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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. …

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.

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