Primary care clinicians face a heavy administrative burden, spending significantly more time using the electronic health record (EHR) than their counterparts in other specialties.
In a new article, researchers address some of the ethical decisions that go into decisions to split a liver and provide a model to help hospitals make SLT decisions.
What The Study Did: Researchers characterized clinical content of ambulatory care among office-based compared with telemedicine visits in the United States before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What The Study Did: This survey study examined disparities in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and approaches to improve vaccination rates among adults in China.
A novel therapeutic may halt rapid kidney function in some type 1 diabetic kidney disease patients.
Women with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) experience frustration related to their treatment - particularly the risks from repeated use of antibiotics, according to a focus group study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
A common treatment for acute intracerebral hemorrhage is to quickly and drastically lower blood pressure. However, the effectiveness of this treatment might change depending on kidney function. Researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Japan examined the data from a large clinical trial and found that when patients were treated this way for acute intracerebral hemorrhage, the odds of death or disability were significantly higher if they already had decreased kidney function.
What The Study Did: A decline in COVID-19 cases after the vaccination of health care workers in a region of California that experienced high rates of COVID-19 disease over the winter is reported in this single-center study.
What The Study Did: The SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine appeared to be safe and achieve satisfactory serologic status in patients with cancer. While there was a lag in antibody production compared with the rate in the noncancer control group, seroconversion occurred in most patients after the second dose.
A by-product of nicotine, found in the urine of smokers, could be used to identify when bladder cancer has returned, new research has found.