other minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures linked to hospital incurred losses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Low Fluence, Multiple Pass Laser Efficacious in Hair Removal
Technique also less painful compared to high fluence, single pass technique
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Obesity Complicates Elbow Fractures in Children
Supracondylar humeral fractures more likely to be complex, have greater risk of post-op complications
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

E. cuniculi Can Cause Febrile Illness After Transplant
Three recipients became febrile seven to 10 weeks after receiving kidney, lungs from deceased donor
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Home Exercise Program Improves Physical Function After Rehab
Older adults with hip fracture benefit from home-based program after formal rehabilitation ends
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Post-Op Visits for Surgical Site Infections Generally Low
Relative to all-cause postsurgical visits, rates are low for clinically significant SSIs at 14 and 30 days
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Post-Op Visits for Surgical Site Infections Generally Low
Relative to all-cause postsurgical visits, rates are low for clinically significant SSIs at 14 and 30 days
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Compression Device Noninferior to Meds Post-Arthroplasty
Noninferior efficacy in venous thromboembolism prevention versus pharmacological protocol
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Best Practice Alerts Up Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Electronic medical record-based system increases screening rate, decreases proportion of unscreened
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Once practice overhead costs are met, patients seen in extended hours increase profitability
Monday, February 17, 2014

Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Once practice overhead costs are met, patients seen in extended hours increase profitability
Monday, February 17, 2014

Kidney Donors Have Slightly Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
Findings compared to healthy nondonors, but risk still lower than general population
Monday, February 17, 2014

ASA: Head or Neck Injury Ups Stroke Risk After Trauma
Risk about three-fold higher in those under 50 years old
Friday, February 14, 2014

Annual Mammography Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality
Findings in cohort of 40- to 59-year-old women from Canada, screened from 1980 to 1985
Friday, February 14, 2014

Clonidine Premedication Relieves Post-Op Pain in Children
Premedication at adequate dosage seems likely to reduce analgesia requirements after surgery
Friday, February 14, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses
Deadly epidemic is driven by abuse of narcotic painkillers and heroin
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Predictors of Post-Op Pain ID'd in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Higher pre-op levels of pain and anxiety predict slower improvement in pain after spinal fusion sx
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

30-Day Readmission From Postacute Rehab 11.8 Percent
30-day readmission rates vary from 5.8 to 18.8 percent for selected impairment groups
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen
Some studies had suggested naproxen might pose less of a threat than other NSAIDs
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by NSAIDs
Studies suggest naproxen may pose less of a threat
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

Corrective Nasal Surgery Seems Safe in Pediatric Patients
Most common indications for surgery are posttraumatic deformities, severe airway obstruction
Monday, February 10, 2014

Corrective Nasal Surgery Seems Safe in Pediatric Patients
Most common indications for surgery are posttraumatic deformities, severe airway obstruction
Monday, February 10, 2014

Drugs Increasingly Detected in Fatally Injured Drivers
Positive results for non-alcohol drugs rose from 16.6 to 28.3 percent from 1999 to 2010
Friday, February 07, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Indoor Tanning Remains Popular, Especially in the Young
Despite the large number of cases of skin cancer attributed to this practice
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues
Physician-patient eye gaze patterns differ with use of electronic health records versus paper charts
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Dietary Counseling Has Little Effect After Gastric Bypass
Nutrient intake improves but remains inadequate in many patients
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Patients Are 'Myth'-Informed About Their Risk of Cancer
Seventeen percent of Americans think that there is nothing people can do to change their risk
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Rhinoplasty Can Affect Voice Quality, Characteristics
Worsening of voice quality post-surgery; increases in hyponasality, frequency of nasal murmurs
Monday, February 03, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Low Morbidity/Mortality Rates for Adult Tonsillectomy in U.S.
Low rates of mortality and morbidity; reoperation more likely in males, inpatients
Friday, January 31, 2014

Model Can Predict Spine Surgery Complications
Model gives percent likelihood of complications based on comorbidities, invasiveness of surgery
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

ASA: Patient Involvement Ups Surgical Safety Compliance
Patient awareness of a surgical safety checklist increases compliance
Thursday, January 30, 2014

ASA: Patient Involvement Ups Surgical Safety Compliance
Patient awareness of a surgical safety checklist increases compliance
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Low BMI Tied to Better Surgical Scoliosis Curve Correction
Also linked to preoperative coagulation abnormality, asthma incidence, and post-op ileus
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

USPSTF: Draft Recommendations Issued for AAA Screening
AAA screening in men ages 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked has moderate net benefit
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Total Knee Arthroplasty Has Economic Benefit for Society
Initial costs higher with total knee arthroplasty, but cost benefit over 30 years for 50-year-old patient
Monday, January 27, 2014

Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Arthroplasty Revision
HRT use for ≥6 months tied to almost 40 percent decrease in hip/knee replacement revision rates
Monday, January 27, 2014

Volume of Trauma Care Affects Geriatric Trauma Outcomes
Larger volumes of geriatric trauma patients linked to lower in-hospital mortality, major complications
Friday, January 24, 2014

Editorial Discusses Ultrasound in Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Ultrasound being used in multiple specialties; also beneficial for resource-limited areas
Friday, January 24, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Early Vulvar CA Tx Has Little Impact on Sexuality, Body Image
Little to no long-term disruption to sexuality or body image for women undergoing treatment
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reintubation After Cervical Fusion Up With 3+ Levels
Patients requiring reintubation are generally older, have greater number of comorbidities
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Formaldehyde Levels in Hair Straighteners Too High
Majority of brands tested have formaldehyde levels five times higher than recommended levels
Thursday, January 23, 2014

CDC: Cesarean Section Rate Declining in the United States
Rate increased then decreased between 2006 and 2012
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Results of Safety Efforts for Hospitalized Patients Are Mixed
In-hospital adverse events in the U.S. down for some conditions, but not others
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hypertension Linked to Post-Cervical Fusion Readmission
Independent of effect on complications, hypertension linked to increased odds of readmission
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ACA Impact on Primary Practice May Depend on Location
Practices in states with expanded Medicaid may see more new, chronically ill patients
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Federal Funding of Health Centers Mitigates Access Issues
Findings among low-income, uninsured adults from 2002 to 2007
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wait Time to Lumbar Discectomy Linked to Post-Op Pain
Even after adjustment for confounders, long-wait patients more likely to report worse pain
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medication Synchronization Program Ups Adherence
Community pharmacy-based program projects increase of 20 med fills per patient per year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medication Synchronization Program Ups Adherence
Community pharmacy-based program projects increase of 20 med fills per patient per year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Multiple Medications Increase Odds of Hospital Admission
Link modified by number of long-term conditions, with reduced effect for multiple conditions
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lasers May Aid in Treatment of Onychomycosis
Limitations of systemic, topical therapies leading to interest in light-based treatment options
Monday, January 20, 2014

Considerable Variation in Quality of Care for Tonsillectomy
Variation observed in dexamethasone, antibiotic administration and in revisit rates among children
Monday, January 20, 2014

One-Fifth of Hospitalizations in Advanced GI Cancer Avoidable
Higher 90-day mortality seen after avoidable versus non-avoidable hospitalizations
Friday, January 17, 2014

FDA Warns of Fires From Some Cryogenic Wart Removers
Don't use flammable products near candles, hair appliances, agency says
Thursday, January 16, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

NCPA: Access to Controlled Substances Often Delayed
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week
Thursday, January 16, 2014

NCPA: Access to Controlled Substances Often Delayed
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week
Thursday, January 16, 2014

FDA Warns Against Rx With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Agency recommends that physicians cease prescriptions of drugs in excess of 325 mg
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FDA Warns Against Rx With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Agency recommends that physicians cease prescriptions of drugs in excess of 325 mg
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Baseline Factors Can Predict Return to Work With Sciatica
Factors include baseline bothersomeness, back pain, and the straight-leg-raising test
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Intensive Monitoring Ups Surgical Treatment of CRC Recurrence
But no mortality reduction seen with intensive CEA screening, CT imaging, or both
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

Lowering WBC Criteria Lowers Negative Appendectomy Rate
Negative appendectomy rate down by 77, 36 percent, respectively, with WBC cutoffs of 9,000, 8,000/µL
Thursday, January 09, 2014

More Specialists Needed to Meet Needs of Aging Population
Access to care, wait times will be exacerbated without more vascular surgeons, cardiologists
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Workers' Compensation Data Captures Back Pain Experience
Best performing wage-replacement indicator has 69 percent accuracy for identifying additional time off
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Conserving Blood Cuts Transfusions in Aortic Valve Surgery
Strategy reduces red blood cell transfusions in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Post-Op Health Care Costs Up for Former, Current Smokers
Index hospitalization costs are not significantly different for never, former, current smokers
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Non-White Physicians Provide Disproportionate Minority Care
Non-white physicians care for more than half of minority patients, non-English speakers
Monday, January 06, 2014

Unrestricted Hospital Visiting Hours Up Patient Satisfaction
Allowing after-hours visitors does not increase complaints or cause security problems
Monday, January 06, 2014

CDC Addresses Burden, Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
One of most urgent threats is C. difficile; causes a minimum of 250,000 illnesses per year
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

Most Women Experience Breast Cancer Postoperative Pain
Factors include chronic pre-op pain, pre-op depression, axillary lymph node dissection, chemo
Friday, January 03, 2014

Combination Protocol Accurately Diagnoses Appendicitis in Kids
High sensitivity, specificity with Samuel's pediatric appendicitis score, selective ultrasonography
Friday, January 03, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Positive Outcomes With Improved Hemorrhoidectomy Information
Significant improvement in patient satisfaction; less medical attention sought postoperatively
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

Inactivity Linked With Depression After Cardiac Surgery
Physical inactivity also linked with pre-op depression in cardiac patients
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

Physician Pay Increasingly Tied to Quality Metrics
Trend expected to accelerate as reimbursement shifts towards performance-based pay
Thursday, December 26, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

Review Quantifies Risks Associated With Bariatric Surgery
Complication and reoperation rates 7 and 17 percent, respectively; 30-day mortality 0.08 percent
Monday, December 23, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

Acupuncture May Relieve Tonsillectomy Pain in Children
Decrease in perceived pain seen in a small group of children not prescribed narcotics after surgery
Friday, December 20, 2013

Pre-Op Depression Linked to Narcotic Use Before Spinal Sx
Patients categorized as depressed or anxious have higher preoperative narcotic use
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Neuraxial + General Anesthesia May Up Prostate CA Outcomes
General anesthesia alone linked to increased risk for systemic progression, overall mortality
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Post-Op Hematoma Incidence Similar for Decompression Types
Post-op bony stenosis, dural sac decompression similar with three decompression approaches
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Comorbidity Strongly Influences Survival in Cancer Patients
Still, death rates from cancer continue to decline in the United States
Monday, December 16, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Determinants of Patient Loyalty to Provider Identified
More than 15 percent of patients at high risk for leaving their current physician, practice
Monday, December 16, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

Racial Disparities in Pediatric Liver Transplant Outcomes
Rates of graft failure, mortality higher among minority groups than whites, even after adjustment
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Weekend Spine Surgery Linked to Longer Stays, Higher Costs
Findings among patients undergoing spine surgery for cervical trauma across approach procedures
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Arthrodesis Ups Complications, Costs for Spondylolisthesis
However, compared to patients receiving laminectomy alone, reoperation rates are lower
Monday, December 09, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Financial Interest May Motivate Higher Knee MRI Referral
More negative MRI findings for patients referred by docs with financial interest in MRI equipment
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Health Reform in Mass. Didn't Change ICU Utilization
Health care reform in Massachusetts did correlate with reduction in ICU patients without insurance
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

Geriatric Consultation Ups Post-Trauma Functional Recovery
After adjustment, better recovery of function seen in activities of daily living with consultation
Monday, December 02, 2013

Guidance for Transcatheter Mitral Regurgitation Treatment Issued
Professional societies should set minimal performance standards
Monday, December 02, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pediatric Surgeries Often Performed in General Hospitals
Although, complex neonatal cases are more often performed at pediatric institutions
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

Family Doc Finds Mid-Level Providers Increase Revenue
Case study describes substantial increase in doctor take-home pay with addition of mid-levels
Monday, November 25, 2013

Family Doc Finds Mid-Level Providers Increase Revenue
Case study describes substantial increase in doctor take-home pay with addition of mid-levels
Monday, November 25, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And HealthCare.gov website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And HealthCare.gov website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Younger Age Is Significant QoL Predictor Post-Breast Biopsy
Testing Morbidities Index scores down by about three points for each decade decrease in patient age
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Surgeons Emotionally Affected by Surgical Complications
Surgeons feel institutional support following complications is generally inadequate
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Surgeons Emotionally Affected by Surgical Complications
Surgeons feel institutional support following complications is generally inadequate
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More Mastectomy, Less Radiation in Male Breast CA Management
Breast conservation less frequently performed for males
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Increased Pregnancy Risks
Women with history of bariatric surgery at risk for preterm, small-for-gestational-age babies
Friday, November 15, 2013

FDA Requests Safety Measures for Topical Antiseptics
Labeling and packaging changes meant to reduce risk of infection
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Underused After C-Section
Despite large increases in adoption, fewer than half of those undergoing cesarean receive prophylaxis
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Many Americans Want Docs to Help Explain Genetic Tests
Even though some companies offer testing directly to the consumer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Receiving Biosketch of Doctor Improves Patient Satisfaction
Simple intervention improves patient-reported ratings of quality of doctor care
Monday, November 11, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Intra-Articular, Systemic Steroids Beneficial in Back Pain
Slight superiority of intra-articular versus intramuscular injection for facet joint syndrome
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says HealthCare.gov is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says HealthCare.gov is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Worse Outcomes for Early Post-Lumbar Spinal Fusion Rehab
Beginning rehabilitation at six versus 12 weeks more costly, linked to poorer outcomes
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Twin Study Shows Smoking Causes Premature Facial Aging
More facial wrinkling in twin who smoked as little as five years longer
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists HealthCare.gov will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists HealthCare.gov will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Coexisting Pain Tied to Worse Knee Replacement Outcomes
Preoperative musculoskeletal pain linked to poorer physical function at six months post-op
Friday, October 25, 2013

Many Interns Don't Practice Etiquette-Based Communication
Interns overestimate the extent to which they introduce themselves and their role, sit with patient
Friday, October 25, 2013

Many Interns Don't Practice Etiquette-Based Communication
Interns overestimate the extent to which they introduce themselves and their role, sit with patient
Friday, October 25, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on HealthCare.gov foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on HealthCare.gov foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers
Changes would decrease number of refills before returning to doctor; supplies lasting ≤90 days
Thursday, October 24, 2013

FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers
Changes would decrease number of refills before returning to doctor; supplies lasting ≤90 days
Thursday, October 24, 2013

>5 Percent Readmitted After Total Joint Arthroplasty
Predictors include male sex, black race, longer hospitalization, discharge to inpatient rehab
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Carotid Stenting Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors
For elderly, stroke risk up with carotid stenting; increased mortality with carotid endarterectomy
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Recovery Room Imaging Has No Added Value Post-Lumbar Fusion
Images are inferior to intraoperative images; offer no incremental clinical utility
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled HealthCare.gov Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled HealthCare.gov Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

Considerable Morbidity With Disc Herniations in NFL Players
Lumbar herniations are the most common, but thoracic herniations lead to most lost playing time
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Treatment Interval Doesn't Affect Benefit of Acne Laser Tx
Improved atrophic acne scars with fractional CO2 laser treatment at one-, three-month intervals
Friday, October 18, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

Legal Claims Against Non-Physician Laser Operators Up
Laser hair removal, particularly in non-medical settings, the most common procedure cited
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at HealthCare.gov website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at HealthCare.gov website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Risk Factors for VTE Post-Spine Surgery Identified
Older, male, obese, and those with long operative times may be at greater risk
Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Surgical Implements Too Often Left Behind in Patients
Breakdowns in surgical team communication often at fault, watchdog group says
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ablative Carbon Dioxide Laser Effective for Rhinophyma
Good outcomes for mild-to-moderate disease treated with fractionated therapy
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ablative Carbon Dioxide Laser Effective for Rhinophyma
Good outcomes for mild-to-moderate disease treated with fractionated therapy
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Clinical Effects Committee Can Mitigate Investigator Bias
Findings based on independent reclassification of adverse events during spinal device trial
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

Unexplained Post-Op Pain in 7 Percent of Teen Scoliosis Cases
These patients also report significantly more pain preoperatively
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall History Predicts Increased Post-Op Complications in Seniors
A fall in the six months prior to surgery also predicts discharge institutionalization, readmission
Thursday, October 10, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Peer Review of Bariatric Surgical Skill Level Studied
Increased complications, higher mortality, longer operations, more reoperations for lowest skill quartile
Thursday, October 10, 2013

ASPS: Breastfeeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging
Changes in breast measurements are caused by pregnancy itself
Thursday, October 10, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

ACS: Laparoscopic Colon Cancer Resection Benefits Elderly
Laparoscopic procedure linked with lower risk of discharge to a nursing facility
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Lifetime Societal Net Benefit From Total Knee Arthroplasty
Direct costs of knee arthroplasty offset by indirect savings for patients with end-stage osteoarthritis
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

ACS: Surveillance Bias Noted in VTE Measurement
Hospitals with higher quality scores have higher VTE prophylaxis rates; worse risk-adjusted VTE rates
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns
HealthCare.gov offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns
HealthCare.gov offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

VTE Occurs in 13 Percent of Head, Neck Cancer Surgery Cases
Chemoprophylaxis recommended in head, neck cancer patients admitted 72 hours post-surgery
Friday, October 04, 2013

Melanoma Patients Increase Sun Exposure After Diagnosis
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation higher than controls two years later
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Ethics of the Commercialization of Plastic Surgery Considered
Patient safety and education should take precedence over business concerns, financial security
Friday, October 04, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Elderly Blacks, Hispanics Have More Post-Op Complications
Largely affected by hospital and patient characteristics and gender
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Elderly Blacks, Hispanics Have More Post-Op Complications
Largely affected by hospital and patient characteristics and gender
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Opioid Use Often Continues After Bariatric Surgery
For chronic opioid users, dose often increases after surgery
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

