Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

FDA warns against using oral lidocaine for teething pain

7/10/2014

  • AAFP News

The FDA said oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be prescribed to treat teething pain in children because it is ineffective and can pose health risks if swallowed in sufficient quantities. T… Read More

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

News for physicians caring for the seriously ill

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

International Palliative Care Network Conference 2014 under the auspices of EAPC ONLUS

7/9/2014

Free virtual conference -- Call for Abstracts extended to July 15. Make the world your audience. The International Palliative Care Network Conference -- 2014 is an online conference hosted on the Pall… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Certain cancers may raise VTE recurrence risk, study finds

7/10/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A study in the journal Blood found that patients with certain cancers were at higher risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism. The malignancies related to greater risk included lung, ovarian and brain… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Neurology group: Doctors must protect athletes from concussion

7/9/2014

  • HealthDay News

Doctors who treat athletes with a concussion have an ethical obligation to educate them and try to preserve their future physical and mental health, the American Academy of Neurology said in a positio… Read More

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Quality care news for cardiologists and other medical professionals

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Published in partnership with: American College of Cardiology

Hospital system to use grant to better coordinate care in Iowa

7/10/2014

  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

A three-year, $10 million federal grant was offered to Mercy hospital system to enhance patient care in Iowa. The grant will be used by the health system to assist small hospitals as they prepare to p… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Hand-washing rates increase where monitors are stationed, study finds

7/10/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

Hand-washing rates increased threefold at stations where an auditor was visible, according to a study in the BMJ Quality & Safety Journal. Using an electronic monitoring hand hygiene system, researche… Read More

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

News for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics profession

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

O&P practitioners should check PDAC verifications

7/10/2014

  • O&P Almanac (Adobe Flash required)

One of the functions of Medicare's Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding contractor is to verify reimbursement codes for durable medical equipment, prostheses, orthotics and supplies, whether that verifi… Read More

ASDS Skin Source SmartBrief

News for and about dermatologic surgeons

ASDS Skin Source SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Injectable collagen treats atrophic acne scars

7/8/2014

  • Dermatology Times online

Injections of collagen filler containing polymethylmethacrylate microspheres improved atrophic acne scars in 64% of patients, compared with 33% of patients receiving placebo injections, in a study of … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Shorter life expectancy seen in severely obese patients

7/9/2014

  • HealthDay News

Research published on the website of PLOS Medicine says life expectancy among severely obese individuals was 6.5 to 13.7 years shorter than that of people with normal weight. Heart disease appeared to… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Do you have an emergency plan for your animals? Many owners around the world don't

7/10/2014

  • Thomson Reuters Foundation

While most people agree that family pets and livestock must be cared for in an emergency, they often don't have a clear plan, according to a survey of 3,000 pet owners from some of the world's major c… Read More

AWHONN SmartBrief

News on the health of women and newborns

AWHONN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Women's Health, OBG and Neonatal Nurses

Study links autism to in utero exposure to pesticides

7/8/2014

Children were more likely to develop autism or developmental delays if agricultural pesticides were used near their mothers' homes during pregnancy, according to a study in Environmental Health Perspe… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

FDA accepts application for basal insulin Toujeo

7/9/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The FDA has accepted Sanofi's new-drug application for its basal insulin Toujeo. Trial data revealed a lower rate of nocturnal hypoglycemia in the Toujeo cohort at six months compared with those who t… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

U.K. study: High-volume neonatal units have better preemie survival rates

7/8/2014

  • Medical News Today

Data on more than 20,500 babies born in England between 2009 and 2011 showed that high-volume neonatal care units had 30% higher survival rates for babies born after 27 to 32 weeks of pregnancy compar… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Research looks at family's effect on children's weight

7/8/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Children are more likely to be obese if one of their parents is obese, but having an older or younger sibling who is obese has even more influence over risk, according to a study in the American Journ… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Squid protein could be useful for engineered tissues

7/8/2014

  • Daily News (New York)

A protein in squid sucker ring teeth could be used to make synthetic ligaments and bone scaffolding, scientists report in the journal ACS Nano. Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Study: Heparin may best bivalirudin post-PCI

7/7/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com
  • Business Standard (India)

Heart attack patients had better PCI outcomes when they received heparin than when they were treated with bivalirudin, according to data reported in The Lancet. Overall rates of adverse events were lo… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Medical facilities consider their resilience in weather disasters

7/8/2014

  • Rome News-Tribune (Ga.)

Natural disasters increase the need for hospital readiness but also can directly damage hospitals themselves, making it necessary for hospitals to assess their resiliency. Members of the American Mete… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Study assesses utility of FET PET in managing glioblastoma

7/9/2014

  • MedicalXpress.com

Researchers at the University of West Australia's School of Medicine are investigating whether imaging using O-(2-[18F]-fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine or FET as a PET agent could be used to manage patients w… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Glycosylated hemoglobin association with coronary artery disease

7/9/2014

  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Abnormal glucose metabolism is a major determinant of coronary artery disease and mortality in developed countries. Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a more stable, accurate parameter of glucose home… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Atlanta-area hospital emphasizes nursing certification

7/2/2014

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The

Eastside Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Stuart Downs said the Atlanta-area hospital has set a goal of increasing the number of its nurses who are certified from 14% to 20% this year. Director of… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

PCPC is next week!

7/9/2014

APS, along with the Journal of Family Practice, will host Pain Care for Primary Care in Orlando, July 17-19. The conference allows primary care providers an opportunity to improve their understanding … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Maternal health, prenatal care matter most for baby size

7/9/2014

  • Business Standard (India)

Oxford University researchers who looked at ultrasound and other data found that babies born to women in good health with good prenatal care were all relatively similar in size at birth, and they conc… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Hiring by hospitals was flat in June

7/7/2014

  • Crain's Detroit Business

Employment figures at U.S. hospitals were mostly flat for June, although health care employment in the nation edged up by 21,000 jobs because of increases in ambulatory and long-term care settings. In… Read More