Dr. Holly G. Atkinson speaks to audience members after her presentation at the American Medical Women's Asociation annual meeting.
CHICAGO – Physicians can play a leading role in identifying patients who are human trafficking victims by knowing the... More
PODCAST: Despite SGR repeal, Medicare payments still a target
If you thought Medicare physician payments might finally be safe in the wake of SGR repeal, think again. Lawmakers are... More
Prehospital mechanical CPR doesn’t improve survival
In a pragmatically designed real-world trial, patients who sustained out-of-hospital cardiac arrest received no... More
VIDEO: Expert picks top studies in Alzheimer’s, migraine, and stroke at AAN
WASHINGTON – A promising early Alzheimer’s treatment, a new finding in the brains of migraineurs, and a... More
PODCAST: Transition - from SGR to value-based payments and from ICD-9 to ICD 10
You can officially close the book on the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula. Despite some close calls on... More
Betty Gomez speaks at the 2015 HIMSS annual meeting. Also pictured is speaker Jon Melling.
CHICAGO – Between now and the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, physicians should examine their past claims, reduce backlogs,... More
FDA panel cautiously backs approval of short-acting IV antiplatelet drug
SILVER SPRING, MD. – The majority of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel supported approval of cangrelor, a... More
James Trainor
CHICAGO – Health care data theft represents a far greater threat than theft of credit card, financial, and banking... More
PODCAST: Is the end of the SGR era finally upon us?
It appears that the end of the SGR era is finally upon us, as observers in Washington expect swift passage when Senate... More
Dr. Sanjit S. Jolly
SAN DIEGO – Routine manual thrombectomy before percutaneous coronary intervention did not improve 180-day outcomes and... More
‘Mossy Oak sign’ suggests delayed anaphylaxis to red meat
HOUSTON– In central Virginia, where IgE-mediated delayed allergic reactions to red meat have become the most common... More
‘Fresh’ no better than standard red cells
Compared with standard-issue red cells, transfusion of “fresh” red cells stored for fewer than 8 days failed to improve... More
Dr. Jon Almquist and Dr. Garry W.K. Ho
The Fairfax Family Practice Comprehensive Concussion Center is an example of what dedicated physicians can accomplish... More
Severe sepsis definition excluded at-risk patients
Requiring patients to meet at least two criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) excluded one in... More

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DOUG BRUNK
SAN DIEGO – Infants born even slightly preterm or of marginally low birth weight are at significantly increased risk of being readmitted to the hospital with infection throughout childhood and adolescence, results from a large, long-term Australian... More »
 

Clinical News

DOUG BRUNK
SAN DIEGO – Unlike in adults, inpatient administration of “high-risk” antibiotics such as cephalosporins, clindamycin, and aminopenicillins are not risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in children, results from a multicent... More »
 

Journals, Features - Emergency Imaging

Jehangir Meer, MD; Todd Taylor, MD; Sierra Beck, MD
Abscess, cellulitis, or both? Bedside ultrasound is a fast, accessible, and accurate tool to evaluate soft tissues and guide management.... More »
 

Features - Case Report, Journals

Edwin Lui, DO; Kevin M. Boehm, DO
A rare but serious condition, spontaneous retroperitoneal bleeding often presents with a variety of nonspecific symptoms, which in the absence of a high index of suspicion, can delay diagnosis and increase morbidity and mortality.... More »
 

Features - Case Report, Journals

Kseniya Orlik, MD; Evan Bosman; Erin L. Simon, DO
The broad differential of common causes of abdominal pain ranges from benign to life threatening, underscoring the need for rapid diagnosis and treatment to avoid potentially catastrophic complications. ... More »
 

Journals, Features - First EDition

Richard Lappin, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, First EDition
Drug-resistant shigellosis outbreak; Otherwise healthy patients over 80 benefit from aggressive treatment for MI; FDA approves Anthrasil to treat inhalational anthrax... More »
 

Features - Emergency Imaging

Roger J. Bartolotta, MD; Keith D. Hentel, MD
A 49-year-old man presents to the ED with low-back pain.... More »
 

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Francis L. Counselman, MD
Commentaries on cases involving carbon monoxide poisoning and a choke-hold–related death... More »
 

Practice Economics - News

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Supreme Court justices appear to differ over whether the Affordable Care Act allows tax subsidies for patients who purchase insurance through the federal exchange. During oral arguments March 4 in King v. Burwell, justices expressed mixed perspecti... More »
 

Practice Economics - News

Francis L. Counselman, MD
Commentaries on cases involving stroke in a young man and bowel obstruction following gastric bypass surgery... More »