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Friday, October 17, 2014
A Manhattan Research survey recently found that many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be used to improve patient outcomes, according to an article published Oct. 8 in Medical Economics.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Duration of palsy should be considered when selecting candidates for surgical management of painless foot drop in patients with degenerative lumbar disorders, according to research published in the October issue of the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests, according to a study published in the Oct. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Julian Kaye, PhD
With prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorder higher than previously estimated, clinicians should be aware of recent changes in diagnostic definitions and criteria for autism spectrum disorder.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Reform of malpractice laws as well as inclusion of patients in medical decision making may help reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to an article published online Oct. 14 in The BMJ.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Studying vascular endothelial growth factor could lead to a new type of painkiller, according to a study published in Neurobiology of Disease.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Gale Scott
In a development that could help clear its backlog of specimens awaiting testing, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it has developed a faster test for Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Deep brain simulation (DBS) -- surgically-implanted brain pacemakers that reversibly change brain activity and improve quality of life for many patients -- have been available since 1997 for essential tremor and approved for Parkinson’s disease since 2002.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A device to help women with impaired detrusor contractility urinate has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Clinical phenotype, inheritance patterns, and associated manifestations should be used to guide genetic testing for diagnosis of patients with suspected limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, according to evidence-based guidelines published in the Oct. 14 issue of Neurology.
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