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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Appropriate use criteria have been developed for the initial use of transthoracic echocardiography in outpatient pediatric cardiology. The guidelines were published online Sept. 29 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Work, non-work, and individual factors explain a considerable part of psychological distress, depression, and emotional exhaustion, according to a study published online July 24 in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Device therapy eligibility requirements are underestimated using 2D echocardiography compared to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, according to a study from the Netherlands Heart Journal.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), Canadian researchers report. The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, was published in the Oct. 7 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for such procedures, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says. The statement was published online Sept. 29 in Circulation.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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.
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Resistant hypertension is common among patients with type 2 diabetes, and is strongly associated with microvascular disease.
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Frank Brodkey, MD
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.
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The cost of becoming a capable doctor (one who does both well and good) can come at a great price. Lay folk think it’s just all rich doctors out there. But those physicians who stick around can dig a real big financial hole for themselves.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday published a cache of physician payment data covering the last five months of 2013. The data is vast, but an early look at the site shows it has strengths and weaknesses.