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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Common Molecule Can Be Genetically Engineered to Allow Scientists to Program the Actions of a Cell | News Brief

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly

EHR Data May Beat Claims Data in Assessing Sepsis Incidence | News Brief

Based on clinical data, no change seen in incidence of sepsis, combined outcome of death or discharge

CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department | News Brief

Elder abuse is increasingly common among patients presenting to the ED. Developing screening protocols and using a multidisciplinary team-based approach may improve the detection and care of elder abuse in EDs.

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | News Brief

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

#PWChat Recap: The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another thoughtful discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 6, which focused on the shared decision making process between doctors and their patients in the

Continuing Life Sustaining Therapy in the Face of Futility | Medical Blog

One of the most difficult challenges physicians encounter is assisting terminally ill patients who are nearing the ends of their lives. These patients and their families are

#PWChat Recap – Convincing Antivaxxers: Winning the Vaccine Argument With Patients | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another informative discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 30, focusing on how to handle antivaxxers in your practice. Topics discussed included the current status

Bladder catheter + oxygen supply tubing = death | Medical Blog

  According to the coroner of South Australia, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national men’s soccer team died a “horrific” and “macabre” death after his

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

#PWChat – The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | Feature

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | Feature

CME/CE: Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients | Feature

Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with improved survival and medication adherence in the Medicare population after these individuals experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Physicians should encourage older AMI patients to continue participating in these sessions to improve long-term outcomes.

#PWChat Recap – Hospitals, Not Hotels: A Look at Global Budgets | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another insightful discussion on Thursday, Aug. 26, focusing on on why hotels and hospitals shouldn’t necessarily be compared to one another and how

#PWChat – Convincing Antivaxxers: Winning the Vaccine Argument With Patients | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on August 30 at 9:00pm ET on how to convince antivaxxers on the importance of vaccinating themselves and their children.

Guidance on Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis & Meningitis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has developed a guideline to help clinicians caring for patients with healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis.

Stark Increase in Opioid-Related Admissions, Deaths in Nation’s ICUs | News Brief

Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess

Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease | Feature

Study results suggest that gender differences exist in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults. These differences remain following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: SCAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at SCAI 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, from May 10 to 13 in New Orleans. The features in this activity highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

Exposure to Antimicrobials During Development May Cause Irreversible Outcomes | News Brief

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions

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