Medicine

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Screening Guidelines and Recommendations

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Screening Guidelines and Recommendations

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There is a lack of direct evidence that assesses the benefits and harms of screening for urinary incontinence in women.

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International evidence-based guidelines include 166 recommendations and practice points to improve health outcomes of women with PCOS.

Influential Factors in Kidney Transplant Include Social Support, Life Expectancy

Influential Factors in Kidney Transplant Include Social Support, Life Expectancy

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Transplant providers are more likely to choose candidates for kidney transplant if they have a strong social support network.

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

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A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

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Discharge summaries demonstrated higher mean speech recognition error rates.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Researchers evaluated patient feedback and satisfaction scores of spine surgeons by using comments from 3 leading physician rating websites.

Reproductive Recourse: Why Are Reproductive Malpractice Claims So Challenging?

Reproductive Recourse: Why Are Reproductive Malpractice Claims So Challenging?

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A new generation of DNA tests that analyze fetal DNA are seen as a safe and reliable godsend for expectant mothers because, according to the manufacturers, they achieve "near-perfect" accuracy.

FDA Taps Social Media to Identify and Assess Emerging Drug Abuse Threats

FDA Taps Social Media to Identify and Assess Emerging Drug Abuse Threats

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The FDA continues to battle the nation's opioid problem even as it looks to detect and prevent the next threat.

Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

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Study results serve as an important impetus for physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and others involved in the care of hospitalized patients to optimize sleep in the hospital setting.

The Ethics of Consumer Genetic Testing for Huntington's: Peaked Interest Has Clinicians Concerned

The Ethics of Consumer Genetic Testing for Huntington's: Peaked Interest Has Clinicians Concerned

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing would enable consumers to bypass the safeguards set forth by professional guidelines, which could potentially increase the risk for harm associated with testing.

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

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Abilify MyCite adds a digital sensor to the medication aripiprazole. The sensor, an ingestible event marker, is activated by contact with stomach acids and transmits a signal to a skin patch the patient wears, which then transmits to an app.

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome Associated With Brain Upward Shift

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome Associated With Brain Upward Shift

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Study results demonstrate that the eyes are gateways into the effects of space flight on the brain.

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

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Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.

HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products

HerbList allows users to access information about the science of more than 50 popular herbs and herbal supplements, including kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and others marketed for health purposes.

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

Virtual Reality Technology: Transforming Cardiovascular Medicine

Virtual reality technology has been applied in cardiology-related education, preprocedural planning, intraprocedural visualization, and patient rehabilitation.

A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

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Knowledge of a patient's spiritual beliefs can help physicians better tailor interventions to the individual patient while providing a deeper level of respect for their patients.

Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias

Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias

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Stigmatizing terms used to describe individuals who have a substance addiction, including "addict," alcoholic," and "substance abuser," may be associated with negative explicit and implicit biases and should be replaced with positive terms that still describe the conditions accurately.

Ethical Navigation of Patient Refusal of Treatment for Religious Reasons

Ethical Navigation of Patient Refusal of Treatment for Religious Reasons

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While physicians must respect patient autonomy, they have a professional commitment to provide medical intervention when possible.

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

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Cannabis has been shown to reduce the use of prescription drugs that have more numerous and serious side effects, including opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants.

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Despite concerns that the digital revolution in psychiatry might lessen the importance of interpersonal relationships between patient and clinician, digital apps have the potential to make the therapeutic alliance even more powerful.

Accountable Care Organization Growth Associated With Reduced Physician Work Hours and Self-Employment

Accountable Care Organization Growth Associated With Reduced Physician Work Hours and Self-Employment

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Well-performing ACOs make more efficient use of physician time by shifting tasks to other hospital team members.

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

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The development of a theoretical framework can help prevent the pervasive abuse, harassment, discrimination, and mistreatment of medical trainees.

Guidelines for Health Initiative-Faith-Based Organization Partnerships

Guidelines for Health Initiative-Faith-Based Organization Partnerships

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Often central to communities, faith-based organizations serve as local touchstones for health initiatives and outreach programs.

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

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These results indicate an association between adolescent engagement in digital media activities and subsequent ADHD symptoms.

Debunking Myths Around Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Debunking Myths Around Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

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Primary care office-based addiction treatment of opioid use disorder with buprenorphine is a realistic and scalable solution to address the overdose crisis in the United States.

Ethical Guidelines for Living Donor Transplantation

Ethical Guidelines for Living Donor Transplantation

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The Belmont Report provides an appropriate framework for living donor organ transplantation.

The Halford Case Controversy: Are Institutional Review Board Regulations Too Strict?

The Halford Case Controversy: Are Institutional Review Board Regulations Too Strict?

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William Halford, PhD, reportedly administered a live attenuated herpes simplex virus vaccine to 17 participants at an off-campus hotel without approval from an institutional review board.

Opioid Users More Likely to Have Complex Health Issues and Dealings With Criminal Justice System

Opioid Users More Likely to Have Complex Health Issues and Dealings With Criminal Justice System

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Individuals taking opioids were found to be more likely to report physical and mental health issues and to have more frequent dealings with the criminal justice system compared with individuals not taking opioids.

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