CMS pledges flexibility during first year of ICD-10
Physicians will have a year to learn how to properly code under ICD-10 before facing potential penalties or withheld... More
Survey: Most health care organizations had a recent security breach
More than two-thirds of health care organizations responding to a survey have experienced a significant and recent... More
Dr. Douglas Swords
WASHINGTON – Initial misdiagnoses were common and were associated with a later disease stage at diagnosis, in a study... More
Study suggests mammography results in ‘widespread overdiagnosis’
In regions where more women undergo screening mammography, the detection of small cancers increases but mortality... More
Hospital clinicians commonly work while sick
The vast majority of doctors and other trained medical professionals at a hospital went to work while sick within the... More
Histopathological image of multiple myoloma. Smear preparation of bone marrow aspirate stained with May-Grünwald-Giemsa procedure.
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma or smoldering multiple myeloma experienced good responses and few severe... More
Citrus consumption linked to risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
Health professionals from two cohort studies who consumed citrus products more than 1.6 times a day had a 36% higher... More
Dr. Richard L. Schilsky
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology has initiated an ambitious campaign designed to wring order... More
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Physicians will have a year to learn how to properly code under ICD-10 before facing potential penalties or withheld payments, according to a joint announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Medical Associatio... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
More than two-thirds of health care organizations responding to a survey have experienced a significant and recent security event, according to the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The single largest source of significant s... More »
 
MADHU RAJARAMAN
Black patients with stage III colon cancer were less likely than non-Hispanic whites to receive adjuvant chemotherapy during 1990-1991 and again in 2010, report Dr. Caitlin C. Murphy and her coauthors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel H... More »
 
JENNIFER KELLY SHEPPHIRD
Results from a large, multinational phase III trial showed that consolidation chemotherapy with docetaxel and cisplatin after concurrent chemoradiation with the same agents failed to improve progression-free survival in patients with locally advanced... More »
 
PATRICE WENDLING
VIENNA – The investigational dual HDAC and Pi3K inhibitor CUDC-907 was reasonably tolerated and clinically active in a phase I study of relapsed or refractory lymphomas and multiple myeloma. Among 44 patients evaluable for response, 7 had objectiv... More »
 
ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
WASHINGTON – Initial misdiagnoses were common and were associated with a later disease stage at diagnosis, in a study of 313 patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Dr. Douglas Swords said at the annual Digestive Disease Week. “By far, the m... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Patient choice, contraceptive effectiveness, and medical eligibility all need to be incorporated into the contraceptive counseling for reproductive-age women who have cancer or are in remission. Based on these principles, women can minimize the risk ... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Driving home after a demanding 24 hours on call, the sleepy and fatigued first-year medical resident momentarily dozed off at the wheel, ran a stop sign, and struck an oncoming car, injuring its driver. In a lawsuit by the injured victim, w... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Approximately 740,000 women are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States, and because of improved screening, diagnosis, and treatment, women of reproductive age have an 80%-90% 5-year survival rate. The most common cancers in reproductiv... More »
 
KEMI M. DOLL, M.D., AND PAOLA A. GEHRIG, M.D.
Negative pressure wound therapy is a wound management system for chronic open subcutaneous or intra-abdominal wounds. Some popular commercial systems include V.A.C. therapy (KCI, San Antonio) and the Chariker-Jeter wound-sealing kit (Smith and Nephew... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Grandma finally checked into a skilled nursing facility (SNF), a member of a national chain of for-profit SNFs, after her progressive dementia prevented her from performing the basic activities of daily living. Unfortunately, the staffing w... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: A patient who is a school bus driver is also an alcoholic, but he continues to drive despite his physician’s warning against drinking and driving. He already has had one prior driving under the influence (DUI) conviction. Fearing a potent... More »