CMS pledges flexibility during first year of ICD-10
Physicians will have a year to learn how to properly code under ICD-10 before facing potential penalties or withheld... More
Tai chi equivalent to physical therapy for knee OA
ROME – Tai chi is as effective as standard physical therapy in reducing pain and improving physical function and... More
Survey: Most health care organizations had a recent security breach
More than two-thirds of health care organizations responding to a survey have experienced a significant and recent... More
Dr. Douglas Swords
WASHINGTON – Initial misdiagnoses were common and were associated with a later disease stage at diagnosis, in a study... More
CMS considers easing two-midnight rule for hospital stays
Medicare officials are proposing to ease the requirements of the so-called two-midnight rule governing how the agency... More
AHS: Intravenous diphenhydramine does not improve acute migraine outcomes
WASHINGTON – Intravenous diphenhydramine is not an effective adjuvant therapy for the treatment of acute migraine,... More
Study suggests mammography results in ‘widespread overdiagnosis’
In regions where more women undergo screening mammography, the detection of small cancers increases but mortality... More
More Medicaid-insured infants survive with enhanced prenatal care program
Participation in Michigan’s statewide Medicaid enhanced prenatal care program led to significant reductions in infant... More
Hospital clinicians commonly work while sick
The vast majority of doctors and other trained medical professionals at a hospital went to work while sick within the... More
Dr. Marike Lemmers
LISBON – Dilation and curettage increases the risk for prematurity in subsequent pregnancy, according to a systematic... More
Dr. Marianne Verschoor
LISBON – Expectant management is a safe and effective treatment for incomplete miscarriage after misoprostol, results... More
Dr. Jenny Brouwer
LISBON – Advanced age appears to trump disease activity or antirheumatic drug treatment as the driving force behind... More
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Physicians will have a year to learn how to properly code under ICD-10 before facing potential penalties or withheld payments, according to a joint announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Medical Associatio... More »
 
SARA FREEMAN
ROME – Tai chi is as effective as standard physical therapy in reducing pain and improving physical function and quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to the results of a randomized, single-blind study reported at the Euro... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
More than two-thirds of health care organizations responding to a survey have experienced a significant and recent security event, according to the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The single largest source of significant s... More »
 
LUCAS FRANKI
The Global Health Justice Partnership and Treatment Action Group have filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for access to data on the hepatitis C drugs sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni), according to a press ... More »
 
ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
WASHINGTON – Initial misdiagnoses were common and were associated with a later disease stage at diagnosis, in a study of 313 patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Dr. Douglas Swords said at the annual Digestive Disease Week. “By far, the m... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Medicare officials are proposing to ease the requirements of the so-called two-midnight rule governing how the agency pays for short hospital stays, deferring more to the medical judgment of the admitting physician. For stays in which the physician... More »
 
MITCHEL L. ZOLER
The past decade has seen several new classes of biologic drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating rheumatoid arthritis, but despite this cornucopia the field is in something of a holding pattern. None of the biologic options re... More »
 
NEIL SKOLNIK, M.D, ALEXIS ROLDAN SWEENY, M.D, R. DREW DURTSCHI, M.D., MARK ULBR
In hospitals all over the country July is a time of change – the old house staff have left and the new house staff have arrived. It is a time of hope and a time of fear; it is a time of renewal and promise. Hidden in a small conference room deep in... More »
 
NEIL SKOLNIK, M.D., AND JAY WOHLGEMUTH, M.D.
Medical knowledge has grown rapidly over the last century, but our ability to carry out preventive health and disease treatment recommendations falls far short of what we would like. Preventive health-screening compliance is in the range of just 50... More »
 
CHRISTOPHER J. HARRISON, M.D.
A 28-day-old uncircumcised male infant presents to the emergency department with fever of 38.9° C, decreased feeding, and irritability. The physical examination is normal with the exception of the irritability and your assessment of mild dehydration... More »
 
FRANCIS E. RUSHTON JR., M.D.
Reverend Clementa Pinckney was 24 when I met him. He had just been elected to the General Assembly in South Carolina from the county adjacent to mine. He was imposing – tall with dark ebony skin, intelligent and in command of the room. This guy, I ... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Driving home after a demanding 24 hours on call, the sleepy and fatigued first-year medical resident momentarily dozed off at the wheel, ran a stop sign, and struck an oncoming car, injuring its driver. In a lawsuit by the injured victim, w... More »