Practice Management

More Youths With Hypertension Using 2017 AAP Guidelines

More Youths With Hypertension Using 2017 AAP Guidelines

Weighted net estimated increase of 795,000 US youths being reclassified as having hypertension.

Emergency Physicians Offer Recommendations for Identifying and Managing Opioid Use Disorder

Emergency Physicians Offer Recommendations for Identifying and Managing Opioid Use Disorder

American emergency medicine physicians have been taking measures to address the ongoing opioid crisis, which affects emergency departments throughout the country.

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

Gap in earnings between self-employed and employed health care professionals also decreased.

Chagas Disease in the United States: A Growing Public Health Concern

Chagas Disease in the United States: A Growing Public Health Concern

The United States has the seventh highest prevalence of Chagas infection in the Western hemisphere, with most cases seen among immigrants from Latin America.

Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Standardized definition, guidance on estimation may facilitate understanding of overdiagnosis.

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Eight-six percent of PCPs feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

Commission makes 6 recommendations to meet 2030 goals for non-communicable diseases

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

Others have argued that dismissal is ethically problematic because it can deprive children of comprehensive pediatric care and undermine public health.

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

Policy supports evidence-based strategies such as excise taxes, adding warning labels

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

Association says medical students, residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback.

Ethics of Genealogy Data Use for Solving Crimes Discussed

Ethics of Genealogy Data Use for Solving Crimes Discussed

Ethical discussion relates to issues of informed consent, privacy, and justice

Should Clinicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Clinicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

AMA calls for greater manufacturer transparency in order to prepare for disasters, mitigate shortages.

Prenatal Pediatric Visit Recommended for Expectant Families

Prenatal Pediatric Visit Recommended for Expectant Families

Visit provides unique opportunity to address relationship between family and pediatric practice.

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

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A study assessing the impact of upscheduling of hydrocodone combined medications on APRN practices in Oklahoma revealed significant barriers to effective pain management.

Quantification of Prevalence, Outcomes of Incidental Imaging Abnormalities

Quantification of Prevalence, Outcomes of Incidental Imaging Abnormalities

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Incidental abnormalities are most frequently observed in computed tomography colonoscopy, computed tomography of the chest, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

USPSTF Favors Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fracture

USPSTF Favors Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fracture

Screening with bone measurement recommended for women aged 65, younger women at risk

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging with implementation of AJCC 8

COPD End-of-Life Management Strategies: Use Could Be Expanded

COPD End-of-Life Management Strategies: Use Could Be Expanded

The use of formal palliative care services among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increased by 1% per year, going from 5.3% in 2004 to 14.3% in 2014.

Presence of Nurse Practitioners Growing in Primary Care

Presence of Nurse Practitioners Growing in Primary Care

Findings from 2008 to 2016 in both rural and nonrural practices.

Vertical Mergers Could Be Challenging for Primary Care

Vertical Mergers Could Be Challenging for Primary Care

Vertical level mergers, which incorporate not just health care providers, but also insurers, retailers, and PBMs, could pose challenges in primary care.

So You Want to Be a Physician-Blogger: What It's Really Like to Write About Medicine Online

So You Want to Be a Physician-Blogger: What It's Really Like to Write About Medicine Online

Blogging has become a powerful tool for physicians to share their expertise, build better relationships with their patients, and make connections online.

Food Talk is Good Medicine

Food Talk is Good Medicine

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Some of the most memorable moments in medical practice are the times when a patient and clinician can chit-chat like friends.

Diagnosis, Treatments Affected by Amyloid Results in Dementia, Nondementia Patients

Diagnosis, Treatments Affected by Amyloid Results in Dementia, Nondementia Patients

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In patients with and without dementia, amyloid-positive and negative results were significantly linked to diagnoses and treatment changes.

NAPNAP, Nursing Coalition Community Oppose Border Separation of Children From Families

NAPNAP, Nursing Coalition Community Oppose Border Separation of Children From Families

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NAPNAP has called on the US Department of Homeland Security, in collaboration with the Justice Department, to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children by voicing their opposition to the border separation of children and parents.

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

New policy recommends state licensing boards to only inquire about current conditions

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Preterm Infants: Diagnosis and Management

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Preterm Infants: Diagnosis and Management

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The American Academy of Pediatrics releases a new clinical report on the diagnosis and treatment of clinically significant gastroesophageal reflux.

Lower and higher oxygen saturation targets result in equal but contrasting outcomes for extremely preterm infants

In this meta-analysis, there was no significant difference between lower and higher oxygen saturation targets on a primary composite of mortality or major disability at a corrected age of 18-24 months for infants born extremely preterm.

No benefit of negative pressure wound therapy for lower extremity open fractures

In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in the self-reported disability 12 months after injury between patients treated with negative pressure wound therapy and those treated with standard wound dressings.

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