Modifiable Factors ID'd for Reducing Surgical Site Infections
Prescreening programs and mupirocin ointment plus chlorhexidine soap/shower may reduce SSIs
Monday, September 30, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Worker Roles Impacted When 'Undervalued' by Patients
Frustrations can affect both performance and pay
Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Worker Roles Impacted When 'Undervalued' by Patients
Frustrations can affect both performance and pay
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

Sutures Not Superior to Staples for Closure in GI Surgery
Rate of wound complications similar with subcuticular sutures or staples for skin closure
Friday, September 27, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Long-Term Metabolic Effects Seen With Bariatric Surgery
Shorter duration of diabetes and higher long-term weight loss predict diabetes remission
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Medicare Expenditure Per Patient Up for Acute MI
Increase in expenditure from 1998-1999 to 2008; ~75 percent of increase from days 31 to 365
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marriage Shown to Provide Cancer Survival Benefit
Married patients less likely to present with metastatic disease, die from their cancer
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Infectious Endocarditis Risk ID'd in Congenital Heart Disease
Risk of IE 6.1 per 1,000 children; predictors include cyanotic CHD, endocardial cushion defects
Monday, September 23, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

Physical Exams Commonly Lacking in Low Back Pain Care
One in five patient encounters do not include physicians' hands placed on subjects' low backs
Friday, September 20, 2013

New Model Better Predicts Risk of Post-PCI Bleeding
Model incorporates new definition of bleeding that captures previously excluded hemorrhage events
Friday, September 20, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Enhanced Care Program Set Up at Six Mayo Clinic Hospitals
Program supplements usual care with computerized system that monitors patient's condition
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More Than 1.6 Million Americans Expected to Get Cancer in 2013
Despite increased number of survivors due to progress in research, >500,000 expected to die
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Residual Sleep Apnea Common After Adenotonsillectomy
21 percent of children under 3 with obstructive sleep apnea have residual disease after T&A
Friday, September 13, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

Program Helps Patients Quit Smoking Before Surgery
Smoking cessation intervention set in preadmission clinic also promotes postoperative abstinence
Monday, September 09, 2013

Steroids Effective Short Term for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
But most patients still have surgery after one year
Thursday, September 05, 2013

ASCO: Peri-Op MRI Doesn't Lower Recurrence Rates in DCIS
No significant difference in five-, eight-year locoregional recurrence rates with, without MRI
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Low Rates of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Post-Lumbar Fusion
Patients with GI hemorrhage have greater comorbidity, length of stay, costs, and mortality
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Major Health Care-Linked Infections Cost $9.8 Billion
Bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site infections most costly
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Wireless Technology Allows Post-Op Mobility Monitoring
Significant link between mobility in early recovery period and length of stay, dismissal disposition
Friday, August 30, 2013

Discontinuing Aspirin Seven Days Before Spinal Surgery OK
Surgical outcomes similar for non-users, those who discontinue use at least seven days before surgery
Friday, August 30, 2013

Aromatherapy May Help Alleviate Postoperative Nausea
Second study shows beneficial effects of intravenous dextrose after gynecological surgery
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DCIS Terminology Impacts Patient Treatment Choice
Patients more likely to choose nonsurgical option when described as breast lesion or abnormal cells
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Clinical Outcomes Similar for Elderly With PCI, CABG
Findings in patients aged 70 years and older with unprotected left main coronary artery disease
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Imaging Important in Treating Boston Marathon Injuries
Imaging should be performed quickly to assess damage and determine treatment
Monday, August 26, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Pre-CABG Ups Outcomes
Cutting off and restoring blood supply in the arm linked to lower myocardial injury
Friday, August 16, 2013

Few Urologists Follow Peri-Op Thromboprophylaxis Guidelines
About half of the members who responded knew about the AUA Best Practice Statement
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

Physicians' Malpractice Concerns Predict More Testing
Changing defensive practices must target physicians' underlying malpractice concerns
Friday, August 09, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Better Communication Needed for Patient Safety in Cardiac OR
Checklists, timeouts pre-cardiac surgery; post-op briefings, debriefings suggested to reduce errors
Monday, August 05, 2013

Hospital Resection Volume Tied to NSCLC Survival in England
Increased survival for higher volume of resections; strongest association in early post-op period
Monday, August 05, 2013

Repeat Gallstone Pancreatitis High Without Intervention
Significant reduction of recurrence risk seen with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Monday, August 05, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

Skin Cancer May Develop During Laser Removal of Tattoo
First case of malignant melanoma that developed on a nevus seen within a tattoo removed by laser
Friday, August 02, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Immediate Post-Op Delirium Common in Elderly Patients
Most delirium episodes detected during hospitalization start in post-anesthesia care unit
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Immediate Post-Op Delirium Common in Elderly Patients
Most delirium episodes detected during hospitalization start in post-anesthesia care unit
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Prevalence of Peripheral Artery Disease Increasing Globally
Prevalence lower for men, higher for young women in low- or middle-income countries
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Lung-Protective Ventilation Ups Outcomes Post-Abdominal Op
Improved clinical outcomes, shorter length of stay versus non-protective mechanical ventilation
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OK to Continue Aspirin Therapy Up to Pancreatic Surgery
In observational study, aspirin use not linked to higher rates of perioperative bleeding, transfusion
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Surgery Not Needed With All Abnormal Breast Lesions
Observation OK with concordant radiologic-pathologic correlations of ALH or LCIS at core biopsy
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Risk Factors for Lumbar Spine Fx ID'd in U.S. Military Cohort
Predictors include male sex, white race, age, enlisted ranks, and Army or Marine service
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Aids Help Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening
But print and web-based aids do not affect screening rates
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back Pain Management Relying on Guideline Discordant Care
From 1999 to 2010, increase in narcotic use, advanced imaging, referrals to other physicians
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spondylolisthesis Sx Improves Pediatric Health Related-QOL
Pediatric patients with lower baseline quality of life scores benefit most from surgery
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

After Cervical Disc Surgery Pro Athletes Can Return to Sports
Athletes cleared for return-to-play after normal neurologic exam; confirmation of early fusion
Monday, July 29, 2013

Equipment, Technology Contribute to Errors in the OR
Systematic review shows equipment, technology failures account for about one-fifth of total errors
Friday, July 26, 2013

Review Defines New Fracture Risk Factors Post-Vertebroplasty
Low bone mineral density, body mass index, and intradiscal cement leakage all increase risk
Thursday, July 25, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Incidence of Cardiac Events in Lumbar Spine Surgery ID'd
Overall incidence 6.7 per 1,000 procedures; result in increased hospitalization, costs, mortality
Monday, July 22, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Full-Moon Cycle Favorable in Aortic Dissection Repair
Season not linked to mortality; full-moon cycle tied to lower odds of death, shorter length of stay
Monday, July 22, 2013

Pre-Op Anemia Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Elective Spine Sx
Findings for all levels of anemia in patients undergoing elective spine surgery
Friday, July 19, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Decision Aid Reduces Conflict in Breast Cancer Treatment
Take-home booklet promotes patient involvement in treatment decisions
Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Post-Spine Sx Complications
In multivariate analysis, odds of any adverse event up for Medicaid versus private insurance
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gastric Surgery in Diabetes Changes Stimulus Response
Surgery improves glucose tolerance but worsens endogenous glucose production
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Uterine Massage Doesn't Cut Post-Delivery Blood Loss
For women who deliver vaginally, addition of massage offers no benefit over oxytocin alone
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

CMS Proposes New Rule for Outpatient Payment Policies
Rule would expand categories of related items and services for outpatient prospective payment system
Monday, July 15, 2013

CMS Proposes New Rule for Outpatient Payment Policies
Rule would expand categories of related items and services for outpatient prospective payment system
Monday, July 15, 2013

Lower Extremity Amputations Fall in Medicare Patients
Drastic amputations at proximal levels drop, while orthopedic treatments for diabetic foot ulcer rise
Friday, July 12, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

Smoker Status Not Linked to Poor Outcome in Spine Surgery
However, current >60 pack-year smokers more likely to die within 30 days of surgery than never smokers
Friday, July 12, 2013

Phone Call OK Instead of Visit for Routine Post-Op Follow-Up
Most patients undergoing ambulatory surgery accepted and were highly satisfied with telehealth
Friday, July 12, 2013

Phone Call OK Instead of Visit for Routine Post-Op Follow-Up
Most patients undergoing ambulatory surgery accepted and were highly satisfied with telehealth
Friday, July 12, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Docs Don't Often Talk to Patients About Dietary Supplements
Primary care docs discuss dietary supplements with patients in about one-quarter of visits
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Docs Don't Often Talk to Patients About Dietary Supplements
Primary care docs discuss dietary supplements with patients in about one-quarter of visits
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Full, Limited Range of Motion Extension Exercise Benefit LBP
Clinically meaningful improvements in pain, disability with isolated lumbar extension exercise
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

In 2010, Blood Transfusion Most Frequent Hospital Procedure
Accounting for 11 percent of hospital stays with a procedure; common in all ages except infants
Thursday, July 11, 2013

In 2010, Blood Transfusion Most Frequent Hospital Procedure
Accounting for 11 percent of hospital stays with a procedure; common in all ages except infants
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Operating Room Wait Time Increases Infection Risk
In spine surgery, preoperative in-room time is independent factor for surgical site infection
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvement Needed in Drug Post-Marketing Studies
Many studies have not yet been started and studies with delays have doubled
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvement Needed in Drug Post-Marketing Studies
Many studies have not yet been started and studies with delays have doubled
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvements Noted in U.S. Health From 1990 to 2010
Improvements seen in age-standardized death rate, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Geographic Variation in Use of Cardiovascular Procedures
Similar geographic variation seen for Medicare Advantage, Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Supplement Use Common Among Facial Cosmetic Surgery Patients
Herbal supplement use significantly more common among females and older patients
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Remote Training Feasible, Effective for Surgical Skills
Knot-tying skills of interns from low-resource area improved with video teaching sessions
Monday, July 08, 2013

Adding 'Organ Donor' to Facebook Ups Registration
Social media may be key component to future efforts aimed at increasing organ donation rates
Friday, July 05, 2013

Melanoma Recurrence a Decade Later Not Rare
Associated with improved survival compared with earlier recurrence
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Home-Based Walking Intervention Beneficial in PAD
Intervention improves walking endurance, physical activity in peripheral artery disease
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Patients, Spinal Surgeons Differ in Expectations of Sx Outcomes
Expectations higher for patients than surgeons, especially for back or neck pain and function
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Post-CABG Risk of Death Increased for Blacks With PAD
Increased risk of death for those with peripheral artery disease; risk higher for blacks than whites
Monday, July 01, 2013

Post-Gynecologic Operation Gum Chewing Improves Bowel Motility
Shorter time to passage of first flatus, higher rate of regular bowel sounds at three, five hours post-op
Monday, July 01, 2013

Delayed Skin Closure May Reduce Surgical Infection
May reduce risk in contaminated and dirty abdominal incisions, but current studies not definitive
Friday, June 28, 2013

Avoidable Health Care Costs Exceed $200 Billion in 2012
Progress being made, with increases in meds adherence, use of generics, drop in antibiotics Rx
Friday, June 28, 2013

Avoidable Health Care Costs Exceed $200 Billion in 2012
Progress being made, with increases in meds adherence, use of generics, drop in antibiotics Rx
Friday, June 28, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adults With Chronic Conditions Earn C+ for Meds Adherence
Twenty-four percent completely adherent; about half have two or more non-adherent behaviors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Adults With Chronic Conditions Earn C+ for Meds Adherence
Twenty-four percent completely adherent; about half have two or more non-adherent behaviors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

AHRQ Offers Strategies to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
Strategies provided for stages of ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administration of meds
Friday, June 21, 2013

AHRQ Offers Strategies to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
Strategies provided for stages of ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administration of meds
Friday, June 21, 2013

Screening Colonoscopy-ID'd CA Tied to Improved Outcomes
Even after controlling for baseline stage, improved death rate and survival seen with colonoscopy
Friday, June 21, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Neurological Testing Limited in Diagnosing Disc Herniation
Standard tests have poor diagnostic accuracy for disc herniation with suspected radiculopathy
Monday, June 17, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

Marked Variability Seen in Total Knee Arthroplasty Indications
Surgeons more likely to recommend TKA for men; younger docs more likely to recommend in general
Friday, June 14, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New, More Efficient Blood-Ordering Guidelines Issued
Customized maximum surgical blood order schedule decreases costs, improves OR efficiency
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

APIC: CDC Develops Toolkit to Assist With Patient Notification
Toolkit includes resources to help notify patients after potential exposure to infectious organisms
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

APIC: CDC Develops Toolkit to Assist With Patient Notification
Toolkit includes resources to help notify patients after potential exposure to infectious organisms
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Multidisciplinary Intervention Cuts Post-Op Complications
I COUGH emphasizes patient education, early mobilization, pulmonary interventions
Friday, June 07, 2013

Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Scoliosis Reviewed
Infection rates higher after surgical procedures for non-idiopathic versus idiopathic scoliosis
Thursday, June 06, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Low-Mortality Hospitals Better With Heart Surgery Complications
Low-mortality hospitals are better at managing complications after cardiac surgery
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Aspirin Post Hip Replacement OK for Extended Prophylaxis
Aspirin for 28 days non-inferior and as safe as dalteparin for preventing venous thromboembolism
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Blood Transfusions in Cardiac Surgery May Up Infections
Each unit of RBCs transfused linked with 29 percent increase in risk of major post-op infection
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

Standard VTE Prevention Supported for Bariatric Surgery
Review looks at both intravascular filters and augmented pharmacologic dosing strategies
Friday, May 31, 2013

New Statement Released by Anticoagulation Forum
Consensus statement to help organizations develop better systems to cut medication errors
Friday, May 31, 2013

Patients Who Share in Care Decisions May Up Costs of Care
Hospitalized patients who preferred to be involved in care decisions had longer stays and higher costs
Thursday, May 30, 2013

One-Third of Medical Students Have Implicit Anti-Fat Bias
Most are unaware of their significant implicit bias, although it could affect quality of care
Thursday, May 30, 2013

One-Third of Medical Students Have Implicit Anti-Fat Bias
Most are unaware of their significant implicit bias, although it could affect quality of care
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Odds of Mortality Up With Elective Surgery on Friday, Weekend
Significantly increased risk of mortality within 30 days for Friday, weekend versus Monday surgery
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Odds of Mortality Up With Elective Surgery on Friday, Weekend
Significantly increased risk of mortality within 30 days for Friday, weekend versus Monday surgery
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Modified Genes Present After Maternal Bariatric Surgery
Modifications consistent with reduced cardiometabolic risk
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Morbid Obesity Complicates Treatment of Spine Trauma
Challenges during surgery include patient positioning, surgical access, instrument length
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

Bulletin Provides Guidelines for Second-Trimester Abortion
Guidelines based on review of scientific evidence and expert opinion
Friday, May 24, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

Three Reports Discuss Issues Surrounding Blood Transfusion
Best practices for transfusion, alternatives to blood, management of blood supply discussed
Friday, May 24, 2013

ATS: Early Parenteral Nutrition Doesn't Reduce Day-60 Death
For critically ill patients, early PN results in fewer days of ventilation, less muscle wasting
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ATS: Injured Women Receive Less Trauma Care Than Men
Findings point to consistent gender gap regardless of mechanism of injury or income
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CT Radiation Risk Less Than Risk of Examination Indicator
The most common non-cancer indications for body CT are trauma and abdominal pain
Monday, May 20, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

Changes in Organ Allocation Helped Kids in Past Decade
From 2001 to 2010, increase seen in pediatric transplantation, decrease in wait-list deaths
Monday, May 20, 2013

Little Evidence for Prediction Rules for Low Back Pain
Trials are of low quality and provide insufficient support of clinical prediction rules
Friday, May 17, 2013

Surgeon Variation Affects QoL After Prostatectomy
Significant associations seen in men's urinary and sexual function based on surgeon
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Half of Plastic Surgeons Use Social Media Professionally
Social media use highest among those who primarily perform cosmetic plastic surgery
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Simulator-Based Robotic Sx Curriculum Hones Skills
Significant improvements seen in effectiveness of surgery skills, instrument handling
Monday, May 13, 2013

New FDA Survey to Assess Doc Attitudes on DTC Advertising
New survey will examine attitudes among non-physicians, including nurses, physician assistants
Monday, May 13, 2013

New FDA Survey to Assess Doc Attitudes on DTC Advertising
New survey will examine attitudes among non-physicians, including nurses, physician assistants
Monday, May 13, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

Poor Service, Bedside Manner Top Patients' Online Complaints
Review of 'rate-your-doctor' websites reveals patients' most common gripes
Friday, May 10, 2013

Poor Service, Bedside Manner Top Patients' Online Complaints
Review of 'rate-your-doctor' websites reveals patients' most common gripes
Friday, May 10, 2013

Antidepressants Benefit Post-CABG Mental Health Recovery
Escitalopram doesn't affect mortality, morbidity, but improves depression, mental health
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HRS: No Need to Stop Warfarin for Pacemaker, ICD Surgery
Fewer significant pocket-device hematomas for continued warfarin versus bridging heparin
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Skin Cancer Tx Mostly Surgical, Regardless of Life Expectancy
For nonmelanoma skin cancer, treatment choice unaffected by patient prognosis
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

LAP-BAND Safe, Effective for Obese With BMI <40 kg/m²
Improvements in weight loss, quality of life, and comorbidities through two years
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Genetic Variant May Explain Weight Loss Post-RYGB Surgery
Locus identified at 15q26.1, which is linked to weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

In-Hospital Mortality No Different at Critical Access Hospitals
Mortality similar at CAHs, non-CAHs for eight common procedures; costs higher at CAHs
Friday, May 03, 2013

Potentially Toxic Metals Present in Lip Cosmetics
Researchers estimate risk based on detected concentrations and estimated daily use
Friday, May 03, 2013

Patients Most Annoyed by Long Waits, Unclear Test Results
Survey regarding doctor's office grievances identifies patients' top pet peeves
Friday, May 03, 2013

Patients Most Annoyed by Long Waits, Unclear Test Results
Survey regarding doctor's office grievances identifies patients' top pet peeves
Friday, May 03, 2013

