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CME Activities (view all)

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By: Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, and Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS

CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality

Clinical studies have shown that patient- and hospital-level factors often play a significant role in surgical outcomes, particularly mortality, for both general surgeries and vascular surgical procedures.


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CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los


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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016

New research was presented at IDWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association,


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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2016 for Surgeons

Preoperative Anxiety Among Latinos While preoperative anxiety is common and studies have shown that culture and religion can influence these feelings, data are lacking on self-reported changes

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

How much would you pay for a nap?

Los Cruces High School in New Mexico decided to address the growing problem of sleepy students by allowing naps. Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a


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By: Fred N. Pelzman, MD

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of


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By: Dr. MedLaw

Avoiding Liability with Patient Portals

The good thing about EMR patient portals is that they decrease your liability risks. On the other hand, the bad thing about EMR patient portals is that

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Venu Menon, MD

Gender Disparities in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Previous studies have suggested that the incidence of acute PE is higher in women than men among those aged 55 and younger, but research is still lacking


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By: Fred N. Pelzman, MD

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of


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By: Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, MD, PhD

Analyzing Factors That Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD. Recent


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By: Margaret L. Schwarze, MD, FACS

Improving Surgical Decision Making

Researchers have developed and tested a tool designed to address the core decisional and informational needs of older surgical patients. The tool may improve patient engagement and

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