Pulmonology/Critical Care

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications | Medical Blog

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

5 Things to Know for New Sepsis Treatment Guidelines | News Brief

In January, the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines updates were released and published.   Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that affects more than 1 million patients a year in

Community-Acquired Pneumonia Can Spread Year-Round | News Brief

New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition

Study: How Much Does Smoking Really Cost? | News Brief

Americans collectively spend more than $300 billion on cigarettes. Not only is smoking bad for your health, but it’s burning a hole through your wallet as well.

CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients | News Brief

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients | Feature

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | Feature

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | Feature

This video was presented on December 12, 2016 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

Who Has Grit? Cutting Resident Attrition Rates | Medical Blog

What is grit? In an article in The Guardian, Angela Duckworth, a psychologist often called the guru of grit, defined it as the commitment to finish what

Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE | Feature

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

CME/CE: Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

Conference Highlights: WISC 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at WISC 2016, the World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference, from December 6 to 9 in Jerusalem, Israel. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

New IDSA Guidelines to Diagnose Tuberculosis – Highlights | Feature

Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on

Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough | Feature

Chronic cough, or cough that persists beyond 8 weeks, has a prevalence of 9% to 33% in all age groups. Chronic cough can cause rib fractures, syncope,

Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women | Feature

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal

First-ever study: do e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue? | Feature

Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes, a new study proposes. The study provides the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes

Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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