October 22, 2012 | Frank Irving - Editor
An analysis of nationally-representative data indicates that between 1988 and 2010 there has been a trend of declining average levels of total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for U.S. adults overall, according to a study in the October 17 issue of JAMA.
October 08, 2012 | Frank Irving - Editor
In this video interview, Donee Patterson, MD, a family practice physician and director of medical community outreach for Einstein Neighborhood Healthcare in Philadelphia, answers questions about her use of online clinical and drug reference tools in the course of her practice.
October 01, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
There has been an increase in total knee arthroplasty (TKA; knee replacement) procedures over the past 20 years that has been driven by both an increase in the number of Medicare enrollees and increase in per capita utilization, according to a study in the September 26 issue of JAMA. There has also been a decrease in hospital length of stay for TKA, but increased hospital readmission rates and increased rates of infectious complications.
September 10, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Compared with a bare-metal stent, the use of a stent with a biodegradable polymer that releases the drug biolimus resulted in a lower rate of major adverse cardiac events at 1 year among patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram following a heart attack) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries), according to a study in the August 22/29 issue of JAMA.
August 28, 2012 | Erin McCann - Contributing Writer, Eric Bailey - Events Producer
Bob Nguyen, MD, urologist at Boston Children's Hospital, shows off his department's teleurology robot, a cutting edge new device for a telemedicine pilot program at his practice.
August 21, 2012 | PhysBizTech staff
In this video, Timothy Murphy, MD, chats with a patient about his medical relationship and the unique benefits of a concierge medical practice.
August 21, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
In a study that included more than 2,700 women receiving care in primary care clinics, those who were screened for partner violence and received a partner violence resource list did not experience significant differences for several outcomes, including overall quality of life, general health, and recurrence of partner violence, compared to women who just received a partner violence resource list, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.
August 10, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Medicare patients 65 years and older who underwent cataract surgery had lower odds of hip fracture one year after the procedure when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract surgery, according to a study in the August 1 issue of JAMA.
July 30, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
An examination of the characteristics of persons born outside the United States diagnosed with HIV while living in the U.S. finds that, compared to U.S.-born persons with HIV, they are more likely to be Hispanic or Asian, and to have a higher percentage of HIV infections attributed to heterosexual contact, according to a study appearing in JAMA being published online.
July 12, 2012 | Eric Bailey - Events Producer
Shahid Shah shares his best advice for IT workers looking to get started in the healthcare industry. Source: Health Administration Degrees