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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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researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center may have discovered a protein that could help in the battle against excessive weight gain.
Whether taken regularly or as needed, acetaminophen for acute low-back pain was no more effective than placebo in a large randomized trial.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, high dietary sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online July 22 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 3 years seems to be a better screening alternative to Papanicolaou (Pap) testing every 3 years or concurrent HPV and Pap testing every 5 years, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Repeat colonoscopies within 10 years are of little benefit to patients who had no polyps found on adequate examination; however, repeat colonoscopies do benefit patients when the baseline examination was compromised, according to research published in the August issue of Gastroenterology.

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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