Airway Complications by Provider Type: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- The anesthetized brain looks a lot like a sleeping brain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Industry Experts, Clinicians Seek Solutions to Drug Shortages
(MedPage Today) -- Stakeholders stress need for greater transparency, improved payment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Revival of Bill to Shore Up ACA Possible, Says Alexander
(MedPage Today) -- Senate HELP chairman: " Maybe we can find a way to make it work in the new session " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inflammation in RA Patients: Where Does It Start?
(MedPage Today) -- MRI findings implicated the synovium and tendon sheath (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Walter Reed Shooter Scare; Generic EpiPen Still $300; Money-Back Cancer Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Curbing Maternal Mortality: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, study finds primary care office visits drop, NP and PA visits surge (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Challenge of Teasing Out Differences in Minority Health
(MedPage Today) -- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities director on communication, smoking patterns (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bone Erosions Common in Gout
(MedPage Today) -- The strongest risk factor was the presence of tophi (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Follow the Leader
(MedPage Today) -- Medical education needs to up its game on leadership training (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tobacco Master Settlement at 20 Years
(MedPage Today) -- Just 5 years left in Big Tobacco's payouts (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Voclosporin Effective in Lupus Nephritis
(MedPage Today) -- Results from AURA-LV trial in patients with active disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adjuvant Erlotinib in Lung Cancer Prolongs Disease-Free Survival
(MedPage Today) -- No recurrence 2 years after surgery in almost 90% of EGFR+ NSCLC patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dementia Linked to Death in Most Older Adults with Down Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Late-onset epilepsy, APOE status raised mortality risk substantially (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Frail Elderly AMI Patients More Likely to Have Major Bleeds
(MedPage Today) -- Registry shows independent association among catheterized patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Dilemma of Physician-Assisted Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- How nurses can deal with this controversial issue (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are Computers Doing Harm in Medicine?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What's the Best Way to Think About Population Health?
(MedPage Today) -- It still must be tailored to individual patients, says Fred N. Pelzman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sharp Drop in Visits to Physicians for Primary Care
(MedPage Today) -- 18% decline from 2012 to 2016, while visits to NPs, PAs doubled (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Too Obese for Ambulatory Surgery: General Surgery News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, opioid prescriptions on the decline study finds (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Experts Urge More Focus on Social Determinants of Health
(MedPage Today) -- " We need to change up our game, and we need to do it fast " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vasculitis Remission Predicts Long-Term Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Remission at months 3 and 6 protected against death and end-stage renal failure (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Juul to Pull Four E-Cig Flavors From Retail Stores
(MedPage Today) -- Move comes ahead of expected FDA action banning sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in stores (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fragmented Care Tied to IBD Readmissions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lack of integration contributes to increased in-patient mortality and resource use (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pediatric AML: Early Cardiotoxicity Tied to Worse Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Evaluate cardiac function after each course of AMI chemo, specialists urge (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatments OK for Injection Drug Users
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows high response rate even with imperfect adherence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novel Thyroid Beta Receptor Agonist Cut LDL-C in NAFLD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Small phase II study also found reductions in liver fat vs placebo (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Drug Prices vs Value
(MedPage Today) -- Also, addressing problem of maternal mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMA Delegates Support Site-Neutral Insurance Payments
(MedPage Today) -- Proposal to send report to trustees for further discussion rejected (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Flipped Discharge Model May Decrease Hospital Stay: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, reasons to start an asthma initiative (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AHA: CABG Still Better for Multivessel Disease in Diabetes
(MedPage Today) -- FREEDOM trial extension suggests lower long-term mortality vs stents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Reducing Diagnostic Errors Through Patient Engagement
(MedPage Today) -- Embracing patient-centered communication can help avoid diagnostic errors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guidelines for Patellofemoral Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Experts outline the recommended treatment plan (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Top Picks for Android
(MedPage Today) -- This week's best downloads (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Universal HCV Screening on the Way?
(MedPage Today) -- Move afoot to recommend testing for everyone regardless of perceived risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rural Poverty is Independent COPD Risk Factor
(MedPage Today) -- Adds to smoking and other known risks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pain in OA: Cause or Effect? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Knee pain is a consequence of structural deterioration but also contributes to structural progression (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Head & Neck Cancer: Mixed Results with Intensified Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Concurrent chemo with cetuximab-RT improves PFS but not induction (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lay Counseling Could Reduce Late-Life Depression in Resource-Scarce Settings
(MedPage Today) -- May be prevention option in low- and middle-income countries (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Give Patients More Opioid Pills After Surgery, They'll Take More
(MedPage Today) -- Prescription size outweighed pain scores and other factors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biosimilars: Patient Factors Count
(MedPage Today) -- Withdrawals from treatment reflected perceived lack of efficacy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Transdiagnostic Therapies in Primary Care?
(MedPage Today) -- It might eliminate the need for obsessive diagnostics, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tacrolimus: A Role in Lupus?
(MedPage Today) -- Successful add-on treatment in small European study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Death at ER Door; Tesla's Worker Maltreatment; Medi-Cal's Misspent Billions
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

E/M Guidelines: Right Road, Wrong Direction
(MedPage Today) -- CMS should focus its visit codes on the most complicated patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Review: Low-Sodium Diet for HF on Shaky Ground
(MedPage Today) -- Time to'retreat from an unbridled and potentially harmful insistence'on restriction (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nurses: Know Your Legal Rights in the Workplace
(MedPage Today) -- 3 key areas: nurse-to-patient ratio, violence in the workplace, and scope of practice (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Understanding Inflammation in Polymyalgia Rheumatica
(MedPage Today) -- Two new imaging studies reveal the anatomical focus of inflammation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Delays E/M Coding Changes in New Physician Payment Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Also expands telemedicine coverage, cuts Part B drug reimbursements (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Letting the Learners Learn
(MedPage Today) -- Let's allow interns and residents to figure out the right questions to ask (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Thumbs Down from FDA Advisors on Depression Opioid
(MedPage Today) -- Panel votes 21-2 that drug does not show favorable risk-benefit to support approval (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news