Emergency Medicine

TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 7 at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients | Feature

Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with improved survival and medication adherence in the Medicare population after these individuals experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Physicians should encourage older AMI patients to continue participating in these sessions to improve long-term outcomes.

Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly | Feature

Poor mental status or change in cognition and changes in disposition plans appear to be important risk factors that can impact mortality and ICU admission risk among patients older than 65 early after they are discharged from the ED.

Treating Older Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction | Feature

Older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appear to have poorer adherence to their post-discharge medication regimens if they go longer periods of time before being followed up. Delaying outpatient follow-up after AMI may worsen outcomes for this patient group.

CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

Acute Treatments for Pediatric Migraine | Feature

According to recent estimates, about 250,000 children and adolescents present to the ED each year with a complaint of headaches. At the time when these patients present

#PWChat Recap: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Physician’s Weekly and Dr. Linda Girgis hosted their continuing series of live TweetChats on Wednesday, May 10. The topic discussed was the opioid epidemic taking place in

New CDC Guidelines on SSI Infection | Feature

The CDC published its long-awaited update on recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections on Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. The new guidelines supplant the agency’s previous

Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

Time Allocation Among Physicians | Feature

The amount of time spent in meaningful interactions with patients is a powerful driver of physician career satisfaction, but increased paperwork and time on the computer often means less time for direct patient care.

#PWChat: Physician’s Weekly Live Chats on Twitter | Feature

  Physician’s Weekly strives to keep our readers informed with the latest news and information in the healthcare industry. There are many moving parts to healthcare, and

TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 10, at 9:00pm ET on the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Analyzing Pain Coping Strategies | Feature

Differences in the experience of pain among patients have been documented across many racial and ethnic groups in clinical research.

Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations | Feature

New data suggest that greater efforts are needed to ensure that patients who are hospitalized for opioid addiction or misuse receive recommended services for post-treatment.

Managing Acute Respiratory Tract Infections | Feature

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and CDC has released a guideline on the appropriate use of antibiotics for ARTIs in adults.

Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | Feature

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treat persistent pain in this unique patient population.

How to Manage Chronic Pain without Using Opioids | News Brief

Rather than being considered a miracle pill that magically takes away pain, prescription opioids are increasingly being seen as a precursor to heroin addiction and the cause of potentially deadly overdoses themselves.

CME/CE: Key Concepts in Managing Complicated Pericarditis | News Brief

Significant advances are helping clinicians address risk factors and clarify the role of multimodality imaging, pathophysiology, and novel treatments in the management of patients with complicated pericarditis

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