Dr. Bellal Jospeh
SAN DIEGO – Many patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be safely managed by trauma surgeons or intensive care... More
Dr. Enrico Papini
NASHVILLE – Ultrasound-guided laser ablation therapy was found to be a clinically safe, effective, and well-tolerated... More
Copeptin levels predicted diabetes insipidus after pituitary surgery
Copeptin levels of less than 2.5 pmol/L reliably identified diabetes insipidus after pituitary surgery, while levels of... More
Weekend surgery safer with more nurses, EMR use
SAN DIEGO – More nurses, robust ancillary services, and an electronic medical record (EMR) helped reduce hospital... More
Dr. P. Ravi Kiran
SAN DIEGO – A combination of bowel cleansing and oral antibiotics nearly halved the risk of common and troublesome... More
Dr. David Ollila
SAN DIEGO – More women with triple negative breast cancer are able to have breast-conserving therapy (BCT) when they... More
VIDEO: Patient-generated health tests pose challenges, opportunities for doctors
CHICAGO – Technology advances are giving patients direct access to myriad health tests and their own health data, but... More
Dr. Jeffrey N. Katz
SEATTLE – Certain clinical factors help predict which patients with knee meniscal tears and osteoarthritis will abandon... More
Dr. Feza Remzi
SAN DIEGO – Patients hoping to avoid a permanent stoma by having a salvage surgery to repair or replace a failing ileal... More
FDA proposes 1-year blood donor deferral for gay and bisexual men
Men who have sex with men, and women who have sexual relations with them, will be permitted to donate blood if a year... More
Dr. Robert Martin
SAN DIEGO – A surgical technique for ablating pancreatic tumors improved overall survival for individuals with locally... More
Dr. Martin Schreiber
SAN DIEGO – Though blood products have unique, lifesaving qualities, they are often in limited supply, and fresh red... More
VIDEO: What you need to know about MACRA, Medicare pay
BOSTON – When the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act goes into effect in 2019, will you be ready? In a... More
Ultrasound accurately predicts trauma thoracotomy survival
SAN DIEGO – The few trauma patients who will survive a high-risk thoracotomy procedure for cardiac arrest can be... More


The Autar scale is a successful tool for identifying orthopedic surgery patients at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – and can prevent DVT when patients follow prophylactic measures corresponding with their DVT risk level, according to researche... More »


Cardiac and vascular surgery patients should receive deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis before and after surgery, say researchers who found a high incidence of postoperative DVT in these patients compared to general surgery patients. The retros... More »

Practice Management

Minnesota and Alabama have joined six other states in enacting a law that aims to expand the practice of telemedicine by streamlining physician licensure. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) on May 19 each signed into l... More »

Policy & Practice Podcast

Women’s health issues and the IPAB are front and center on the political agenda lately. In response to complaints from physicians and lawmakers, new guidance from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services clarifies how insurance companies... More »

From the Editor

In his most recent bestseller, Being Mortal, Dr. Atul Gawande has again raised social awareness of the inadequacies of our health care system in assisting patients with end-of-life decisions and care. In his treatise, he laments his own lack of train... More »


S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Grandma finally checked into a skilled nursing facility (SNF), a member of a national chain of for-profit SNFs, after her progressive dementia prevented her from performing the basic activities of daily living. Unfortunately, the staffing w... More »