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Anxiety, depression predict increased medical use in patients with breast, prostate cancer

Anxiety, depression predict increased medical use in patients with breast, prostate cancer
February 28, 2017

Mood and adjustment disorders, such as anxiety and depression, predicted the number of outpatient visits, hospital admissions and days spent in the hospital for patients with breast or prostate cancer, according to analysis of data from the United States Military Health System scheduled for presentation at the Quality Care Symposium.

Further, between 2007 and 2014, the incidence of mood and adjustment disorders increased from 21% to 28% among women with breast cancer and from 9% to 13% among men with prostate cancer.

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CMS plans to implement appropriate use mandate for imaging procedures in 2018

February 27, 2017
When ordering advanced imaging procedures, such as radionuclide imaging, MRI and CT, physicians will soon be required to consult appropriate use criteria using…
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In-house specialty pharmacy reduces medical errors, wait time

February 27, 2017
The addition of an in-house specialty pharmacy at a cancer center in Connecticut reduced the amount of time patients waited for oral cancer medications; prevented errors…

Johns Hopkins names clinical director of medical oncology

February 27, 2017
Benjamin Levy, MD, has been named clinical director of medical oncology and medical director of thoracic oncology for Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley…
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Cardiac events common after radiotherapy in NSCLC

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AUTHORS: Wang K, Eblan MJ, Deal AM, Lipner M, Zagar TM, Wang Y, Mavroidis P, Lee CB, Jensen BC, Rosenman JG, Socinski MA, Stinchcombe TE, Marks LB.
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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Von Willebrand Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

With the significant variability in the subtypes and clinical manifestations of von Willebrand disease (VWD), diagnosis…
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Hot Topics in Metastatic Breast Cancer Management: Clinical Advances with CDK4/6 Inhibitors

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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