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AAA-Repair-Feature

CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality

A preliminary report has found that outcomes for both open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair appear to depend on hospital-level factors. The safety of these AAA repair techniques may depend on appropriate patient selection and adequate access to multidisciplinary care.

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AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature

Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions | Feature

Patients with advanced cancer who have recent or ongoing discussions about their prognosis and life expectancy appear to have a better understanding of the nature of their illness, according to a study. Having these conversations may help patients make more informed end-of-life care decisions.

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sleep-tired-burn-out-physicians-doctors-residents-nurses

How much would you pay for a nap? | Medical Blog

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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SurgerySupplements-Transparent-Feature

Study Finds that Melatonin Content of Supplements Varies Widely | News Brief

Results highlight the need for improved quality control of melatonin supplements. A new study suggests that the melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what

AAA-Repair-Feature
AAA-Repair-Feature

AAA Repair: Comparing Techniques & Mortality | Feature

A preliminary report has found that outcomes for both open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair appear to depend on hospital-level factors. The safety of these AAA repair techniques may depend on appropriate patient selection and adequate access to multidisciplinary care.

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Chest2015-Feature

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016 | Feature

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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alzheimers-dementia-old-person-elderly

Depressive Symptoms & Dementia Risk | Feature

Older adults who show patterns of chronically high and increasing depressive symptoms over time may be at higher risk of subsequently developing dementia. Previous studies have suggested

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antibiotics-pills-needle

Support for Health Professionals Reduces Unnecessary Use of Antibiotics in Hospitals | News Brief

An updated Cochrane Review published today has identified effective and safe ways to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals. A team of Cochrane researchers from the

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heart0331

Noninvasive Technique Gives New Insight into Different Forms of Heart Failure | News Brief

A new study provides a new tool for fighting heart disease. Using a novel noninvasive technique, a team of researchers led by a professor at the University

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DNA-gene

Emerging Tumor-Derived DNA Tests to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Post-Treatment Monitoring for Recurrence | News Brief

The detection of fragments of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the bloodstream for diagnosing the presence or recurrence of cancer is growing in interest in healthcare research.

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doctor-patient-physician-talking-exam-elderly-geriatrics

Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors | Feature

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events. Published

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IDweek2014-508273507

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016 | Feature

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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pulmonary-embolism

Gender Disparities in Acute Pulmonary Embolism | Feature

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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bacteria-infection

New, Faster Way of Detecting Bacteria Could Save Lives | News Brief

A quicker way to detect the bacteria causing patients to become sick has now been developed, giving physicians a better chance at saving lives. Brett Etchebarne, an

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tick-lyme-disease

Antibiotic Gel Prevents Borreliosis Resulting from Tick Bites | News Brief

An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin  helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite, finds new research. In addition to the Medical University

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

Analyzing Factors That Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | Feature

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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hospital-surgery-scalpel-surgeon-operate-operation

Improving Surgical Decision Making | Feature

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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Escherichia-Coli-ecoli

Antibiotics Can Boost Bacterial Reproduction | News Brief

The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, scientists have discovered. The EPSRC-funded researchers exposed E.coli bacteria to eight rounds of antibiotic treatment over four days

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stethoscope-gavel-malpractice-lawsuit

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications | Medical Blog

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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Burnout_Satisfaction-Feature

Depression Among Resident Physicians | Feature

According to previous research, resident physicians experience higher rates of depression than the general public. Beyond the effects of depression on the individual, resident depression has also

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