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Recommendations on Cardiac Imaging Radiation

Recommendations on Cardiac Imaging Radiation | Opinion Article

The development of cardiac imaging technologies has revolutionized cardiovascular medicine by allowing for routine, non-invasive assessments of myocardial perfusion and anatomy. “Despite these advances, little evidence exists regarding the impact of radiation exposure on cardiac patients,” says Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD.…

The “July Effect” & ED Length of Stay

The “July Effect” & ED Length of Stay | Opinion Article

Throughout the medical community, the “July effect” or “July phenom­enon” is a well-known entity in which it is believed that the month of July is a poor time to be cared for in the hospital because trainee doctors are beginning their new roles.…

Telemedicine Adoption in the ICU

Telemedicine Adoption in the ICU | Feature

Although there has been a substantial expansion in the number of hospitals adopting ICU telemedicine, rates have slowed down in more recent years, with fewer new installations. Efforts are needed to facilitate adoption of ICU telemedicine in more hospitals and in small, rural medical centers.

Standards for Child Surgical Care

Standards for Child Surgical Care | Opinion Article

Studies indicate that newborns and children who undergo surgery in environments with pediatric expert resources have better outcomes, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays when compared with those cared for at non-specialized centers. “Millions of children undergo surgery in the United States each year, but some of these patients receive surgical care in environments that are not matched to their needs,” says Keith T.…

Moving Toward Weight-Centric Care in Diabetes

Moving Toward Weight-Centric Care in Diabetes | Opinion Article

Obesity is now recognized as one of the leading causes of many diseases. There are also other impor-tant factors to consider, such as the medical costs associated with obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. “It’s essential to improve our treatment strategies for managing obesity so that we can effectively reduce the rate of obesity-related conditions, most notably type 2 diabetes,” says Louis J.…

The Impact of Obesity on Total Knee Arthroplasty

The Impact of Obesity on Total Knee Arthroplasty | Feature

New data show that severely obese patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty appear to have longer hospital stays and higher costs than non-obese patients. This observed effect appears to be independent of obesity-related comorbid conditions and complications.

The Connection Between Sleep Apnea & Diabetes

The Connection Between Sleep Apnea & Diabetes | Feature

Asking patients questions about their sleep and treating sleep apnea may improve diabetes control while offering the added benefit of enhancing quality of life.

2014 VEITH Symposium

2014 VEITH Symposium | Conference Coverage

New research is being presented at the 2014 VEITH Symposium, the 41st Annual Symposium on Vascular and Endovascular Issues, from November 18 to 22 in New York City. …

Sleep Quality: A Key to Good Health

Sleep Quality: A Key to Good Health | Opinion Article

A good night’s sleep is a key component of good health, but patients’ sleep history often receives little attention among clinicians. When a patient complains of sleep problems, practitioners often reflexively prescribe sleeping medications without in­quiring further. When academic sleep pioneers first performed sleep studies in the 1970s, it was soon evident that sleep is multifactorial and complex.…

Trends in Diabetes Prevalence & Control

Trends in Diabetes Prevalence & Control | Opinion Article

Analyzing trends on the prevalence of diabetes, prediabetes, and glycemic control is important for healthcare policy and planning. In an effort to update current trends, Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH, and colleagues published a study in Annals of Internal Medicine that analyzed data from more than 43,000 participants.…

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