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Friday, September 19, 2014
The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene adherence, according to a study published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Reports suggest that combination therapy with the drug afamelanotide and narrowband ultraviolet-B ray (NB UVB) phototherapy is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in patients with vitiligo, a skin disease resulting from dead melanin-producing cells with no current cure.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
About 14.5 million US cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just three million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Efforts to increase transparency among doctors are underway, according to an article published in The Boston Globe.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
More than one-quarter of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order, according to a research letter published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Amy Jacob
As reported in the EMBO Molecular Medicine journal, researchers have discovered there are several types of dendritic cells within human skin that play a role in both the earlier and more advances stages of psoriasis.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Errata, including those that may materially change the interpretation of data, are frequent in medical publications, according to a study published in the August issue of The American Journal of Medicine.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Non-ablative fractional laser treatment may provide long-term improvement of mature burn scars, according to research published online Aug. 22 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
More than one-third of the small number of reanalyses of randomized clinical trials have implied conclusions different from those of the original articles, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
Psoriatic arthritis may be difficult to distinguish from other types of arthritis. According to results of a new study, assessing a patient’s sense of balance and hearing ability may be an aid in the diagnosis.
Physician's Money Digest
The Veterans Administration hopes a new pay scale will help the agency recruit new physicians and dentists and improve the services the embattled agency provides to veterans.
As Scotland moves forward from its rejection of independence, Eric Anderson, MD, profiles a physician who's made a name for himself playing a uniquely Scottish instrument -- the bagpipes.