Hospital Medicine

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chd-stag-youngadults-women_feature

CME: Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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decision-making-appendicitis_feature

CME: Decision Making Matters in Appendicitis

Patients and families who choose an initial non-operative management strategy can avoid surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis, according to a study.

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pulmonary-embolism

Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Acute Respiratory Infection in Elderly | Feature

Reduction in ARI but increase in falls, without higher fracture risk, among long-term care residents

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geneticrisk-breastcancer-feature

CME – Genetic Risk in Breast Cancer: Addressing Concerns | Feature

Many women with breast cancer, especially minorities, appear to express a strong desire for genetic testing and may benefit from discussions with clinicians to clarify risks. Conversations on genetic risk should occur even when patients are perceived to be at low risk in order to reduce concerns.

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wound-cut-bandage-older-elderly-geriatric

Why wounds heal more slowly with age | Feature

Older bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with the observation that wounds heal slower in older soldiers.

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children-kids

Serious, highly drug-resistant infections increasing among US children | Feature

Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Researchers found increasing

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pollen-allergy-allergies-sneeze-cold-sick

Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San

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dialysis

New Research – Flu Vaccine Keeps Dialysis Patients Out of Hospital | Feature

Hemodialysis patients who skipped the influenza vaccine were significantly more likely to be hospitalized than those who were vaccinated, suggests a three-year study of more than 150,000

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CME: Guidance on Treating Unexplained Chronic Cough | Feature

Previous studies indicate that unexplained chronic cough—persistent cough with no identifiable cause after investigation and therapeutic trials—occurs in up to 10% of patients seeking medical assistance for

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coronary-heart-artery-arteries

Conference Highlights: AHA 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below

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strategy-decreasing-fluimpact-feature

CME: A Strategy for Decreasing Influenza’s Impact | Feature

Research suggests that prompt antiviral treatment appears to decrease the impact of influenza on older patients who have been hospitalized.

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med-related_ped-ed-visits_feature

CME: Examining Medication-Related Pediatric ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that about one of every 12 ED visits by pediatric patients is medication related. These patients are more likely to be admitted to hospitals and have a longer length of stay than other patients, but many of these visits are preventable.

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affordable-care-act-obamacare-ACA

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

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patients-doctors-physicians-exam-clipboard

What are the most frequent infections telavancin is being used for? | Feature

Theravance Biopharma, Inc.today announced the presentation of interim data from the Company’s ongoing Telavancin Observational Use Registry (TOUR™) study.  TOUR is designed to assess how VIBATIV® (telavancin)

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surgery-surgeon-operate-operation-scalpel-tools

WHO updates SSI prevention guidelines | Feature

The World Health Organization released a list Thursday of 29 concrete recommendations to prevent surgical site infections, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. “Preventing surgical site infections

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blame-pointing-fingers-fault

A tube misconnection and a death: a medical whodunit | Feature

Here’s what we know. In September 2016, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national soccer team suffered what must have been an extremely painful death when

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nurses-physician-doctor-scrubs

Opportunities for Physician Assistants in Interventional Radiology | Feature

The author of this article is Steven Lane, who is a senior strategic writer for AAPA.

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OnlineDoc_114161569

5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

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