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Case Report: Hypoxia Following Chronic Self-Dosing of Apricot Kernel Extract

Case Report: Hypoxia Following Chronic Self-Dosing of Apricot Kernel Extract

Self-prescribed apricot kernel extract was administered daily for 5 years by the patient.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: Barriers for People With Lung Cancer

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: Barriers for People With Lung Cancer

A retrospective study of lung cancer clinical trials found that trials continue to increase their eligibility criteria, creating barriers to patient access.

An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

Considered low-hanging fruit by hackers, the health care sector is particularly vulnerable to attack.

Transesophageal Echocardiography Training for Critical Care Fellows

Transesophageal Echocardiography Training for Critical Care Fellows

Transesophageal echocardiography can be used safely and effectively by critical care fellows to assess and manage cardiopulmonary failure when transthoracic echocardiography fails to provide adequate views.

Quality of FDA Device Approval Studies Examined

Quality of FDA Device Approval Studies Examined

Approving high-risk medical device modifications and granting accelerated drug approval requires high-quality evidence.

Respiratory Therapist Autonomy With Noninvasive Ventilation May Improve COPD Outcomes

Respiratory Therapist Autonomy With Noninvasive Ventilation May Improve COPD Outcomes

Timely selection and early intervention, attention to comfort, and frequent checks improved outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were treated with noninvasive ventilation.

Specialist Access Among Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees: Do Access Standards Help?

Specialist Access Among Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees: Do Access Standards Help?

The adoption of access standards does not improve access to specialist care among patients participating in Medicaid manage care.

Reduced Hospital Readmissions and Mortality Rates: How Are They Linked?

Reduced Hospital Readmissions and Mortality Rates: How Are They Linked?

Researchers analyzed data from hospitalized Medicare patients with acute MI, heart failure, or pneumonia between 2008 and 2014.

Reducing Clinician Burnout Via Patient-Centered Communication Methods

Reducing Clinician Burnout Via Patient-Centered Communication Methods

A recent AMA report highlighted the efficacy of the ICARE method for reducing clinician burnout.

Uninsured Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Adults in US

Uninsured Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Adults in US

About 20 million people gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Adopting an Active Medical Device Saftey Surveillence System in the US

Adopting an Active Medical Device Saftey Surveillence System in the US

Medical devices such as thermometers and pacemakers are regulated differently than pharmaceuticals in the US.

How Important Is It To Report Negative Data from Clinical Trials?

How Important Is It To Report Negative Data from Clinical Trials?

Pharmaceutical research has made vast improvements in genetic studies and patient-targeted therapies.

Does Physician Age Impact Patient Mortality?

Does Physician Age Impact Patient Mortality?

Reseachers analyzed hospitalized patients between 2011 and 2014.

Call for New Infection Diagnosis Criteria in Emergency Department

Call for New Infection Diagnosis Criteria in Emergency Department

Infections, including lower respiratory infections, are often over- or underdiagnosed in older adults in emergency departments.

Is There A Correlation Between Menopausal Status and Accelaration of Decline in Lung Function?

Is There A Correlation Between Menopausal Status and Accelaration of Decline in Lung Function?

Serum samples, spirometry, and questionnaire data were used to assess the relationship between respiratory function and reproductive health.

Q&A: Informed Consent in Medical Research

Q&A: Informed Consent in Medical Research

Informed consent is known to obe ethically essential in most medical research, despite it being a new concept for the US.

How Common Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

How Common Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

Susannah L. Rose, PhD discusses her thoughts of industry funded patient advocacy organizations and what clinicians should keep in mind when interpreting results of research.

Improving Care for Medicaid Patients Under the ACA

Improving Care for Medicaid Patients Under the ACA

Medicaid expansion under the American Care Act decreased uninsurance rates but patient care lacks improvement on coverage.

Do Bundled Payments Cut COPD Readmissions?

Do Bundled Payments Cut COPD Readmissions?

No difference was noted in all-cause readmission rates in the intervention vs non-intervention groups.

Concerns Surround Cost of High-Risk Pools in US Health Care

Concerns Surround Cost of High-Risk Pools in US Health Care

Legislation proposed as part of the AHCA is not likely to lead to reduced health care costs.

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