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Semaglutide Found to Be Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes

May 21, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. The once-weekly glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist cuts HbA1c, body weight Read article


Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

May 16, 2018 Nonprofit manufacturer will pursue cost-plus strategy to cover costs, maintain financial viability

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy

May 16, 2018 Risk not increased for non-advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

May 16, 2018 Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data

Hepatitis C-Exposed Infants Not Adequately Screened

May 16, 2018 Low screening rate seen at same time as increase in hepatitis C virus prevalence among pregnant women

Novel Purchasing Strategy Could Cut Medicaid Costs for HCV Meds

May 15, 2018 Strategy involves making deal with manufacturer for a lump-sum payment in return for 100 percent rebate

Sofosbuvir Improves Renal Safety in Patients With Chronic Hep C

May 11, 2018 Patients with mild, moderate renal impairment showed improvement in renal biomarkers over one year

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

May 08, 2018 Other countries using EHR software report satisfaction, cite it as tool improving efficacy

Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements

May 04, 2018 Only 19 percent of organizations use computer software to monitor compliance with Final Rule

Reporting Outcomes Per Surgeon Tied to Drop in CRC Sx Mortality

May 03, 2018 Reduction in mortality with intro of public reporting of surgeon specific 90-day post-op mortality

Gender Disparity Observed in Cancer Genetic Testing in the U.S.

May 03, 2018 Unaffected men have rate of breast/ovarian cancer testing that is one-tenth that of unaffected women

Nodal Response to Pre-Op Tx Tied to Survival in Esophageal Cancer

May 02, 2018 Survival benefit of nodal response maintained among patients with nodal, but not primary response

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees

May 01, 2018 Practices should be aware of basic employment laws in their state, which vary with number of employees

Liver-Kidney Recipients Have Donor-Specific Hypo-Responses

April 30, 2018 Unique characteristics ID'd in peripheral blood cells of simultaneous liver-kidney transplant recipients

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

April 27, 2018 Also improves communication and satisfaction between physicians and patients

Potentially Inappropriate Meds Use Prevalent in Cancer Patients

April 27, 2018 But baseline potentially inappropriate medication use has no correlation with most poor clinical outcomes