A study found that patients with anorexia nervosa have a particularly high risk for hip, vertebral, and upper arm fractures.
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As federal healthcare reform has expanded medical insurance to millions of people, hospitals have an increasing role in improving community health.
Usability challenges continue to affect health information technology (HIT), according to a viewpoint article by Raj M. Ratwani, PhD, of the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Georgetown University School of Medicine, in Washington, DC, and colleagues, published in JAMA. Most US hospitals and ambulatory clinicians have adopted electronic health records (EHR),…
Investigators examined whether mandatory disclosure policies and laws have led to a decrease in financial disclosure reporting by physicians.
Widespread improvements in digital communication, hardware, and software have resulted in positive changes in the healthcare technology landscape.
The growth of AI use in healthcare has created a new list of ethical dilemmas for clinicians to address.
A consultation with a medical specialist was found to reduce family complaints and threats of litigation after the death of a loved one.
Patients who are sexual or gender minorities are more inclined to share orientation or gender identity information through nonverbal self-report.
Direct-to-consumer television advertising may not be the best place to provide cost information on prescription drugs and biologic products.
Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.
Clinicians have a responsibility to engage in initiatives that improve the quality of health information available online.
Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.
Rates of health information breaches are increasing despite legal and moral obligations to protect patient information.
Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.
Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.
Although the trend of “precision public health” promises to change the landscape of the public health field, concerns surrounding the scientific, practical, and ethical implications have cast a shadow over the innovation.
Clinical practice guidelines are an important part of medical practice, but scarce funding for updates and the risk for bias have raised challenges.
Childhood-onset SLE has major effects on quality of life in adulthood.
Persistence of extensive effusion-synovitis over time was associated with the greatest risk for cartilage damage progression.
Adding routine rheumatologic assessments to interstitial lung disease diagnosis could reduce the need for invasive procedures and improve diagnostic accuracy.
No clear evidence links the risk for hospitalized infection and the use of DMARDs or anti-TNF agents in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Sustained minimal disease activity should be maintained for a prolonged period in order to prevent progression of carotid atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness in patients with PsA.
The signs and symptoms associated with disease activity in juvenile dermatomyositis could be used to stratify patients and adapt treatment plans.
Treating patients with gout with lesinurad 200 mg and xanthine oxidase inhibitors for 24 months revealed no new safety concerns.
The use of validated disease activity and damage metrics is important in the assessment of SLE.
Cigarette smoking was associated with an increased SLE risk and alcohol consumption was associated with decreased SLE risk.
While the decision of whether or not to pray with a patient is a personal one, introspection can help physicians offer a carefully considered response that acknowledges and explores the patient’s request.
A providers’ capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.
Study results serve as an important impetus for physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and others involved in the care of hospitalized patients to optimize sleep in the hospital setting.
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