Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Sentinel alert on tubing connectors issued by Joint Commission

8/21/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert that said there will be a high risk of tubing misconnections, which can cause adverse events, when implementation of new standards for connectors beg… 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

Review articles from the recent issue of JPSM

8/19/2014

The August issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM) is now available. Read the highlights at AAHPMBlog.org. Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Acid suppressants tied to gastric bacterial growth risk

8/22/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Children and teens with chronic cough who received histamine-2 receptor antagonists had a higher risk of developing bacterial growth in the stomach, according to a 99-patient study in JAMA Pediatrics.… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Thousands of children's water bottles recalled over laceration risk

8/20/2014

  • Tulsa World (Okla.)

Brita on Tuesday voluntarily recalled about 242,500 of its children's water filter bottles because of defective lids that can break and accidentally cut a child. The company has received 35 reports of… 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

Health systems form long-distance relationships for better care

8/20/2014

  • Capital New York

North Shore-L.I.J. Health System in New York is among those partnering with Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic for cardiac care. The long-distance partnership is part of a national trend in which health syst… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Vision loss tied to higher mortality risk among seniors

8/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in JAMA Ophthalmology involving more than 2,500 people ages 65 to 84 found that declining vision is linked with higher death risk. The study team said that the correlation may be attributed to… 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

Mich. woman gets robotic arm through social media campaign

8/21/2014

  • WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Torri Biddle, who was born without a right arm, received a robotic prosthesis from the Hanger clinic in Kalamazoo, Mich., that helps her accomplish daily tasks, such as tying shoes, styling her hair o… 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

Novel retinol blend may be less irritating

8/19/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Retinol in a blend of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents resulted in less erythema, dryness, scaling and peeling compared with tretinoin or free retinol in a split-face study. The blend included… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

CT flags signs of ACS, data show

8/18/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Spotty calcium, positive remodeling and other features of high-risk plaques seen on noninvasive CT images have predictive value for identifying acute coronary syndrome, according to data reported in t… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Cat health, quality of life depend on routine veterinary care

8/22/2014

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

More than half of U.S. pet cats haven't been to see the veterinarian in the past 12 months, according to a report by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Bayer HealthCare. However, reg… 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

Low-income women under-use contraception, study finds

8/19/2014

Many low-income women from medically underserved communities either do not use contraception or use the least effective methods available, suggests a new study published in JOGNN. The findings provide… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Report: Consumers opt for traditional snacks over low-fat varieties

8/21/2014

  • Drug Store News

A report by IRI found that sales of traditional snack foods such as potato chips continue to show gains despite an increase in the number of consumers who say they choose healthy snacks. Data also ind… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study looks at oxygen saturation, hospitalization with bronchiolitis

8/20/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

In an analysis involving 213 infants with mild to moderate bronchiolitis, Canadian researchers found that artificially raised pulse oximetry values were associated with lower rates of hospitalization … Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Mayo Clinic focuses new cholesterol guidance on diet, exercise

8/20/2014

  • DailyRx.com

A Mayo Clinic task force reviewed scientific evidence on the treatment related to cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. The team recommended exercise and diet for three to six months before re-evalu… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

FDA clears 3D-printed facial implant

8/19/2014

  • Hartford Business Journal (Conn.)

The FDA cleared Oxford Performance Materials' OsteoFab 3D-printed facial implant, which will be distributed globally by Biomet, the manufacturer announced. The implant is based on a powder that is sim… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Justice Department closes Brilinta clinical trial case

8/19/2014

  • Reuters
  • American City Business Journals
  • Medscape (free registration)

The Justice Department has closed an investigation into AstraZeneca's 18,000-patient PLATO study of the heart drug Brilinta, or ticagrelor. Some experts had criticized the study design, including the … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Study shows impact of futile ICU care

8/22/2014

  • Science 2.0

A study of five ICUs at one health system showed at least one patient was being given futile treatment on 16% of days during which an ICU was full, while others waited for emergency care or died at ot… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Probe has potential for noninvasive and surgical imaging, data show

8/22/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Ohio State University researchers have found that the peptide-based molecule known as HN1 could be used for optical and nuclear imaging, potentially improving detection and removal of cancerous lesion… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Underage drinking and trauma center resource use

8/20/2014

  • Journal of Adolescent Health

In this study, presence of alcohol was not significantly associated with adverse outcomes or increased resource utilization in younger trauma patients admitted to a level I trauma center. However, 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

Tenn. law may keep pregnant women from getting health care

8/1/2014

  • ABC News

A Tennessee woman has been charged under a new state law making it a crime to use drugs while pregnant. Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women said such laws can keep women from get… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

2015 call for posters is now open

8/20/2014

The APS Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your original research for a poster presentation at the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting. It is required that authors select a theme (topic… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI may be best to screen for recurrent breast cancer

8/20/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

In women with a history of breast cancer, MRI detects more cancer recurrence than ultrasound and mammography, according to a study published in Radiology. "Our data suggest that women with a history o… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

In Wis., new nursing school building goes high-tech

8/18/2014

  • Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's new School of Nursing building will use the latest in technology, including simulations, to attract and engage students raised in a digital world. Other Wisconsin… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Attitude toward the field of chiropractic medicine shifting

8/21/2014

  • Herald (Sharon-Farrell-Sharpsville-Wheatland, Pa.), The

Doctor of chiropractic Leonard Lenhart says the reputation of chiropractic care has improved since 1959, when he started his practice. The stigma against the field has largely dissipated, though there… Read More