For Living Donor, Liver Transplant Mortality Rate at 0.2 Percent
Higher experience tied to lower rates of aborted hepatectomies and near-miss events in donors
Friday, May 03, 2013

AHA: Lifestyle Changes May Reduce Blood Clot Risk
Ideal levels of physical activity, body mass index most significantly linked to risk
Friday, May 03, 2013

Medicaid Coverage Doesn't Lead to Better Physical Health
After two years, no reductions noted in measured BP, cholesterol, or glycated hemoglobin levels
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Breast Implants May Impair Breast CA Diagnosis, Prognosis
Increased odds of diagnosis at non-localized stage of disease; worse breast cancer survival
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Novel System Proposed for Accountable Cancer Care
Cancer Care Groups proposed, which would be compensated under bundled payment system
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Comprehensive Analysis Supports SERMs for Cutting Breast Cancer
Meta-analysis shows reduced incidence of breast cancer, especially in first five years of follow-up
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Renewed Efforts From AAFP to Repeal OTC Provision in ACA
Provision will increase costs to health care system; add to burden on physician offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Renewed Efforts From AAFP to Repeal OTC Provision in ACA
Provision will increase costs to health care system; add to burden on physician offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Multicenter Study Links Peri-Op SSRI Use to Adverse Outcomes
Increased odds of in-hospital mortality, bleeding, 30-day readmission, after adjustment
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FDA Announces New Network to Focus Exclusively on Patients
Interactive tool designed to educate patients and advocates about processes of drug development
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA Announces New Network to Focus Exclusively on Patients
Interactive tool designed to educate patients and advocates about processes of drug development
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA: Purveyors of Phony Botox Targeting U.S. Practices
Products advertised through fax; not FDA approved
Monday, April 29, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

Physicians Less Empathetic in Talking to Heavy Patients
Patient weight plays no role in quantity of physicians' biomedical communications
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Physicians Less Empathetic in Talking to Heavy Patients
Patient weight plays no role in quantity of physicians' biomedical communications
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Breast CA Tx Delays Still More Common for Poor, Uninsured
And, women with early-stage breast cancer with Medicaid are more likely to receive mastectomy
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Peri-Noncardiac Op Exposure to β-Blockers Improves Outcome
Exposure tied to lower mortality for patients with two or more Revised Cardiac Risk Index factors
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Outcomes No Worse With Home Call for Surgical Interns
Overall unadjusted morbidity and mortality rates no worse with home call versus in-hospital call
Monday, April 22, 2013

Outcomes No Worse With Home Call for Surgical Interns
Overall unadjusted morbidity and mortality rates no worse with home call versus in-hospital call
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Patients Can Become Leaders on the Health Team
Communities can raise their own leaders; may be key approach to change at community level
Monday, April 22, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Poor Indicator of Quality Surgical Care
Link between patient satisfaction and teamwork climate, safety climate, stress recognition
Friday, April 19, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Poor Indicator of Quality Surgical Care
Link between patient satisfaction and teamwork climate, safety climate, stress recognition
Friday, April 19, 2013

Racial Disparity in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes
Black Medicaid beneficiaries less likely to get surgical treatment, more likely to die than whites
Friday, April 19, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relative Proportion of MRSA Increasing in S. aureus Isolates
Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus becoming more resistant to antibiotics
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relative Proportion of MRSA Increasing in S. aureus Isolates
Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus becoming more resistant to antibiotics
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glutamine, Antioxidants No Benefit to Critically Ill Patients
Glutamine linked to increase in 28-day mortality among critically ill adults with multiorgan failure
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Effect of Surgical Complications on Hospital Finances Analyzed
Complication reduction efforts could improve financial performance of safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Endocrine Therapy Often Incomplete after Breast Cancer
Study examines factors associated with initiation and persistence of treatment
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review Addresses Need for 'Sharps' Injury Prevention Efforts
Fatigue, inexperience play critical role; health and cost impact can be significant
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review Addresses Need for 'Sharps' Injury Prevention Efforts
Fatigue, inexperience play critical role; health and cost impact can be significant
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Transgastric Appendicectomy Is Feasible for Select Patients
No problems with gastric access, damage to neighboring organs or other complications
Friday, April 12, 2013

Topical Treatment Effective for Toenail Fungal Infection
Mycologic cure rate significantly higher with 48 weeks of efinaconazole versus placebo
Friday, April 12, 2013

Surgeons Support Nonphysician Screens for Low Back Pain
Canadian survey finds most support clinicians' standards in assessing discomfort
Friday, April 12, 2013

ACS: Room for Improvement in Cancer Prevention, Detection
American Cancer Society stresses need to cut tobacco use, obesity; expand screening test use
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Speech Details Practices to Improve U.S. Health Systems
Mayo Clinic CEO outlines key steps to create high-quality, low-cost care in America
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Readmission Rates ID'd After Spine Stenosis Decompression
Surgery with fusion is seen at 9.7 percent after one year; 7.2 percent for decompression alone
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fusion Doesn't Up Reoperation Risk With Spinal Stenosis
Duration of pretreatment symptoms is only factor predictive of re-op after spinal stenosis surgery
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Calorie Reduction, Not Bypass Surgery, Ups Diabetes Control
Reduced calorie diet in absence of surgery has larger effect than after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Teens With Gynecomastia Have Lower Psychosocial Well-Being
Abnormal development of breast tissue in males associated with poorer health, social functioning
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Radiation-Linked Heart Disease Ups Death in Cardiothoracic Sx
Increasing Euro score and lack of beta-blockers also independently tied to higher mortality
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

"Never Events" Rare After Bladder Cancer Surgery
Rate of ten conditions considered to be reasonably preventable 2.42 percent after radical cystectomy
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Tonsillectomy Benefits Adults With Recurrent Pharyngitis
Study patients report improved quality of life, fewer days absent from work or school
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Preoperative Warming Does Not Appear to Be Beneficial
Two studies show no difference in patients' post-op temperature; no decrease in post-op hypothermia
Monday, April 01, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Experience-Related Data Limited in Children's Surgery
Wide variation seen in studies on methodology, outcomes, exposure definitions
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care
Populations in counties with high prevalence likely to be Hispanic, have low income, chronic disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care
Populations in counties with high prevalence likely to be Hispanic, have low income, chronic disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Inpatient Deaths Fell by 8 Percent in Last Decade
But total number of hospitalizations increased by 11 percent
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Inpatient Deaths Fell by 8 Percent in Last Decade
But total number of hospitalizations increased by 11 percent
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

AHA: Active Docs More Likely to Advise Patients to Be Active
Review sees link between health care providers' physical activity level, counseling offered
Friday, March 22, 2013

AHA: Active Docs More Likely to Advise Patients to Be Active
Review sees link between health care providers' physical activity level, counseling offered
Friday, March 22, 2013

Mobility Impaired May Have Difficulty Accessing Docs
Inability to transfer patient from wheelchair to examination bed most commonly reported issue
Friday, March 22, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Can Also Reduce Cancer Risk
Adherence to six or seven ideal health metrics linked to 51 percent lower risk of cancer
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ER Discharge Dx/Disposition Discordant With Chief Complaint
Presenting complaints don't differ amongst patients needing primary care, urgent care, hospital admission
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Robotic Surgery Not Best for Hysterectomy, ACOG Says
ACOG says direct-to-consumer marketing may lead women to believe robotic is best choice
Friday, March 15, 2013

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Reducing Promotional Spending
Much less spent to promote biologics compared with small molecule drugs, study finds
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

Stimulated Reporting Accounts for High Dabigatran Bleeding
Analysis of FDA Mini-Sentinel database shows bleeding rates no higher than for warfarin
Thursday, March 14, 2013

FDA Approves Lymphoseek to Help Locate Lymph Nodes
For use among people with certain cancers
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Post-PCI Bleeding Linked to Increased In-Hospital Mortality
An estimated 12.1 percent of deaths were related to bleeding complications
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wide Variation in Cesarean Rates Across U.S. Hospitals
Even wider variation seen among women with lower-risk pregnancies
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Da Vinci Robot Used in Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Case report describes enhanced visualization inside disc space and surrounding areas
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ACC: PCI Outcomes No Worse Without On-Site Cardiac Surgery
Rates of major adverse cardiac events noninferior with treatment at hospital without on-site surgery
Monday, March 11, 2013

Shelf Life of Blood Appears Shorter Than Thought
Decreased membrane deformability not readily reversible after transfusion, small study finds
Friday, March 08, 2013

Risk Factors ID'd for Massive Blood Loss in Scoliosis Surgery
Include pre-op Cobb angle larger than 50 degrees, osteotomy, or fusion of more than six levels
Friday, March 08, 2013

ACC: Gastric Artery Embolization Viable in Humans
First-in-man study shows weight loss and decrease in BMI up to six months post-procedure
Friday, March 08, 2013

Study Compares Procedures for Postmastectomy Reconstruction
Latissimus flaps have significantly fewer complications than other autologous methods
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

In U.S., Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Increasing
Vast majority of CRE episodes occur in patients with considerable health care exposure
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Exercise Tied to Mental Health in Bariatric Sx Candidates
Physically active bariatric surgery candidates are less likely to have depression and anxiety
Monday, March 04, 2013

Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies
Ten strategies strongly encouraged for adoption; a further 12 strategies encouraged
Monday, March 04, 2013

Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies
Ten strategies strongly encouraged for adoption; a further 12 strategies encouraged
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

Computerized Provider Order Entry System Cuts Rx Errors
Given effect size, CPOE use, estimated reduction of 12.5 percent in medication errors each year
Monday, March 04, 2013

Irradiation Shows Lasting Results for Prostate Cancer Control
Study finds longest time to recurrence 15.5 years, with containment up to 25 years of follow-up
Monday, March 04, 2013

Patients Increasingly Sue Over Botched Laser Hair Removals
Physicians commonly named as defendants, even when they did not personally do procedures
Friday, March 01, 2013

Patients Increasingly Sue Over Botched Laser Hair Removals
Physicians commonly named as defendants, even when they did not personally do procedures
Friday, March 01, 2013

AAD: Complications of Tattoos and Tattoo Ink Discussed
Complications include allergic reactions, serious infections, and reactions that mimic skin cancer
Friday, March 01, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Hyperbaric Oxygen No Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
No improvement in healing or prevention of amputations with hyperbaric oxygen
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Glycemic Control Not Linked to Adverse Outcomes After TKA
No increased risk of revision, deep infection, DVT, or PE with controlled or uncontrolled diabetes
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bariatric Surgery Outcomes No Better at Centers of Excellence
CMS policy restricting coverage to hospitals designated as COE not tied to improved outcomes
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Preparation Underway for Implementation of ACA in 2014
Medicaid and CHIP are still main source of insurance coverage for children, pregnant women
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Preparation Underway for Implementation of ACA in 2014
Medicaid and CHIP are still main source of insurance coverage for children, pregnant women
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

List of Five Unnecessary Vascular Tests Released
Tests and procedures may be unnecessary or even harmful
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bariatric Surgery Does Not Appear to Cut Health Care Costs
Over a six-year period, costs are not significantly lower for patients undergoing bariatric surgery
Monday, February 25, 2013

Study Examines Botox Dose Disparity in Aesthetic Face Tx
Electromyography data show onabotulinum toxin B has similar effect on upper, lower facial muscles
Friday, February 22, 2013

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Expanded
New rule from HHS outlines standards for essential health benefits
Friday, February 22, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

FDA: Codeine After Surgery Puts Children At Risk
Food and Drug Administration urging use of alternative pain reliever
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Higher Risk of Hip Implant Failure for Women Than Men
After adjustment, women have 29 percent increased risk of all-cause revision
Thursday, February 21, 2013

ASPS: Plastic Surgery Procedures Increasing in U.S.
Number of total cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures up in 2012
Thursday, February 21, 2013

ASPS: Plastic Surgery Procedures Increasing in U.S.
Number of total cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures up in 2012
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Opioids Involved in Most Medical Overdose Deaths
Frequently involve drugs prescribed for mental health conditions
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mycobacterial Infection Seen After Laser Resurfacing
Papules, pustules after fractionated CO2 resurfacing may indicate nontuberculous mycobacteria
Monday, February 18, 2013

Health Care-Associated Infections Decreased in 2011
Largest drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections; surgical site infections also down
Friday, February 15, 2013

Health Care-Associated Infections Decreased in 2011
Largest drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections; surgical site infections also down
Friday, February 15, 2013

General Anesthesia Ups Knee Replacement Complications
Superficial wound infections, blood transfusions, overall complications down after spinal anesthesia
Friday, February 15, 2013

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Not Needed for All Skiers
Reevaluation at six to 12 weeks after injury can identify patients who do not need surgery
Thursday, February 14, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Obtaining Price Estimate for Hip Arthroplasty Found Difficult
Considerable variation in complete price in both top-ranked and non-top-ranked U.S. hospitals
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Increasing Patient Activation Tied to Lower Health Care Costs
Having a higher score on the Patient Activation Measure linked to improved outcomes, lower costs
Monday, February 11, 2013

Electroacupuncture Reduces Duration of Post-Op Ileus
After laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer, electroacupuncture also shortens hospital stay
Friday, February 08, 2013

Anesthesia Assistance Used in 8.7 Percent of Colonoscopies
Anesthesia assistance use varies widely among regions; not linked to patient risk, outcomes
Friday, February 08, 2013

Less Benefit for Obese With Lumbar Disc Herniation Tx
Surgery beneficial versus non-operative treatment for obese and non-obese patients
Thursday, February 07, 2013

One Hospital Night OK for Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Readmission rate of 2.7 percent with discharge on postoperative day one
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Risk Factors ID'd for Cervical Spinal Surgery Complications
Cardiac and pulmonary complications linked to increased risk of death within two years
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Pre-Op Physiatry Consultation Reduces Spinal Surgery Rates
Mandatory consultation before surgical consultation reduces spinal surgeries, cuts costs
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Cancer Mortality Decreasing for African-American Men, Women
Despite progress, five-year survival still lower for African-Americans at each stage of diagnosis
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Alternative PSA Screening Strategies Could Reduce Harm
Use of biennial strategy with longer interval for low PSA levels reduces tests, false-positive results
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Breast CA Diagnostic Errors Major Cause of Malpractice Suits
Interpretative errors more common in radiologist malpractice suits versus communicative/procedural
Monday, February 04, 2013

More Complications for Inpatient Lumbar Discectomy
Thirty-day post-op complications significantly lower in outpatient surgeries
Monday, February 04, 2013

July Residency Influx Doesn't Impact Spinal Surgery Outcomes
Similar mortality, implant reactions, and post-op wound dehiscence after spine surgery
Friday, February 01, 2013

Knowing Cost of Imaging Tests Doesn't Cut Utilization
Provider cost transparency alone does not significantly impact use of inpatient imaging
Friday, February 01, 2013

Long-Term Outcomes Similar With Prostatectomy, Radiation
Functional outcomes significantly different at two and five years, but not at 15 years after diagnosis
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Physicians Commonly Report Unsafe Hospital Workloads
Findings from an online survey of hospitalists show excess workload affects patient outcome
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy Better With Two Surgeons
Two-surgeon strategy reduces operative time, blood loss, and major postoperative complications
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brain Scans Show Doctors Empathize With Patients
Regions associated with pain relief and reward activated
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brain Scans Show Doctors Empathize With Patients
Regions associated with pain relief and reward activated
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Prehospital Antiplatelets Improve Graft Intervention Outcomes
Linked to fewer major adverse cardiac events after saphenous vein graft intervention
Monday, January 28, 2013

Breast-Conserving Therapy Beats Mastectomy in Early Breast CA
Both overall, disease-specific survival improved with breast conserving therapy versus mastectomy
Monday, January 28, 2013

Breast-Conserving Therapy Beats Mastectomy in Early Breast CA
Both overall, disease-specific survival improved with breast conserving therapy versus mastectomy
Monday, January 28, 2013

FDA Panel Votes for Tougher Restrictions on Hydrocodone
Panel votes in favor of moving hydrocodone combo products into Schedule II category
Friday, January 25, 2013

Predictors of Dissatisfaction With Midface Rejuvenation ID'd
Rate of dissatisfaction not linked to age; correlates with malar hypoplasia, loss of elasticity
Friday, January 25, 2013

Surgeon Volume, Prognosis Post-Esophageal Cancer Op Linked
Surgeon, but not hospital, volume influences prognosis after esophageal cancer surgery
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Back Pain Intensity Most Influential in Fusion Decision
After adjustment, acceptance also linked to a history of spinal injections and being white
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Care Transition Initiative Decreases Rehospitalizations
However, no significant reduction in 30-day rehospitalization as percent of hospital discharges
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Large Teaching Hospitals Face More Readmission Penalties
After adjustment, likelihood of being penalized highest for safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Large Teaching Hospitals Face More Readmission Penalties
After adjustment, likelihood of being penalized highest for safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Guidelines Issued for MCS Device Use in Heart Failure
ISHLT has developed new practice guidelines for the use of mechanical circulatory support devices
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Increase in Proportion of Livers Not Used for Transplantation
Donation after cardiac death, older donor age, greater BMI, and increased diabetes to blame
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Early Predictors of Occupational Back Reinjury Identified
Reinjury in 25.8 percent of those who return to work, especially if male, prior similar injury
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pregnancy Advised 12 to 18 Months After Bariatric Surgery
Pregnancy is safe after bariatric surgery, with fewer complication than for morbidly obese
Monday, January 21, 2013

Efforts Failed to Up Primary Care, Rural Resident Training
Net growth in primary care training, but outpaced by growth in non-primary care training
Friday, January 18, 2013

BCIS Myocardial Jeopardy Score Predicts Post-PCI Death
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society score can assess degree of revascularization
Friday, January 18, 2013

EAST: Stand-Your-Ground Law Linked to More Gun Injuries
Pediatric firearm assault injuries higher in states with a Stand-Your-Ground law
Friday, January 18, 2013

