Recent Features

Refusal of Curative Care in the ED

Refusal of Curative Care in the ED | Opinion Article

Resuscitating and stabilizing acutely ill or injured patients is a top priority for ED personnel, but traditional aggressive approaches to care may sometimes not suit the needs of those with advanced chronic illnesses who present to the ED with critical or terminal events.…

Reducing  Poor Surgical  Oncology Practices

Reducing Poor Surgical Oncology Practices | Feature

Many of the tests and procedures commonly performed in surgical oncology are not always necessary. Experts have released new recommendations to support conversations between physicians and patients on care that is truly necessary.

Optimizing Patient Education in Knee Osteoarthritis Care

Optimizing Patient Education in Knee Osteoarthritis Care | Opinion Article

The goals of knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment are to improve health-related quality of life and limit the progression of joint damage. “The optimal management of knee OA requires that patients be given a combination of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments,” says Pekka Mooar, MD.…

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.…

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