Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Primary care clinics see benefits with APM project

7/22/2014

  • Health Affairs Blog

Participating in an Alternative Payment Methodology demonstration project has helped Oregon's community health centers free up more time for patient management and create programs to promote healthy … 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

What portrayals of CPR in the media get wrong

7/18/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Most patients have unrealistic expectations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and those who learn about it from television have the highest expectations, writes Dr. Dhruv Khullar of Massachusetts Gene… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study links use of regional anesthesia in hip surgery to shorter hospital stays

7/22/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A study involving 56,729 patients who underwent hip fracture surgery showed those who received regional anesthesia during surgery had shorter hospital stays than those who received general anesthesia.… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Hospital execs report growing inpatient volume

7/21/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Inpatient volume was up 0.4% during the second quarter of 2014, according to a survey of hospital leaders by investment banking firm Jefferies. Respondents in states that have expanded Medicaid eligib… 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

Care transition program tied to lower costs, utilization

7/21/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A coaching intervention designed to ease care transitions among Medicare patients was associated with avoided costs of $3,752 per patient, a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found. Pa… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Women more at risk of death from heart attack than men

7/22/2014

  • DailyRx.com

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that young to middle-aged women are more at risk of dying from heart attacks in the hospital than men. After analyzing data from 230,… 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

Aerospace company designs new prosthetic knee

7/22/2014

  • EMDT.co.uk (U.K.)

A prosthetic knee that employs the acceleration of gravity as a vertical reference enables users to rise from sitting, climb stairs and walk using technology similar to how autopilot in airplanes uses… 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

Dermatologists offer pre- and post-beach treatments

7/15/2014

  • USA Today

Many patients seek laser hair removal before summer, but hair is not the only thing some patients want removed. Others ask dermatologists for treatments to remove tattoos and reduce cellulite and reju… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Surveillance system uses EHRs to detect patients at risk of hypertension

7/18/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

A surveillance system that reviews EHRs was designed by a team of researchers from Northwestern Medicine to tell health care providers when patients are at risk of hypertension. Researchers conducted … Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Houston man posed as veterinarian, treated dozens, police say

7/22/2014

  • KPRC-TV (Houston)

Wilfredo Gutierrez of Houston has pleaded guilty to practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Police say Gutierrez reportedly works as an assistant at a Houston-area veterinary clinic, from wh… 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 prenatal alcohol exposure to gross motor (GM) problems

7/22/2014

Children diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), or who were exposed to moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol prenatally, have triple the risk of gross motor (GM) problems compared to th… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

DME patients on Eylea see vision benefits

7/21/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Treatment with the aflibercept injection Eylea yielded better outcomes than laser photocoagulation with improved best corrected visual acuity at two years in patients with diabetic macular edema, data… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Measurement type affects dosing errors in child medications

7/14/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Parents who used a teaspoon or a tablespoon to measure doses of child medication had a twofold increased risk of making a dosing error compared with those who measured the medication in milliliters, a… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

U.S. sees decline in stroke rate in past 2 decades

7/16/2014

  • HealthDay News
  • DailyRx.com

The overall first-time stroke rate among Americans dropped 24% from 1987 to 2011, with a greater drop seen among people aged 65 and older, according to an analysis in the Journal of the American Medic… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

3D-printed body parts could replace cadaver parts for students

7/22/2014

  • VentureBeat

Increases in both longevity and the number of medical students has created a shortage of cadavers for medical research and education. Monash University in Australia recently released a kit with 3D-pri… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Study: Fasting may be unnecessary before blood lipid test

7/14/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The conventional 9- to 12-hour fasting period prior to a blood lipid test may offer no predictive value, according to a study involving more than 16,000 men and women. Researchers found no difference … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Data analysis supports early ICU tracheostomy

7/22/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Data from 15 clinical trials found ICU patients who need mechanical ventilation had better outcomes with an early tracheostomy, compared with those who did not have the procedure or had it later in th… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Use of antipsychotic drugs accelerates brain shrinkage, study suggests

7/21/2014

  • Science World Report

The use of antipsychotic drugs leads to a faster-than-normal decrease in brain volume among schizophrenia patients, a study in the journal PLOS One suggests. Brain scans of 33 schizophrenia patients a… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

The "smoker's paradox" after cardiac arrest

7/16/2014

  • American Journal of Cardiology, The

Among patients ≥18 years of age who underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation for in-hospital cardiac arrest, the authors observed a higher survival in smokers than nonsmokers -- consistent with the "… 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

Award nomination deadline approaching

7/16/2014

Each year APS recognizes excellence by presenting eight awards in the area of career achievement, pain research, education and public service, advocacy in children pain relief, outstanding service and… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Health data easy mark for hackers, experts say

7/16/2014

  • HealthCareInfoSecurity.com

Highly organized and competent criminals are targeting health data because it's a relatively easy mark and rich in personal information, according to industry experts. Hospitals and health care data s… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

VA needs 8,500 nurses to help address understaffing

7/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Acting Veterans Administration Secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that the $17.6 billion the VA needs to fix its appointment backlog problems will partly go to pay for h… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association