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Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
An article published recently in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reviews the mechanisms by which microalbuminuria causes renal and cardiovascular disease. The authors also describe appropriate interventions.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate can predict renal outcomes, according to research published online Nov. 27 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
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
Staff members who perceive a work climate of crisis mode in their hospital units say that it leads to problems in exchanging patient information, according to research published online Dec. 10 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
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.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With the issuing of the new US Senate report on interrogations, the American Medical Association is reminding physicians of their ethical obligations relating to torture and interrogation.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Consent and purpose are important for public support of secondary uses of electronic health information, according to a study published in the Dec. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A renal food frequency questionnaire is a valid and reliable tool for patients with limited literacy, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in the Journal of Renal Care.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
People applying to become medical residents in the United States speak a wide range of non-English languages, but many aren't the languages spoken by patients with limited English skills, according to a research letter published in the Dec. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education.
Monday, December 8, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As electronic health records become more or less mandatory, the question moves from how widely they are adopted by practices across the country to whether the new versions are more effective than the old pen-and-paper way of doing business.
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