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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. …

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.…

Keeping Up With Vaccinations for People With Diabetes

Keeping Up With Vaccinations for People With Diabetes | Feature

Safe and effective vaccines are available to help patients with diabetes greatly reduce their risk of serious complications from several infectious diseases. Clinicians should be vigilant about ensuring that these vaccinations are given as required.

AHA 2014

AHA 2014 | Conference Coverage

New research is being presented at AHA 2014, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 15 to 19, in Chicago.…

A Guide for Aorto-Iliac PAD

A Guide for Aorto-Iliac PAD | Feature

New guidance from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions provides recommendations for treating aorto-iliac peripheral artery disease (PAD). The guide offers clinicians information on the appropriate use of endovascular interventions for aorto-iliac PAD.

Comprehensive Guidelines for Geriatric EDs

Comprehensive Guidelines for Geriatric EDs | Feature

Several organizations have teamed up to develop comprehensive guidelines specifically designed for managing geriatric patients who present to EDs. The guidelines cover a wide range of topics, including staffing, education, and the management of common problems that affect older people, such as falls, delirium, and dementia.

HIV Screening in the ED

HIV Screening in the ED | Opinion Article

The CDC and other agencies have emphasized that EDs should offer HIV screening because of their high patient volume and access to vulnerable populations, says Michael S. Lyons, MD, MPH. “The problem, however, is that EDs are already overburdened and many don’t have the dedicated resources they need to increase testing rates.” Efforts to increase ED HIV screening are growing, but controversy persists about who should be tested.…

Pediatric GERD Procedures

Pediatric GERD Procedures | Opinion Article

Clinicians often have difficulty diagnosing GERD and discriminating it from physiologic regurgitation, especially in the pediatric population. “Childhood GERD is diagnosed commonly by clinical evaluation and often without the use of objective measures,” explains Cabrini LaRiviere, MD, MPH. A GERD diagnosis may remain, especially in young infants, until symptoms wane as part of the natural history of regurgitation or until an objective test disproves the presence of the disease.…

Colorectal Cancer Resections in the Aging Population

Colorectal Cancer Resections in the Aging Population | Feature

The overall mortality rates for colorectal cancer patients undergoing resection have decreased over the past 10 years. However, risk-adjusted mortality and morbidity of elderly patients continues to be higher than in younger individuals.

Achieving Meaningful, Long-Term Weight Loss

Achieving Meaningful, Long-Term Weight Loss | Opinion Article

The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study was an important analysis that assessed the long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) program designed to induce weight loss among 5,145 overweight volunteers with type 2 diabetes. Participants were randomly assigned to either the ILI program or usual care, referred to as diabetes support and education (DSE).…

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