In the Journals

Default EMR settings improve opioid prescribing practices

January 22, 2020
Default electronic medical record settings for opioid dispense quantities positively influenced prescriptions at ED discharge, according to a study…

In the Journals

More physicians entering large, hospital-owned practices

January 17, 2020
More physicians are entering large or hospital-owned practices and leaving independent or smaller practices, according to findings published in the…

In the Journals

A third of US health care spending stems from administrative costs

January 6, 2020
In 2017, administrative costs accounted for 34.2% of all health care expenditures in the United States, twice the percentage spent on administration…

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NT-proBNP may predict death, myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery

December 26, 2019
N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels before noncardiac surgery was strongly linked to myocardial injury and vascular death within 30 days…

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Treatability of HCV from heart transplants may broaden donor pool

December 18, 2019
The donor pool for heart transplants can potentially be expanded now that the infection from donor-derived hepatitis C is curable and well tolerated…

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Home hospital care benefits patients with acute conditions

December 17, 2019
Among patients with acute conditions, hospital care at home reduced costs, health care use and readmission and increased physical activity compared…

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Risk for death five times higher after first unplanned hospital admission

December 16, 2019
Older adults who were hospitalized unexpectedly for the first time faced a 5-fold increased risk for death compared with those who were not…

Feature

Q&A: Model predicts 6-month mortality in older adults hospitalized for heart attack

December 12, 2019
Professional cardiology and geriatrics societies have expressed a need for risk-stratification tools specific to older adults, and researchers have…

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Study: Gadolinium-enhanced MRI poses low risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

December 9, 2019
The risk of developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis was low with the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI in patients with CKD, according…

Injuries linked to cell phone use on the rise

December 5, 2019
Cell phone-related head and neck injuries have increased significantly in recent years, according to a study published in JAMA

In the Journals

Grey’s Anatomy episode increased public awareness of sexual assault

December 2, 2019
An episode of the popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy helped to increase public awareness of sexual assault and a hotline for people seeking…

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Researchers test silver-coated screens to protect cell phones from contamination

December 2, 2019
Researchers tested the ability of a silver-coated antimicrobial screen to protect the cell phones of resident physicians against pathogens and found…

Meeting News

AKI more common in non-critically ill pediatric patients than previous research indicates

November 26, 2019
WASHINGTON — Data presented at ASN Kidney Week indicated the incidence of acute kidney injury is higher for non-critically ill hospitalized…

Meeting News

Psychosocial factors may predict hospitalization risk for patients on hemodialysis

November 25, 2019
WASHINGTON — A speaker at ASN Kidney Week provided what she called “a different perspective on hospitalization risk,” telling the…

Meeting News

With ‘no game plan’ to follow, experts compare efforts in opioid crisis

November 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Physicians from across the country spoke about their hospitals’ experiences and approaches to combating the opioid epidemic…

Meeting News

Pregnancy-related AKI rates rising, especially for women with diabetes

November 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — The rate of women hospitalized for acute kidney injury during pregnancy has increased in recent years and is associated with high…

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VIDEO: Health care system uses peer recovery specialists to combat opioid crisis

November 19, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video, Christopher F. Freer, DO, co-chair of the Tackling Addiction Task Force and system director of emergency medicine…

In the Journals

Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography can help diagnose increased intracranial pressure

November 19, 2019
Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography is a noninvasive, quick and easy method to help diagnose increased intracranial pressure, according to findings…

Meeting News

Young children visiting ED more, hospitalized less for anaphylaxis

November 13, 2019
HOUSTON — Between 2006 to 2015, the number of children aged younger than 3 years who visited the ED for anaphylaxis increased, but the number…

Meeting News

Geriatric IBD mortality trend highlights need for ‘more standardized guidelines’

November 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The odds of inpatient mortality were nearly four times higher among geriatric adults than adults aged younger than 75 years who…