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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 Jacquelyn Gray
Study results show many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience cognitive deterioration that becomes more severe as their COPD worsens.
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
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
Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications by more than half, according to a study published in the October issue of Anesthesiology.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The National Institutes of Health has granted $2 million to study the effect of malpractice risk and financial incentives on cardiac testing.
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
By Jacquelyn Gray
Airway inflammation, a common symptom among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, does not contribute to muscle atrophy and nutrient depletion, according to researchers at the University of Leicester.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Cognitive behavioral therapy is better than tai chi for late-life insomnia, according to a study published in the September issue of SLEEP.
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
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.