The Story of a Disappointing Electronic Health Record
(MedPage Today) -- Why can't it tell me what I need to know? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Top Picks for Nurses and First Responders
(MedPage Today) -- New apps for students, EMS workers, and emergency nurses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana and Older Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Well tolerated among elderly patients; nearly a third reduced opioids (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sustained Benefits for Belimumab Plus Standard of Care in SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Longest SLE therapy study to date included patients on the intervention for up to 13 years (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

IL-6 Blockade Aids Quality of Life in Vasculitis
(MedPage Today) -- Findings were'unprecedented'with tocilizumab in giant cell arteritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Increased T Cell Clones in Smokers Tied to Crohn's Recurrence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A strong association between smoking, clonal T cell expansion, and disease recurrence may be causative (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antidepressant Offers Some Benefit Over CBT in ESRD
(MedPage Today) -- Sertraline modestly more effective than talk therapy in trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: Specific OSA Symptoms Tied to Heart Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Excessive daytime sleepiness linked with greater likelihood of HF diagnosis, CV event (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In Chronic Urticaria, Staying on Treatment Matters
(MedPage Today) -- 55% of patients who stopped taking omalizumab saw return of symptoms (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scleroderma Patients Report Poorer Quality of Life (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Korean study shows significantly worse health-related QoL versus other rheumatic diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antibiotic Stewardship in the ICU: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, less healthcare competition, less patient satisfaction (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abatacept Retention Higher Without Prior Biologics
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier use in rheumatoid arthritis may improve efficacy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Brilinta for Prevention in T2D; Pacer Recall; PCSK9 for Statin Myopathy Cases
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

VTE Risk High in Ankylosing Spondylitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of DVT significantly elevated; less risk seen for PE (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SBRT Proves Mettle in Early, Inoperable Lung Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Superior local control, no increase in majority toxicity, longer OS with in stage I NSCLC (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Better Sepsis Care May Still Fail in Some Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Study contradicts the perception that better sepsis care alone can reduce mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Questions: Sheila Sahni, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiac care runs in the family (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best iOS Apps for Medical Providers
(MedPage Today) -- This week's top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Eye-Popping' pCR Rate With SABR Alone in Early Lung Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But toxicity and perioperative mortality rates excellent with SABR then surgery (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abatacept and Joint Surgery: The Best Time to Stop? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-surgical biologic hold for one dosing interval not tied to lower risk of hospitalized infection, other outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stop Smoking and Stop RA?
(MedPage Today) -- Risk for rheumatoid arthritis declined with many years'cessation, but some risk remained (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS: Flood of Baby Boomers to Drive Growth in U.S. Health Spending
(MedPage Today) -- Annual spending anticipated to reach $6 trillion by 2027 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sexual Satisfaction a Secondary Benefit of Bariatric Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Metabolic surgery tied to several sexual functioning improvements for both men and women (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Quality of Life Poor in Scleroderma
(MedPage Today) -- Worse than in rheumatoid arthritis or lupus (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Benlysta Benefits in SLE Persist for 13 Years
(MedPage Today) -- One-third of patients still on therapy for 10 years, an'extraordinary'result, researchers said (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Earlier Oseltamivir May Cut Death Risk in Influenza A/H3N2 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No effect on mortality was observed for H1N1 and influenza B patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No Survival Bump Yet with Tivozanib for RCC
(MedPage Today) -- Selected studies on kidney cancer from the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Edible Weed Triggers MI; A Heart-Shaped Question; Pivotal Year for PCSK9s
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Protect Staff From Workplace Violence
(MedPage Today) -- Physician says hospitals are too tolerant of assaultive behavior by patients and their loved ones (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug, Pioglitazone, May Prevent Secondary Strokes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Post hoc IRIS analysis points to benefit, although adverse effects still widely seen as off-putting (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Smoking and HLA Genes in Rheumatoid Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- New study sorts out relative contributions of these risk factors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cybersecurity Cranks: If You Can't Beat'Em, Get'Em to Join You
(MedPage Today) -- Recruit those recalcitrant doctors to help explain your system's cybersecurity practices (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Faster Cell Recovery After Cord Blood Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Ex vivo expansion strategy avoids need for second infusion (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stopping Biologics Before Joint Surgery: Is Earlier Better?
(MedPage Today) -- For abatacept, one dosing interval sufficed in RA patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMA President Blames Insurers for Surprise Bills
(MedPage Today) -- Also slams pharmacy benefit managers:'I do not believe they add any value'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

VA's Parking Lot Suicides; Dead Researcher's Sex Abuse; Marine Rx Cream Fraud
(MedPage Today) -- This past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are Compounded Pain Creams Effective?
(MedPage Today) -- Or are they just expensive placebos? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pulmonary Disease Rates High in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Interstitial lung disease most common among incident, prevalent cases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Juul Success Spurs E-Cig'Nicotine Arms Race '
(MedPage Today) -- Many vape products deliver triple the nicotine found in earlier versions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Misses More Adenomas Than Thought
(MedPage Today) -- Forget'one and done'-- adenomas per positive colonoscopy better measure of quality, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cilostazol Works in DAPT for Secondary Stroke Prevention
(MedPage Today) --'Fantastic result'with phosphodiesterase-3 inhibitor (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Shame: Vanderbilt Nurse Arrested for Fatal Error
(MedPage Today) -- Another caregiver thrown under the bus (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

House Hearing on ACA Lawsuit Gets Heated
(MedPage Today) -- Subcommittee debates reason for the hearing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HHS Leaders Sketch Plan to End HIV/AIDS by 2030
(MedPage Today) -- Multi-agency effort will concentrate on areas with highest HIV burden (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Intensive Early Glucose Control No Help for Stroke Recovery
(MedPage Today) -- SHINE trial yields similar functional outcomes but higher hypoglycemia risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ADT, Sex Top QOL Problems in Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Overall, good functional status across ages, disease stages (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Education May Not Protect Against Dementia
(MedPage Today) -- Study upends previous thinking on educational attainment and cognitive reserve (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nephrotic Syndrome: A Hindrance to Lupus Treatment?
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with lupus nephritis, lower renal response seen at 1 year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sometimes, the Biggest Challenge to Eliminate Health Disparities Is Geography
(MedPage Today) -- Distance creates difficulty in rural healthcare (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Functional Outcomes Differ in Older Patients After TAVR, SAVR
(MedPage Today) -- Hard outcomes aside, frailty and other factors to note in shared decision-making (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news