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AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature

CME/CE – Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions

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.

AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature
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.

AAA-Repair-Feature
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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hospital-surgery-scalpel-surgeon-operate-operation

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

CT scan of the patient's brain and the hand of a doctor. Photo.
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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doctor-burnout-depressed-doctor-stressed-physician-angrey

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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update-obesityepidemic-feature

Obesity & Orthopedic Trauma | Feature

Studies have shown that the prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased substantially over the past 2 decades. Obesity is associated with many other disease

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Anesthesiology-2015-FEATURE-IMAGE

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2016 for Surgeons | Feature

New research was presented at Anesthesiology 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, from October 22 to 26 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Emergency--Management-of-Sepsis

5 Things to Know for New Sepsis Treatment Guidelines | News Brief

In January, the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines updates were released and published.   Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that affects more than 1 million patients a year in

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FrailtyScreening-PalliativeCare-Feature

Starting Palliative Care in the ED | Feature

Initiating palliative care in the ED for patients with advanced cancer appears to improve quality of life and does not shorten survival, according to a study. The

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

Researchers Identify Factors Associated with Stopping Treatment for Opioid Dependence | News Brief

Components of race, ethnicity, employment play a role in opioid use disorders. Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to

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virus-infection-cells

Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Save Money | News Brief

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.

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marijuana

Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | News Brief

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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flipped-runner

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | News Brief

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

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bogus-hospital-rating-feature-image

Post-Op Complications Measurements Differ, Mayo Clinic Study Finds | News Brief

How do medical professionals determine whether or not a patient has experienced a post-operative complication? A team of Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers has published results of

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