Author: Physicians Weekly

Physician Triage in the ED

Having physicians conduct triage in the ED appears to lead to earlier evaluations, physicians orders, and disposition decisions when compared with non-physician triage. A 2-year before-and- after analysis found statistically...

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Self-Expanding Stent System Approved

The FDA has approved a self-expanding peripheral stent system (EverFlex, ev3) for use in re-opening stenotic regions in the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal arteries. The stent system is designed to restore blood flow...

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Comparing Appendectomy Methods

Researchers in Tennessee have found that early appendectomy for children with perforated appendicitis appears to be associated with significantly lower hospital charges and costs when compared with interval appendectomy. Average...

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New Guidelines for Assessing Adiposity

The rate of obesity in the United States has reached the epidemic level despite efforts by healthcare providers and patients to improve health-related behaviors and increased efforts to better understand its pathophysiology....

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