Post-Laminectomy Spine Strength Can Be Predicted
Loss of shear stiffness and strength tied to bone measures, disc geometry, and degeneration
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Checklists Up Performance in Operating-Room Crises
Failure to adhere to lifesaving processes of care less common in simulations when checklists are used
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Racial Disparities Exist in Child's Risk of Ruptured Appendix
Hospital type also a variable for appendiceal perforation among children in California
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Improved Driving Reaction Times After Lumbar Disc Sx
Increased reactions times seen for patients with radiculopathy, which decrease after surgery
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

AAN: Cognitive Decline With Early-Age Surgical Menopause
Increased duration of hormone replacement therapy use linked to slower global decline
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

Rate of Non-Medical Use of Rx Pain Meds 4.6 Percent
Considerable variation seen between states, from 3.6 percent in Iowa to 6.4 percent in Oregon
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hospital Stays Shorter for Prostatectomy, Cystectomy
Increased use of home care accompanies decreases in length of hospital stays
Thursday, January 10, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Multiple Stressors Contribute to Readmission Within 30 Days
Sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, pain and discomfort contribute to post-hospital syndrome
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Acetaminophen Cuts Post-Op Morphine Use in Infants
Significant reduction in morphine requirements over 48 hours after major surgery
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Reduced Penile Size Linked to Prostate Cancer Treatment
Low incidence, but more likely after surgery or radiotherapy plus ADT versus radiotherapy alone
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Health Care Use Dropped Among All During Recession
Little evidence of racial or ethnic disparities, except for fewer physician visits for Hispanics
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Health Care Use Dropped Among All During Recession
Little evidence of racial or ethnic disparities, except for fewer physician visits for Hispanics
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Prior Brain Injury Linked to Re-Injury Later in Life
Higher re-injury risk in elderly with history of traumatic brain injury/loss of consciousness
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Smoking Impairs Saphenous Vein Conduits in CABG Surgery
Increased expression of MMP2, MMP9 in smokers, even among long-term quitters
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Urodynamic Studies Affect Diagnoses, but Not Treatment
For women with stress urinary incontinence, changes due to pre-op studies not tied to outcome
Thursday, January 03, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Surgery Consultation Common After MRI of the Spine
Patients in primary setting are often referred for consultations but rarely undergo surgery
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Surgical Never Events Costly, Cause Considerable Harm
Payment increases based on severity of harm to patient, for docs with multiple malpractice reports
Friday, December 28, 2012

Surgical Never Events Costly, Cause Considerable Harm
Payment increases based on severity of harm to patient, for docs with multiple malpractice reports
Friday, December 28, 2012

Prophylactic Options Compared for Women With BRCA1/2
Salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy OK alternative when considering quality of life
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Study Provides More Data for Ovarian Cancer Risk Prediction
High-risk categories ID'd for asymptomatic women with abnormal CA125, transvaginal US, or both
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Understanding of Infantile Hemangiomas Is Improving
New treatment options are available to minimize functional deformity, but risks need to be assessed
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Imaging Widely Used in Presumed Pediatric Appendicitis
Children evaluated at community, not children's, hospital more likely to have preop CT scan
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Adalimumab Relieves Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Once-weekly adalimumab reduces pain, inflammation in moderate-to-severe disease
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Surgery, Exercise Long-Term Outcomes Equal for Back Pain
More operated patients use pain meds, are out of work versus cognitive intervention plus exercise
Monday, December 17, 2012

Health Care Satisfaction Rated As High by Unacculturated Hispanics
Unacculturated or biculturated Hispanics give higher ratings for health care experiences
Monday, December 17, 2012

Health Care Satisfaction Rated As High by Unacculturated Hispanics
Unacculturated or biculturated Hispanics give higher ratings for health care experiences
Monday, December 17, 2012

Risk Factors ID'd for Revision of Total Hip Replacement
Younger, taller, heavier patients at greater risk of revision of primary total hip replacement
Monday, December 17, 2012

Omega-3 Supplements Don't Increase Surgical Blood Loss
For patients taking n-3FA, no difference in peri-op blood loss during spinal fusion procedures
Friday, December 14, 2012

Changes in Penile Length After Radical Prostatectomy Studied
Penile shortening of 1 cm seen in first three months; length reestablished after 48 months
Friday, December 14, 2012

HCV-Related Transplants Most Needed By Those Born 1941-60
Demand for liver transplants driven by HCV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Teduglutide Seems Effective, Safe for Short Bowel Syndrome
Leads to a significant reduction in parenteral support compared with placebo
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Degeneration Similar With, Without Disc Prosthesis Surgery
No difference in development of adjacent level degeneration; facet arthropathy up post-surgery
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Readmission Seen in ~7 Percent of Elective Spine Surgeries
Significant predictors include older age, greater comorbidity, larger number of fused levels
Monday, December 10, 2012

Spinal Fusion Surgery Not Associated With Stroke
Study examines risk up to three years after posterior lumbar spinal fusion surgery
Monday, December 10, 2012

Obese Patients Require More Operating Room Time
For patients undergoing lobectomy, operating time increases with increasing BMI
Friday, December 07, 2012

Liver Transplant Outcomes No Worse With Echo Abnormalities
Intracardiac shunts or pulmonary hypertension on echocardiogram don't affect mortality
Friday, December 07, 2012

Evidence Supports Premise: OR Distractions Up Surgical Errors
Simulation study of surgical trainees finds interrupting questions, sidebar conversations most disruptive
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Evidence Supports Premise: OR Distractions Up Surgical Errors
Simulation study of surgical trainees finds interrupting questions, sidebar conversations most disruptive
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Reports Raise Concerns About Antiseptic Product Contamination
Outbreaks can cause localized injection site infections, systemic infections, death
Thursday, December 06, 2012

FDA: Public-Private Venture Set to Improve Regulatory Science
Medical Device Innovation Consortium will collaborate with FDA to better evaluate new devices
Thursday, December 06, 2012

FDA: Public-Private Venture Set to Improve Regulatory Science
Medical Device Innovation Consortium will collaborate with FDA to better evaluate new devices
Thursday, December 06, 2012

SABCS: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Less Likely in Black Women
Black women significantly less likely to undergo SLNB, more likely to have lymphedema
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Breath Test Shows Potential for Detecting Colorectal Cancer
Accuracy of more than 75 percent for pattern of 15 volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Collaborative Program Cuts Colorectal Sx Site Infections
Implementation of modified and optimized practices linked to >60 percent drop in infection
Monday, December 03, 2012

Increasing Number of Workers in Self-Insured Health Plans
In 2011, 58.5 percent with health coverage self-insured; increase driven by large employers
Monday, December 03, 2012

Worse Outcomes for Total Joint Arthroplasty in RA Versus OA
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have increased risk of dislocation after THA, infection after TKA
Friday, November 30, 2012

Wait Time to Breast Cancer Surgery Up in Medicare Patients
From 1992 to 2005, wait time increased from 21 days to 32 days, with median of 29 days
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ASCO: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Is Overused
Seventy percent of those who undergo CPM have very low risk for contralateral breast cancer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ASCO: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Is Overused
Seventy percent of those who undergo CPM have very low risk for contralateral breast cancer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Warfarin D/C Within 180 Days Post-Surgery May Up Mortality
CV death risk up with warfarin discontinuation within six months of valve replacement
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Obama Administration Moving Forward With Health Care Law
From 2014, insurance companies prohibited from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obama Administration Moving Forward With Health Care Law
From 2014, insurance companies prohibited from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Uninsured With Brain Tumors Have Higher Post-Op Mortality
Insurance coverage affects in-hospital mortality for brain tumor patients undergoing craniotomy
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

~40% of Post-Op Complications Occur After Discharge
Patients with post-discharge complications have increased rates of reoperation, 30-day death
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Novel Device Benefits Type 3 Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Thoracic elongation with device viable for children with type 3 OI, thoracic insufficiency syndrome
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nephron Sparing Surgery Has Excellent Lasting Outcomes
Excellent oncological, function outcomes at 10+ years for patients with bilateral renal masses
Monday, November 19, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Tests Don't Predict Outcome After Spine Fusion for Back Pain
Current tests don't have prognostic accuracy for selection of patients with chronic low back pain
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Efficacy of Corticosteroid Injection for Sciatica Reviewed
Meta-analysis shows small short-term relief for leg pain, disability; however, little long-term benefit
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

AAO: Sound Therapy Reduces Anxiety in Cataract Surgery
Systolic blood pressure also down with binaural beat, musical intervention versus control
Monday, November 12, 2012

Fractional, Ablative Er:YAG Laser Akin for Skin Resurfacing
But, epidermal and elastic tissue changes more pronounced after ablative laser resurfacing
Friday, November 09, 2012

Disc Disease Severity Doesn't Predict Surgical Outcomes
Measures of disc degeneration not linked to patient's outcome after total disc replacement
Thursday, November 08, 2012

QoL Up for Live Liver Donors Versus General Population
Correlates of reduced health-related quality of life include length of recovery, comorbidity
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Rates, Causes of Spinal Surgery-Tied Mortality Quantified
Overall rate of 1.8 per 1,000; varies based on factors including patient age, indication for surgery
Friday, November 02, 2012

Revision Hip Replacement Risk Highest During First 18 Months
Risk also higher in patients 65 to 75 years old at surgery
Friday, November 02, 2012

Playing Videos Reduces Anxiety Before Pediatric Surgery
Video reduces anxiety during induction of inhaled anesthesia before ambulatory surgery
Friday, November 02, 2012

Obesity Ups Complications After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Increase in odds of infection, deep infection requiring surgical debridement, revision for any reason
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Neuraxial Anesthesia Beneficial for Bilateral Knee Arthroplasty
Lower rate of blood transfusions compared with general anesthesia
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Anticoagulation Therapy Appears to Be Safe After TAVI
No increased risk of bleeding or other adverse outcome after receiving anticoagulant therapy
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Scoliosis Surgery Improves Adolescents' Quality of Life
Six- and 12-month QOL significantly better, independent of curve correction or instrumentation
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fascia Lata Can Substitute for Nasal Lining in Reconstruction
Case series of five patients shows viability in total and subtotal nasal reconstruction procedures
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fascia Lata Can Substitute for Nasal Lining in Reconstruction
Case series of five patients shows viability in total and subtotal nasal reconstruction procedures
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

U.S. Medicare Spending on Elderly Has Outpaced Canada's
Growth three times faster in the U.S., while Canada offers more comprehensive benefits
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Peri-Op VTE Identified
Review of the literature identified key practices, although lack of consensus on other issues
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Surgery Center Influences Outcomes in Spinal Surgery
Outcomes vary by center choice for lumbar stenosis, degenerative spondylolisthesis surgery
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Outpatient Urological Services Costs Up When Done in a Hospital
Wide variation in costs, but significantly lower at ambulatory surgery centers, physician offices
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Decrease in CRC Resections Tied to Medicare-Covered Screening
Medicare payment for screening colonoscopy in 2001 linked to decreases in proximal resection
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Safety, Efficacy of At-Home Laser for Periobital Wrinkles Studied
Handheld nonablative fractional laser can be used safely with good compliance; well tolerated
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Heart Function, Structure ID'd
Improvement/resolution of HTN, hyperlipidemia, diabetes; ups myocardial mass, diastolic function
Monday, October 22, 2012

Prognostic Factors Identified for Intramedullary Tibial Nailing
Baseline fracture, surgical factors up risk of adverse outcome after surgery for tibial shaft fx
Friday, October 19, 2012

Procedure Can Treat Stiff-Knee Gait in Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Distal rectus femoris transfer effective for stiff-knee gait with reduced peak knee flexion in swing phase
Friday, October 19, 2012

Intracranial Tumors Can Be Resected Safely in Elderly
Short-term outcomes no worse with advanced age after craniotomy for malignant brain tumors
Friday, October 19, 2012

Post-Bleed Hydrocephalus Risk Up in Low-Income Preemies
Patients from families with public insurance, low income likely to visit ER more frequently
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Surgery Linked to Cardiac Death in Cancer Patients
Cardiovascular death significantly more common among cancer patients who undergo surgery
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Increased Substance Use Seen After Weight Loss Surgery
Frequency of alcohol use up 24 months after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ASA: Ocular Injuries Up With Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy
Higher rate of ocular injuries, including corneal abrasions, in surgeries using the robotic approach
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cell Saver Not Cost-Effective in Single-Level Lumbar Surgery
Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $55,538 per allogeneic transfusion averted
Monday, October 15, 2012

Coffee Speeds Time to First Bowel Action Post Colectomy
Nonsignificant trend seen toward quicker tolerance of solid food, time to first flatus
Monday, October 15, 2012

Study Supports Costoplasty for Rib Hump Deformity Correction
Findings in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients treated with pedicle screws/vertebral derotation
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Prompt Kyphoplasty Not Crucial for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fx
Three-week trial of conservative treatment beneficial; treatment outcomes similar at one year
Monday, October 08, 2012

Pre-Op Factors Predict Post-Gastric Op Glycemic Response
Independent predictors include diabetes duration, BMI, fasting C-peptide concentrations
Monday, October 08, 2012

Dysphagia Not Tied to Post-Anterior Cervical Op Swelling
No correlation between degree of prevertebral soft-tissue swelling and postoperative dysphagia
Friday, October 05, 2012

Variety of Techniques Effective for Treating Spinal Synovial Cysts
Fusion surgery reduces risk of spinal synovial cyst recurrence, but may trigger complications
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Risk Factors for Tracheostomy in Spinal Cord Injury Identified
Forced vital capacity, age, neurological impairment predict need for tracheostomy in acute care
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Lasting Efficacy for Minimally-Invasive Spinal Fusion
Results based on two-year follow-up of patients undergoing lateral lumbar interbody fusion
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

ProDisc-C Device Doesn't Change Facet Joint Pressures
Implantation of device at C5 to C6 level increases angular rotations during sagittal bending
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Severe Anemia Linked to Poorer Heart Surgery Outcomes
Higher risk of stroke, major morbidity, operative mortality with severe, moderate pre-op anemia
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Observation Units Could Save $3.1 Billion Nationally Per Year
Hospital observation units could save $1,572 per patient; $4.6 million annually per hospital
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Mortality Up With 80 Percent Oxygen in Abdominal Surgery
Peri-op use of 80 percent oxygen significantly increases long-term mortality for cancer patients
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Hip Resurfacing Shows Higher Failure Rate Than Replacement
Use of smaller head sizes linked to higher failure rates in both men and women
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

History of Sexual Abuse Slows Response to Bariatric Surgery
Systematic review suggests less initial weight loss, but increased weight loss seen over time
Friday, September 28, 2012

Risk of Post-Cesarean Infection Up for Overweight, Obese
About 10 percent of U.K. women develop surgical site infections after cesarean section
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

IV Acetaminophen Eases Post-Spinal Op Pain for Children
Improves analgesia versus placebo but does not cut oxycodone consumption in children, teens
Friday, September 21, 2012

Skin Cancer Incidence Up After Pancreas Transplantation
Nonmelanoma skin cancers common after transplant, especially in recipients with prior skin cancer
Friday, September 21, 2012

Leaving Balloon in Is Safe in Urinary Sphincter Revision
Original pressure-regulating balloon can be left in place during artificial urinary sphincter revision
Friday, September 21, 2012

Safe for Intravenous Catheters to Be Replaced As Needed
No difference in phlebitis incidence with clinically-indicated versus routine third-day replacement
Friday, September 21, 2012

Radiography Unnecessary After Spinal Fusion Surgery
Radiographs do not provide additional clinical information and are not cost effective
Friday, September 14, 2012

Lung Transplant for CF Less Likely for Medicaid Recipients
For adults with CF, low socioeconomic status ups odds of not being accepted for transplant
Friday, September 14, 2012

Evidence Lacking for Weight Trends After Joint Arthroplasty
Review of low-quality studies shows some weight loss in 14 to 49 percent of patients at one year
Friday, September 14, 2012

Higher Mortality Risk With Preoperative Hyponatremia
Also linked to more complications, including coronary events, wound infections, and pneumonia
Friday, September 14, 2012

Higher Mortality Risk With Preoperative Hyponatremia
Also linked to more complications, including coronary events, wound infections, and pneumonia
Friday, September 14, 2012

Thermal Sensation Spared in Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy
Findings suggest that thermal sensation may indicate damage to cavernous nerves
Thursday, September 13, 2012

AAO: Younger Age Predicts Weight Gain After Tonsil Removal
Younger age predicts weight gain after adenotonsillectomy for sleep apnea, tonsillitis
Thursday, September 13, 2012

For Obese, Body Habitus, Not BMI Impacts Op Site Infection
Thickness of subcutaneous fat, skin to lamina distance impact SSI risk post-lumbar spine fusion
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BCS: MarginProbe Reduces Re-Excision Rate Post-Lumpectomy
Device reduces re-excision rate with no significant difference in volume of breast tissue removed
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not All Docs/Nurses Want to Be Asked About Hand Hygiene
Few were asked in the past month; more than a quarter do not want patients to remind them
Friday, September 07, 2012

Not All Docs/Nurses Want to Be Asked About Hand Hygiene
Few were asked in the past month; more than a quarter do not want patients to remind them
Friday, September 07, 2012

Bolus Epidural Fentanyl Cuts Post-Spinal Decompression Pain
Intraoperative bolus epidural fentanyl improves early pain without significant side effects
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Elderly Discharged Home Do Well After Heart Valve Surgery
Poorer one- and two-year survival for octogenarians who are not discharged home
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

In RA, Hand Surgery Improves Function, Appearance
Benefit seen for severe hand deformities treated with silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty
Monday, September 03, 2012

Colpocleisis Deemed Safe for Advanced Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Colpocleisis is safe and effective in select patients, but frequency and urgency often persist
Friday, August 31, 2012

National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation
For health care providers, use of standard referral criteria lacking; differences ID'd for ER, ICU docs
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stress Causes Lower INR in VTE Patients Not on Blood Thinners
Direction of effect on specific clotting factors varies with anticoagulation status in previous DVT patients
Friday, August 24, 2012

New Decision Aid for Treatment of Herniated Disc Beneficial
Instrument meets high-quality patient-reported survey criteria of acceptability, reliability, validity
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese
Surgery especially effective for those with impaired fasting glucose
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

