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A Look at Unsupervised Pediatric Drug Exposures | Feature

Research suggests that targeted prevention efforts focusing on harm frequency and intervention feasibility may help further reduce the number of ED visits for pediatric medication exposures.

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Gender-Stress-AMI-Feature

Gender, Stress, & Acute Myocardial Infarction | Feature

Research suggests that patients with acute myocardial infarction, or AMI, who experience mental stress—particularly women—appear to be at higher risk for poor short-term outcomes when compared with those reporting that they experience little or no stress.

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physicians-doctors

Medscape Releases 2016 Physician Compensation Report | Feature

One of the most anticipated surveys among the physician community has been released by Medscape. Most specialties saw an increase in compensation between 4% and 12%. Two

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New Antibiotic Stewardship Guidelines Focus on Practical Advice for Implementation | Feature

Preauthorization of broad-spectrum antibiotics and prospective review after two or three days of treatment should form the cornerstone of antibiotic stewardship programs to ensure the right drug

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Beta-Blockade & Mortality in Non-Cardiac Surgery | Feature

Use of perioperative β-blockers appears to be beneficial for patients with several cardiac risk factors undergoing non-cardiac surgery, according to a study. However, using β-blockers in patients with no cardiac risk factors was linked to a higher risk of death.

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Predicting Adherence After Emergency Department Visits | Feature

Millions of Americans who use the ED each year are subsequently referred for outpatient care and follow-up with other physicians or clinics and prescribed necessary medications following

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Opioid Use & Infant Outcomes | Feature

Prescription opioid use in pregnancy appears to be common and increases risks for neonatal complications, according to a study. Several factors appear to increase the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns of women using opioids during pregnancy.

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BMI-Points-Diabetes-Asians-Feature

New BMI Cut Points for Diabetes in Asian Americans | Feature

The American Diabetes Association has lowered the BMI cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes. The guidelines are concordant with evidence showing that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than other patient groups.

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Treadmill Performance & Cardiac Mortality | Feature

Exercise stress tests are commonly used to determine if patients need invasive cardiac testing and to inform treatment decisions. Patients with abnormal electrocardiograms (EKG) findings during exercise

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Tobacco Control & Treatment | Feature

Tobacco use has been cited as the top cause of preventable death and disability in the United States. However, tobacco control and treatment are not commonly addressed

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LDCT-LungCancer-Screen-Feature

Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening | Feature

Experts have released a policy statement on the implementation of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice. The statement addresses steps that should be considered during the planning, implementation, and maintenance of LDCT screening programs.

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Interventional Cardiology & Occupational Hazards | Feature

A survey of interventional cardiologists has found that orthopedic complications and other health issues appear to be common despite increased awareness of these hazards being associated with their job.

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Cholesterol Goals & Gender Differences | Feature

Recently, several groups, including the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), have released updated cholesterol treatment guidelines. These guidelines

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Adverse Events in Abdominal Surgery: The Financial Impact | Feature

Patient safety continues to be a national healthcare priority since recent landmark reports and population-based studies have estimated that 44,000 to 98,000 patients die every year in

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Patient Safety: Surveying Orthopedic Surgeons | Feature

A survey of orthopedic surgeons shows that there is much enthusiasm for finding ways to improve patient safety but the climate and environment are not ideal. These findings can serve as a starting point for cultural change to improve the safety climate in orthopedic surgery.

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Smoking Cessation After a Cancer Diagnosis | Feature

A study suggests that a cancer diagnosis represents a teachable moment that can be capitalized on to promote smoking cessation.

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CROI2016-Feature

CROI 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2016, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 22 to 25 in Boston. The features below highlight some

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HIV Infection Prematurely Ages Humans by an Average of 5 Years | Feature

Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show

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Zika-Virus-Feature

CDC Issues Updated Zika Recommendations | Feature

The CDC issued updates of its interim guidance related to Zika virus transmission and related health effects based on the accumulating evidence, expert opinion, and knowledge about

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The Effects of HAART on HBV | Feature

Research has shown that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) can decrease the risk of acquiring hepatitis B virus (HBV), regardless of a patient’s HIV infection status. Other

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