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Finding Red Flags for Spinal Fracture, Malignancy in Low Back Pain
Older age, chronic corticosteroid use, severe trauma, abrasion, or some combination of red flags predict an increased risk of spinal fracture, but a prior history of malignancy is the only useful predictor of spinal malignancy.
Women-Specific Research is Still Inadequate
Women are still underrepresented in medical science and research, and sex differences are often ignored, according to a report published March 3 by the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
There will be no more delays to the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline for implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, according to an article published Feb. 27 in Medical Economics.
DASH Diet May Lower Risk of Recurrent Kidney Stones
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet might be an effective alternative to the low-oxalate diet for reducing risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to research published in the March issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Going Live with EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Implementing an electronic health record system takes excessive physician and staff time and disrupts practice, according to survey results published Feb. 24 in Medical Economics.
Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Stethoscopes get contaminated after a single physical exam, with the contamination greater than that seen on most of the physician's dominant hand, barring the fingertips, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Metabolic Changes Accelerate Cognitive Decline in Type 2 Diabetics
Examining evidence from epidemiologic, clinical, and animal studies, a team of researchers discussed the connection between neural dysfunction and metabolic disorders related to type 2 diabetes in the February 2014 issue of Current Diabetes Reports.
Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Size and market share are the greatest differentiators between hospitals receiving low prices and high prices for inpatient care, according to a study published in the February issue of Health Affairs.
Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Data for quality measures have been added to Physician Compare, the website that helps consumers search for information about physicians, according to a report published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Evidence Lacking for Vitamin Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force has found that the evidence is insufficient to evaluate the benefits and harms of multivitamins and most single- or paired-nutrient supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Task Force findings have been published in a final recommendation statement available online Feb. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The 35th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress
The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009
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