Meeting News

AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…

FDA warns against use of kratom

November 14, 2017
The FDA issued a warning today about the potentially fatal risks linked to kratom, a plant-based product from Asia that the agency said is used to…

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for HHS secretary

November 13, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has nominated Alex Azar II, the head of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s U.S.-based operations until this past…
In the Journals

Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
Meeting News

MRI reveals sacroiliac inflammation in both healthy runners, patients with spondyloarthritis

November 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Although sacroiliac MRI has been extensively relied on to diagnose axial spondyloarthritis, research presented at the American…
In the Journals

Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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VIDEO: Cervical osteoblastoma resection and posterior fusion

November 8, 2017
In this…
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VIDEO: Latest offerings from DePuy Synthes attempt to simplify MIS spinal fusions

November 8, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Andrea Light discussed DePuy Synthes’s recent device
Meeting News

Pre-surgical patients with osteoarthritis commonly use opioids to manage pain

November 7, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Thirty percent of patients with end-stage knee, hip or spine osteoarthritis used opioids to manage chronic pain before surgery…

Gadolinium contrast necessary in ‘countless’ MRIs, safety research encouraged

November 7, 2017
On Nov. 1, Chuck Norris, Hollywood actor and martial artist, took on a new type of battle: fighting against medical device manufacturers in a…
Perspective

ACP: Physicians must promote patient safety

November 7, 2017
ACP recently published a new position paper asserting that improvements to patient safety are gravely needed in the outpatient setting while offering…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 16-year-old female patient with progressively worsening back pain and deformity

Orthopedics Today, November 2017
Philip K. Louie, MD; Sravisht Iyer, MD; Brandon M. Hirsch, MD; Christopher J. Dewald, MD; Howard S. An, MD
A 16-year-old female high school soccer player with no known medical comorbidities (2 years post-menarche) presented to the clinic for evaluation of…
Blog

BLOG: Patient-related outcomes: A novel way to prevent burnout

November 6, 2017
The age of outcomes is upon us. In fact, payers are demanding health care providers collect data on exactly how well they do their job as perceived
Meeting News

Study links lumbar-to-sacrum fusions to greater THA dislocation risk, rate

November 5, 2017
DALLAS — Patients with a lumbar spine fusion who underwent total hip arthroplasty had a 6% overall dislocation rate vs. a 1% overall…

CMS finalizes policies it says will lower drug prices, reduce burdens

November 3, 2017
AAFP and ACP are among the medical groups claiming CMS’s recent decisions regarding the final rule for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule and a…
Perspective

Modernization of Stark Law promotes value-based care

November 3, 2017
The bipartisan legislation, “The Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017,” was recently introduced by the Senate to modernize…

CMS attempts to ease regulatory burden with ‘Meaningful Measures’ initiative

November 2, 2017
During the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Fall Summit, Seema Verma, MPH, administrator of CMS, announced the launch of CMS’s…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Addition of silicon nitride particles reduce live bacteria in PEEK implants

November 2, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Craig A. Kuhns, MD, discussed a study that evaluated whether…
In the JournalsPerspective

Choosing Wisely helpful, but many physicians unaware of the campaign

November 1, 2017
While awareness of the Choosing Wisely campaign was low among physicians, a majority of those who knew of the campaign reported that it was helpful…
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VIDEO: Patients require individualized treatment for low back pain, surgery not always necessary

November 1, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, said there are many reasons for low back pain, not…