Recent Features

Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department | Feature

Elder abuse is increasingly common among patients presenting to the ED. Developing screening protocols and using a multidisciplinary team-based approach may improve the detection and care of elder abuse in EDs.

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 below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Acute Kidney Injuries & CABG | Feature

Patients who develop an acute kidney injury (AKI) during CABG appear to have significant morbidity and mortality risks. Considering these effects, clinicians should proactively identify at-risk patients and implement appropriate AKI risk-reducing strategies.

Reducing Opioid-Related Visits | Feature

Unintentional overdose involving opioids has become a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. “Notwithstanding, several interventions promoted to address opioid-related morbidity and mortality, but

#PWChat Recap: The Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Physician’s Weekly and Dr. Linda Girgis hosted their continuing #PWChat series on Wednesday, June 21. The topic discussed was the increasing costs in healthcare, and what the

Is Your Operating Room Fit for Successful Outcomes? | Feature

Research has shown that maintaining a sterile field in the operating room (OR) is crucial to achieving successful outcomes in joint arthroplasty. Most ORs are fitted with

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.

Enhancing Cardiac Rehabilitation | Feature

National guidelines recommend that patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) be referred to cardiac rehabilitation (CR), in which patients receive education and counseling on physical exercise, blood

Youths, Emergency Care, & Suicidality | Feature

Suicide is ranked as the second leading cause of death in the United States for people aged 12 to 17, a patient population that often attempts suicide via poisoning, overdosing, or firearms.

New Lyme Disease Map Outlines Where Ticks are on the Rise | Feature

New research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.

Physicians Practice: A Measured Approach to Making Key Decisions | Feature

The author of this article is Rebecca R. Fox, MD, who has opened a practice that focuses on integrative and functional medicine concepts for pediatric patients. Physicians

Physicians Practice: Physician Leaders – 3 Ways to Step Up & Advocate | Feature

The author of this article is KrisEmily McCrory, MD, who practices full-spectrum, academic family medicine in upstate New York. In this uncertain environment surrounding the evolution of

Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Despite concerted clinical and research efforts, recurrence is still common and problematic.

Statin & Aspirin Use Post-CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) | Feature

CABG is among the most commonly performed procedures to treat ischemic heart disease, but previous research suggests that the long-term benefits of this surgery are limited by failed patency of bypass grafts.

Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Physicians Practice: 7 Ways to Maximizing Revenue Cycle Management | Feature

The author of this article is Alex Tate, who is a health information technology expert dedicated to providing answers to problems faced by healthcare providers.   With

The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices | Feature

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has updated its recommendations for best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The document outlines important updates and details on how cardiac cath labs should operate.

Physicians Practice: 4 Strategies to Attract New Patients | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation. As healthcare continues to become more digitized for both practices and hospitals, the

Sleep Recommendations for Children | Feature

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement of endorsement supporting guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that outline recommended sleep duration for

MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of

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