Meeting News

Novel oxycodone abuse-deterrent formula effective for chronic pain

September 22, 2017
Oxycodone DETERx ER, an extended-release, abuse-deterrent drug, safely and effectively managed chronic pain in patients with poorly managed pain…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those…

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)…
FDA News

FDA finalizes guidelines on interoperable devices

September 21, 2017
The FDA recently issued final guidelines outlining its nonbinding recommendations for safe and secure interactions among medical devices and other…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance…

Medtronic receives FDA approval for spinal cord simulator to manage chronic pain

September 20, 2017
Medtronic recently announced the FDA approval and U.S. launch of the Intellis platform for the management of chronic intractable pain. According to a…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research…

Stryker receives FDA 510 (k) clearance for 3-D printed anterior cervical cage

September 20, 2017
Stryker’s Spine division announced it has received FDA 510 (k) clearance for its Tritanium C Anterior Cervical Cage, a 3-D printed interbody…
Video

VIDEO: Minimally invasive TLIF

September 20, 2017
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt, MD, from OrthoCentrum Hamburg in

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy…

Six steps for conducting an internal evaluation and management audit

September 19, 2017
Evaluation and management coding patterns are under the microscope. CMS is monitoring evaluation and management code usage by specialty, state and…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414%…
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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Andrew W. Gurman, MD, discussed physicians advocating for…

ACP: Graham-Cassidy proposal would cause ‘unacceptable’ spike in uninsured patients

September 14, 2017
The American College of Physicians recently sent two separate letters, one to Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.) and the…

Due to CTE risks for players, editorial asks orthopedic surgeons to rethink their support of football

September 13, 2017
According to an editorial from Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, orthopedic surgeons should re-evaluate their support of American football…

ACP offers recommendations to CMS’s 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposal

September 12, 2017
In a letter to CMS, the American College of Physicians offered several recommendations on its proposed rule for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee…
Meeting News

Meaningful improvement in HRQoL seen after spinal fusion for patients with non-ambulatory cerebral palsy

September 12, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — At the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, a presenter said that at 2-year follow-up after posterior spinal fusion for…
In the Journals

No benefit to intracranial pressure monitoring in children with TBI

September 12, 2017
The use of intracranial pressure monitoring to improve functional survival outcomes in children with severe traumatic brain injury does not increase
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Spine-based proximal anchors may control kyphosis in children with congenital spinal deformity

September 11, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — At the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, A. Noelle Larson, MD, and Joshua M. Pahys, MD, discussed a study that…
Meeting News

Deep SSIs seen in 13% of patients who underwent repetitive surgery for non-idiopathic scoliosis

September 11, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — At the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, a presenter noted a deep infection rate of about 13% among patients who had…
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