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Month: November 2011

Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2011

The American Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting, Anesthesiology 2011, held on October 15-19 in Chicago, was a comprehensive education program in anesthesiology, focusing on transforming patient safety through...

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Rural & Urban Differences in Surgeries

Previous investigations have shown that there are disparities in healthcare services provided to rural and urban residents. Removing these disparities has become a national priority because good healthcare shouldn’t depend on...

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Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

This Physician’s Weekly feature was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Published research suggests that approximately 30% of people older than 65 have either diagnosed or undiagnosed...

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Managing Pediatric Septic Shock

Those who undergo major surgical procedures or who have certain medical hardware placed, such as a central line, are at increased risk for infection and subsequent septic shock. Despite the growing knowledge of this problem,...

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Making the Communication-Quality Care Link

Rapid fire delivery of critical information between clinicians is commonplace in the ED, but most departments rarely plan and assess the effectiveness of their communication methods. Research has indicated that more than half of...

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