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Two radiographic signs have been identified that have high sensitivity and specificity for gastric band slippage, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Providers and hospitals are making slow progress toward achieving meaningful use stage 2, according to an article published July 10 in Medical Economics.
By B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA
Abuse-deterrent properties, identical efficacy for pain relief, reversal of opioid-induced constipation, and theoretical tolerance mitigation may give Targiniq ER an interesting advantage over other oral opioids.
Worldwide, genotype 1 is the most prevalent variant of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and accounts for almost half of cases, according to research published online July 28 in Hepatology.
Medicare support for graduate medical education should be restructured and based on its value and contribution to the nation's health needs, according to a report published July 29 by the Institute of Medicine.
Pharmaceutical sales representatives' access to physicians is continuing to decrease, even in previously rep-friendly specialties, according to a report published by ZS Associates.
Repeat colonoscopies within 10 years are of little benefit to patients who had no polyps found on adequate examination; however, repeat colonoscopies do benefit patients when the baseline examination was compromised, according to research published in the August issue of Gastroenterology.
For patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1, promising new treatment options may be available, according to 2 studies published online July 28 in The Lancet.
Most Americans focus on provider quality related to doctor-patient interactions rather than effectiveness of care when defining provider quality, according to a report published by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery colorectal program is feasible in a community hospital setting and significantly improves outcomes, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Surgery.
Physician's Money Digest
The date for ICD-10 has been officially set (again). The US Department of Health and Human Services finalized Oct. 1, 2015, as the new compliance deadline.
Some of the greatest minds in investing recommend buying cheap and keeping an eye on costs and fees that can eat away at a profit.