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#PWChat Recap: 1-Year Follow-Up on Healthcare Under President Trump | Feature

The #PWChat series rolled on with another informative discussion with co-host Linda Girgis, MD. We discussed where we now stand with TrumpCare since the version we knew a

Things medical personnel should not do | Feature

Here are some tips from an experienced former provider—me. Nude Pictures… Do not take nude pictures of fellow employees. A woman unit secretary in the operating room

Disparities Discovered in Management of Brain Metastases | Feature

Management of brain metastases typically includes radiotherapy (RT) with conventional fractionation and/or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). For the 20% of cancer patients who will develop brain metastases, optimal

#PWChat Recap: Healthcare Predictions/Expectations for 2018 | Feature

The #PWChat series continued with another informative discussion with co-host Linda Girgis, MD, on the biggest predictions and expectations in healthcare for 2018. Topics discussed included predicted healthcare legislation

Comparing Ventilation Approaches for Pneumonia | Feature

Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of hospitalization in US, resulting in more than 1 million admissions annually. Roughly 60% of patients with severe pneumonia develop acute

Robotically Assisted PCI for Complex CAD | Feature

A comparison of robotically assisted PCI (R-PCI) with manually completed PCI in patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD) demonstrates the feasibility, safety, and high technical success of R-PCI in this patient population.

Improving Pediatric Asthma Care | Feature

A study has uncovered several issues with the current status of pediatric asthma care. Researchers offer potential solutions to guide efforts for improving the management of children with asthma.

Guidelines for Reducing Catheter-Associated UTIs | Opinion Article

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and studies show that 70% to 80% are attributable to an indwelling urethral catheter. To

The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised? | Feature

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

Examining Dietary Supplement Use | Feature

A study suggests that many clinicians do not ask hospitalized patients questions about dietary supplement use. A formalized approach should be established to document use of these agents in order to help prevent potential adverse reactions and drug interactions.

Going off the deep end about water | Feature

The latest water craze has generated a lot of discussion. The New York Times reported that some people in California [where else?] have started drinking “raw water”

COPD Research: The Present & Future | Feature

“Most clinical guidelines and standards are written for the care of patients with COPD only.”  - Kevin Wilson, MD

Identifying Smoking-Related Disease | Feature

A study suggests that the effect of chronic smoking on the lungs is substantially underestimated when using spirometry alone.

#PWChat Recap: Exercise as Medicine (Part III) | Feature

Physicians’ Weekly, along with Greg Wells, PhD, recently co-hosted the third installment of the #PWChat series on the topic of “Exercise as Medicine.” The topics covered include the

The Digital Divide & Older Patients | Opinion Article

Over the last several years, many resources have been invested in internet-based interventions to improve health as a result of government programs and initiatives led by healthcare

CDI: A Shifting Paradigm? | Opinion Article

The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has tripled over the past decade despite most hospitals making CDI prevention and transmission a top priority. Considering the magnitude

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.

Ordering unnecessary laboratory tests continues to be a problem | Feature

Unnecessary testing wastes money and can lead to further testing. Why does it occur? Almost 60% of medical personnel surveyed at a large academic medical center believed

Surgeon sued for talking on cell phone during an operation | Feature

A surgeon took a Spanish language proficiency test while performing varicose vein surgery on a 70-year-old woman. The doctor said he had to take the test during

OTC Medications for Diabetics: 7 Considerations | Feature

Many over-the-counter medications contain carbohydrates that can affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. When recommending OTC medications to this patient population, clinicians can consider seven key points.

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