Although physicians regularly recommend high-intensity, aggressive, life-prolonging care for their terminally ill patients, the vast majority would choose to forgo such care for themselves at the end of life, according to a study published online May 28 in PLOS ONE.
Practices can achieve return on investment for implementation of electronic health record systems if they participate in alternative delivery models, according to an article published May 8 in Medical Economics.
The timing of surgery or hospital admission could affect mortality risk, according to a pair of studies presented at Euroanaesthesia 2014, the European Society of Anaesthesiology meeting in Stockholm.
Enzalutamide, an oral androgen-receptor inhibitor, is superior to placebo for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer before chemotherapy, according a study published online June 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This research was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from May 30 to June 3 in Chicago.
Circumcision appears to confer a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, according to research published online May 28 in BJU International.
Surgical checklists reduce postoperative complications but have no significant effect on mortality, according to a review published in the June issue of Anesthesiology.
When testing patients for HIV, healthcare professionals should also test for sexually transmitted infections.
There are significant barriers for physicians wishing to re-enter practice following a temporary leave and there are not many available resources to aid in the transition, according to the American Medical Association.
The global prevalence of obesity is increasing in adults, as well as in children and adolescents, according to a study published online May 29 in The Lancet.
The legal issues surrounding text messaging by physicians need to be considered, according to an article published May 23 in Medical Economics.