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Conference Highlights: American Academy of Dermatology 2018 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AAD 2018, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, from February 16 to 20 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

No Evidence Use of SEP-1 Bundle Ups Survival in Sepsis | Conference Coverage

Neither the sepsis management bundle nor its interventions improve survival for adults with sepsis

Odds of ARDS Up After Cardiac Surgery During Flu Season | Conference Coverage

Cardiac surgery during flu season is independent risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome

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.

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets US Approval | News Brief

The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won US government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the

Patient Involvement May Promote Hand Washing in the Hospital | News Brief

More research needed on best way for patients to promote health care providers hand hygiene

Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity | News Brief

Most patients want greater connectivity, online tools, convenience via SMS, and more time with doctors

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

Low Dose-Rate Far-UVC Light Can Inactivate Influenza Virus | Feature

Far-UVC at 222-nm light can inactivate aerosolized viruses; >95 percent of H1N1 influenza inactivated

GI Surgical Site Infections Higher in Low-Income Countries | Feature

Infection risk highest in countries with low income, low Human Development Index

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.

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks | Conference Coverage

Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care | Conference Coverage

EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete

Opioid Use Linked to Risk of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease | Conference Coverage

Strongest associations seen for opioids that were long acting, of high potency, and used at high doses

Bacteria Play Critical Role in Driving Colon Cancers | News Brief

Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found

Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians | News Brief

Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs

MACRA: Proceed With Confidence at the Point of Care | News Brief

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

Creating Efficiency in the Patient Journey | Feature

The transformation to value-based care has placed tremendous focus on delivery of care as it relates to improving patient outcomes, quality, and safety. And for good reason;

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

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