Oncology

Blood Test Can Predict Early Lung Cancer Prognosis | News Brief

Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

#PWChat: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | Feature

Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Shereese Maynard, on incorporating nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants

#PWChat – The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | Feature

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

New Mobile App Can Easily Screen for Pancreatic Cancer By Taking a Selfie | News Brief

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent — in part because there are no telltale symptoms or

Arsenic Levels Higher in Patients With Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers | News Brief

Much higher levels of inorganic arsenic, trivalent, pentavalent arsenic, monomethylarsonic acid

Delirium, Advanced Cancer, & ED Visits | Feature

Delirium is a serious cognitive disturbance in which patients have impaired thinking and awareness, and some studies suggest that the condition often goes unrecognized in EDs. “Few

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

CME/CE Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

New Insights into How Cells Detect Damage to Their DNA Could Explain How Body Keeps Cancer in Check | News Brief

Scientists have discovered how damage to the cell’s genetic material can trigger inflammation, setting in motion processes to remove damaged cells and keep tissues healthy. The findings

The Overuse of NSAIDs | News Brief

Research suggests that despite widespread use, NSAIDs appear to be associated with several side effects when misused or overused that may make use of these medications dangerous in certain populations and in combination with other drugs.

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

TweetChat: Defensive Medicine, Associated Costs & How to Avoid Both | Medical Blog

Dr. Jeffrey Segal, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on July 12, at 9:00pm ET on defensive medicine, associated costs, and how to avoid both.

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

Surgery & Opioid Dependence Risk | Opinion Article

Opioid-naïve patients undergoing surgery appear to be at higher risk for subsequent chronic opioid use. Clinicians should closely monitor these patients whenever they receive opioids during the postoperative period.

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room | Opinion Article

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

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

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.

Two Types of Skin Cancer are on the Rise | News Brief

New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a Mayo Clinic-led team of researchers. Their paper, published today in Mayo Clinic

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