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The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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A-Platform-for-Improving-Patient-Safety-FEATURE-IMAGE

Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

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There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

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Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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Biomarker Outperforms Gold Standard to Detect Brain Shunt Infections | Feature

In a study of children with brain shunts at Children’s of Alabama, a University of Alabama at Birmingham investigational biomarker outperformed the current “gold standard” test for

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Active Surveillance Trends for Prostate Cancer | Feature

According to current estimates, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each

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Defibrillator Use After Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults | Feature

A study has found that fewer than 10% of eligible patients who suffer a myocardial infarction (MI) with low ejection fraction receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) within 1 year after their MI. These findings occurred despite ICD implantation being linked to a lower mortality risk at 2 years.

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Post-Operative Clostridium difficile Infection Among Veterans Health Administration Patients | Feature

Recent research has shown that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and is associated with longer hospital

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Managing Difficult Patients | Feature

Regardless of the setting that a physician practices, there is a high likelihood that they will encounter difficult patients throughout their career. “We can’t blame all of

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Physician Debt & Compensation: Where Does Your Specialty Fall? | Feature

Who is still paying off student loans? Who has suffered loss due to practice issues? Here are the highlights from Medscape’s Physician Debt and Net Worth Report

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Analyzing “Breakthrough Therapy” Perceptions | Feature

After an investigational medication is subject to clinical trials but before it is permitted to be used widely in patients, the FDA reviews the clinical trial results

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CME: Guidance for Managing ACL Injuries | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs and treatment. These criteria also provide clinicians with rehabilitation and function checklists to help ensure that patients safely return to sports after ACL injuries.

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AACC 2016: New Blood Test Could Help Prevent Organ Transplant Rejection | Feature

In a first-of-its-kind prospective multicenter trial, researchers monitored graft-derived cell-free DNA in the blood of 106 adult liver transplant recipients for at least one year post transplant.

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Shocker: Hospitalists’ “Unprofessional” Behavior Is Normal | Medical Blog

A recent paper assesses medical hospitalists’ participation in "unprofessional behaviors," but are they really that scandalous? Stay tuned for the inevitable corrective actions...

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CME – Ulcerative Colitis Treatments: Comparing Mortality | Medical Blog

A study has found that elective colectomy appears to be a better strategy than medical therapy to improve survival for patients with advanced ulcerative colitis, especially among patients aged 50 and older.

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CME: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery & Sleep Dysfunction | Medical Blog

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis appear to have a high prevalence of sleep dysfunction that improves after undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a study. Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be treated concurrently for both chronic rhinosinusitis and OSA to optimize sleep dysfunction and improve quality of life.

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The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

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Post-Op Weekend Admissions & Discharges | Feature

Hospital readmission is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expenditures and is increasingly being recognized as an important outcome for clinicians, patients, policymakers, and healthcare payers.

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