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Conference Highlights: ATS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ATS 2017, the annual international conference of the American Thoracic Society, from May 19 to 24 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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What Parents Need to do with Their Children’s Leftover Pain Medicine | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

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Mortality Rates at Teaching Hospitals Lower Compared with Non-Teaching Hospitals | News Brief

Patients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die compared with patients admitted to minor teaching or non-teaching hospitals, according to a large national study

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Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI | Feature

Persistent smoking after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appears to worsen angina symptoms and quality of life, but smoking cessation can improve these outcomes. The findings support the importance of counseling, incentivizing, and motivating AMI patients to quit smoking.

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

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

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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eczema-rash-skin-itch-dry

Comparison of Antibiotic Treatments for Cellulitis | News Brief

Among patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, the use of an antibiotic regimen with activity against MRSA did not result in higher rates of clinical resolution compared to an

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | News Brief

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | News Brief

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 24, at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

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Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

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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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In-Office, Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Chronic Rhinosinusitis | Feature

  Hope for Patients Suffering with Chronic Rhinosinusitis For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), every day can mean dealing with headaches, pain, facial pressure, and severe nasal

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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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A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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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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CDC: Crypto Outbreaks Linked to Pools Have Doubled Since 2014 | Feature

Second report warns of toxic chlorine gas inhalation at public aquatic venues

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How Ethnicity and Culture Impact the Health and Well-Being of Older People | Feature

With 10,000 people across the United States turning age 65 every day, virtually all doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals will soon be caring for older adults.

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Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors | Feature

Experts have issued guidelines for managing the care of women with a history of invasive breast cancer. The recommendations can help clinicians increase awareness of and better manage potential long-term and late effects of the disease as well as assist with providing timely and appropriate screening and surveillance.

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Conference Highlights: SCAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at SCAI 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, from May 10 to 13 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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