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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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During the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million Americans gained health insurance coverage.
Regularly consuming probiotics may improve blood pressure, particularly for people with hypertension, according to a new study.
HIV infection appears to alter the relationship between semen bacteria and immune factors, which could play a role in the sexual transmission of HIV, according to a new study published online July 24 in PLOS Pathogens.
An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal, and other cancers, US health officials said Thursday.
For new starters of loop diuretics, empiric potassium supplementation is associated with reduced risk of all-cause death, according to a study published online July 16 in PLOS ONE.

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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