ACOG Urges Expedited Partner Therapy for Some STIs
For patients with sexually
transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, whose
partners are unable or unwilling to seek care, expedited
partner therapy can be used to prevent reinfection, according
to a Committee Opinion published in the June issue of
Obstetrics & Gynecology.
AMA: Avoiding Distress in Medical School
Understanding the key drivers
underlying medical students' distress can help address the
issues and enhance student well-being, according to an article
published by the American Medical Association.
Beloranib Safe, Efficacious for Weight Loss in Obesity
Beloranib seems efficacious and
safe for weight loss in obese patients, according to a study
published in the June issue of Diabetes, Obesity and
CDC: Raw Tuna Suspected As Salmonella Source in Outbreak
Raw tuna is suspected as the source
of a Salmonella outbreak that has infected 53 people in
nine states, according to U.S. health officials.
CDC: Smoking Rates on Decline in Many States
Cigarette smoking continues to
decline in about half of American states, according to the
latest U.S. government estimates. The new report was published
in the May 22 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Front Desk Staff Has Key Role in Managing Practice Cash Flow
Three steps that can be implemented
by front desk staff can help increase practices' cash flow,
according to an article published in Medical Economics.
Large Practices Focused on Small Selection of EHR Products
Sixty percent of clinicians in
practices with 26 or more clinicians report use of one of 10
electronic health record products, according to a report
published by AmericanEHR Partners.
Lean Six Sigma Approach Ups Quality of Hip Replacement Sx
The Lean Six Sigma approach can be
implemented to improve quality of care and reduce costs in
prosthetic hip replacement surgery, according to a study
published online May 11 in the Journal of Evaluation in
Personalized Assessments During Eye Visits Don't Lower HbA1c
For patients with diabetes,
personalized education and diabetes risk assessments performed
during retinal ophthalmologic visits do not result in improved
glycemic control, according to a study published online May 21
in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Physical Resistance Training Ups Sexual Function in PCOS
Physical resistance training is
associated with significant improvement in sexual function
among women with polycystic ovary syndrome, according to a
study published online May 18 in the Journal of Sexual
Probiotic Mixture VSL#3 Shows Promise for Crohn's Recurrence
The probiotic VSL#3, which includes
eight different bacterial probiotic species, may be beneficial
for preventing Crohn's disease recurrence, according to a study
published in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and
Progress Toward Mind-Controlled Robotic Limbs
Researchers have steadily been
making progress in developing mind-controlled robotic limbs.
One patient's case is reported in the May 22 issue of