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Conference Highlights: ACC 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 17 to 19 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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CME/CE: A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs | Feature

A national prevention program appears to reduce urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates in non-ICUs. The findings highlight the need to use both technical and cultural interventions to prevent catheter-associated UTIs.

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Male anatomy of human organs in x-ray view

Thyroidectomy: The Surgeon Volume Effect | Feature

Recent research indicates that a surgeon’s expertise and case volume has a substantial effect on the outcomes of various surgeries, including thyroid operations. With advances in surgery,

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breast_exam729

Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer | Feature

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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uti-urimary-tract-infection

A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs | Feature

A national prevention program appears to reduce urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates in non-ICUs. The findings highlight the need to use both technical and cultural interventions to prevent catheter-associated UTIs.

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AgainstMedicalAdvice1

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | Feature

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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DrAlcoholic-450838777

Study: Around 1 in 3 Med Students Abuse Alcohol | Feature

Previous research has shown that the issue of burnout in medical training is a significant problem throughout the United States. “Recent data show that many medical students

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Analyzing Non-Prescription Antibiotic Use | Feature

Despite warnings from experts, the overuse of antibiotics continues to be a leading cause of the development of drug-resistant superbugs. Previous research has suggested that many people

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What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | Feature

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

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AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature

CME/CE – 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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Obesity-Child-Feature

Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents | Feature

According to published data, severe obesity affects about 4.5 million children and adolescents in the United States, and another 22 million are classified as being overweight. With

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AAA-Repair-Feature

CME/CE: 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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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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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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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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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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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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CT scan of the patient's brain and the hand of a doctor. Photo.

A New Approach to Essential Tremor | Feature

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder in the United States, afflicting an estimated 10 million Americans. “Although the condition does not shorten life expectancy,

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