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Invasive Vs Urinary Antigen Test-Confirmed CAP | Feature

Data indicate that Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia, making it an important target for health policy. However, the burden of pneumococcal disease

Russian woman “embalmed alive”? | Feature

  No, she wasn’t, but it was just as bad. Early this month, 28-year-old Ekaterina Fedyaeva died three weeks after what was supposed to have been a

The Merits of the MERIT Protocol | Feature

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

2018 Physician Compensation Report Released | Feature

The MedScape Physician Compensation Report, the most comprehensive physician salary survey in the United States, was recently published using data from more than 200,000 physicians from over

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.

Beyond malpractice: Doctors in real trouble | Feature

What could be worse than being sued for malpractice? Prison. Kang Se-hoon, a surgeon in South Korea, operated on a popular rock singer and song writer in

The State of Bacterial Vaginosis | Feature

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a prevalent infection among women in the United States. However, awareness of BV is poor, the diagnosis is complex, and treatment options are limited and less than optimal, leaving room for improvement in these areas.

Three Ways to Build a Healthcare Quality Measurement Framework | Feature

Do What You Do Well It sounds like a good idea at first – measure the things you do well and let that be the guiding light

Discharge Against Medical Advice in Elderly Patients | Feature

Data indicate that discharge against medical advice (DAMA) is associated with greater risk of hospital readmission, increased costs, and higher rates of morbidity and mortality. However, there

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

Overhauling Healthcare from a Physician’s Perspective | Feature

  As a physician, I’ve always felt confident in my knowledge, skills, and ability to diagnose, treat, and manage disease on the individual patient level. However, after

#PWChat Recap: The Mental Healthcare Crisis in the United States | Feature

Physician’s Weekly co-hosted another installment of the #PWChat series on Wednesday, March 21, with Linda Girgis, MD, to discuss the current status of mental healthcare in the

Identifying Allergic Drug Reactions | Feature

Study results suggest that graded challenges can be performed safely in two steps with the addition of placebo to reduce false-positive reactions in patients with multiple drug allergies.

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.

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

Delivery Dates: How Obstetricians Can Collaborate to Advance Patient Care | Feature

The traditional model of Labor & Delivery may not work the way it should, at least over the weekends.

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.

Enhancing Adherence With ART | Feature

Phone-delivered support counseling may help patients with HIV achieve clinically meaningful improvements in adherence to antiretroviral therapy, or ART.

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.

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