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Psychosocial Intervention May Boost Hospitalization Satisfaction
Brief intervention involves physicians empathizing with patients during a daily check - in (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Palliative Care Is About the Life That's Left, Not the End of Life Palliative Care Is About the Life That's Left, Not the End of Life
Palliative care is not synonymous with hospice and differences between the two are commonly misunderstood. Dr Cassoobhoy discusses the nuances of palliative care medicine with experts in the field.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Use of Psych Meds in Medical Students and Residents Use of Psych Meds in Medical Students and Residents
About 75% of med students and residents use psychoactive drugs. When does use become abuse, and what can we do about it?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Drug Abuse in Medical Students and Residents Drug Abuse in Medical Students and Residents
About 75% of med students and residents use psychoactive drugs. When does use become abuse, and what can we do about it?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Improved Burnout Scores
Reduced intention to leave practice for clinicians who report increased job satisfaction during follow - up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Oncogenic Oral HPV DNA Detected in 3.5 Percent of Adults
Prevalence of oncogenic oral HPV higher in men, rises with number of lifetime oral sexual partners (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Exercise for Depression: A Small Dose Goes a Long Way Exercise for Depression: A Small Dose Goes a Long Way
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Decline in Imaging Utilization Could Be Linked to Changes in Policies and Funding for Diagnostics; Could Something Similar Happen with Anatomic Pathology?
New study analyzes the dramatic decline in the utilization of imaging diagnostics between 2008 and 2014 and suggests that reductions in imaging use could be the result of changes in federal policy, increased deductibles, and cost-cutting focuses Anatomic pathologists have experienced sustained cuts to reimbursements for both technical component and professional component services during the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement ABIMF American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation anatomic pathology Charles P Source Type: news

Assessing Telephone First Approach to Managing Patient Demand Assessing Telephone First Approach to Managing Patient Demand
Can a'telephone first'approach adequately deal with many of the issues of patients in primary care? Perhaps, but whether it saves time or costs is questionable, according to this study.The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patients
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uninsurance Down by One - Third for Cancer Diagnoses in 2014
Significant decreases in uninsurance seen across all stages and sites assessed in first year of ACA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

MRI Findings Prognostic for Long - Term Recovery in Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral functional network connectivity shows potential in anoxic - ischemic encephalopathy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Are your medications affecting your memory?
Many of today’s most popular drugs can make you forgetful. They inhibit your brain’s chemical messengers. And this blocks your concentration, memory and ability to focus. More specifically, these drugs block the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is directly involved in learning and memory. And blocking it is a risky business… I’ve seen confusion, memory loss, and declining mental skills in patients who take these drugs. New research confirms what I see in my own practice. One recent study found that people taking these kinds of drugs had shrunken ar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Potentially Preventable Medicare Spending High in Frail Elderly Potentially Preventable Medicare Spending High in Frail Elderly
Although frail elderly adults make up a small proportion of high-cost Medicare beneficiaries, they account for the greatest proportion of potentially preventable costs, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Sharing Passwords Is Widespread Among Medical Staff
Almost three - fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Overall Survival Up for Melanoma Brain Metastases
Median overall survival from time of diagnosis has increased from 7.5 to 22.7 months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Visceral Adipose Tissue Index IDs Risk of HCC in Cirrhosis
High VATI is also linked to risk of HCC recurrence in males with HCC who underwent liver transplant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Men Now Comprise ~ 10 Percent of RN Workforce
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?
(Wiley) In a Journal of Internal Medicine study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality Up for Male Recipients of Blood From Ever - Pregnant
Receipt of red blood cell transfusion from ever - pregnant donor tied to increased risk for males (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Burnout May Be Costing Your Institution Millions Each Year Burnout May Be Costing Your Institution Millions Each Year
Burned out physicians are more likely to leave their job; replacing them could be costing your institution millions of dollars each year, researchers reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Gastric Acid Suppression May Promote Liver Injury
Expansion of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis in mice exacerbates ethanol - induced liver disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

