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FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
The US Food and Drug Administration is to increase monitoring of drugs from pharmaceutical companies in India, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, said during a Friday afternoon news conference.
Repeat Biopsies Up Infection Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients
For men with prostate cancer who are under active surveillance, repeated biopsies are associated with increased risk of infectious complications, according to research published in the March issue of The Journal of Urology.
Obese Patients Affected by Perceived Judgment of Doctors
Patients who discuss weight loss with their physicians but do not feel judged may be more likely to attempt and succeed in losing weight, according to research published online Feb. 9 in Preventive Medicine.
Postoperative Visits for Surgical Site Infections Generally Low
For patients at low surgical risk undergoing ambulatory surgery, the rates of postsurgical visits for clinically significant surgical site infections are low relative to all-cause postsurgical visits, according to research published in the Feb. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Steps to Prevent Wrong-Site Surgery
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 84% of wrong-site orthopedic surgery claims result in indemnity payments over a 10-year period, representing financially burdensome settlements.
Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
The need for hospital physicians is growing, according to an article published Jan. 3 in Medical Economics.
Telemedicine Can Help With Increased Demand for Doctors
Telemedicine offers a potential solution to the increased demand for physician-patient interaction, according to a report from a recent forum. The forum was hosted by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the results of the discussion were published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
"Talking" medical devices and apps, among other techy health-focused inventions, can help people manage everyday wellness routines, such as taking pills and checking blood sugar levels, as well as dire medical circumstances, say experts.
Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Physicians can reap significant financial benefits by extending their office hours to include non-traditional hours, according to an article published Jan. 8 in Medical Economics.
Online Ratings Affect Patient Choice of Physician
About two-thirds of the general US population is aware of online physician rating sites, according to a research letter published in the Feb. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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