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News

Pediatric pancreatitis associated with repeat hospitalizations, high costs

Children with recurrent acute or chronic pancreatitis are likely to have high healthcare costs and a high risk for repeat hospitalization.

Pre-procedural fasting length often exceeds guidelines in cirrhosis patients

97% of surveyed patients were malnourished after a pre-operation period of fasting.

Opinion

The Waiting Room

Conjunctivitis confusion: are we overtreating pink eye?

Identifying the type of conjunctivitis that a patient has is the key to identifying the most effective course of action.

Commentary

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.

Clinical Features

The role of biofilms in chronic infections

The role of biofilms in chronic infections

Bacteria in contact with living tissues form layers that resist penetration by the immune system or antibiotics, but promising treatments abound.

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

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