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Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough

Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough | Feature

A persistent cough is one of the most common reasons for outpatient visits and can significantly reduce quality of life. Identifying and treating the causes of chronic cough are important to improving outcomes.

Transradial Angiography: Coming to a Consensus

Transradial Angiography: Coming to a Consensus | Opinion Article

A consensus statement has been issued on the best practices for transradial angiography and interventions.The recommendations aim to ensure high-quality patient care as transradial access becomes increasingly popular in catheter-based procedures.

Managing Families With Multiple Children in the ED

Managing Families With Multiple Children in the ED | Feature

It is not uncommon for families to bring multiple children to the ED for evaluation at a single visit. These children often require fewer ED resources than patients presenting individually. “Non-urgent visits can become a significant obstacle to throughput and optimal use of the ED,” says Ilene Claudius, MD.…

Grading the Nation’s Support for Emergency Care

Grading the Nation’s Support for Emergency Care | Feature

A new state-by-state report card shows that the continuing failure of state and national policies is endangering emergency patients.

Breast-Conserving Surgery for Invasive Breast Cancer

Breast-Conserving Surgery for Invasive Breast Cancer | Opinion Article

Despite recent improvements in imaging technology, pathology assessments, and the use of systemic therapy, there is still controversy regarding the optimal margin width in breast-conserving surgery. About 25% of patients with invasive breast cancer return to the operating room after undergoing lumpectomy to obtain more widely clear margins.…

Substance Use in Anesthesiology Residents

Substance Use in Anesthesiology Residents | Feature

A significant number of anesthesiology residents appear to have evidence of substance use disorders during training. Relapse rates were also high, indicating that these risks persist after training is completed.

A Look at Opioid Use During Pregnancy

A Look at Opioid Use During Pregnancy | Opinion Article

According to NIH data, prescriptions for opioids have increased dramatically in the general population, rising by more than 200 million between 1991 and 2009. In 2014, the American Society of Anesthesiologists distributed a list as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about treatments or medications that are commonly prescribed in pain medicine but are not always necessary.…

Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Combating Antibiotic Resistance | Opinion Article

Simply telling people to not overuse antibiotics is ineffective.

Smoking Cessation in People With HIV/AIDS

Smoking Cessation in People With HIV/AIDS | Feature

When compared with usual care, a cell phone-delivered smoking cessation treatment has been shown to have a positive impact on abstinence rates. However, clinicians will need to do more to sustain this effect beyond the short term.

Updating Adult Vaccination Recommendations

Updating Adult Vaccination Recommendations | Opinion Article

Research has shown that current vaccination rates for adults are low. “There are 14 different infectious agents for which vaccines are recommended for adults, but vaccination rates are low for a number of reasons,” says Carolyn B. Bridges, MD. “There is limited public awareness about the need for vaccines for adults besides influenza.…

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