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Monday, December 22, 2014
Simple tips can help physicians and their spouses maintain marital happiness, according to an article published in the American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance magazine Physician Family.
Monday, December 22, 2014
By Adam Hochron
A new antibacterial drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.
Friday, December 19, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a new combination treatment for hepatitis C virus.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Catherine Kolonko
Hepatitis C does not contribute to mental impairment in patients who are coinfected with HIV when there is an absence of substantial liver damage, according to a study published online in the journal Neurology.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Researchers from the University of Missouri recently published study results indicating testosterone may play an integral role within colon cancer tumor formation.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The first 48 hours appears to be the optimal time for performing early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis, according to research published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Surgery.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Amy Jacob
A team of researchers recently reported that human genes may partially influence intestinal bacteria spurring inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) conditions like Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Entecavir is more efficacious than lamivudine for preventing hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation among patients who are seropositive for the hepatitis B surface antigen with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) chemotherapy treatment. These findings have been published in the Dec. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act, information must be made available to allow the public to compare physicians, although there are considerable challenges surrounding the development of the physician performance website, Physician Compare. These challenges are addressed in a health policy brief published online Dec. 11 in Health Affairs.
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