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CME: The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity

CME: The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity

Survey results indicate that there appears to be a disconnect between the perceptions of disease severity among patients with COPD and the reality of how well the disease is being managed. Findings highlight the importance of patient education and objective symptom assessment.

Pulmonary Embolism in Older Patients | News Brief

Patients aged 65 and older appear to present with more severe pulmonary embolisms and have a higher mortality rate when compared with younger individuals, according to an observational cohort study. However, treatment patterns were similar among patients of all ages. The authors suggest that age-specific guideline definitions of sub-massive pulmonary embolism may better identify high-risk patients.…

Treating Asthma in Older Women

Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME!

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (a few states) of CME per year.…

The Impact of Smoking Among the Elderly | News Brief

Researchers have found that smoking appears to be a strong independent risk factor of cardiovascular events and mortality among patients aged 60 and older. The authors found that smoking advanced cardiovascular mortality by more than 5 years for this older patient population, but smoking cessation appeared to help reduce this excess risk.…

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | News Brief

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey.

The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k), and Gastroenterology (370k). When compared with Medscape’s 2014 Compensation Report, Urology (344k) dropped from the #3 spot to the #7 spot.…

The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity

The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity | Feature

Survey results indicate that there appears to be a disconnect between the perceptions of disease severity among patients with COPD and the reality of how well the disease is being managed. Findings highlight the importance of patient education and objective symptom assessment.

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery | Medical Blog

"There may be a movement afoot to start a Fundamentals of Open Surgery course. What is going on here? Do we really need to have a separate course to teach residents open surgery? Isn't that what a 'residency' is supposed to do?"

AAOS 2015

AAOS 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AAOS 2015, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, from March 24 to 28 in Las Vegas. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.…

The Digital Divide in Older Patients

The Digital Divide in Older Patients | Opinion Article

Over the last several years, many resources have been invested in internet-based interventions to improve health as a result of government programs and initiatives led by healthcare providers. These resources, including tools like electronic health records (EHRs) and online health portals, are designed to help patients become more active participants in their healthcare.…


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