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Paid Malpractice Claims Cut in Half From 1992 to 2014 in U.S.

March 27, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. But, increase in mean compensation amounts and percentage of paid claims exceeding $1 million Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

C1 Inhibitor Use Reduces Attacks in Hereditary Angioedema

March 23, 2017 Subcutaneous CSL830 at doses of 40 and 60 IU reduce rate of attacks, need for rescue medication

Black, Asian Medical Students Less Likely to Be AΩA Members

March 21, 2017 After adjustment, black, Asian medical students are less likely than white students to be AΩA members

Phthalate, Paraben Levels Up in Children With Atopic Dermatitis

March 21, 2017 Increased urinary levels for children aged 4 to 9 years with AD and for frequent use of emollients

Hyaluronic Acid, Autologous Fat Augment Nasolabial Folds

March 20, 2017 No difference between the two methods at 9 months; adverse events similar at later recovery stage

Los Angeles eConsult Program Can Reduce Wait Times

March 17, 2017 eConsult program rapidly adopted; used by more than 3,000 primary care providers by 2015

Hyperbaric Oxygen Tx Beneficial for Systemic Sclerosis Ulcers

March 16, 2017 Four of six systemic sclerosis patients' ulcers healed completely after hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Women Underrepresented Among Grand Rounds Speakers

March 15, 2017 Women presented a median of 28.3 percent of the total sessions

Antibiotics Ineffective for Mildly Infected Eczema in Children

March 14, 2017 Rapid resolution seen in response to topical steroid and emollient treatment

Musculoskeletal Symptoms Predict Psoriatic Arthritis

March 13, 2017 Joint pain, fatigue, stiffness, worsening of physical function all predict PsA in patients with psoriasis

ACA’s Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

March 09, 2017 Research shows benefit, but also more problems with patients getting appointments

CDC: Fewer Teens Using Tanning Beds

March 06, 2017 Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009

Cost-Effectiveness Compared for Metastatic Melanoma Treatments

March 06, 2017 First-line pembrolizumab or nivolumab followed by second-line ipilumumab most cost-effective

Tolerance Develops in NSAID-Induced Urticaria/Angioedema

March 03, 2017 Patients confirmed as having NIUA develop tolerance to NSAIDs over time

Judgement Bias in Medical Device Recall Decisions

March 03, 2017 Decision makers in firms either over-react or under-react, researchers say

Nemolizumab Found to Be Effective in Atopic Dermatitis

March 03, 2017 Injectable drug significantly reduces pruritus, improves appearance of skin