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Non-Cardiac Surgery Risks After Stenting | Feature

Studies have shown that patients who have recently received a coronary stent and later undergo non-cardiac surgery are at higher risk for adverse cardiac events. “This is … Read More

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Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

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Updated Guidance for STDs | Feature

The CDC has released an updated guideline for the treatment of people who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Prevention and control of STDs are a critical theme addressed in the guideline.

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Examining Information Sharing Preferences | Feature

Elderly patients and the people who care for them appear to support medical information sharing, even in light of the potential for unintended consequences. Clinicians should anticipate the need for different levels of information sharing during times of wellness and illness.

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Opioid Misuse, Abuse, & Addiction | Feature

A recent systematic review provides clinicians with guidance regarding the possible average rates of opioid misuse and addiction. The research also highlights areas in need of further clarification in future research on the growing epidemic.

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Symptomatic Knee OA on the Rise | Feature

The prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) appears to have increased substantially over a span of more than 20 years. As rates of knee OA increase, greater vigilance is needed for providing the most appropriate therapies to treat the condition.

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The CDI Burden in Surgery | Feature

“Clinicians can use this information to target surgical patient groups at high risk for CDI and downstream resource utilization when appropriate.”

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Opioid Abuse Screening in the ED | Feature

“It is feasible to electronically administer a screening tool for opioid abuse potential to ED patients in a time-efficient manner.”

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A Novel Approach for TMJ Dislocation  | Opinion Article

“The syringe technique is safe, rapid, and effective, and doesn’t require procedural sedation.”

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Examining Patient Desires for ED Function | Feature

A survey has found that many ED visitors would like handouts about how the emergency room functions. Increasing updates and educational materials in the waiting room could impact patient experiences in the waiting room and in the hospital overall.

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Liver Cancer: Decreasing Morbidity & Mortality | Opinion Article

“Over the past 20 years, liver cancer surgery has become safer and more effective.”

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Quality Care for Pneumonia in the Elderly | Feature

Adherence to recommended processes of care for patients hospitalized with pneumonia is publicly reported throughout the United States by CMS. Despite this reporting, little is known regarding … Read More

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Recommendations for Sleep Duration | Feature

Each year, millions of Americans seek guidance regarding recommended sleep durations. Recently, the National Sleep Foundation convened a multidisciplinary panel of experts to develop new age-specific recommendations … Read More

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Improving Pediatric Asthma Care | Feature

A study has uncovered several issues with the current status of pediatric asthma care. Researchers offer potential solutions to guide efforts for improving the management of children with asthma.

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Identifying Smoking-Related Disease | Feature

A study suggests that the effect of chronic smoking on the lungs is substantially underestimated when using spirometry alone.

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COPD Research: The Present & Future | Feature

“Most clinical guidelines and standards are written for the care of patients with COPD only.”  - Kevin Wilson, MD

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Diabetes Behavior Changes & Mobile Technology | Opinion Article

“Identifying effective ways to help patients achieve behavioral changes in clinical practice is an important step toward improving outcomes.” —Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH

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An Update on Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes | Feature

The American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes have updated recommendations for managing hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. Patient-centered care and shared decision making continue to be important focus areas for clinicians.

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Emergency Management of Sepsis | Opinion Article

Studies have shown that rates of sepsis have steadily increased over the past decade and account for 2% of all hospital admissions. Nearly half of sepsis patients … Read More

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Managing Cholesterol in Specific Patient Groups | Feature

The National Lipid Association has released new recommendations for managing cholesterol in special patient populations. The recommendations reinforce the importance of lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of care and provide detailed strategies for improving cardiovascular health.

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