Healthcare Delivery

US Ranks Worst in Maternal Care, Mortality Compared With 10 Other Developed Nations

December 3rd 2020, 5:08pm


Among 11 developed countries, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate, a relative undersupply of maternity care providers, and no guaranteed access to provider home visits or paid parental leave in the postpartum period, a recent report from The Commonwealth Fund concluded.

Study Finds 3 Key Components That Could Make Pulmonary Rehabilitation More Effective for AECOPD

December 2nd 2020, 5:00pm


A review found that including exercise, breathing techniques, and education components in pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) optimizes such programs.

Fertility Preservation Linked to Uptick in Live Births Following Breast Cancer

December 1st 2020, 11:34pm


Survival after breast cancer is on the rise, thereby emphasizing the importance of discussions that focus on fertility and reproduction among younger survivors.

Tool May Help Non-Ophthalmologists Triage Patients With Serious Ocular Injuries

December 1st 2020, 7:43pm


By analyzing retrospective consecutive case series, researchers identified 5 clinical and radiographic variables associated with increased risk of serious ocular injury in patients with orbital fracture to aid non-ophthalmologists in triaging these patients for urgent ophthalmologic evaluation.

Risk for Heart Failure Higher in Women vs Men After a Heart Attack

November 30th 2020, 10:00am


The 5-year risk of women dying or developing heart failure following a first severe heart attack is 20% higher compared with men, according to the findings in Circulation.

Dr Dan Ouellette: The New ERS/ATS Guidelines Provide Information on Biologic Agents

November 29th 2020, 2:00pm


Updating guidelines requires having sufficient information on the elements that are your focus, noted Dan Ouellette, MD, MS, FCCP, senior staff physician and director of the Respiratory Ward at Henry Ford Hospital.

Kentucky Telemedicine Program Increases Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Rates

November 28th 2020, 5:00pm


Large telemedicine diabetic retinopathy screening networks based in federally designated safety-net clinics may be able to increase screening access and compliance among otherwise underscreened populations.

10-Year BRCA Testing Decreases, Study Shows

November 27th 2020, 4:30pm


Among older women with and without breast and ovarian cancers, testing for the BRCA gene dropped precipitously between 2008 and 2018.

Dr Milena Murray: We Must Make Sure Patients at Risk for, Living With HIV Are Engaged in Their Care

November 27th 2020, 2:00pm


Clinicians must make sure patients are engaged in their care, stressed Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

How Do Potential COVID-19 Vaccines Compare?

November 26th 2020, 4:00pm


In the span of a few weeks, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca all announced positive results from their respective coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine trials, with Pfizer submitting to FDA for an emergency use authorization (EUA) on November 20.