Hospital Medicine

Making Patient Education a Two-Way Street

With the increased focus on patient engagement to improve outcomes, we as clinicians must think hard about the efficacy of an important step in patient engagement: education.

3D Printing Aids Fistulotomy | Medical Blog

Dr. Brouwers, with the help of colleague David Zimmerman, MD, explains how 3D printing of a perianal fistula internal opening makes for easy assessment of treatment options and patient education.

CME/CE: A Closer Look at Leftover Pain Drugs | Medical Blog

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

2017 HIV/AIDS Statistics – Facts on Rates, Cost & More | Medical Blog

In the 1980s, at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 59,000 Americans lost their lives to this brutal disease. The $146.6 billion that federal funding

Statin Continuation Following an Adverse Event | Feature

Study results indicate that the benefits of statin therapy appear to outweigh the risks among high-risk patients. These agents should be continued even in the face of an adverse reaction in this patient population.

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer

3D Printing a Q Fever-Infected Aortic Aneurysm | Medical Blog

Aortic infection is a rare, but severe condition. Primary infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria in patients with chronic Q fever is notorious in the southern part of

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | Medical Blog

Join us Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00pm ET for PART II of our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients | Medical Blog

New research indicates that stereotactic body radiation therapy appears to be safe and effective in older patients with cancer.

CME/CE: Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss | Medical Blog

Researchers have detailed the dangers of fructose, particularly high-fructose corn syrup, in the diet. They note the benefits of even small, short-term changes to fructose intake.

Talking to Patients About High Quality and Potential Cost-Savings of Generic Medications | Feature

From 2005 to 2014, generic drugs saved the U.S. health care system 1.68 trillion dollars. Additionally, generics routinely cost 30 to 80 percent less than their brand-name

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries | Feature

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade

2017 Diabetes Facts & Statistics | Feature

Diabetes costs the U.S. economy over $245 billion per year, making it the country’s most expensive disease. But the damage obviously extends well beyond dollars and cents.

Addressing Sugar Intake to Achieve Weight Loss | Feature

Researchers have detailed the dangers of fructose, particularly high-fructose corny syrup, in the diet. They note the benefits of even small, short-term changes to fructose intake.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IAS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at IAS 2017, the biennial International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science, from June 23 to 26 in Paris. The features presented highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Up to One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana | News Brief

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II | News Brief

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when

Managing Risk Associated with the Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Millions of Americans suffer from opioid use disorders involving prescription pain medications.  According to the latest Centers for Disease Control data, more than six in ten overdose

3D Printing Shows Talocalcaneal Joint Very Well! | Medical Blog

A surgical resident used the above 3D-printed calcaneal fracture to gain more insight in the fracture pattern during preoperative evaluation. Using this 3D printed model, the surgical

#PWChat – Ketamine for Depression: Exciting but Controversial | Medical Blog

Join us Thursday, November 16 at 9:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Steven P. Levine, MD, on the use of ketamine to treat depression. Topics

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