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Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity

February 15, 2018. 7:00 PM CST. Most patients want greater connectivity, online tools, convenience via SMS, and more time with doctors Read article


EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

February 12, 2018 EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete

Criteria for Prostate Cancer Trials Disproportionately Exclude Blacks

February 12, 2018 Trials sponsored by academic investigators, cooperative groups more likely to use these criteria

Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians

February 09, 2018 Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs

Active Surveillance OK for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

February 08, 2018 Appears to be a cost-effective strategy for patients with small size, stage pTa or pT1a recurrent tumors

Telementoring Becoming Practical for Robotic Urological Surgery

February 05, 2018 The technology facilitates teaching of advanced surgical skills, delivery of care to underserved

Humanities Exposure Positively Impacts Medical Students

February 05, 2018 Findings may influence future medical school recruitment, curricula

Medicaid Expansion Cuts Out-of-Pocket Spending

February 01, 2018 Study finds expansion also improved insurance status relative to non-expansion states

Persistent Pain Common 1 Month After Elective Pediatric Surgery

February 01, 2018 Prevalence of patients with pain at one, three, and six months is 24, 6, and 4 percent, respectively

History of Childhood Kidney Disease Linked to Risk of ESRD

January 31, 2018 Higher risk of renal failure as an adult, even without renal dysfunction or hypertension in adolescence

Survival Trends for Cancer Generally Increasing Worldwide

January 31, 2018 Increasing trend seen for some lethal cancers, with up to 5 percent increase for liver, pancreas, lung CAs

Statin, BP Lowering Meds Don’t Impact Erectile Function

January 30, 2018 No significant effect for rosuvastatin, Cand+HCTZ, or both versus placebo in men aged >55 years

E-Cigarette Smoke Carcinogenic to Murine Lung, Bladder

January 29, 2018 Nicotine and nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone enhance mutational susceptibility in human cells

Regulators Trying to Reduce Physician Burden Linked to EHR

January 29, 2018 Agency head describes the multifactorial burden, which is being addressed on different levels

MRI Diagnostic for Differentiating Low-Grade Bladder Cancers

January 29, 2018 Diffusion-weighted imaging and use of higher field strengths further improve accuracy

Odds of Post-Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches

January 26, 2018 Mortality after elective surgery increases in graded manner as day of surgery approaches weekend