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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Having trainee physicians review cases prior to clinic hours can reduce patient waiting times, flow times, and clinic session times, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Pain Medicine. The management process studied was first popularized by Toyota in Japan.
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Resistant hypertension is common among patients with type 2 diabetes, and is strongly associated with microvascular disease.
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Frank Brodkey, MD
In this installment, we look at underlying causes of metabolic acidosis, approaches for evaluating patients with suspected metabolic acidosis, and why measurement of the anion gap is of great usefulness in these cases.
Monday, September 29, 2014
For critically ill cardiac surgery patients, fenoldopam does not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, held from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Barcelona, Spain.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Personal health is a global concern and 3 initiatives are being developed to encourage positive change, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
Monday, September 29, 2014
People derive value from the anticipation of purchasing something, and this anticipation tends to be greater for an experiential purchase than for a material purchase, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Psychological Science.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Use of oral sodium phosphate for bowel cleansing prior to a colonoscopy is not associated with the risk of postprocedure acute kidney injury, according to a study published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Friday, September 26, 2014
By Frank J. Domino, Brandon Hecht, DO
Implementation of Massachusetts health care reform reduced all-cause mortality and mortality from causes amenable to health care
Friday, September 26, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As more practices and hospitals enter the digital age with Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other health information technology tools, a recent article points out that all those efforts are only half the battle.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Multitasking with smartphones, laptop computers, and other media devices could change the structure of your brain, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in PLOS ONE.
Physician's Money Digest
Pension money is not necessarily smart. Far from it. But the flows of money controlled by retirement funds are so huge that it behoves everyone else to take notice. And that implies that, for the foreseeable future, all investors should be paying attention to asset classes like real estate and infrastructure.
Ready or not, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is releasing its Open Payments database of physicians’ financial interactions with pharmaceutical and medical device companies.