At-Home Diode Laser Effective for Permanent Hair Reduction
Eight treatments with diode laser effective and safe for permanent hair reduction at one year
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Factors Tied to Photoprotection ID'd for Organ Recipients
Patient features and health care provider advice linked to sunscreen use and sun avoidance
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Indicators of Well-Being for Older Americans Issued
Indicators of population, economics, health status, health risks, and health care described
Monday, August 20, 2012

Considerable Variation in Outcomes for Cleft Lip/Palate
Outcomes result from environmental and biological factor interaction; vary by developmental stage
Friday, August 17, 2012

Considerable Variation in Outcomes for Cleft Lip/Palate
Outcomes result from environmental and biological factor interaction; vary by developmental stage
Friday, August 17, 2012

FDA: Codeine May Be Fatal in Subset of Children
Some children genetically predisposed to convert codeine to dangerous levels of morphine
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hospital Deaths From Head Trauma Higher on Weekends
Elderly admitted at the weekend are significantly more likely to die after traumatic brain injury
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poor Follow-Up of Hospital Tests Often Due to Late Orders
Tests performed on day of discharge represent 6.8 percent of all tests, 46.8 percent of missed results
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

No Increased Risk of Stroke After Spinal Fusion Surgery
Incidence of any, hemorrhagic, ischemic stroke down, but difference not statistically significant
Thursday, August 09, 2012

'Surgeon-Tailored' Mesh Repair Resolves Urinary Incontinence
Mesh repair using midurethral sling procedure effective with/without pelvic organ prolapse repair
Thursday, August 09, 2012

After Bariatric Op, Controlled Diet Can Aid CaOx Supersaturation
Diet with normal calcium, moderate protein, reduced oxalate beneficial after bariatric surgery
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Cuts MI Incidence in Obese With T2DM
No effect on stroke incidence seen for obese with type 2 diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Donor Obesity Ups Risk of Poor Pediatric Transplant Outcome
Severe obesity in donor increases risk of graft loss, mortality in pediatric liver transplant recipients
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Unit-Based Safety Program Cuts Surgical Site Infections
Implementation of multidisciplinary safety program and its interventions can reduce infections
Monday, August 06, 2012

Clinicians Can Unintentionally Prompt Nocebo Effect
Negative expectations, being informed about complications up likelihood of adverse effects
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Clinicians Can Unintentionally Prompt Nocebo Effect
Negative expectations, being informed about complications up likelihood of adverse effects
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Manufacturer's Cleaning Ineffective for Suction Tips
Debris found where it should not be, indicating that recommended cleaning methods ineffective
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Elderly
Findings based on one-year incidence of hip fracture in Medicare Part B patients with cataract
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pre-Op Statin Use Ups Insulin Resistance in Heart Surgery
Increased insulin resistance seen in dyslipidemic patients without diabetes taking statins pre-CABG
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Anesthesia Regimen Linked to Post-Orthognathic Op Pain
More pain in first four hours after surgery for patients receiving propofol and remifentanil
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Good Long-Term Limb Salvage for Diabetic Foot Patients
Fewer major amputations; survival remains poor, especially with comorbid PAD, renal insufficiency
Friday, July 27, 2012

Quality of Life Good After Salvage Nasopharyngectomy
Social functioning is lowest of five functioning scales after surgery for residual, recurrent cancer
Friday, July 27, 2012

InteguSeal Does Not Reduce Scoliosis Surgery Infections
No reduced risk of surgical site infection for pre-op cyanoacrylate sealant-treated patients
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Peri-Op Antidepressant Use Safe for Face-Lift Surgery
Serotonin reuptake inhibitor use in perioperative period safe; does not adversely affect outcome
Friday, July 20, 2012

Peri-Op Antidepressant Use Safe for Face-Lift Surgery
Serotonin reuptake inhibitor use in perioperative period safe; does not adversely affect outcome
Friday, July 20, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

~12,000 Preventable Deaths in English Hospitals Annually
Main causes are poor clinical monitoring, diagnostic errors, and inadequate drug/fluid management
Thursday, July 19, 2012

~12,000 Preventable Deaths in English Hospitals Annually
Main causes are poor clinical monitoring, diagnostic errors, and inadequate drug/fluid management
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Macromastia Has Substantial Negative Impact on Teens
Survey finds detrimental effects on self-esteem, quality of life, and eating habits
Monday, July 16, 2012

Claims Data Reveals Patients at Post-Op Infection Risk
Both patient-based and surgical procedure factors identified that significantly increase infection risk
Friday, July 13, 2012

Hypertrophy Common in Older Patients With Port-Wine Stains
Median age of onset 31 years; 71 percent of patients older than 50 years have hypertrophy
Friday, July 13, 2012

Study Supports Chemo After Periampullary Cancer Surgery
Benefit only seen after adjusting for prognostic variables, not in primary analysis
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lateral Transpsoas Approach Difficult in Lumbarized Sacra
Preoperative axial MRI, advanced neuromonitoring needed for patients with transitional vertebrae
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

GI Cancer Resection OK With Mild Cirrhotic Liver Dysfunction
For patients with cirrhosis, moderate-to-severe liver dysfunction linked to post-op mortality
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Infection Rates Unaffected by Time to Debridement of Open Fx
Review of the literature shows no difference for early or late operative debridement of open fractures
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ovarian Grafts Restore Endocrine Function Long Term
In five cancer survivors, function restored within 12 to 20 weeks of heterotopic transplantation
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Factors ID'd for Outcome of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
Increasing stone size, upper pole stones associated with lower rates of stone clearance
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Six Sigma Techniques Improve Operating Room Patient Flow
Other consequences include reducing workflow stress, elimination of redundancy and waste
Friday, June 29, 2012

Survivorship of Uncemented Acetabular Parts Compared
In hip arthroplasty, risk of revision for aseptic loosening up with beaded, down with metal design
Friday, June 29, 2012

Few Retears After Partial-, Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Repair
No significant differences in retear rates, post-op stiffness for repair of partial-, full-thickness tears
Friday, June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Exercise Training After Lung Transplant Found Beneficial
Three-month supervised exercise training program improves participation in daily activity
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Early Surgery Ups Outcomes in Infective Endocarditis
Rate of composite end point of death or embolic events down with surgery versus standard therapy
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nomogram Developed to Estimate Early Breast Cancer Survival
Able to predict mastectomy-free survival in older women treated with conservative surgery
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

iPad May Alter Programmable Shunt Valve Settings
Settings changed in 58 percent of valves exposed to tablet with cover at distance less than 1 cm
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

AHA: Vorapaxar Reduces Limb Ischemia in PAD
Does not reduce risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke; ups bleeding risk
Friday, June 22, 2012

Similar Outcomes for Robot-Aided, Conventional Nephrectomy
Post-op complication rates, distributions similar for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy techniques
Friday, June 22, 2012

Deep Brain Stimulation Aids Motor Function in Parkinson's
Stable improvement seen with stimulation of the globus pallidus interna, subthalamic nucleus
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

AHA: Concentrates Promising for Reversal of Apixaban
In vitro testing of three clotting agents demonstrates ability to reverse some effects of apixaban
Thursday, June 21, 2012

IVC Filters Confirmed Effective for Patients at Embolism Risk
No complications related to filter use in case series of patients undergoing major spinal surgery
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Smoking Increases Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Smoking ups risk of squamous cell carcinoma, but not basal cell carcinoma, nonmelanoma skin cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ASMBS: Bariatric Surgery Helps Resolve Diabetic Nephropathy
Remission of diabetic nephropathy for 55 percent of patients five years after bariatric surgery
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Surgical Interns Concerned About Duty-Hour Restrictions
Most feel restrictions will decrease continuity with patients, coordination of care, time spent operating
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ASMBS: Alcohol Use Disorder Up Post-Bariatric Surgery
Increase in second year post-surgery; linked to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, male sex, younger age
Monday, June 18, 2012

Patient-Rated Elbow Evaluation Most Responsive Instrument
Comparison of five assessment tools shows PREE best identifies changes pre-, post-arthroplasty
Monday, June 18, 2012

Coexistent Lumbar Disorders Complicate Hip Arthroplasty
Patients with coexistent disorders have less improvement in function, pain; increased costs
Monday, June 18, 2012

Mental Imagery Doesn't Improve Surgeon Performance
Does improve self-confidence of junior gynecology residents performing vaginal hysterectomies
Monday, June 18, 2012

Increase in Visceral Fat Noted After Liposuction
Exercise training effectively counteracts this compensatory increase
Friday, June 15, 2012

Factors ID'd in Healing Failure of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Patients have increased inflammation and aberrant growth factor levels
Friday, June 15, 2012

Trend Shows Early Menopause Linked to Cerebral Aneurysm
Each five-year increase in the age of menopause lowers the risk of cerebral aneurysm by 21 percent
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pregnancy Deemed Feasible After Liver Transplant
Rates of obstetric complications higher than average; better than kidney transplant recipients
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Genital Reconstruction Reduces Pain, Restores Pleasure
Most women report clitoral pleasure, less pain, one year after surgery for genital mutilation repair
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Higher Risk of VTE in CKD Surgical Patients on Enoxaparin
Compared to desirudin, VTE risk up for enoxaparin-treated CKD stage 3B patients after THR
Friday, June 08, 2012

Three Percent of Hip, Knee Replacements Need Critical Care
Older patients, general anesthesia, post-op complications increase odds of critical care services
Friday, June 08, 2012

Early Physical Therapy Beneficial for Low Back Pain
Significant reductions in health care and costs for patients with newly diagnosed low back pain
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Procedure Restores Pigmentation for Patients With Vitiligo
Melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation procedure effectively improves skin pigmentation
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Procedure Restores Pigmentation for Patients With Vitiligo
Melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation procedure effectively improves skin pigmentation
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Troponin T May Help Predict Death After Noncardiac Surgery
Increasing troponin T levels during first three days post-op linked to increased 30-day mortality risk
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Troponin T May Help Predict Death After Noncardiac Surgery
Increasing troponin T levels during first three days post-op linked to increased 30-day mortality risk
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Aspirin Ups Risk of Bleeding in All But Diabetes Patients
Patients with diabetes have increased risk of major bleeding, independent of aspirin use
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Circulating Nurses Recover Errors in Cardiovascular OR
Circulating perioperative nurses reduce surgical errors/incidents and improve patient safety
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Morbid Obesity Ups Complication Rate in Spinal Fusion Surgery
Hospital charges, length of stay, mortality all up in morbidly obese patients undergoing spinal fusion
Monday, June 04, 2012

Spondylolisthesis Linked to Spinous Process Fractures
Post-interspinous process spacer surgery, fracture rate 52 percent for those with spondylolisthesis
Friday, June 01, 2012

Acellular Dermal Matrix Safe, Useful in Breast Reconstruction
Good outcomes; seroma complications higher with AlloDerm human matrix than porcine Strattice
Friday, June 01, 2012

Acellular Dermal Matrix Safe, Useful in Breast Reconstruction
Good outcomes; seroma complications higher with AlloDerm human matrix than porcine Strattice
Friday, June 01, 2012

Repeat CT Scan Urged for Head Trauma Patients on Warfarin
Patients on warfarin, with initial INR higher than 3, at greater risk of delayed hemorrhage
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pathologic Response Prediction of Survival Aided by Tumor Type
When specific tumor type is considered, pathologic complete response more predictive of survival
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Post-Transplant, eGFR Impacts Cardio Risk Independently
In stable transplant recipients, improved kidney function linked to reduction in CVD events, death
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Transvaginal Mesh Op Restores Pelvic Organ Prolapse at Price
Women who undergo anterior, total transvaginal mesh surgery have post-op sexual impairment
Friday, May 25, 2012

Common Therapies for Basal Cell Carcinoma Offer Similar Survival
Long-term tumor-free survival similar for imiquimod, photodynamic therapy
Friday, May 25, 2012

Pancreatectomy OK Without Downstaging From Therapy
Radiographic downstaging rare even after neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer patients
Friday, May 25, 2012

Characteristics of STEMI Reperfusion Systems Identified
Common characteristics found in successful regional care systems can be benchmark standards
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ATS: Benefits/Harms of Low-Dose CT Screening Assessed
Screening may benefit individuals at high-risk of cancer, but concerns remain about potential harms
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Instrumented Spinal Fusion Method Impacts Infection Rate
Infection rate up for posterior lumbar interbody fusion versus posterior, posterolateral fusion
Monday, May 21, 2012

Neurally Controlled Arm Lets Tetraplegics Reach, Grasp
Study of two individuals shows small sample of neural signals can direct robotic arm
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Predictors of Length of Hospital Stay After Spine Surgery ID'd
Several factors contribute to increased length of stay for patients undergoing minimally invasive TLIF
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Better Outcomes at High-Volume Stroke Centers
Faster times to treatment; patients more likely to have good clinical outcome, successful reperfusion
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Technique Removes Inoperable Abdominal Tumors
Multivisceral ex vivo surgical procedure used to remove unresectable tumors in three patients
Friday, May 11, 2012

Sun Protective Behavior on the Rise in U.S. Adults
But sunburn still prevalent, as is the use of indoor tanning
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lowest Fused Vertebral Level Linked to Motion in Scoliosis
More lateral bending, summed motion at L3 to S1 with a more distal instrumented vertebrae
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lack of Sleep Not Necessarily Detrimental to Surgical Skills
However, sleep deprivation ups mental workload for medical students performing surgical task
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Lack of Sleep Not Necessarily Detrimental to Surgical Skills
However, sleep deprivation ups mental workload for medical students performing surgical task
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

ACOG: Menstrual Dysfunction Improved Post-Bariatric Surgery
Marked improvement in menstrual dysfunction and signs of hyperandrogenism
Monday, May 07, 2012

Hospitals Lack Hand Surgeons for Emergencies
Only 7 percent of Tennessee hospitals have a hand specialist on call 24/7 to handle emergencies
Monday, May 07, 2012

Hospitals Lack Hand Surgeons for Emergencies
Only 7 percent of Tennessee hospitals have a hand specialist on call 24/7 to handle emergencies
Monday, May 07, 2012

ASBS: Breast Cancer Survival Significantly Lower for Men
In men with breast cancer, tumors likely to be larger, higher grade, metastasized
Friday, May 04, 2012

ASBS: Mammography Beats Infrared Screening for Breast CA
No Touch Breast Scan has poor sensitivity or specificity depending on the mode
Friday, May 04, 2012

Training Helps OR Nurses Manage Disruptive Physician Behavior
Post-communication training, peri-op nurses feel more confident in handling disruptive behavior
Friday, May 04, 2012

Training Helps OR Nurses Manage Disruptive Physician Behavior
Post-communication training, peri-op nurses feel more confident in handling disruptive behavior
Friday, May 04, 2012

CMS Policy Helping Hospitals to Prevent Targeted Infections
Despite positive impact, less time spent on nontargeted infections, especially in large hospitals
Friday, May 04, 2012

Low Vitamin D Linked to Poorer Outcomes in Lung Recipients
Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased rates of acute rejection, infection, death at one year
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Office Evaluation Comparable to Pre-Op Urodynamic Testing
For women with stress incontinence, treatment success noninferior with pre-op office evaluation
Thursday, May 03, 2012

TAVI Is a Reasonable Option for High-Risk Elderly Patients
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation benefits patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Perioperative Interruptions Lead to Miscommunication
Miscommunications during surgery also increase when teams haven't worked together long
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Perioperative Interruptions Lead to Miscommunication
Miscommunications during surgery also increase when teams haven't worked together long
Thursday, May 03, 2012

No Adverse Effect of Weekend, Nighttime Liver Transplants
Patient and graft survival not significantly different from daytime, weekday procedures
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Methodological Heterogeneity Seen in Clinical Trials
Trials registered with ClinicalTrials.gov from 2007 to 2010 mainly small, single-center
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Electronic Records Show Variation in Blood Usage
Significant variability seen among surgical services, procedures, and individual providers
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Index Identifies Clot Risk in Outpatient Surgery Patients
High-risk outpatient surgery patients have blood clot rates of 1.18 percent
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Index Identifies Clot Risk in Outpatient Surgery Patients
High-risk outpatient surgery patients have blood clot rates of 1.18 percent
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Sunscreen Use May Lead to Vitamin D Deficiency
Amount and SPF of sunscreen recommended by the WHO suppresses vitamin D production
Friday, April 27, 2012

Heart Surgery Safe for Compensated Cirrhosis Patients
No increased risk of perioperative complications in patients with Child-Pugh score less than 8
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adjuvant Therapy Shows Promise in Biliary Tract Cancer
Nonsignificant improvement in unselected patients, but significant benefit for high-risk patients
Thursday, April 26, 2012

AHA: Hemoglobin Index IDs Brain Ischemia During Bypass
HVx, glial fibrillary acidic protein detect impaired autoregulation during cardiopulmonary bypass
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Subtype Best Predictor of Basal Cell Carcinoma Invasion Depth
Subtype superior to age, contours, necrosis, and solar elastosis as depth predictor
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Subtype Best Predictor of Basal Cell Carcinoma Invasion Depth
Subtype superior to age, contours, necrosis, and solar elastosis as depth predictor
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Age, Life Expectancy Influence Termination of PSA Screening
Barriers to discontinuation of screening include patient expectations, time constraints
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Low-Dose CT Noninferior for Diagnosing Appendicitis
For young adults, negative appendectomy rates similar with low-dose and standard-dose CT
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Botox Modestly Improves Chronic Headaches, Migraines
But is not associated with reduction in frequency of episodic migraine or tension-type headaches
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

High Survival With Surgery in Low-Risk Neuroblastoma
Patients with low-risk stage 2a/2b neuroblastoma have high survival rates with surgery alone
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bone Metabolism, Vitamin D Key in Postkyphoplasty Breaks
Bone metabolism, 25(OH)D levels associated with postkyphoplasty vertebral compression fractures
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lasting Benefit for Rotating-Platform Knee Arthroplasty
Active patients benefit from second-generation, rotating-platform, total knee prosthesis
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Oxiplex Improves Outcomes After Lumbar Discectomy
Gel treatment linked to greater reductions in pain, symptoms; satisfaction with surgical procedure
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gritti-Stokes Amputations Beneficial for Trauma Patients
Better long-term functional outcomes with Gritti-Stokes compared to transfemoral amputation
Monday, April 23, 2012

