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Most nonmelanoma skin cancers treated with other modalities found appropriate for Mohs surgery

August 3, 2015

Most nonmelanoma skin cancer cases treated with Mohs microscopic surgery during a 3-month period met appropriate use criteria, while other cases that met criteria for Mohs were treated by other modalities, according to recent study results.

A collaboration of dermatology organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery and American Society for Mohs Surgery, released the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) in September 2012.

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BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…
In the Journals

Diabetes onset later in life increases dementia risk

July 31, 2015
The risk for dementia among older adults was increased with newly diagnosed diabetes, according to recent study findings published in Diabetes Care. “This is of…
In the Journals

Self-expandable TAVR system yields low stroke rates

July 31, 2015
A self-expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement system was associated with low early and late stroke rates in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis, according…

AAFP, ACP join nearly 600 other organizations in support of clinical data transparency

July 31, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians has announced their support of the AllTrials campaign, joining 595 other organizations…
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Rapid Cognitive Assessment of Nursing Home Residents: A Comparison of the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) and Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool–Short Form (BCAT-SF)

Research in Gerontological Nursing
Online Advanced Release, May 28, 2015
In nursing homes, the ability to identify residents with cognitive impairment is critical; however, many providers fail…
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VIDEO: Distinguishing asthma from COPD in elderly poses challenge to clinicians

November 26, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FCCP, FACP, FCPP, discusses his presentation on…
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