July 09, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Among patients who underwent bariatric surgery, there was a higher prevalence of alcohol use disorders in the second year after surgery, and specifically after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, compared with the years immediately before and following surgery, according to a study in the June 20 issue of JAMA. This study was published to coincide with its presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
June 19, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Among six large integrated health care systems between 1996 and 2010 there was a substantial increase in the use of advanced diagnostic imaging, including approximately a tripling of the use of computed tomography and nearly a quadrupling of the use of magnetic resonance imaging, as well as a substantial increase in estimated radiation exposure, according to a study in the June 13 issue of JAMA.
May 29, 2012 | Eric Bailey - Events Producer
Mehmet Oz, MD, host of TV's Dr. Oz Show and a heart surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital, shares his views on current business and technology challenges facing small physician practices.
May 29, 2012 | Eric Bailey - Events Producer
Follow the events of May 19, when the production crew of The Dr. Oz Show conducted 15-minute physicals on close to 300 patients at Temple University's School of Medicine in Philadelphia. View commentary from Dr. Oz in an exclusive interview with PhysBizTech, as well as remarks from the show's clinical director, a participating physician and patient, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
May 29, 2012
Two studies that included adults with obstructive sleep apnea examined the effectiveness of reducing the risk of cardiovascular outcomes, including high blood pressure, by treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), according to the articles in the May 23/30 issue of JAMA.
May 16, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Between 2000 and 2009 in the United States, the annual rate of maternal opiate use increased nearly 5-fold, while diagnosis of the drug withdrawal syndrome among newborns, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), increased almost 3-fold, accompanied by a substantial increase in hospital charges related to NAS, according to a study published online by JAMA. The study is being released early to coincide with its presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
May 02, 2012 | PhysBizTech staff
A text messaging intervention with education-related messages sent to parents increased influenza vaccination coverage compared with usual care in a traditionally hard-to-reach, low-income, urban, minority population of children and adolescents, although coverage overall remained low, according to a study in the April 25 issue of JAMA.
April 13, 2012 | Frank Irving - Editor
David A. Gordon, MD, a thoracic surgeon based in Allentown, Pa., currently integrates about five hours per week of general telemedicine consultation into his overall medical practice. He explains his passion for this emerging area of medical care.
March 09, 2012 | Frank Irving - Editor
Keith Campanelli, practice administrator at Austintown Pediatrics, discusses the integration of EMRs and other advancements in healthcare technologies at his practice in this video from HIMSS12 in Las Vegas.
February 24, 2012 | Journal of the American Medical Association
Younger women have an increased risk of dying after heart attack when compared to older women and younger men, research from the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. Younger women experiencing heart attacks may also have symptoms other than chest pain. See more in this video from JAMA.