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Reduce No-Reflow Post-PCI
For patients with acute MI, ARB pretreatment is significant predictor of reduced no-reflow
Monday, April 23, 2012

New Fat Grafting Procedures Improve Breast Reconstruction
Enhanced stromal vascular fraction and platelet-rich plasma grafting maintain volume, 3D contour
Friday, April 20, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Effective Therapy for Diabetes in Obese
Most patients experience diabetes remission, improvements in hypertension, dyslipedemia
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Effective Therapy for Diabetes in Obese
Most patients experience diabetes remission, improvements in hypertension, dyslipedemia
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lower Small-Bowel Obstruction Risk With Laparoscopy
Laparoscopic procedures associated with at least a four-fold lower incidence of small-bowel obstruction
Thursday, April 19, 2012

FDA: Clinicians Urged to Stop Using Certain Ultrasound Gel
Specific lots found to have been contaminated by bacteria; 16 patients known to be affected
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Basal Cell Carcinoma on Ear Significantly More Aggressive
BCC on ear primarily occurs in men, but aggressive phenotype seen in both men and women
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2001 to 2006 Saw Increase in Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
For Medicare beneficiaries, rate of micrographic surgery for nonmelanoma skin cancer doubled
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TAVI Beneficial in Severe Aortic Stenosis
Myocardial function and exercise capacity improve in surviving patients
Friday, April 13, 2012

Targeted Exercise Relieves Sciatica Pain
Symptom-guided therapy relieves back pain and improves outcomes for severe sciatica patients
Monday, April 09, 2012

Report Highlights Child Deaths From Post-Surgery Codeine Use
Genetic variants produce ultra-rapid metabolizer phenotypes tied to respiratory arrest
Monday, April 09, 2012

Infection May Be Trigger for Venous Thromboembolism
Older adults at risk of blood clots in three months following infection
Monday, April 09, 2012

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lowers Health-Related QoL
Effects of lumbar spinal stenosis on health-related quality of life compounded by comorbidities
Friday, April 06, 2012

Antibiotics Safe and Effective to Treat Appendicitis
Meta-analysis indicates initial treatment with antibiotics may reduce the need for appendectomy
Friday, April 06, 2012

Esophageal Cancer Surgery Has Lasting Effects on QoL
Major postoperative complications predictive of parameters of poor health-related quality of life
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

More Complications After Thyroid Surgery in Elderly
Elderly thyroid patients have higher rates of cardiac, pulmonary, and infectious complications
Monday, April 02, 2012

Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Die on Transplant List
Non-HCC patients have higher mortality risk; suggests need for revaluation of organ allocation
Friday, March 30, 2012

Lasers Remove Inches From Fat Trouble Spots
Significant circumferential reductions throughout the body after two weeks of low-level laser therapy
Friday, March 30, 2012

Lasers Remove Inches From Fat Trouble Spots
Significant circumferential reductions throughout the body after two weeks of low-level laser therapy
Friday, March 30, 2012

Change in Health Insurance Status Linked to ER Use
Greater emergency department use for adults with recent change in health insurance status
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Guidelines Issued for Red Blood Cell Transfusions
Restrictive approach recommends transfusion at hemoglobin threshold of 7 to 8 g/dL in stable patients
Monday, March 26, 2012

ACC: Bariatric Surgery Improves Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Significantly more patients achieve glycemic control with surgery plus medical therapy than with medication alone
Monday, March 26, 2012

Living Donor Age Has Little Impact on Kidney Survival
Except for recipients aged 18 to 39 years, who do best with an organ from a similarly-aged donor
Friday, March 23, 2012

Health Care Team Members Key for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Epidemiologists, preventionists help stop infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Health Care Team Members Key for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Epidemiologists, preventionists help stop infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms
Thursday, March 22, 2012

EBCC: Long-Running Screening Program Cuts Breast CA Deaths
Breast cancer screening program in Netherlands shows limited harms and reasonable costs
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Anesthesia During Endoscopy, Colonoscopy on the Rise
Increase among Medicare, commercially-insured patients; services mainly used in low-risk patients
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Most California Hospitals Implementing Infection Control
Hospitals with certified infection control officer have lower rate of MRSA blood stream infections
Friday, March 16, 2012

Poorer Health Literacy Linked to Increased Mortality
About one-third of older adults in England have medium or low functional health literacy
Friday, March 16, 2012

Poorer Health Literacy Linked to Increased Mortality
About one-third of older adults in England have medium or low functional health literacy
Friday, March 16, 2012

Analgesic Use After Surgery Linked to Long-Term Use
Prescription of opioids, NSAIDs within seven days of low-risk surgery increases risk of long-term use
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Analgesic Use After Surgery Linked to Long-Term Use
Prescription of opioids, NSAIDs within seven days of low-risk surgery increases risk of long-term use
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Higher Spending by Hospitals Improves Outcomes
Lower mortality, readmission for acute patients admitted to hospital in highest tercile of spending
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Higher Spending by Hospitals Improves Outcomes
Lower mortality, readmission for acute patients admitted to hospital in highest tercile of spending
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Aggressive Care Improves QoL in Traumatic Brain Injury
Yields better outcomes and reduces costs, regardless of patient age
Monday, March 12, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Surrogates Tend to Misinterpret Poor Prognosis Information
Statements about low risk of death interpreted accurately; poor prognosis viewed optimistically
Friday, March 09, 2012

Surrogates Tend to Misinterpret Poor Prognosis Information
Statements about low risk of death interpreted accurately; poor prognosis viewed optimistically
Friday, March 09, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Double Gloving Prevents Exposure to Pathogens in OR
Double gloving can reduce needle-stick injuries and infection risks for surgeons and patients
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Double Gloving Prevents Exposure to Pathogens in OR
Double gloving can reduce needle-stick injuries and infection risks for surgeons and patients
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Surgery Helps Reduce Epileptic Seizures When Drugs Fail
Result should be interpreted with caution due to small number of enrollees
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

PISQ-12 Validated for Patients With Pelvic Organ Prolapse
For patients with pelvic organ prolapse, PISQ-12 questionnaire is useful measure of sexual function
Friday, March 02, 2012

Biomarkers Gauge Kidney Injury After Heart Surgery
Three biomarkers significantly improve risk classification for acute kidney injury progression
Friday, March 02, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Risks Up in Patients With Kidney Disease
Approximately 30 percent increase in complications with each higher chronic kidney disease stage
Friday, March 02, 2012

Secondhand Smoke Shortens Transplant Survival in Mice
Research unveils novel immunologic mechanism behind smoke-related allograft rejection
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Incidence, Risk Factors ID'd for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis
No significant differences in outcomes for adults with idiopathic scoliosis with and without PJK
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Low Back Pain Counseling Strategy Ups Return to Work
Early interventions for Belgian workers with low back pain improve return-to-work rates
Monday, February 27, 2012

Heartburn Controlled With Step Down to Once Daily Therapy
Once-daily dexlansoprazole improves quality of life for gastrosophageal reflux disease patients
Monday, February 27, 2012

Aspirin and Clopidogrel Improve Claudication Distance
Similar improvement in patients with intermittent claudication due to peripheral arterial disease
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stability Predicts Treatment Success for Vitiligo
Melanocyte transplantation more successful in patients with longer clinical stability
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family History Ups Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Patients with first-degree relative, especially sibling, with thyroid cancer have elevated risk
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Skin Cancer Frequency in Chronic Leg Ulcers >10 Percent
Frequency high enough to consider systematic wound biopsy for treatment-refractory ulcers
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Medtronic Stent Approved to Treat Coronary Artery Disease
Including people with diabetes
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Plastic Surgery Gives Younger Appearance to Aging Face
Effect of lowering of perceived age greater for those undergoing multiple procedures
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Alcohol Dependence Significant Problem for U.S. Surgeons
Surgeons who report major medical error more likely to exhibit alcohol abuse, dependence
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Alcohol Dependence Significant Problem for U.S. Surgeons
Surgeons who report major medical error more likely to exhibit alcohol abuse, dependence
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Transplanted Leg Hair Can Soften Hairline Appearance
Results from two patients undergoing leg hair transplant sustained at three and four years
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MRSA Screening Protocol Aids in Peds Open Airway Surgery
Postoperative infection rate similar for protocol-treated MRSA-colonized and noncolonized patients
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Surgical Spinal Cord Monitoring May Predict Paralysis
Use of electrical motor evoked potentials called for during spinal and some chest surgeries
Monday, February 20, 2012

CT Myelography More Accurately Detects CSF Leakage
In spontaneous intracranial hypotension, CTM better than radioisotope cisternography
Monday, February 20, 2012

High Uric Acid Level Predictive of Adverse Cardiac Events
Found to be an independent predictor for STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI
Friday, February 17, 2012

2002 to 2008 Saw Increase in Partial Nephrectomy Use
For patients with renal masses, use of partial nephrectomy increased from 15.3 to 24.7 percent
Friday, February 17, 2012

Female Sexual Function Improves After Lesion Surgery
Improved sexual satisfaction after laparoscopy, oral contraceptive therapy for endometriosis
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Age, Nerve Sparing Tied to Post-Prostatectomy Sexual Function
Younger age and bilateral nerve sparing surgery improve orgasmic outcomes after RALP
Thursday, February 16, 2012

AHA: Knowledge Gap Identified for Peripheral Artery Disease
Total population burden of PAD appears higher in women; campaigns to raise awareness advised
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Topical Corticosteroids Impair Restoration of Skin Barrier
Corticosteroids OK for acute atopic dermatitis, but calcineurin inhibitors better for long-term treatment
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Racial Disparity at Many Steps of Renal Transplant Process
Even after accounting for socioeconomic variables, blacks still have lower rate of transplant
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Staging System IDs cSCC Risk in Transplant Patients
Predicts risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma recurrence in heart and lung recipients
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Four-Factor Model Predicts Post-Heart Transplant Mortality
Risk-prediction model has good prediction for in-hospital mortality for pediatric heart transplant
Monday, February 13, 2012

Radiation Not Tied to Improved Survival in Advanced NSCLC
Postoperative radiation confers no survival benefit for elderly with N2 non-small-cell lung cancer
Monday, February 13, 2012

AAOS: Prevalence of U.S. Total Knee Replacements ~5 Percent
More than 4.5 million Americans currently have an intact primary total knee replacement
Friday, February 10, 2012

SMFM: Cesarean Not More Protective for Small Preemies
C-section linked to increased odds of respiratory distress syndrome for preterm SGA neonates
Friday, February 10, 2012

Robotic Surgery Repairs Urinary Tract Obstruction
Robot-assisted surgery safe and efficacious for ureteropelvic junction obstruction
Friday, February 10, 2012

AAOS: Defensive Medicine Prevalent in Orthopedics
National costs estimated at $2 billion annually for orthopedic surgery
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Males With ACL Injury, Females Share Lateral Knee Geometry
Both have short, steeply convex tibial articular surface, increased convexity of femoral surface
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Casts for Fractures Linked to Development of Osteopenia
Bone density drops in area of cast immobilization for leg or ankle injuries in adolescents
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Epilepsy Surgery Improves Long-Term Outcomes
Eighty percent of patients who underwent surgery report better quality of life 26 years later
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Polyethylene Glycol Repairs Severed Nerves in Rats
Two studies show PEG-induced sealing of axons after transaction or cut- or crush-severance
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Patients Desire Involvement in Planning Breast CA Treatment
Preferences shift to wanting more say in decisions following breast cancer treatment consultation
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

AAOS: Unemployment Rate Tied to Orthopedic Trauma Volume
Inverse correlation between orthopedic trauma surgical volume, unemployment for previous year
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Exercise Test May Predict Post-Liver Transplant Survival
Pre-op submaximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing predicts 90-day post-transplant survival
Monday, February 06, 2012

Noroviruses Are Leading Cause of Hospital Infections
Particularly in nonacute care setting; often leading to unit closure
Monday, February 06, 2012

Increased ADHD Rates in Children Exposed to Anesthesia
Multiple anesthesia exposures before the age of 2 increase ADHD incidence
Friday, February 03, 2012

AHA: Incidence of Repeat Blockage of Carotid Artery Low
Re-blockage rates similar for both stented and surgically-opened arteries
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Live Liver Donation Doesn't Impact Long-Term Mortality
Risk of early death 1.7 per 1,000 donors, but long-term mortality similar to healthy controls
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Repeat Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Increases Detection of CRC
Rescreening increases yield of colorectal cancer or advanced adenomas by 32 percent
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Breast Reexcision Rates Vary With Surgeon, Institution
For women who undergo partial mastectomy and have negative margins, significant variation seen
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Similar Morbidity for Robotic, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
But, robotic treatment significantly more costly for treatment of endometrial cancer
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Laparoscopy Acceptable for Staging Uterine Cancer
Only small differences in recurrence rates for laparoscopy compared to laparotomy
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Warm Saline Enhances Shoulder Tendinitis Treatment
Warm solution improves dissolution of calcium deposits during therapy for rotator cuff tendonitis
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hemi-CC7 Transfer Poor Option for Brachial Plexus Injury
Shoulder motor, median nerve function not regained following traumatic brachial plexus injury
Monday, January 30, 2012

Antiretroviral Medications Linked to Cleft Deformities
Drugs to keep HIV-infected women from transmitting virus to fetus may trigger cleft defects
Monday, January 30, 2012

Antiretroviral Medications Linked to Cleft Deformities
Drugs to keep HIV-infected women from transmitting virus to fetus may trigger cleft defects
Monday, January 30, 2012

Disc Degeneration More Likely in Overweight, Obese Adults
Higher body mass index linked to greater severity in lumbar degenerative disc disease
Monday, January 30, 2012

Self-Rated Health Status Predicts Mortality Among CVD Patients
Risk highest in patients with asymptomatic atherosclerotic disease
Friday, January 27, 2012

No Complications From Using Stored Red Blood Cells
Short-term complication status similar in fresh versus standard issue red blood cell transfusions
Friday, January 27, 2012

New PCR-Based Assay Better Predicts Lung Cancer Survival
Assay identifies which early-stage NSCLC patients are at high risk of death after surgical resection
Friday, January 27, 2012

Polypectomy Outcomes Similar to Surgical Resection
For management of malignant colonic polyps in patients with comparable clinical characteristics
Friday, January 27, 2012

Decline in Rate of Diabetic Lower-Extremity Amputation
But rate of amputation still higher for patients with diabetes than for those without the disease
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Radiation Benefits Mixed After Breast-Preserving Surgery
Radiation therapy slightly improves survival, but may increase likelihood of eventual mastectomy
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sildenafil Shows Potential for Lymphatic Malformations
Regression of congenital vascular anomalies seen in three children treated with oral sildenafil
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Adrenalectomy Rates Remain High in Radical Nephrectomy
Small decrease in rate of adrenalectomy despite evidence to support preservation of adrenal gland
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Imaging May Spare Nerves in Prostate Cancer Surgery
Preoperative MRI led to a change in surgical plan in 27 percent of robot-assisted prostatectomies
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sex Differences Exist in Disease-Linked Pain Intensity
Women report higher pain intensity in musculoskeletal and other disorders
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Overuse of Health Care Services Understudied
Research limited primarily to unnecessary antibiotic use and a few cardiovascular procedures
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health
And are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health
And are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Recent Shift in Indication for Total Elbow Arthroplasty
Change from 48 percent due to inflammatory arthritis in '97 to 69 percent due to trauma in '06
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HealthGrades IDs Notable Hospitals for Clinical Excellence
If all hospitals performed at this level, thousands of Medicare deaths, complications could be averted
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chlorhexidine Erases More of Preoperative Skin Markings
Greater change in contrast level, less letters identifiable with chlorhexidine-based solution
Monday, January 23, 2012

Gender, Family, Ambivalence Impact Live Liver Donation
Ambivalence affects motivation for donating, decision to be tested, and post-donation concerns
Monday, January 23, 2012

Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Loses Prognostic Factors Over Time
Only tumor grade predicts outcomes for long-term retroperitoneal sarcoma survivors
Friday, January 20, 2012

Matted Lymph Nodes ID Poor Oropharyngeal SCC Prognosis
Patients with matted nodes have worse survival, independent of other known prognostic factors
Friday, January 20, 2012

Warfarin Patients With Head Trauma Need Second CT Scan
For patients on warfarin, 24-hour observation and repeat CT scan detects delayed bleeding
Friday, January 20, 2012

Rates of Post-Arthroplasty Symptomatic VTE Identified
Venous thromboembolism rate is one in 100 for knee and one in 200 for hip arthroplasty
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Peds Liver Transplant Patients Tolerate Drug Withdrawal
For pediatric living donor liver transplant recipients, immunosuppression withdrawal possible
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Comorbidities Affect Hospital Costs After Hip Fracture
Largest cost increase due to weight loss or malnutrition, then pulmonary circulation disorders
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tool Predicts Improved Function After Hip Arthroplasty
Preoperative characteristics and radiographic assessment predict functional improvement
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Patients With Breast Cancer Lack Knowledge of the Disease
Overall treatment concordance with goals high, but lower for women preferring mastectomy
Monday, January 16, 2012

Patients With Breast Cancer Lack Knowledge of the Disease
Overall treatment concordance with goals high, but lower for women preferring mastectomy
Monday, January 16, 2012

Endovascular Graft Approved for Tears of Aorta
Gore Tag Thoracic Endoprosthesis first sanctioned in 2005 to treat aortic aneurysms
Monday, January 16, 2012

Increased Pathologic Fracture Risk in Staph Osteomyelitis
Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis tied to fractures, associated complications in children
Monday, January 16, 2012

Surgery Beats Non-Op Care for Intervertebral Disc Herniation
Marital status, absence of joint symptoms, and worsening symptoms affect treatment effect
Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

Thromboprophylaxis Rate Low for Knee Arthroplasty in Taiwan
Prophylaxis rate of 2.2 percent may be related to low incidence of post-op venous thromboembolism
Friday, January 13, 2012

Surgical Techniques Affect Outcome in Scoliosis Surgery
Eight factors found to correlate with kyphosis maintenance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Friday, January 13, 2012

Patients Give High Marks to Ankle Replacement Surgery
STAR procedure for end-stage ankle arthritis improves impairment, pain, function, quality of life
Thursday, January 12, 2012

