Patients are receiving medical implants that may not have been rigorously tested before or after their approval by the US Food and Drug Administration, two new studies contend. The findings were published online Sept. 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Having trainee physicians review cases prior to clinic hours can reduce patient waiting times, flow times, and clinic session times, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Pain Medicine. The management process studied was first popularized by Toyota in Japan.
Resistant hypertension is common among patients with type 2 diabetes, and is strongly associated with microvascular disease.
In this installment, we look at underlying causes of metabolic acidosis, approaches for evaluating patients with suspected metabolic acidosis, and why measurement of the anion gap is of great usefulness in these cases.
For critically ill cardiac surgery patients, fenoldopam does not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Barcelona, Spain.
Researchers have withdrawn one of the previous Choosing Wisely recommendations from April 2012, according to a report from the American College of Cardiology.
Personal health is a global concern and 3 initiatives are being developed to encourage positive change, according to a report from the American Medical Association.