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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Frequent readmissions and high inpatient costs are seen among older survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The new Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis medications that were recently approved will help with treatment for patients but are not a cure for the condition.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Hypersomnia may not receive the amount of attention as other sleep disorders like sleep apnea, but it affects up to 5% of the population and left untreated can significantly diminish a patient's quality of life.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The area of sleep study is only around 30 years old but there are still new advancements that can help improve the daily life of a patient.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As part of the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians new information was rolled out on the "Live Well" Campaign aimed at helping patients with COPD.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By HCPLive staff
AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved once-daily Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A new small study raises more questions about the accuracy of home blood pressure monitoring devices. The research is scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2014, held from Nov. 11 to 16 in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Gale Scott
Family practice has a reputation for being a low-tech, hands-on specialty. But speaking in a keynote address at the American Academy of Family Physicians Assembly Oct. 26 , Eric Topol, MD told his audience they would do well to use more technologically sophisticated devices.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Adoption of noneconomic damages caps reduces average malpractice payments by 15 percent, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By Adam Hochron
While the survival rate for lung transplantation may be low compared with other transplant surgeries, advances in technology have helped increase the success rate.
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