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Greater Engagement for Patients Who Read Visit Notes

July 25, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Patients value confirming and remembering next steps, quicker access and results, sharing information Read article

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YAG Laser Vitreolysis Can Help Reduce Eye Floaters

July 21, 2017 Procedure demonstrates good efficacy compared to sham treatment

Complications Up With Immediate Reconstruction After Mastectomy

July 21, 2017 Risk up for SSI, noninfectious wound complication for IR versus delayed, secondary reconstruction

‘Expansion Pathology’ Method Could Mean Earlier Intervention

July 21, 2017 Clinically optimized expansion pathology supports nanoscale imaging of human tissue samples

Educational Intervention Doesn’t Up Hand, Stethoscope Hygiene

July 21, 2017 No significant increase in hand hygiene; stethoscope hygiene remained at zero after intervention

Visual Analogue Scale Valid for Assessing Pediatric Anxiety

July 21, 2017 Score valid for assessing anxiety during induction of anesthesia for children undergoing surgery

NCI-Designated Care Often Excluded in Narrow Health Plans

July 20, 2017 Oncologists affiliated with NCI-Designated or NCCN Cancer Centers more likely excluded in narrow plans

More Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

July 20, 2017 Insurer approval rates rose from ~85 percent before Affordable Care Act to ~95 percent after

68Ga-Somatostatin Analog PET-CT Linked to Reduced Costs

July 20, 2017 Reduced costs versus 111In-octreotide scintigraphy for imaging neuroendocrine tumors

Aspirin Responsiveness Can Change After Bariatric Surgery

July 20, 2017 Correlation between extent of weight loss and improvement in on-aspirin platelet reactivity

Low Rate of Cancer Recurrence for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

July 19, 2017 Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk of recurrence

Hand Transplantation in Child Continues to Be Successful

July 19, 2017 By 18 months after transplantation, child had exceeded his previous adapted abilities

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn’t Up Mortality Rates

July 19, 2017 ACA guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

Post-Op Pain May Often Be Underrated by Inpatient Staff

July 19, 2017 Cross sectional data comparison of pain assessment showed large gap of underrated pain

Distress Screening Tied to Fewer ER Visits for Cancer Patients

July 19, 2017 Lower risk ratios for ER use and hospitalization when cancer program adherence documented

High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability

July 18, 2017 Case involves doctor providing care to football player in Idaho, who then died after injury in Washington