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Are blood ammonia levels helpful?

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Not to diagnose or monitor HE according to this article in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Here are their recommendations: HE is a diagnosis of exclusion and is made on clinical grounds. Do not check serum ammonia levels in patients with CLD to diagnose HE, to assess the severity of HE, or to determine

A resident deals with being a wife, mother, and doctor

As a second-year family medicine resident, wife of a nurse and mother of an almost-two-year-old, the feeling of just not being enough has a suffocating hold on me some days. Non satis. Sounds like a pretty good gig when I talk with others outside the medical profession and friends from home. Training to be a […]

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.

September 14th, 2017 Edition.On the overseas front we now see President Trump sulking in the White House frustrated with North Korea and the ongoing fiasco internally. It is interesting that the Secretaries of State and Defence are really seeming to still operate independent of Trump. Show More Summary

This Is A Change That Is Well Past Its Due Date!

This appeared last week:8 September 2017College pushes for telehealth rebatesPosted by Julie Lambert The RACGP is urging the removal of curbs on telehealth consultations and opening up point-of-care tests to GPs in the next round ofShow More Summary

Stop exploiting medical students and residents

Approximately 300-400 physicians commit suicide annually. Given that a typical doctor has about 2,300 patients under his or her care, that means more than a million Americans will lose a physician to suicide this year. In a study of six medical schools, almost seven percent of students said they had thought of ending their lives […]

From Disney to Diabetes: Len Testa and Vericred Team Up to Launch GlucosePATH [Interview]

For years, Len Testa has been using mathematical models to help families answer one of their most challenging questions: how to optimize summer vacation by selecting the best theme parks with the shortest lines, the best restaurants, and the most cost effective hotels? His website, Touring Plans, provides all the decision making your family of four will hopefully need […]

Health care reform: A free-market solution works in other countries

Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is on indefinite life support. The political consensus was that President Trump needed to pass health care reform to be able to move forward with his legislative agenda. While this may be true, the passing of any repeal and replacement bill without fundamental reforms has little chance of […]

Millions Could Die If Foreign Aid Is Cut, Gates Foundation Warns

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a stark warning this morning: if governments, particularly the U.S., were to cut their foreign aid budgets, millions of people would die from HIV, childhood illnesses, childbirth, and malar...

Which of these 10 new companies will change the face of health care

The Health 2.0 Fall Conference is the perfect place for new and young companies to get a foot in the door – to generate industry buzz, obtain critical funding and pitch new partners. Our lineup includes: Our exclusive Launch! event – 10 companies will debut their solutions and have them voted on by the audience. Henk Jan Scholten, a

Tiny Microchips Give Tracking Capabilities to Medical Devices Inside Body

As we develop a wide array of new implantable, injectable, and swallowable medical devices, the need to accurately track their location within the body becomes ever more critical. Currently, ultrasound, electromagnetism, and other methods are employed to track objects introduced into the body, but these modalities suffer from a number of imperfections that limit their […]

$40 Keychain Device Detects Food Allergens

For those with allergic reactions to certain foods, cross-contamination or accidental mislabeling can lead to reactions ranging from annoying to life-threatening. To address this health need, researchers at Harvard Medical School have made a device that can quickly, inexpensively, and accurately detect common food antigens. Show More Summary

A physician on his daughter’s implants

Physician-comedian Brad Nieder on his daughter’s implants. Enjoy the comedy stylings of Brad Nieder, MD. See more at the Healthy Humorist. Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.

Mount Sinai Scientists Reveal Solutions for Opioid Epidemics Using Machine Learning

Mount Sinai researchers have identified unique structural, biological and chemical insights in the way different opioid drugs activate the receptors and specific signaling pathways responsible for the drug’s beneficial and adverse effects,...Show More Summary

Magnolia Regional Health Integrates Nuance’s Dragon Medical One with MEDITECH EHR

Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) has implemented Nuance Dragon Medical One as its clinical speech recognition and computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) platform for acute care, integrated with its MEDITECH EHR.  TheShow More Summary

PatientPing Appoints Former Spotify VP as New Head of Product

PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company improving care coordination, has appointed former Spotify VP of Product Dave Rodger as Head of Product for the startup. In his new role, he will be responsible for driving product development to help PatientPing continue to connect providers to build a national care coordination network. Show More Summary

Benzos and opiates given to ward patients increase the risk of deterioration (ICU transfer or arrest)

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From a recent paper: BACKGROUND Opioids and benzodiazepines are frequently used in hospitals, but little is known about outcomes among ward patients receiving these medications. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between opioid and benzodiazepine administration and clinical deterioration.

Review of the ECG findings in WPW

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What rejection taught this doctor

I sat on my floor, surrounded by boxes in various states of organization and disarray, sifting through a pile of papers. I was moving for my surgical fellowship and, of course, put off packing to the last minute. However, in the middle of the hectic and scattered process, a particular stack of papers caught my […]

The New Royal Adelaide Hospital Seems To Have All The Bells And Whistles - Except One?

This appeared last week:New Royal Adelaide Hospital opens: CIO talks clinical collaboration and ‘cool’ techLynne Minion | 06 Sep 2017 As the emergency department treated its first patients and the wards continued to be filled yesterday,...Show More Summary

This Seems Like A Really Good Idea – Some Order Out Of Chaos!

This turned up last week:8 September 2017A GP guide to bring order to health-app chaosGeneral Practice Technology Posted by Julie Lambert A web-based guide to popular digital healthcare apps promises to put GPs just a few clicks away...Show More Summary

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