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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Internal Medicine

More Patients are Misusing Common Alternatives to Prescription Opioids, Study Finds

New research finds that two pain killers branded as safe alternatives to opioids can actually be life-threatening. Learn when and how to prescribe them.

Nurses’ Intuition Serves as Valuable Predictor of Patient Decline, Says Recent Study

Recent research confirms what nurses and those who work with them have known for years...

Chronic Disease Patients with ‘Empathetic’ PCPs Have Lower Risk of Mortality

Forming a connection with patients and demonstrating empathy is central tenet of healing, and a new study sheds light on why: It...

These 3 Conditions Cause Three-Fourths of the Most Harmful Diagnostic Errors

A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is behind one-third of the malpractice cases that end in permanent disability or death.

Most Dietary Supplements and Interventions Fail to Prevent Negative Cardiovascular Outcomes

A new study, published in "Annals of Internal Medicine," could make your conversations with patients about vitamin supplements and diets a little easier and more evidence-based.

Organ Failure Survival Depends on Mechanisms of Two Cell Types

Emerging research indicates that there are two cell populations that quickly respond and work together to restore a non-functioning or failing organ.

A Stool-Based Test Could Change How We Diagnose, Prevent and Treat NAFLD and Liver Cirrhosis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common type of chronic liver disease, but it's largely under-diagnosed, even among people with an advanced stage of it.

3D-Printed Tissue: The Future of Bone Healing

Researchers have developed 3D-printed artificial tissue that may be more effective in treating injured bone and cartilage.

How to Manage Multiple Symptoms in Older Patients

Older patients are more likely to report multiple symptoms that can negatively impact their quality of life and longevity, according to a...

Breathing Training Prevents Post-Op Pneumonia

The incidence of serious lung complications after major abdominal surgery was halved when patients saw a physiotherapist before their operation, learned breathing...

Expectations of Pain Can Influence Actual Sensation

Can pain be a self-fulfilling prophecy? Maybe. Getting vaccinated, stubbing a toe, or even breaking a finger can hurt. Medical procedures in general...

Gene Therapy for Morquio A Syndrome Show Promise in Slowing Progression of Disease

Gene Therapy for Morquio A Syndrome Show Promise in Slowing Progression of Disease DelawareA team led by Shunji Tomatsu,...

Why Medication Reconciliation is Not a Waste of Time

Your patient walks in with a bag full of pill bottles, or rummages through her purse, pulling out old prescription bottles and...

Tackle Migraine and Depression at the Same Time

Migraine is independently associated with poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the pain dimension and more severe pain symptoms in patients...

New Help in Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Nurse practitioners play a critical part in the management of patients who present with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), a prevalent disorder that...

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