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By Adam Hochron
As the life expectancy of patients continues to grow, healthcare professionals are seeing a rise in cases of osteoarthritis in their case files and are charged with discovering the best treatment possible for them.
For the second year running, physician turnover remains at the highest rate since 2005, according to a report published by the American Medical Group Association.
For physicians trying to balance various financial and time pressures, ethical dilemmas are common, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.
By Adam Hochron
When a patient arrives at a hospital or other urgent care center, there are seemingly endless tests that can be undertaken to appropriately diagnose the patient. A recent study reviewed the necessity of some tests, particularly in regard to acute, nonspecific lower back pain.
By Adam Hochron
Researchers at ETH Zurich who were studying mice with rheumatoid arthritis found a product that cured the animals of the condition as a precursor to what could be a much larger and beneficial discovery for humans. A statement from the company said the therapy is an “active substance consisting of two fused components.”
The increasing administrative requirements of a medical practice are requiring a team-based approach to care, and physicians must learn to manage the team, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.
By Adam Hochron
When patients seek medical attention for symptoms such as headaches or seizures that could be caused by a range of underlying conditions, the process of arriving at an accurate diagnosis can be quite challenging for health care professionals. One recent study has shown that making the wrong diagnosis in these situations can cause considerable harm.
By Julia Ernst, MS
Ixekizumab, a drug being evaluated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, continues to demonstrate efficacy and safety in Phase III trials.
Restrictive and non-solicitation covenants are valid and can be enforced, according to an article published Aug. 5 in Medical Economics.
By Elise Oberliesen
Patients treated with certolizumab pegol for 24 weeks showed rapid improvement in the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.
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