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Losing Ground Against Gonorrhea – The Rising Antibiotic Resistance | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases Blog.   April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month  and there

Conference Highlights: HM18 | Feature

New research was presented at HM18, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Conference, from April 8-11 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CME/CE: Capnography Monitoring Reduces Respiratory Compromise During Procedural Sedation | Feature

A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows clear and consistent evidence of a decrease in respiratory compromise with capnography monitoring.

The Impact of Critical Access to Hospitals | Feature

Older patients undergoing common surgeries who are admitted to critical access hospitals appear to have similar early mortality rates as those admitted to non–critical access facilities. The findings may have important policy implications for payers and policymakers evaluating healthcare services for rural Americans.

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Researchers conducted an anonymous, 24-question survey that asked physician mothers representing all medical specialties about mental health history and treatment, perception of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting.

Answering Questions about Medicines & Pregnancy: The FDA Has Resources | Feature

There are about 6 million pregnancies in the United States each year, and it’s estimated that 50% of pregnant women take at least one medicine.

Do You Know the Costs of ED Care? | Feature

The relationship between cost efficiencies and quality of care cannot be overstated. Previous research shows that improved knowledge of some basic costs that are under the control

Conference Highlights: ACC 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2018, the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, from March 10-12 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Previous research has suggested high rates of suicide and depression among physicians when compared with the general public. Debilitating mental illness can critically impact physicians’ ability to

Conference Highlights: CROI 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2018, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from March 4-7 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CDC Update: Flu Season Finally Peaked | Feature

The 2017-18 influenza season peaked in early February and is now on the decline, according to a data published by the CDC March 3rd. Here are some

Conference Highlights: SCCM 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at SCCM 2018, the 47th annual Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, from February 25 to 28 in San Antonio. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CME/CE: Assessing Appropriate Use of Vascular Access Devices | Feature

The Michigan Appropriateness Guide to Intravenous Catheters has been developed to help clinicians appropriately select vascular access devices. These efforts are important to limiting the risk of complications in critically ill patients.

CME/CE: Talking to Teens About Vaccination | Feature

A recent survey suggests that although the vast majority of teenagers and their parents believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated as recommended by the CDC, vaccination rates among teens are less than optimal. The survey sheds some light on why these rates fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals.

Capnography Monitoring Reduces Respiratory Compromise During Procedural Sedation | Feature

A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows clear and consistent evidence of a decrease in respiratory compromise with capnography monitoring.

Communication and Integration in Emergency Care: Has Anything Changed in 30 Years? | Feature

Thirty years ago, hospital emergency departments and ambulance services experienced many issues and shortcomings when it came to timely communication, as well as integration of patient care processes. We take a look at what has changed since then and will follow-up with a live #PWChat on Feb 28 at 3pm Eastern to discuss.

Talking to Teens About Vaccination | Feature

A recent survey suggests that although the vast majority of teenagers and their parents believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated as recommended by the CDC, vaccination rates among teens are less than optimal. The survey sheds some light on why these rates fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals.

Things doctors should not do—like attacking their nurses | Feature

Do not [allegedly] assault the nurses. A former nurse at a surgery center affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is suing an ophthalmologist who, she

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: SABCS 2017 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at SABCS 2017, the 40th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, from December 5 to 9. The features here highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Time Trends in Parkinson Incidence | Feature

Despite progress, the long-term time trends for Parkinson disease remain uncertain.

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