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By Jeannette Wick
Research findings presented at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons indicate that same-hospital readmission rates are poor predictors of all-hospital readmission rates.
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By Jeannette Wick
Mechanical prophylaxis for pulmonary embolism (PE) in the form of an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) is an option for surgical patients who can't undergo chemical venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis.
By Jeannette Wick
As it's impossible to predict which traumatic brain injury patients will develop hypopituitarism, improving awareness of the condition is vital.
By Jackie Syrop
An online commentary published in the May 22/May 29 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association asserts that all hospitals should randomly test physicians for drug and alcohol abuse to increase patient safety.
By Jackie Syrop
A study conducted by the Bronx Collaborative group of hospitals and health insurers found that personal contact with patients before and after hospital discharge resulted in significantly lower readmission rates.
By Jackie Syrop
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that health care facilities take steps to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyber attack.
By Jackie Syrop
Recent research from the University of Michigan Health Systems published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that hospitals with the highest rates of cardiac arrests are more likely to have the poorest survival rates for those cases.

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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.
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.
The key issues for future physicians are discussed in an article published by the American Medical Association.
FDG PET may be more accurate than active fMRI scans for showing brain activity consistent with even minimal consciousness, according to a new study.
Yoga and meditation are popular on the West Coast, Midwesterners often turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors, and nearly one in every five Americans use herbal supplements. These are among the findings of a new federal government report published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's April edition of the National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief.

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Marvin A. Konstam, MD, of Tufts Medical Center’s cardiovascular unit, in Boston, MA, pits the effectiveness of vasopressin receptor antagonists against the standard fluid restriction approach to treating hyponatremia.
Jeffrey S. Borer, MD, of the Howard Gilman Institute for Heart Valve Disease, discusses treating patients with heart failure with beta-blockers and whether there are any patients in this group who are not good candidates for this treatment.
In this video Dr. Alexander talks about investigators found that infections across the board were reduced when they implemented strategies specifically targeting a reduction in MRSA infections