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Tweetchat: Lipid Management in Patients With Diabetes & Heart Disease

Dr. Yehuda Handelsman will co-host a tweetchat with PW on April 27, at 9:00pm ET on lipid management in patients with diabetes and heart disease.

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dilber cartoon

System errors, human errors, and common sense | Medical Blog

  “It was a system failure.” That’s what United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said in an interview with ABC News about the recent incident involving the violent

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Examining Gender Disparities in Urology | Feature

A common perception in urology is that female urologists encounter gender-based role assignments and tend to care for more women and female-specific urological issues more often than male urologists.

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Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

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Repeat--Operations-After-Breast--Conservation--Surgery-FEATURE-IMAGE

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations | Feature

Experts have released recommendations on the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. The document emphasizes ensuring that candidates understand the data about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, including a lack of survival benefit, as well as possible benefits, complications, and alternatives to this procedure.

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Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

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Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Among Doctors | Feature

New research suggests that about 30% of female doctors have faced sexual harassment from superiors and colleagues during their careers, and many more perceive gender bias at work. The findings highlight the need for greater efforts to achieve gender equity in medicine.

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Assessing Injection Drug Use-Related Infective Endocarditis | Feature

These dangerous and potentially fatal infections damage heart valves and often require several weeks of intravenous antibiotics. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

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Treating Hard-to-Reach Patients with Health Information Exchanges & Mobile Devices | Feature

A survey indicates that several factors appear to be associated with a willingness to engage in mobile health information exchanges. This information should be considered when developing and tailoring mobile technologies for patient-clinician communication.

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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