In a 48-page report, the Institute of Medicine “refutes the idea that obesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals.” [You know the IOM, the same folks who brought you the “98,000 people are killed each year by medical errors” report, the accuracy of which has been challenged.
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There are no longer any doubts if patients Google their doctors. Social media, your website, and Google are parts of virtually every patient’s search for a doctor. Google is a reference check and has become the most important tool to establish sufficient level of trust for an appointment to be scheduled.
August 8, 2012 The shape of the left atrial appendage may have something to do with the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, researchers found. Of the four shapes characterized by researchers, the one called Chicken Wing carried a 79 percent decreased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to Andrea Natale, MD, from the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in Austin, and colleagues.
30 day hospital re-admission rates. It’s a statistic that keeps hospital administrators up at night. Whether you agree or disagree with the use of this statistic as a quality and reimbursement metric, if it creates change, reduces hospital re-admissions and improves patient care, then in theory I support it.
The day after Nelly Divricean gave birth to twin sons Andrew and Patrick, doctors gave her terrible news: one of her tiny, premature babies was in serious trouble. "Something's wrong," the doctors told her. "We think Patrick has a blockage. We need to move him to a different hospital." A blockage somewhere inside Patrick's intestines was preventing him from moving his bowels.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis face no increased risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes or mortality during elective surgery, despite their high rates of cardiac disease, a retrospective study found. Compared with patients who had diabetes, those with rheumatoid arthritis had a significantly lower mortality rate during an intermediate-risk surgical procedure (0.
There was some buzz last week on medical news sites like MedPage Today, Fierce Healthcare and Science Codex, about a paper from Johns Hopkins describing how the institution reduced its surgical site infection (SSI) rate for colorectal surgery. A multidisciplinary project called the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP), involving 36 people including a “team coach” and a hospital executive, began when the SSI rate was 27.
The incidence of SSIs declined from 27.3 percent in the 12 months prior to initiation of the safety program to 18.2 percent in the 12 months afterward, as reported online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Developed by a multidisciplinary team and reviewed monthly, the program emphasized standardization of procedures before, during, and after surgery to eliminate or minimize factors associated with SSIs.
Possible mild peri-appendiceal inflammation. So states a CT scan reading received the other night. Here’s another. The findings are concerning for appendicitis. And another. The appendix is dilated and mildly thick walled with suggestion of mild surrounding inflammatory change, although there is air within the lumen.