‘ Liquid Biopsy ’ Shows Promise for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
DNA methylation markers show effectiveness for diagnosis and predicting prognosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout
They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Ketamine Not Linked to PTSD in Military Trauma Setting
Only acute stress disorder, total number of surgeries linked to PTSD development in multivariable analysis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Concentration of Potentially Preventable Spending Among High-Cost Medicare Subpopulations
Article published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine outlines how interventions targeting the health conditions of high-cost patients could significantly reduce avoidable expenditures in Medicare. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EHR Work Measures Proposed to Address Burnout EHR Work Measures Proposed to Address Burnout
Commentary in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests vendors imbed metrics to measure extra work created by EHRs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Kneeling Posture Impacts Chest Compressions ’ Effectiveness
Efficacy of CPR compressions better in self - adjusted, nearest kneeling postures versus farthest (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician - patient relationship, quality of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

1 in 9 U.S. Men Have Oral HPV Infection (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Nearly 12% of U.S. men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study. The prevalence among women is much lower, at 3%. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One in nine American men has oral HPV, study finds
About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-Drug Interactions with DOACs: Proceed with Caution!
Which drugs taken concurrently with the new oral anticoagulants put patients with Afib at greatest increased risk for major bleeding? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation and Type I Diabetes: What & #039;s the Link?
A first-of-its-kind study reports an association between T1DM and AF, and between glycemic control and AF. Plus, there are gender differences. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 16, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Diabetes Source Type: news

Model Predicts Cost - Effectiveness for Anal Lesion Treatment
Findings show variation by age of HIV - positive men who have sex with men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Many College Students Believe Stimulants Can Boost Grades
More frequent use of alcohol, marijuana also tied to increased likelihood of prescription stimulant use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

ACG: Burnout Reported by About Half of Gastroenterologists
Factors associated with burnout include female sex, spending more hours on domestic chores, child care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Bright White Light Therapy Promising for Bipolar Depression
Midday bright light sessions associated with higher remission rate than dim red placebo light treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Streed Wins WPATH 2017 Outstanding Student Contribution Award
Carl Streed Jr., MD, a fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, received a 2017 Outstanding Student Contribution Award from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Mental Health Issues Impact Retirement Saving Behavior
Psychological distress linked to 24 percent reduced probability of holding retirement accounts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Pre - Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts
Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Low-Cost Health Services Make Up Most Unnecessary Spending Low-Cost Health Services Make Up Most Unnecessary Spending
Reducing low-value, less costly services could have a wide effect and would not hit individual specialties as hard as targeting big-ticket services, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage
Brazilian President Michel Temer is being treated for a slight blockage of a coronary artery, his office said on Wednesday, denying a press report that he would undergo an angiogram procedure later this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Guidelines Needed for 6MWT in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
No specific guidelines for use of six - minute walk test in growing population with IPF (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

U.S. Filipinos Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Mortality
Age - adjusted mortality rates higher than in non - Filipino Asians, non - Hispanic whites (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Ride - Sharing Services Could Cut Alcohol - Related Crashes
However, full effect on motor vehicle crash rate may be subject to local context (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Missed Vertebral Fracture; Lost Chance to Treat Osteoporosis Missed Vertebral Fracture; Lost Chance to Treat Osteoporosis
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Genetic Variant Tied to Prostate Cancer Outcomes
Time to metastasis, length of survival vary by number of HSD3B1 (1245C) variant alleles (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cannabis and Chronic Pain: True or False?
True or False: most of the studies on use of medicinal cannabis for chronic pain are in cancer patients. Find out and ponder 9 other T/F questions here. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 12, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

There Is No Medical Response to Nuclear War There Is No Medical Response to Nuclear War
Dr Lundberg discusses practical prescriptions for preventing nuclear war, including four of his own.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

2004 to 2014 Saw Increases in Risk Factors in Ischemic Stroke
Increases in prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, and drug abuse in AIS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news