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#PWChat – The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Feature

Dr. Jamie Koufman will co-host a #PWChat TwitterChat/TweetChat with PW on August 16 at 9:00pm ET on what she believes to be one of the biggest factors affecting healthcare costs in the U.S.

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ManagingAfib-Feature

Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

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Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Despite concerted clinical and research efforts, recurrence is still common and problematic.

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stethoscope-money-medicine-business-medical-cost-debt

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

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doctor-fighting

TweetChat: Defensive Medicine, Associated Costs & How to Avoid Both | Medical Blog

Dr. Jeffrey Segal, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on July 12, at 9:00pm ET on defensive medicine, associated costs, and how to avoid both.

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Patient in hospital on respirator

Cooling Down the Body May Reduce Brain Injury for People in a Coma | News Brief

Cooling down the body may reduce brain injury for people in a coma after being revived from cardiac arrest, according to a new guideline developed by the

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Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

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TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

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Outcomes-ED-Discharge-Elderly-Feature

CME/CE: Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly | Opinion Article

Poor mental status or change in cognition and changes in disposition plans appear to be important risk factors that can impact mortality and ICU admission risk among patients older than 65 early after they are discharged from the ED.

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hearing-listening-brain-ears-sound-pitch-music

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room | Opinion Article

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

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TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2 | Opinion Article

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 7 at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

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Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients | Feature

Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with improved survival and medication adherence in the Medicare population after these individuals experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Physicians should encourage older AMI patients to continue participating in these sessions to improve long-term outcomes.

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Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

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Outcomes-ED-Discharge-Elderly-Feature

Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly | Feature

Poor mental status or change in cognition and changes in disposition plans appear to be important risk factors that can impact mortality and ICU admission risk among patients older than 65 early after they are discharged from the ED.

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Examining-Info-Sharing-Prefs-Feature

Treating Older Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction | Feature

Older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appear to have poorer adherence to their post-discharge medication regimens if they go longer periods of time before being followed up. Delaying outpatient follow-up after AMI may worsen outcomes for this patient group.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

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AcuteTreat-PediatricMigraine-Feature

Acute Treatments for Pediatric Migraine | Feature

According to recent estimates, about 250,000 children and adolescents present to the ED each year with a complaint of headaches. At the time when these patients present

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#PWChat Recap: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Physician’s Weekly and Dr. Linda Girgis hosted their continuing series of live TweetChats on Wednesday, May 10. The topic discussed was the opioid epidemic taking place in

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New CDC Guidelines on SSI Infection | Feature

The CDC published its long-awaited update on recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections on Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. The new guidelines supplant the agency’s previous

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Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

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