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FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Sociodemographic Factors Predict Recovery After Traumatic Injury
Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Fewer Than 5 Percent of Thyroid Surgery Patients Readmitted
Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Early Classification Predicts One-Year Trauma Outcomes
Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions
Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Cuts Costs
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Elevated Risk for Lung CA in Lung Transplant Recipients Explored
Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Malnutrition Ups Risk of Postop Issues in Pediatric Crohn Disease
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Costs, Expected Weight Loss Impact Bariatric Surgery Choice
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Overlapping Orthopedic Surgery Noninferior for Patient Safety
OCT Imaging Needle Can Detect Blood Vessels in Neurosurgery
Modified-FOLFIRINOX Beneficial in Resected Pancreatic Cancer
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Liver Proton Density Fat Fraction Drops After Bariatric Surgery
Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Peripheral Artery Intervention
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
Eligibility Criteria Limit Access to Arthroplasty for Minorities
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer
Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Considerable Morbidity, Mortality Due to Animal Encounters
Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
Prophylactic Mesh Implantation Reduces Hernia Formation
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Detached Retina
Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery
Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Higher-Volume Hospitals Have Better Laryngectomy Outcomes
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume
Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing
Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate Not Up With Autologous Fat Transfer
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease
Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Ahead of the Holidays
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC: Gun Deaths on the Rise in the United States
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
Recommendations Issued for Management of Bradycardia
Use of Polyetheretherketone Devices May Up Pseudarthrosis
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
More Frequent Surveillance No Benefit After NSCLC Resection
Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting
Fluorescence Can ID High-Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
ASA: Patients Assume Post-Op Opioids Are Best for Pain Relief
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma
Minimally Invasive Sx May Up Mortality in Early Cervical Cancer
Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
Discharge Day Does Not Impact Readmission After Cardiac Sx
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Smoking Associated With Head, Neck Surgery Complications
ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in U.S.
Cardiac Implant Prices Higher in U.S. Than EU Countries
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
ASN: Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced
Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long-Term Opioid Use
Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Almost One in 10 Treated in Hospital for Non-Fatal Injury
Prevalence of Pediatric Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Examined
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years
Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Benefits Some With Heart Failure
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Hologram-Guided External Ventricular Drain Insertion Feasible
Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Ultrasound Can Predict Success of AV Fistula for Hemodialysis
Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Second Opinion at NCI Center Valuable for Breast CA Patients
Anti-Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Kidney Function Recovery Seen in Some Children on Dialysis
PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lawn-Mower-Related Injuries Are Most Often Lacerations
Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Surgeon Experience Aids Assessment of Futility
Persistent Post-Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
2006 to 2015 Saw Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
FDA Approves Device for Acute Coronary Artery Perforations
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
Firearm Deaths Up Globally From 1990 to 2016
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Physicians Need Training for Mass Casualty Incidents
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Case Report Describes 4 Breast Cancer Cases Post Transplant
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
New Bronchoscopic Option Used for Severe Emphysema
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Robotic Surgeries Up, but Cost Questions Remain
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
With New Persistent Opioid Use, Most Early Scripts From Surgeons
Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Up Quality, Lower Costs
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Increase Observed in Hearts From Drug-Intoxicated Donors
Revascularization Beats Amputation for Limb Ischemia
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients
Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal Surgery
Mindfulness Training Acceptable Among Surgical Interns
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
U.S. Opioid Use Not Declining, Despite Focus on Abuse
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
PT Better After Hip Surgery Than Opioids in Younger Adults
Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Bigger Drop in Opioid Prescribing After CDC Guideline Release
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program May Not Cut Opioid Use
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Hydrocodone Schedule Change Affected Post-Op Opioid Rx
Lower Post-Op Mortality With Hip Fx Surgery on Day of Admission
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Most Cost-Effective for Uterine CA
Hypnosis Doesn't Cut Post-Op Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Lumpectomy + Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Liposomal Bupivacaine Block No Aid for Cesarean Pain
Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Trauma Surgery Association IDs Steps to Curb Firearm Violence
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
Sedation Level Doesn't Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Military-Civilian Trauma System Partnership Developed
ACS Briefing Discusses Use of Lessons From Combat Care
Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals
Revision Rates for Arthritis-Related Hip Replacement Down
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fx Repair Within 24 Hours
Resource Use Greater for More Severe Pediatric Appendicitis
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common
Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion
Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Many Youths Believe Gun Control Would Decrease Mass Shootings
Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys
Surgical Price Transparency Tied to Improved Volume, Revenue
Increase in Proportion of TAVR Used From 2012 to 2015
Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ciprofloxacin May Up Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation-Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Dog's Saliva Caused Bacterial Infection Leading to Amputations
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Total, Open Repairs Decline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Odds of Death Up With Medium-, Large-Caliber Firearms
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
CDC: Homicides by Firearm on the Rise in the United States
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Prehospital Plasma Cuts Mortality Risk in Hemorrhagic Shock
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
FDA Approves Magnetic System for Guiding Lymph Node Biopsies
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Lowering Default Number of Pills Can Reduce Prescribed Opioids
Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Tied to Knee OA in Women
Infection Prevention Staffing Needs May Be Underestimated
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up
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