CDC: 2010 Saw Decrease in Age-Adjusted Death Rates
Homicide no longer in top 15 causes of death; replaced by pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Surgeons Aged 35 to 50 Years Perform Best Thyroidectomies
Concave association seen for surgeons' performance with their length of experience, age
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Conscious Sedation Feasible for Ambulatory Spine Procedures
No significant difference in adverse event rates with conscious sedation or local anesthesia alone
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ped Heart Surgery Deaths Higher at Low Volume Centers
But no association found between center volume and rate of post-op complications
Monday, January 09, 2012

New Criteria ID Fewer Cases of Post-Op Diabetes Remission
Significantly lower remission rate after gastric bypass with use of new definition of remission
Friday, January 06, 2012

New Criteria ID Fewer Cases of Post-Op Diabetes Remission
Significantly lower remission rate after gastric bypass with use of new definition of remission
Friday, January 06, 2012

In-Hospital, 30-Day Standardized Mortality Measures Differ
In-hospital risk-standardized mortality rates vary between hospitals; linked with length of stay
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Spinal Manipulation Superior to Medication for Neck Pain
Spinal manipulation and home exercises better than medication for relieving neck pain
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cancer-Related Mortality Continues to Decrease
From 1999 to 2008, overall annual decrease of 1.6 percent in men, 1.8 percent in women
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Vasoepididymostomy Ups Patency in Obstructive Azoospermia
Epididymal fullness, bilateral surgery, distal anastomosis, fluid with motile sperm up success
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced CVD Events, Mortality
Significantly fewer cardiovascular deaths and events for obese who undergo bariatric surgery
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Prostatic Urethral Lift Relieves Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Minimally invasive procedure to treat LUTS from BPH preserves sexual function
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Standardized Count Practices Reduce Retained Surgical Items
Count discrepancies and incorrect counts reduced by 50 percent; estimated $12,500 saved
Monday, January 02, 2012

Standardized Count Practices Reduce Retained Surgical Items
Count discrepancies and incorrect counts reduced by 50 percent; estimated $12,500 saved
Monday, January 02, 2012

Use of Propofol Saves Time Compared to Midazolam/Ketamine
Procedural sedation with propofol expedites patient management in emergency departments
Friday, December 30, 2011

Anesthesia Boosts Colonoscopy Price Tag
In asymptomatic adults having colonoscopy, use of anesthesia significantly raises price
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Enoxaparin Doesn't Reduce Death Rate for Acutely Ill
Death from any cause at 30 days and rates of major bleeding similar with enoxaparin, placebo
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Irradiation of Left Breast Linked to Coronary Stenosis Risk
Radiotherapy of left-sided breast cancer tied to elevated high-grade coronary artery stenosis risk
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Perceptions of Inappropriate Care Prevalent Among ICU Staff
For ICU staff in Europe, Israel, perceptions independently linked to higher intent to leave job
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Perceptions of Inappropriate Care Prevalent Among ICU Staff
For ICU staff in Europe, Israel, perceptions independently linked to higher intent to leave job
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Norway Shows Rise in Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Symptoms
Sex and age associated with incidence and spontaneous symptom remission
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Risk Factors for Post-Spinal Fusion Visual Loss Identified
Include gender, obesity, Wilson frame use, anesthesia time, blood loss, percent colloid given
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Study Compares Onset of Action of Two Types of Botulinum Toxin
AbobotulinumtoxinA yields more significant improvements in crow's feet at day 4
Monday, December 26, 2011

Study Compares Onset of Action of Two Types of Botulinum Toxin
AbobotulinumtoxinA yields more significant improvements in crow's feet at day 4
Monday, December 26, 2011

Correcting Anemia Reduces Odds of Renal Transplant Failure
Complete anemia correction reduces progression to chronic allograft nephropathy post-transplant
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Aflibercept Shows Clinical Activity for Malignant Ascites
Ups time to paracentesis in advanced chemo-resistant ovarian cancer with recurrent ascites
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Trauma Quality Indicators Linked to Clinical Outcomes
In-hospital mortality, major complications strongly linked with ACSCOT quality indicators
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Medical Team Training Program Cuts Surgical Morbidity Rate
Significantly steeper decline in the annual surgical morbidity rate for facilities in MTT program
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Medical Team Training Program Cuts Surgical Morbidity Rate
Significantly steeper decline in the annual surgical morbidity rate for facilities in MTT program
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Initial Wound Debridement Faster With Maggot Therapy
Benefit over conventional therapy during first week of treatment loses significance by day 15
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary
And, 79 percent of patients are interested in sharing their personal health record information
Monday, December 19, 2011

Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary
And, 79 percent of patients are interested in sharing their personal health record information
Monday, December 19, 2011

Patient Isolation During Hospitalization Tied to Delirium
But no increased risk for patients who start their hospital stay under contact precautions
Friday, December 16, 2011

ASH: Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis Cuts DVT Risks
CDT lowers post-thrombotic syndrome frequency, ups iliofemoral patency in deep vein thrombosis
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

PCI Outcomes No Worse in Centers Without On-Site Surgery
Similar in-hospital death, emergency bypass for PCI at centers with/without on-site surgery
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hispanic Race, Obesity Tied to Pediatric Gallbladder Disease
Hemolytic disease is no longer predominant risk factor for pediatric gallbladder disease
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Infection Prevention Up in VA, Non-Federal Hospitals
But catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices remain low
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Infection Prevention Up in VA, Non-Federal Hospitals
But catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices remain low
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chemo, Radiation Worsen Cognition in Breast CA Survivors
However, hormonal therapy does not predict changes in cognitive functioning over time
Monday, December 12, 2011

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Feasible for Older Women
For older women, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe and well tolerated
Friday, December 09, 2011

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Feasible for Older Women
For older women, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe and well tolerated
Friday, December 09, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

SABCS: Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Factors ID'd
Reconstruction rates higher with commercial insurance, those younger than 50 years
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Factors ID'd
Reconstruction rates higher with commercial insurance, those younger than 50 years
Thursday, December 08, 2011

BRCA1/2 Mutations Up Risk of Contralateral Breast Cancer
For mutation carriers, age at diagnosis and triple-negative first tumor also impact risk
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Adjuvant Bevacizumab Ups Progression-Free Survival
Statistically significant improvement seen in Independent Review Committee assessment
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Similar Prognosis for BRCA1 Carriers, Sporadic Breast Cancer
For BRCA2 carriers, outcomes worse in univariable but similar in multivariable analyses
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Long-Term Benefits for Zoledronic Acid in Breast Cancer
And, for postmenopausal women, immediate ZOL therapy reduces risk of disease-free survival events
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

FDA and FTC Crack Down on Homeopathic Weight Loss Drug
Marketers of off-label HCG issued warning letters
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

1 in 5 Limb Fractures in Children Receive Delayed Care
Minority, lower limb injury, no external injury sign, continued extremity use all delay medical care
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Transplant Patients Want a Role in Liver Quality Decisions
Patients want organs with low risk of failure, but risk tolerance influenced by presentation
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

LV Dyssynchrony Has Prognostic Value After Acute MI
Prognostic value found for patients admitted with ST-segment elevation AMI treated with primary PCI
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

C. difficile Infection Ups Duration of Hospital Stay
In survival analysis, median length of stay is increased by six days in patients with C. difficile
Monday, December 05, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

Quality of Life Up in Obese A-Fib Patients Post-Ablation
Baseline quality of life, high BMI independently predict better QoL post-catheter ablation
Friday, December 02, 2011

Time of Operation Not Linked to Postoperative Mortality
Time of day, day of week, month of surgery, moon phase do not affect 30-day post-op mortality
Friday, December 02, 2011

Time of Operation Not Linked to Postoperative Mortality
Time of day, day of week, month of surgery, moon phase do not affect 30-day post-op mortality
Friday, December 02, 2011

Portal Thrombosis Preventable in Islet Transplantation
Heparinization, ablation of portal catheter tract, limiting packed cell volume prevent thrombosis
Friday, December 02, 2011

Early Post-Op Complications Identified in Rett Syndrome
Respiratory, gastrointestinal post-op complications common after spinal fusion for scoliosis
Friday, December 02, 2011

Most Non-Mobile Spinal Mets Patients Walk Post-Surgery
Resumption of ambulation significantly affected by motor grade, occurrence of a major complication
Friday, December 02, 2011

Risk Factors ID'd for Pressure Ulcers in Prolonged Surgery
Use of foam pads in surgery, having a lower day-one Braden score predictive of pressure ulcers
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Risk Factors ID'd for Pressure Ulcers in Prolonged Surgery
Use of foam pads in surgery, having a lower day-one Braden score predictive of pressure ulcers
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Anticoagulant Self-Monitoring Safe Option for Suitable Patients
Self-monitoring, self-management associated with significant reduction in thromboembolic events
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Learning Assessment Tool IDs R.N. Educational Needs
Pediatric procedural sedation education needs identified through questionnaire
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Metal, Ceramics on Par With Traditional Hip Implants
Limited comparative evidence shows no advantage of metal on metal, ceramic on ceramic bearings
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U.S. Patients Highly Satisfied With Outpatient Medical Care
Patient satisfaction scores tied to waiting time, time spent with provider, and age category
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U.S. Patients Highly Satisfied With Outpatient Medical Care
Patient satisfaction scores tied to waiting time, time spent with provider, and age category
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Risk Factors ID'd for Radiation-Induced Hypothyroidism
Female gender, neck surgery up risk; Caucasians at higher risk than African-Americans
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Young Adult Back Pain Severity Tied to Spinal Disc Degeneration
Association with low back pain is independent of other degenerative findings
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crash Injuries of Children in Restraints Not Tied to Weight
No correlation between weight and clinically significant injuries across broad age, weight range
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Small Cell Carcinoma of Urinary Bladder Incidence Up
Elderly Caucasian men at highest risk; age, race, marital status, TNM staging impact prognosis
Monday, November 28, 2011

Nearly One in 10 Patients With PCI Readmits Within 30 Days
Patients readmitted within 30 days have significantly increased risk of one-year mortality
Monday, November 28, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

Home Birth Imposes Higher Risks for First-Time Mothers
However, overall risk of perinatal adverse outcomes is low for all birth locations
Monday, November 28, 2011

Pathologist Case Volume Affects Thyroid FNA Reading
But clinicians' case volume does not influence thyroid fine needle aspiration's diagnostic yield
Monday, November 28, 2011

AAP Issues Infant Positional Skull Deformity Guidelines
Pediatricians should diagnose, counsel parents, manage, and refer to specialists, as necessary
Monday, November 28, 2011

Autoimmune Disorders Tied to Pulmonary Embolism Risk
High risk of pulmonary embolism during first year after admission; risk decreases over time
Monday, November 28, 2011

Substance Abuse Health Programs Benefit Surgeons
Recovery, completion, and extension of monitoring period similar for surgeons, non-surgeons
Friday, November 25, 2011

Substance Abuse Health Programs Benefit Surgeons
Recovery, completion, and extension of monitoring period similar for surgeons, non-surgeons
Friday, November 25, 2011

Stem-Cell-Seeded Bioartificial Tracheal Transplant Feasible
First-in-man bioengineered artificial tracheobronchial airway transplantation successful
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dabigatran Poses Challenge in Treating Injured Patients
Due to lack of readily available methods to assess degree of anticoagulation, and reverse effects
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Carbon Dioxide Laser Feasible in Primary Lentigo Maligna
Recurrence rate of 6.7 percent during a mean follow-up of 77.8 months
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Carbon Dioxide Laser Feasible in Primary Lentigo Maligna
Recurrence rate of 6.7 percent during a mean follow-up of 77.8 months
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Long-Term Survival Factors ID'd for Head, Neck Cancer
Older age, advanced stage, pain, poor quality of life, smoking up mortality in two-year survivors
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recent Drop Seen in Oral, Pharyngeal Cancer Mortality
Largest decrease seen in black men and women with 12 years of education
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Valvular Surgery Tied to Reduced Mortality in Endocarditis
Tied to lower in-hospital, one year mortality in infective endocarditis complicated by heart failure
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Patients Have Worse Diverticulitis Surgery Outcomes
Blacks undergoing diverticulitis surgery have more emergency procedures, higher mortality risk
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Radial Fracture Type Doesn't Impact Volar Plate Outcome
Similar outcomes for extra-articular, single sagittal intra-articular distal radial fractures
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BMI Predicts 30-Day Post-Surgery Mortality Risk
BMI of less than 23.1 tied to the highest 30-day mortality risk, irrespective of surgery type
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BMI Predicts 30-Day Post-Surgery Mortality Risk
BMI of less than 23.1 tied to the highest 30-day mortality risk, irrespective of surgery type
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oliguria in Bariatric Surgery Not Tied to Intra-Op Fluids
Oliguria in laparoscopic bariatric surgery persists regardless of intra-op fluid administered
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adverse Effects of Pediatric Acupuncture Usually Mild
Mild adverse effects include pain, bruising, bleeding, and worsening of symptoms
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Pain, Function Key Factors in Elective Amputation Decision
Satisfaction with outcome linked to patient's expectation of life after amputation
Monday, November 21, 2011

Survival Up With Posterior Cruciate-Retaining TKR
Significantly lower risk of revision with posterior-cruciate-retaining total knee replacement
Monday, November 21, 2011

Hospital Readmission Common Post-Colorectal Surgery
With 30- and 90-day readmission rates of 11.4 and 23.3 percent, respectively
Friday, November 18, 2011

Minoxidil Foam Is Effective in Androgenic Alopecia
Once-daily 5 percent MTF is as effective as twice-daily 2 percent topical solution
Friday, November 18, 2011

Evidence-Based Spine Surgery Recommendations Issued
Recommendations based on review of six spine surgery studies
Friday, November 18, 2011

Factors Impacting Assignment to Triage Risk Level 2/3 ID'd
Age, vital signs, need for timely intervention, resources affect level 2 or 3 assignment
Friday, November 18, 2011

Ovary Sparing Hysterectomy Tied to Early Ovarian Failure
Risk of ovarian failure up in women undergoing hysterectomy without bilateral oophorectomy
Thursday, November 17, 2011

AHA: Drug-Eluting Balloons Promising Alternative to Stents
And, PCI with drug-eluting balloons also feasible in patients at risk of bleeding complications
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AHA: Most Major Post-Op Infections Occur Post-Discharge
And, skin preparation before and during implant procedures reduces the risk of infections
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Patients Without Insurance Have Shorter Hospital Stays
Uninsured have shorter stays for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, or non-ACSCs
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Extended TNM Colon Cancer Staging Ups Prognostic Accuracy
Extended staging includes tumor grade, number of collected metastatic lymph nodes, age, gender
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Family History, Alcohol Tied to Benign Breast Disease Risk
Consuming seven alcoholic drinks per week more than doubled risk for those with family history
Monday, November 14, 2011

Rivaroxaban Improves Acute Coronary Syndrome Outcomes
Apixaban thromboprophylaxis better than enoxaparin; adjuvant vorapaxar not effective/safe
Monday, November 14, 2011

Anterior Cervical Surgery Ups GERD Incidence, Severity
Anterior cervical decompression, fusion surgery patients require an average 1.2 antacid doses
Friday, November 11, 2011

Evidence Shows Certain Dietary Fiber Intake Lowers CRC Risk
High dietary fiber intake, particularly cereals and whole grains, reduces risk of colorectal cancer
Friday, November 11, 2011

Brain Hypoxia Tied to Poor Post-Traumatic Injury Outcome
Indicative of poor prognosis independent of intracranial, perfusion pressures, severity of injury
Friday, November 11, 2011

FDA: Manufacturer Recalls Operating Room Tables
Recall based on reports of patient injury
Thursday, November 10, 2011

FDA: Manufacturer Recalls Operating Room Tables
Recall based on reports of patient injury
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minimally Invasive Osteoid Osteoma Surgery Viable Option
Emerging as an alternative method to conventional excision of osteoid osteoma in the mobile spine
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pre-Knee Replacement Use of Opioids Tied to Complications
Significantly higher complication rate and greater need for pain management referral
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Similar Cuff Repair Outcomes With, Without Acromioplasty
But higher reoperation rate for patients with arthroscopic cuff repair alone
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Alcoholic Hepatitis Combo Meds Don't Help Six-Month Survival
But early liver transplant improves survival in medically unresponsive severe alcoholic hepatitis
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Improved Breast CA Outcomes Affect Older Women Less
Increasing disparity in breast cancer outcomes by age; outcomes for younger women better
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Spinal Subdural Hemorrhage Linked to Abusive Head Trauma
High incidence in children with abusive head trauma who underwent thoracolumbar imaging
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Adjuvant Bevacizumab Feasible in Ovarian Cancer
Progression-free survival similar to IP, IV therapy; higher risk of bowel perforation/obstruction
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wait-and-See Policy Feasible for Some With Rectal Cancer
Using strict selection criteria and follow-up, wait-and-see results in promising outcomes
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Biolimus Stents Noninferior to Sirolimus Stents
Biolimus-eluting stents are noninferior to sirolimus eluting stents in coronary artery disease
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

No Added Benefits of Cranial Bypass in Stroke Prevention
For patients with atherosclerotic internal carotid artery occlusion, surgery doesn't cut stroke risk
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Guidelines Released
HCM management must be tailored to the patient and varies for symptomatic/asymptomatic patients
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Neuromuscular Warm-Up Cuts Lower Extremity Injury
Coach-led neuromuscular warm-up effectively lowers non-contact injuries in female athletes
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

NASS: Low Vitamin D Common in Spinal Surgery Patients
With vitamin D inadequacy and deficiency in 57 and 27 percent of patients, respectively
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

Gender Difference in Failure Patterns for Hip Resurfacing
Femoral remnants from females have lower likelihood of fracture, presence of osteonecrosis
Monday, November 07, 2011

Evidence Shows Robot-Assisted Cystectomy Safe, Effective
Longer-term, controlled studies needed to evaluate the procedure in management of bladder cancer
Monday, November 07, 2011

Statin Use in BAV Stenosis Tied to Ascending Aortic Size
Significantly reduced ascending aortic size in patients treated with statins versus untreated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Renin-Angiotensin Systems Tied to Obesity
SRAS overactivated in animal, human obesity; RAS blockade improves insulin sensitivity
Friday, November 04, 2011

