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By Robert T. Grant, MD, MSc, FACS
Although there are 2 types of abdominal wall reconstruction procedures, both use the same approach to repair the damage from a hernia.
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers believe the less-invasive nature of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement systems allows patients to mobilize and recover in as little as one week, which contributes to the device's greater survival benefit compared to open-heart surgery.
By Desiree Cox, MBBS, PhD
A large multinational observational study of patients with hepatitis C reveals etiology does not play a major role in HCV survival rates and that early detection and access to treatment have a greater impact.
By Jackie Syrop
New blood pressure treatment guidelines announced in February 2014 by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) may result in nearly 6 million American adults no longer requiring hypertension medications.
A telephone-based intervention improves mental health-related quality of life in cardiac patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders, according to research published online April 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
For patients with ischemic stroke there is considerable variation in the rates of high-intensity computed tomography use, according to a study published online April 8 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
For healthy subjects, exogenous glucagon-like peptide 1 attenuates hypoglycemia-induced acceleration of gastric emptying, according to a study published online March 5 in Diabetes Care.
The patient-clinician relationship has a small but significant effect on health care outcomes, according to a study published online April 9 in PLOS ONE.
Apathy symptoms in older people without dementia are associated with lower brain volumes, according to a study published online April 16 in Neurology.
The key issues for future physicians are discussed in an article published by the American Medical Association.
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Physician's Money Digest
Nearly half of all physicians are age 50 or older, and many would retire today if they had the means. The importance of advance planning when it comes to an exit or retirement strategy cannot be overstated.
Reverse mortgages have been advertised more and more during the recent run-up in home prices, but not every senior is a good candidate for one.