Physicians Briefing

  • AAN: High Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of MS
    People who drink several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to research scheduled for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, to be held from April 18 to 25 in Washington, D.C.
  • AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine
    Key steps should be taken to minimize the potential risk of liability resulting from use of telemedicine, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.
  • ASPS: Cosmetic Procedures Increased 3 Percent in 2014
    According to a new report, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. The report was issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • CDC: Routine Procedures Lead to Two Cases of HCV Transmission
    Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday.
  • Circadian Clock Has Significant Impact on Allergic Reaction
    The circadian clock seems to have a significant impact on allergic reaction, according to a review published online Feb. 17 in Allergy.
  • Distinct Immune Changes Seen in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Sx
    Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report. The new study was published online Feb. 27 in Science Advances.
  • Dr. Craig Spencer Speaks Out About His Ebola Experience
    Many U.S. politicians and media outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year, according to a newly written personal account by Craig Spencer, M.D., M.P.H., the last American Ebola patient treated in the United States. He also believes that officials and the media unnecessarily maligned those who were risking their lives to combat the West African epidemic.
  • Genetic Mutations Found in Leukemia Rise With Age
    For many people, an increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be an inevitable part of aging, according to a new study published online Feb. 26 in Cell Reports.
  • Invasive Strategy Improves Outcome in Elderly With ACS
    An invasive strategy using coronary angiography results in a better outcome in elderly patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome, according to research published in the March 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
  • Laser at 924/975 + Curettage Best for Axillary Hyperhidrosis
    For patients with axillary hyperhidrosis, the optimal treatment option is laser at 924/975 nm combined with curettage, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
  • Oral Bisphosphonate Use Tied to Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
    For postmenopausal women, oral bisphosphonate use is associated with a reduction in the risk of endometrial cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Patients Give Favorable Report of Epilepsy Surgery
    More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so, according to survey findings published in the February issue of Epilepsy & Behavior.

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