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

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

Managing Risk Associated with Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices | Feature

Heater-cooler devices used during cardiothoracic and other surgical procedures to warm or cool a patient have been linked with infections from bacteria called M. chimaera. Between 2010

Surgery, Survival, & Glioblastoma | Feature

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) ranks among the most common and fatal types of brain tumors that occur in adults, and the disease is largely characterized by its invasive

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.

Charges dropped against surgeon accused of assaulting nurse | Feature

Last month in this space, I wrote about “Things doctors should not do—like attacking their nurses” and included this story among others: “A surgeon at a Long

The Importance of Genetic Testing in Early-Stage Breast Cancer | Feature

Genetic testing for breast cancer risk is evolving quickly, with growing use of multiple-gene panels that can yield uncertain results. However, little is known about the context of such testing or its impact on treatment.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

MACRA: Proceed With Confidence at the Point of Care | Conference Coverage

We’ve been living in a MACRA world for some time now, and yet most physicians still aren’t ready—or even close to ready—for this new reality. As if

Expert-Based Opinions: A Supplement to, Not a Replacement for, Evidence-Based Content | Feature

Nationally recognized and highly regarded health systems have a variety of ways to expand the reach of their “special sauce.” For some, it’s to launch outpatient centers

Information Rx: The Missing Piece of Quality Care | Feature

The vast majority of healthcare takes place outside of a physician’s office. Consumers often care for themselves when they have acute problems, such as colds and the

Video – Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands From the Netherlands to Sierra Leone | Medical Blog

PW blogger Lars Brouwers, MD, discusses his trip to bring 3D printed hands and umbilical cord clamps to underserved populations throughout northwestern Africa in this exclusive video!

Calling Responsible Parties to Task for their Role in the Opioid Epidemic | Medical Blog

PW blogger and regular #PWChat Tweetchat co-host Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, take a thorough look at the opioid epidemic, including how we got to this point and what can be done to turn things around.

Robotically Assisted PCI for Complex CAD | Feature

A comparison of robotically assisted PCI (R-PCI) with manually completed PCI in patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD) demonstrates the feasibility, safety, and high technical success of R-PCI in this patient population.

Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians: Who Fares Better? | Feature

Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians? In a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers examined nationally representative data of

Guidelines for Reducing Catheter-Associated UTIs | Opinion Article

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and studies show that 70% to 80% are attributable to an indwelling urethral catheter. To

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