Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Researchers say older antibiotic is effective for Staph

10/17/2014

  • HealthDay News

University of Nebraska researchers are advising physicians that vancomycin, an older antibiotic, still works against Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections. The report in the Journal of the Amer… 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

Calif. physician pushes home-based palliative care

10/17/2014

  • Lost Coast Outpost (Ferndale, Calif.)

California palliative care physician Michael Fratkin says he will begin Resolution Care, a program to provide in-home palliative care through personal visits or telehealth. He hopes to take the model … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

President appoints former vice presidential staffer as Ebola czar

10/17/2014

  • ABC News

Ron Klain, who served as the chief of staff for Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, has been named by President Barack Obama to help coordinate the nation's response to the Ebola outbreak. Klain wi… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Emotional support lessens health impact of poverty in black teens

10/16/2014

  • Reuters

Living in neighborhoods of worsening poverty was associated with increased odds of risk factors for chronic conditions among black teens, but having a strong emotional support system seemed to block p… 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

Study: SNF quality measures not linked to readmissions

10/16/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

University of Pennsylvania researchers said performance measures for skilled nursing facilities were not consistently linked to 30-day readmission or mortality risks among post-acute care Medicare pat… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Dallas nurses with Ebola transferred to biocontainment units

10/17/2014

  • WBAL-TV (Baltimore)
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • WLTZ-TV (Columbus, Ga.)
  • HealthDay News

Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse and the first person known to have contracted Ebola in the U.S., has been transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to a specialized NIH medical facility in Bethes… 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

AlterG robotic orthosis aids rehab of paralyzed jockey

10/16/2014

  • Gloucestershire Echo (U.K.)

A "bionic leg" developed by AlterG has helped 19-year-old jockey Katie Watson recover from a car crash that paralyzed her and get back on a horse. The battery-powered, robotic orthosis is worn over th… 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

Lack of regulatory oversight means more patients injured by lasers

10/14/2014

  • Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model), The

Patients seeking hair removal and skin resurfacing or rejuvenation at medical spas and retail clinics have been burned, blistered and scarred from botched laser jobs. "I see patients all the time gett… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

EHR use linked to fewer adverse events, data show

10/15/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Advanced EHR use resulted in a 30% decline in adverse events tied to drug errors and a 25% reduction in complications, according to a new study. The findings, drawn from hospitals and physician practi… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Ebola protocols for pets coming soon, AVMA says

10/17/2014

  • Seattle Times, The

Recommended protocols for handling pets that might have been exposed to Ebola could be available as early as next week. "Veterinary and public health officials should evaluate and take appropriate pro… 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

Nurses urge hospitals to increase infection control training

10/16/2014

  • WGCL-TV (Atlanta)

Nurses groups are calling on hospitals to take steps to increase training and safety for health care workers who may have to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. The Georgia Nurses Associatio… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Men with diabetes, low testosterone show higher heart risks

10/17/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Data on 115 male type 2 diabetes patients showed those with low testosterone levels were six times as likely to suffer increased carotid thickness and endothelium dysfunction than those who had normal… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

NICU naming system reduces errors in EMR data

10/14/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Creating an identification system for yet-to-be-named neonates helped one NICU reduce errors when clinical orders were entered into an EMR system, researchers from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bro… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study: High-intensity training builds stronger hearts in sedentary adults

10/15/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A group of sedentary adults achieved structural growth in both left and right heart ventricles through yearlong high-intensity training regimens, according to a study in the journal Circulation. Study… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Surgeons discover link between textured implants and capsular contracture

10/17/2014

Leading plastic surgeons are doing extensive research in the field of capsular contracture and have discovered some surprising results. Through specific techniques, they've managed to reduce the perce… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Updated AUC app from SCAI addresses diagnostics, treatment options

10/13/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

SCAI has upgraded its appropriate use criteria calculator to assist physicians in making treatment decisions for patients facing coronary revascularization, heart failure imaging or diagnostic cathete… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

ICU patients with acute kidney injuries may have higher CVD risk

10/17/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Advanced kidney injury patients discharged from an ICU have a higher three-year cumulative risk of heart failure and heart attack, according to a study in the journal Critical Care. The study included… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Study IDs key mechanism in Parkinson's disease

10/16/2014

  • NewKerala.com (India)

A fruit fly study in Nature Communications suggests Parkinson's disease progression could be stalled with the help of deacetylase inhibitors that target neuronal transport defects caused by an LRRK2 m… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Risk for second hip fracture

10/15/2014

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Are patients who experience a hip fracture likely to develop a second hip fracture or to die in a seven-year period? A study from Taiwan shows that patients with a second hip fracture were significant… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Medical groups publish new guidelines on determining due dates

10/5/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Three medical groups are issuing new guidelines for determining pregnancy-due-date estimates and gestational ages in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Authors from the… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Receive one of APS's highest honors

10/15/2014

The American Pain Society's Clinical Centers of Excellence award program is accepting applications. The CCOE program recognizes programs or services that exemplify the delivery of outstanding clinical… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Study finds men, women react differently to mental stress

10/15/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed mental stress affects women with stable ischemic heart disease differently than men with the condition. Duke University Medical Cent… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Failing to finish college can derail careers

10/13/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Having some college credits but not a degree can stall careers and keep people with student loan debt in lower-paying positions. Lauren Bizzaro, who went to school to study nursing, works as a unit co… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Chiropractic students evaluate products that claim to improve posture

10/17/2014

  • NBC News

Students at New York Chiropractic College evaluated several products that claim to improve posture -- including Posawear, the Lumoback belt and app and the Buoy seat -- and awarded them grades of B, C… Read More