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hearing-listening-brain-ears-sound-pitch-music

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

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tablet-physician-doctor-laptop-EHR-work-technology-social-media-internet-computer

TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 24, at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

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In-Office, Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Chronic Rhinosinusitis | Feature

  Hope for Patients Suffering with Chronic Rhinosinusitis For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), every day can mean dealing with headaches, pain, facial pressure, and severe nasal

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME/CE: 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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Conference Highlights: SCAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at SCAI 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, from May 10 to 13 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Bariatric Surgery & Long-Term Weight Loss | Feature

Bariatric surgery has become one of the most effective interventions for inducing weight loss among obese patients. Several operations are available for patients considering bariatric surgery, including

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CardiacCathLab-BestPractices-Feature

CME/CE – The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices | Feature

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has updated its recommendations for best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The document outlines important updates and details on how cardiac cath labs should operate.

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Urine Drug Tests: Effective for Uncovering Opioid Misuse But Easy To Cheat On | Feature

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains the urine-drug testing that numerous businesses and physicians

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Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

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Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | eMedia

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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Time Allocation Among Physicians | Feature

The amount of time spent in meaningful interactions with patients is a powerful driver of physician career satisfaction, but increased paperwork and time on the computer often means less time for direct patient care.

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Getting Patients Help for Long-term Reflux | Feature

Testing and treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has expanded in recent years beyond potentially detrimental long-term PPI use and invasive surgery. With objective testing and non-surgical therapy, patients experience lasting relief.

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Atrial Fibrillation Ablation & Anticoagulant Use | Feature

Current guidelines recommend that catheter ablation to restore sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) should not be performed with the sole intent of reducing the need for anticoagulation.

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TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 10, at 9:00pm ET on the U.S. opioid epidemic.

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Infographic: Our Growing Resistance to Antibiotics | Feature

  Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat and limits our ability to prevent and treat an increasing amount of infections caused by bacteria. According to the CDC,

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AlternativeTherapy-ChronicPain-Feature

Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | Feature

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treatment persistent pain in this unique patient population.

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CardiacCathLab-BestPractices-Feature

The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices | Feature

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has updated its recommendations for best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The document outlines important updates and details on how cardiac cath labs should operate.

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cancer-oncology-patient

Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors | Feature

Research indicates that about 40% to 50% of those who undergo chemotherapy for cancer develop “chemo brain,” a condition in which patients exhibit signs of cognitive dysfunction.

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blood-vessel-plaque-cholesterol

Tweetchat: Lipid Management in Patients With Diabetes & Heart Disease | Feature

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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