The Journal of Clinical Oncology has a heartfelt account of one family’s struggle to access medical records after the death of a child from a brain tumor. Closing down online access to medical records is a common practice at hospitals and healthcare clinics following the death of a patient, often to the pain of family […]
There’s nothing like the sun when it comes to essential vitamin D. When your patients don’t get enough of it, fatigue and a host of other symptoms may arise. Here are 10 to keep an eye on if you think there may be a deficiency of vitamin D in your patients.
Increasing alertness and attention span while helping the mind process new information is as easy as (a)vocado, (b)roccoli, (c)offee – three foods of these 15 that can help your patients boost their brain power and help produce the vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats essential for cerebral strength.
You want speedy access to comprehensive records. Clinical decision-making tools. Optimized communication and data exchange. EHRs should be as unique as you, so whether you’re looking to replace or implement your first, this list can get you started.
Although the 2020 numbers will likely look MUCH different, the Merritt Hawkins survey from 2019 showed increased gains from previous years. Of the 62 responses representing 93 hospitals, cardiovascular surgery drove the most revenue. Still, the outlook remains bleak post-pandemic.
A dermatologist describes alopecic and aseptic nodules (AANS) of the scalp, a new clinical entity that has likely escaped many diagnoses. Here is a primer on the condition and how you can ensure a proper diagnosis to alleviate patients’ anxiety, as most have a good prognosis with straightforward therapeutic maneuvers.
Dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of COVID-19. As a dermatologist, you should also know that the coronavirus can also affect your patients’ skin and toes and may, in fact, be the only symptom. Here is what to look for — complete with images — in patients that test positive for […]
A new study published in Pediatrics concludes that there is a quick clinical recovery and excellent short-term outcomes for adolescents who develop COVID-19-related vaccination-associated myocarditis (C-VAM). The average age in the study was 15, and close follow-up and further studies are needed to understand the long-term implications and mechanism of these myocardial tissue changes.
The Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention (GINA) has published its annual report on asthma management and prevention. Key recommendations include that adults with asthma should receive combination therapy with an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta-agonist on an as-needed basis. The recommended option is low-dose budesonide-formoterol, or beclomethasone-formoterol as an alternative treatment. Short-acting […]
This Children’s Oncology Group report recommends new guidance on administering radiotherapy among children with cancer. Questions are answered around imaging protocols, dose reduction, setup correction, and adaptive therapy.