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CDC Report: Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. This report augments existing

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The Unique Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Relationship | Feature

“Just started,” an attending anesthesiologist welcomed me into the OR. Everything was new to me – the dim lights, blue gowns, beeping of the pulse ox machine.

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CME: Decision Making Matters in Appendicitis | Feature

Patients and families who choose an initial non-operative management strategy can avoid surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis, according to a study.

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Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

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5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

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E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

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Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2016 | 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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Readmissions After Emergency General Surgery | Feature

With hospital readmission rates following surgery being increasingly used as a marker of quality of care and used in pay-for-performance metrics, efforts to reduce these rates has

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Decision Making Matters in Appendicitis | Feature

Patients and families who choose an initial non-operative management strategy can avoid surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis, according to a study.

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Electrical Stimulation for Back Pain | Feature

Chronic low back pain is a highly prevalent and disabling musculoskeletal pain condition, especially among older adults. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a treatment option for

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Conference Highlights: ACS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ACS 2016, the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, from October 16 to 20 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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More than half a million heart surgery patients at risk of deadly infection | Feature

More than half a million patients who had open-heart surgery in the United States in the past several years could be at risk for a deadly bacterial infection

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Analyzing Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement | Feature

Your dear friend has had pain in her left hip for the past decade, and it has only gotten worse. Her films show severe osteoarthritis, even though

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CME: 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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Looking for Work/Life Balance | Feature

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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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Domestic Violence Among Trauma Patients | Feature

Domestic violence appears to be prevalent among trauma patients, according to a study. This violence has been increasing among children and adults and rates continue to be high especially among female trauma patients. Robust mandatory screening and interventions are needed to better evaluate domestic violence among trauma patients.

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Heroes in Medicine: Andrea Moreira, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Andrea Moreira, MD, for being the recipient of “Heroes in Medicine” honors from Physician’s Weekly. Dr. Moreira, a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic,

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