Health System

Characterizing Patient Flow After an Academic Hospital Merger and Acquisition

October 12th 2021, 4:00pm

Article

This study assessed health care utilization and patient flow after a recent merger of community practices, a community hospital, and an academic medical center.

What We're Reading: DOJ Addresses Reinstatement of Abortion Law; Chemical Linked With Premature Death; Flu Season for Minorities

October 12th 2021, 2:45pm

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DOJ requests federal appeals court to block grant of stay for Texas' abortion law; common synthetic chemicals linked with premature death; influenza hospitalization and death more likely in pediatric minority populations.

What We're Reading: EPA Acts Against Toxic Chemicals; COVID-19, Pregnancy Complications; Substance Abuse and Infection Risk

October 11th 2021, 2:15pm

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce plan on strengthening regulations against certain chemicals; risk of emergency complications increased in pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19; fully vaccinated, heavy marijuana users with substance abuse disorder linked with higher susceptibility to breakthrough infection.

340B Drug Pricing Program and Hospital Provision of Uncompensated Care

October 11th 2021, 1:00pm

Article

Participation in the 340B Drug Pricing Program by general acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals has not been associated with increased provision of uncompensated care.

Clinical Care Pathway Released for NAFLD, NASH

October 9th 2021, 6:08pm

Article

The pathway outlines a 4-step screening process for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Evaluating Common Conditions That Precede Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis

October 9th 2021, 4:30pm

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Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were found to be more likely to report musculoskeletal symptoms and dermatologic issues prior to initial PsA diagnosis.

Observation After Adenotonsillectomy Recommended for Patients With Extreme Pediatric OSA

October 8th 2021, 3:00pm

Article

Pediatric patients with extreme obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have a higher risk of needing respiratory support after undergoing corrective adenotonsillectomy, warranting the need for postoperative observation in these populations.

Contributor: Using AI to Improve Sepsis-Related Outcomes by Focusing Less on Tech, More on Process and People

October 7th 2021, 5:00pm

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Sepsis is poorly understood, difficult to identify, and even harder to predict. Consistent stakeholder involvement may be key to identifying precisely where and how a sepsis early warning system could improve the team-based response to the condition.

Providing Patients With Cancer Access to Affordable Housing During Treatment

October 7th 2021, 4:00pm

Article

Patients traveling for cancer treatment often incur financial burdens. The members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers should play a role in mitigating housing-associated costs for patients during cancer treatment.

Ophthalmology Overview: Novel Technology for Dry Eye Disease, Causes of Macular Degeneration, and More

October 7th 2021, 1:00pm

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Highlighting the latest ophthalmology-related news reported across MJH Life Sciences™.