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Friday, January 30, 2015
Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, according to a January data brief published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Gale Scott
When it comes to ordering the correct test for Vitamin D, too many doctors just can't get it right, a new study found. A Seattle team found 66% of tests ordered for one type of test were made in error, delaying care and potentially putting patients at risk. But it took the laboratory specialists 2 years of trial and error--and a lot of patience--to get the doctors to order the right tests.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Renal clearance can be significantly elevated in the critically ill. Treating these patients with renally cleared drugs can present a problem. Drugs—whisked through the body with greater than expected efficiency, a process called augmented renal clearance (ARC)—reach only suboptimal levels and, consequently, patients experience no improvement or actual clinical decline. ARC is often associated with elevated urinary creatinine clearance.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Gale Scott
The US Food and Drug Administration approved ferric pyrophosphate citrate (Triferic/Rockwell) for use as an iron replacement therapy in patients with end-stage renal disease, the company announced. It is also indicated for chronic kidney disease. The drug is for adults.
Friday, January 23, 2015
By Adam Hochron
With so many changes in the health care industry, the days of doctors running solo practices in their hometowns seem to be ending as more physicians opt for employment with large health care systems.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
For fourth-year medical students, working collaboratively is associated with a reduction in diagnostic errors, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The terms in health care payer contracts are not immutable, and contracts should be negotiated, according to an article published Jan. 9 in Medical Economics.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Many physicians report encountering barriers when referring cancer patients to specialty care, according to research published in the Jan. 1 issue of Cancer.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Physicians work long hours, with most working 40 to 60 hours per week and a considerable proportion working 61 to 80 or more hours per week, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries. The report was published online Jan. 13 in The BMJ.
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