Receptionists Contribute to Safety of Repeat Prescriptions
Clinicians often unaware of input of receptionists and administrative staff in repeat prescribing
Friday, November 04, 2011

Receptionists Contribute to Safety of Repeat Prescriptions
Clinicians often unaware of input of receptionists and administrative staff in repeat prescribing
Friday, November 04, 2011

Perceived Distortion in Scoliosis Tied to Quality of Life
Non-braced patients perceive their body appearance to be significantly less distorted
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

No Medicare Savings From Disease-Management Hotline
Modest improvement in quality of care, but no reduction in costs of care or acute care utilization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

No Medicare Savings From Disease-Management Hotline
Modest improvement in quality of care, but no reduction in costs of care or acute care utilization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Risks for C. difficile Infection, Colonization Identified
Host, pathogen factors differentially affect this health care-associated infection, colonization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Risks for C. difficile Infection, Colonization Identified
Host, pathogen factors differentially affect this health care-associated infection, colonization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Graft Loss Higher With Kidneys Donated by Older Live Donors
But comparable to graft loss for recipients of a kidney from a deceased younger donor
Thursday, November 03, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Solid Organ Transplantation Tied to Increased Risk of Cancer
Kidney, heart, liver, lung transplants tied to higher infection-related and unrelated cancer risk
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Over 30 Percent Survival With Allogeneic Cell Transplant
Five-year overall, progression-free survival of 35, 32 percent in elderly with blood cancers
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Gender Not an Independent Mortality Predictor Post-PCI
Female gender not independently predictive of mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Yoga Beats Usual Care for Pain-Related Back Function
However, back pain and general health scores similar with yoga and usual care intervention
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Anesthesia Type Impacts Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcome
General anesthesia tied to higher pulmonary morbidity, length of stay than other anesthesias
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Exparel Approved for Post-Surgery Pain
Provides relief up to 72 hours
Monday, October 31, 2011

Noncarriers of BRCA Do Not Have Increased Breast CA Risk
Noncarriers of BRCA with familial breast cancer are not at increased risk of breast cancer
Monday, October 31, 2011

Transvestibular Approach to Middle Cranial Base Feasible
Allows safe exposure, exploration, resection of infratemporal fossa, parapharyngeal space lesions
Monday, October 31, 2011

Pre-Op Erythropoietin Reduces Need for Peri-Op Transfusion
Also reduces the number of units of erythrocytes transfused during and after surgery
Monday, October 31, 2011

Disc Herniation Symptom Duration Tied to Outcome
Longer symptom duration tied to worse outcomes, regardless of surgical versus nonsurgical treatment
Monday, October 31, 2011

Proportion of MELD Exceptions Up From 2002 to 2010
Since April 2005, HCC and other exceptions associated with decreased risk of wait-list mortality
Monday, October 31, 2011

Switching From IV to Oral Meds Cuts Health Care Costs
In patients eligible for oral intake, switch from IV to oral equivalents cuts hospital costs
Monday, October 31, 2011

Switching From IV to Oral Meds Cuts Health Care Costs
In patients eligible for oral intake, switch from IV to oral equivalents cuts hospital costs
Monday, October 31, 2011

Self-Reported Knee Function, Pain Worse Than Doc-Assessed
Self-reported American Knee Society scores worse than clinician-assessed; Oxford Knee score similar
Friday, October 28, 2011

ATA: Thyroidectomy Improves Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Significant decrease in snoring frequency; lower scores in question of snoring bothering others
Friday, October 28, 2011

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for Selected Patients
Subareolar biopsy useful in identifying cancerous nipple-areolar complexes
Friday, October 28, 2011

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for Selected Patients
Subareolar biopsy useful in identifying cancerous nipple-areolar complexes
Friday, October 28, 2011

Cartilage Reshaping With Laser Safe for Protruding Ears
Technique offers reasonable patient satisfaction; all patients would undergo procedure again
Friday, October 28, 2011

Cartilage Reshaping With Laser Safe for Protruding Ears
Technique offers reasonable patient satisfaction; all patients would undergo procedure again
Friday, October 28, 2011

Nonclinical Factors Impact Back Pain Treatment Decisions
Patient presentation, socioeconomic status, gender influence physician treatment decisions
Friday, October 28, 2011

Ovarian Stimulation Ups Risk of Ovarian Tumors in Later Life
Increased risk of ovarian stimulation for IVF seen in particular with borderline ovarian tumors
Thursday, October 27, 2011

ACS: Timed Walking Predicts Post-Op Recovery in Elderly
Slow walking in elderly ups risk of postoperative complications, lengthens hospital stay
Thursday, October 27, 2011

ACS: Drug-Resistant Infections Rise but Mortality Declines
Surgical ICU drug-resistant infections rise between 2000 and 2010, but mortality drops by 4 percent
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Clinical, Genetic Factors Linked to Early Stent Thrombosis
Independent association for three genes, two clopidogrel-related factors, clinical factors
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Breast Reconstruction Ups Psychosocial, Sexual Health
However, improvements are offset by abdominal donor site physical well-being deterioration
Monday, October 24, 2011

Breast Reconstruction Ups Psychosocial, Sexual Health
However, improvements are offset by abdominal donor site physical well-being deterioration
Monday, October 24, 2011

Excision Margin of 2 cm Safe in Melanoma Thicker Than 2 mm
Overall five-year survival in cutaneous melanoma similar with 2-cm, 4-cm resection margins
Monday, October 24, 2011

High Rate of Elevated BP Post Pediatric Liver Transplant
Age at transplant, cGFR, steroid use predict elevated BP five to 10 years after liver transplants
Friday, October 21, 2011

IBD Increases Risk of Post-Op Thromboembolism
Risk of post-op deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism higher after nonintestinal surgery
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix Shots Induce Cellular Changes
PRFM injection induces fibroblast activation, collagen deposition, angiogenesis, adipogenesis
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix Shots Induce Cellular Changes
PRFM injection induces fibroblast activation, collagen deposition, angiogenesis, adipogenesis
Thursday, October 20, 2011

3-D CT Useful for Classification of Ligament Ossification
Combining 3-D CT with MRI useful for detecting spinal cord compression
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Drug-Eluting Stents With Abnormal ABI Tied to Mortality
Predictive of one-year all cause, cardiovascular mortality after drug-eluting stent implantation
Thursday, October 20, 2011

High Resource Use Ups Congenital Heart Surgery Risk
Higher mortality for high-resource-using adults going for congenital heart surgery in peds hospital
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Adjuvant S-1 Improves Five-Year Outcomes in Gastric Cancer
Oral fluoropyrimidine derivative, S-1, improves overall, relapse-free survival at five years
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

H. pylori Not Detected in Hyperplastic Adenoids
H. pylori, other Helicobacteraceae family members not major cause of enlarged adenoids in children
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bariatric Surgery Offers Health Benefits to Patients' Family
Family members experience weight loss, increased activity levels, improved eating habits
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ASA: Obesity Ups Peri-Op Peds Respiratory Complications
And, significantly lower effective dose of propofol causes loss of consciousness in obese children
Monday, October 17, 2011

ASA: Blood Type Affects Bleeding, Death After Heart Surgery
Lowest risk among AB blood group possibly attributable to high levels of blood clotting proteins
Monday, October 17, 2011

Single Kidney Outcome Similar With Nephrectomy, Ablation
Short-term renal function outcomes similar with nephrectomy, ablation for tumors in solitary kidney
Monday, October 17, 2011

No Effect of Prophylaxis Type on Pulmonary Embolism Rate
Prophylaxis agent, anesthesia type do not affect pulmonary embolism rate post hip arthroplasty
Friday, October 14, 2011

Same Cognition With Cerebral Perfusion, Hypothermic Arrest
Similar cognitive benefit for antegrade cerebral perfusion, deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Friday, October 14, 2011

Patients Remain Seizure-Free Long After Epilepsy Surgery
Seizure recurrence varies with the type of surgical treatment
Friday, October 14, 2011

Increased Travel Time to Trauma Centers in 2007
Increased distance has mainly affected African-Americans, uninsured, poor, those in rural areas
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Children More Likely to Have SLN Mets Than Young Adults
Thickness, ulceration strongly predict sentinel lymph node biopsy use in children, young adults
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ICD Deactivation Knowledge Lacking in End-of-Life Care
Patient, provider knowledge of implantable cardiac devices lacking, preventing timely discussion
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Good Long-Term Outcomes With Selective Thoracic Fusion
Stable lumbar spinal balance and correction of lumbar curve in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Septicemia Most Costly Reason for Hospitalization in 2009
Almost one in 23 patients had septicemia; average of 4,600 new patients treated each day
Monday, October 10, 2011

Septicemia Most Costly Reason for Hospitalization in 2009
Almost one in 23 patients had septicemia; average of 4,600 new patients treated each day
Monday, October 10, 2011

Electronic Records Enhance Care Transitions for Elderly
Complete and accurate transfer of information necessary to maximize patient care
Monday, October 10, 2011

Electronic Records Enhance Care Transitions for Elderly
Complete and accurate transfer of information necessary to maximize patient care
Monday, October 10, 2011

Infliximab Improves Clinical Outcome in Ulcerative Colitis
Early mucosal healing with infliximab improves long-term outcome, reduces need for colectomy
Friday, October 07, 2011

UVA1 Induces Thymine Dimers in DNA of Human Skin in Vivo
UVA1 induces thymine dimers but not pyrimidine (6-4) pyrimidone photoproducts in skin epidermis
Friday, October 07, 2011

Uterine Artery Embolization Beats Surgery in Short Term
Uterine artery embolization has better short-term outcome than surgery for women with fibroids
Friday, October 07, 2011

Adding HLA-C Matching Cuts Cord Blood Transplant Death
HLA-C matching lowers transplant-related mortality after umbilical-cord blood transplantation
Friday, October 07, 2011

Many Elderly in U.S. Undergo Surgery in Last Year of Life
Rate of surgery varies with age, region, availability of hospital beds, Medicare spending
Thursday, October 06, 2011

More Minority Patients in Low-Quality, High-Cost Hospitals
More elderly black, Hispanic, Medicaid patients consult worst rather than best hospitals
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pre-Op Anemia Ups Mortality After Non-Cardiac Surgery
Even mild preoperative anemia independently associated with 30-day mortality, morbidity risk
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pre-Op Anemia Ups Mortality After Non-Cardiac Surgery
Even mild preoperative anemia independently associated with 30-day mortality, morbidity risk
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Early ID of Morbidly Obese Improves Surgical Care
Improves perioperative care and postoperative outcomes for patients with BMI of 35 or more
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Early ID of Morbidly Obese Improves Surgical Care
Improves perioperative care and postoperative outcomes for patients with BMI of 35 or more
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Fractional Lasers Effective, Safe in Dark-Skin Acne Scars
Non-ablative fractional 1,550 nm, ablative fractional CO2 lasers effective, safe in ethnic skin
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Membrane Oxygenation Reduces Mortality in H1N1-Related ARDS
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation referral lowers hospital mortality in H1N1-related ARDS
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lower Overall Survival for Men Than Women With Breast Cancer
However, men have better relative survival, adjusted for age, treatment, and stage, than women
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Advance Directives Linked to Regional Medical Expenditures
High-spending areas have lower end-of-life costs, in-hospital death, and increased hospice care
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Down by 30 Percent in U.S.
Number of episodes, however, still quite substantial
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

MRI Safe, Feasible in Some With Implanted Cardiac Devices
Electrophysiologic monitoring required during MRI due to changes in device variables, programming
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Breast Cancer Deaths Falling in United States
But economic disparities persist in terms of screening, mortality
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

HPV 16 Diagnostic Tests Vary in Accuracy, Prognostic Value
p16 IHC/DNA qPCR proves to be best predictor of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma outcome
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Early Anesthesia Exposures Tied to Learning Disabilities
Multiple exposures before age 2 does not increase need for individualized education programs
Monday, October 03, 2011

Sevoflurane Anesthesia Does Not Up Incident Cancer Risk
New cancer within five years of surgery not tied to duration, time of sevoflurane anesthesia
Monday, October 03, 2011

Smoking Complicates Joint Replacement Outcomes
Smokers undergoing total hip or knee replacement should be counseled to quit
Monday, October 03, 2011

Risk Factors ID'd for Post-Spine Surgery Death, Morbidity
Complication predictors include older age, cardiac disease, neuro-abnormalities, corticosteroid use
Monday, October 03, 2011

Spinal MRI Reviewer Accuracy Equal Across Training Levels
Posterior ligamentous complex integrity interpreted with accuracy irrespective of training level
Friday, September 30, 2011

High Risk of Salvage Transplant Failure Post Liver Resection
Microscopic vascular invasion, nodules, tumor size, liver cirrhosis predict nontransplantability
Friday, September 30, 2011

Doctors, Patients Identify Tacit Clues in Their Interactions
Non-verbal tacit clues most common, but interpretation differs for doctors and patients
Friday, September 30, 2011

Doctors, Patients Identify Tacit Clues in Their Interactions
Non-verbal tacit clues most common, but interpretation differs for doctors and patients
Friday, September 30, 2011

Three Weekly Hyaluronate Shots Improve Ankle Arthritis
Three weekly intra-articular hyaluronate injections improve pain, function, balance, patient satisfaction
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stratified Care May Be Best Option for Back Pain Patients
Study finds that patients fare better and that care costs less
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Elderly Recover Adequately After Cervical Laminoplasty
No significant difference in mean achieved JOA scores for elderly, young-old, and old-old
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fear of Childbirth Tied to Higher Odds of Cesarean Section
Elective and emergency cesarean sections more frequent despite psychological counseling
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Calcineurin-Inhibitor-Sparing Regimens Improve Outcomes
Use of calcineurin-inhibitor-sparing regimens immediately after kidney transplant ups outcomes
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Operator Experience Tied to Carotid Stenting Mortality Risk
Operator's annual volume, experience at time of procedure impact 30-day mortality risk in elderly
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colorectal Cancer Subsite Risk Tied to Fruit/Vegetable Intake
Fruit/vegetable intake affects proximal colon, distal colon, rectal cancer risk differently
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Updated Guides Compare Treatments for GERD
Both drug therapies and surgeries considered effective
Monday, September 26, 2011

Generic Tacrolimus Safe for Liver, Kidney Recipients
No change in liver, kidney function; no rejection seen after substitution for reference product
Monday, September 26, 2011

ASPS: Education Ups Breast Reconstruction in Uninsured
More than half of uninsured women with breast cancer don't know about reconstruction options
Friday, September 23, 2011

ASPS: Education Ups Breast Reconstruction in Uninsured
More than half of uninsured women with breast cancer don't know about reconstruction options
Friday, September 23, 2011

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Reasonable for Brain Mets
Overall survival >9 months after brain mets treated with salvage SRS in breast cancer
Friday, September 23, 2011

Study Compares Great Saphenous Vein Insufficiency Therapies
More adverse events with laser, but advantages in hemodynamics, recovery, cosmetic outcome
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Study Compares Great Saphenous Vein Insufficiency Therapies
More adverse events with laser, but advantages in hemodynamics, recovery, cosmetic outcome
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stroke Outcomes Similar With CT-Perfusion, Time Criteria
Outcomes comparable when using CT-perfusion criteria for endovascular stroke treatment
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Videos Prior to Spine Surgery Aid, Strengthen Patient Choices
Patients make balanced, unbiased decision after watching evidence-based video decision aid
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Therapy Limb Salvage Rate 81 Percent
Tumor necrosis factor-α, melphalan-based isolated limb perfusion benefits amputation candidates
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Model Predicts Erectile Function After Prostate Cancer Therapy
Patient, treatment characteristics used to predict erectile function two years post cancer treatment
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Platelet Reactivity Status Predicts Ischemic Event Risk
High residual platelet activity after clopidogrel loading predicts post-PCI risk of ischemic events
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Treatment Delays Identified in Regional STEMI Systems
Delays most frequently occur at referral hospital, PCI center, and during transport process
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chronic Total Occlusion PCI Improves Outcomes in Diabetes
PCI for chronic total occlusions tied to reduced long-term mortality, coronary bypass artery graft
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cold Ischemia Time Tied to Delayed Kidney Graft Function
But, no effect on kidney graft survival among expanded criteria donor kidney transplants
Monday, September 19, 2011

Racial Disparities in Radical Prostatectomy Decreasing
Improved minimally invasive radical prostatectomy rates in African-Americans versus Caucasians
Monday, September 19, 2011

Posterior Shoulder Dislocation Has Low Prevalence
Recurrent instability predicted by age, dislocation during seizure, large reverse Hill-Sachs lesion
Monday, September 19, 2011

Thrombomodulin Gene Variants Up Post-CABG Mortality Risk
Homozygote minor allele of rs3176123 independently predicts all-cause mortality
Friday, September 16, 2011

Liver X Receptor Agonist Ups Glioblastoma Cell Death
LXR agonists inhibit LDL receptor upregulation, promote cholesterol efflux transporter
Friday, September 16, 2011

Pre-Liver Transplant Serum Ferritin Level Predicts Mortality
High serum ferritin, low transferrin saturation before transplant ups post-transplant mortality
Friday, September 16, 2011

AACR: Genetic Data ID Breast Cancer Progression Pathways
Identification of pathways, driver genes leads to novel targeted therapy for breast cancer
Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Tiered Sharing Policy Suggested for Liver Transplants
Public forum recommends that changes be implemented in small steps to prevent disruption
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Surgery Effective for Subaxial Cervical Synovial Cysts
Surgical resection effective with no deaths, and minimal postoperative complications
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Glare Disability Predicts Post-Cataract Surgery Visual Gains
Pre-op corrected distance visual activity, changes in CDVA, not tied to post-surgery visual gains
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Global Rates of Breast, Cervical Cancer Up Over Last 20 Years
Increase in breast cancer mortality, decrease in cervical cancer mortality rates during same period
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Congenital Heart Disease Ups Endotoxemia Risk in Children
Higher levels of intestinal fatty acid binding protein, endotoxin with congenital heart disease
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mammography Screening Ups Breast Cancer Surgery Rates
From 1993-1995 to 1996-2004, mastectomies up for some, down for o