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300 Health Care Workers Trained in Sepsis Care

IHI - 2019, February 12 - 21:17
This article discusses the National Patient Safety Collaborative (NPSC), a partnership between IHI and the Hamad Healthcare Quality institute. The NPSC aims to raise safety standards across the country's public healthcare sector.

Assessment Tool Allows Health System Boards to Track Their Performance

IHI - 2019, February 12 - 20:20
This article highlights IHI's new governance framework and assessment tool—Governance of Quality Assessment (GQA)— that supports healthcare trustees and executives in their responsibilities to oversee quality of care by defining core processes, culture, and commitment for excellence in quality.

What's New in the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 16:18
From telemedicine to patient education and lifestyle management, Dr Peters highlights key changes to this year's ADA standards for diabetes care.
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

Oncologist Loses Her License After Affair With Patient

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 16:18
A Toronto-based oncologist has been formally reprimanded and stripped of her license after having a sexual relationship with her patient while he was hospitalized.
Medscape Medical News

'Watchful Waiting' Best Approach for Benign Ovarian Cysts

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 16:18
Women with benign ovarian cysts had a low risk for malignancy when managed conservatively with a watchful waiting approach, according to the largest study to examine this tactic to date.
Medscape Medical News

IVF Ups Risk of Severe Pregnancy Complications

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 10:16
IVF was found to increase the risk of severe pregnancy complications compared with women who conceived normally; noninvasive infertility treatment showed no such association, however.
Medscape Medical News

Consuming Ultraprocessed Food Tied to Higher Mortality

Medscape Today - 2019, February 12 - 04:14
A prospective, Web-based study found that increased intake of ultraprocessed foods was tied to increased risk for death.
Medscape Medical News

Medicare Won't Pay for Prostate Cancer Risk Test

Medscape Today - 2019, February 11 - 22:12
Flaws in clinical studies were cited by a Medicare contractor in rejecting reimbursement for 4Kscore, a blood test that predicts the likelihood of aggressive prostate cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Hospital Prices Rising Much Faster Than Physician Fees

Medscape Today - 2019, February 11 - 22:12
A 7-year analysis shows that for inpatient care, hospital prices increased more than twice as fast as physician prices. For hospital-based outpatient care, facility prices grew four times faster.
Medscape Medical News

Plan to End HIV an About-Face for Trump Administration

Medscape Today - 2019, February 11 - 16:10
The plan drew cheers and skepticism, as some doubted an administration that has targeted LGBTQ rights and HIV funding.
Medscape Medical News

Omadacycline Similar to Commonly Used Antibiotics for CAP and Skin Infections

Medscape Today - 2019, February 11 - 16:10
Omadacycline was noninferior to commonly used antibiotics for treating CAP and skin infections; however, an expert questioned in an editorial the advantage of omadacycline over already available antibiotics.
Medscape Medical News

Digital Pill May Improve Adherence to Oral Cancer Drugs

Medscape Today - 2019, February 10 - 16:05
Oral drugs combined with a sensor can alert clinicians and caregivers when medication has been taken; a pilot trial with a digital capecitabine is underway in colorectal cancer patients.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs First Targeted Therapy for Rare Blood Clotting Disorder

Medscape Today - 2019, February 9 - 03:49
Caplacizumab (Cablivi) injection is indicated in combination with plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy for adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).
FDA Approvals

'Country Doctor of the Year' Serves California 'Frontier' Town

Medscape Today - 2019, February 8 - 21:47
Primary care physician Daniel Dahle, MD, has been the sole healthcare provider for more than 3 decades for residents of a large, remote northeastern California region.
Medscape Medical News

Works in Mice, but Then? Publish Clinical Trial Data Alongside

Medscape Today - 2019, February 8 - 15:44
Preclinical data often raise hopes of a 'cure for cancer,' only for those hopes to be dashed by clinical results; these data should be published alongside, urge experts.
Medscape Medical News

Jury Still Out on Fecal Transplants for Obesity

Medscape Today - 2019, February 8 - 15:44
As interest in fecal transplants from healthy donors to tackle obesity is gathering pace, results from trials are eagerly awaited to further inform on this topic, say experts.
Medscape Medical News

How Do You Handle Tough Conversations With Your Patients?

Medscape Today - 2019, February 8 - 15:44
Although many physicians believe it is their duty to talk about prognosis and life expectancy, many patients don't want to have that discussion.
Medscape Reader Polls

Google Plans to Use EHR Data to Predict Health Events

Medscape Today - 2019, February 8 - 15:44
Google plans to use deep machine learning with data from electronic health records to predict health events.
Medscape Medical News

Trump Tackles Drug Costs, HIV, Abortion in State of the Union

Medscape Today - 2019, February 8 - 15:44
Republicans and Democrats in Congress have already been targeting drug prices, but almost assuredly won't approve an abortion ban.
Medscape Medical News

ACIP Releases 2019 Child and Teen Vaccine Schedule

Medscape Today - 2019, February 8 - 15:44
FluMist for influenza returns as an option this year, although the American Academy of Pediatrics still prefers that kids get the shot. Homelessness is added as an indication for hepatitis A vaccination.
Medscape Medical News
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