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Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Fibromyalgia may raise irritable bowel syndrome risk, study finds

3/27/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Patients with fibromyalgia may be at greater risk for irritable bowel syndrome, Chinese researchers reported in the journal Medicine. The study, which included 33,729 patients with fibromyalgia, found… Read More

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

News for physicians caring for the seriously ill

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Family presence during resuscitation does not affect outcomes, study finds

3/27/2015

  • Reuters

Research that included cardiac arrest outcomes for 41,568 patients found allowing families to watch resuscitation efforts for loved ones did not lead to poorer outcomes or medical errors. Lead author … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study follows patients receiving ibrutinib and chemoimmunotherapy

3/26/2015

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A study in the journal Blood found that ibrutinib was associated with a 93.3% response rate when when added to a chemoimmunotherapy regimen for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A second treatment arm was… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Child pedestrians are more likely to get hit by a car after school

3/26/2015

  • Examiner.com

Data on 100 emergency department visits at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia involving child pedestrians showed higher rates of traffic accidents happening after school, with 29%… Read More

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Quality care news for cardiologists and other medical professionals

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Published in partnership with: American College of Cardiology

CMS official links lower hospital, ED use to support for primary care

3/26/2015

  • HealthLeaders Media

A 2% decrease in hospital admissions and emergency department visits can be linked to increased CMS support for primary care, the agency's chief medical officer, Patrick Conway, told the National Qual… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study: At-home physical therapy as effective as in-patient rehab

3/27/2015

  • HealthDay News

A study presented at a meeting of the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that knee surgery patients who opted for physical therapy at home recovered at the same rate as those who went to i… Read More

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

News for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics profession

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

Understanding stem cell "decision-making" could lead to diabetes treatments

3/26/2015

  • NewKerala.com (India)

Researchers have created a mathematical model to predict the behavior of stem cells over many generations. The study, published in PLOS Biology, could be a step toward generating insulin-producing cel… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Obama says he'll sign "good bipartisan" solution to SGR

3/25/2015

  • U.S. News & World Report

President Barack Obama expressed openness to legislation addressing the sustainable growth rate formula, although he didn't talk specifics. "As we speak, Congress is working to fix the Medicare physic… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Avian influenza highlights need for vigilance in animal agriculture

3/27/2015

  • Southwest Farm Press

Worries about avian influenza are most pressing in the poultry industry, but the situation should serve as a reminder of the importance of animal health and biosecurity across the agriculture industry… Read More

AWHONN SmartBrief

News on the health of women and newborns

AWHONN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Women's Health, OBG and Neonatal Nurses

Tips to avoid routine labor interventions that may disrupt moms and babies at birth

3/27/2015

JOGNN Editor Nancy K. Lowe has specific suggestions for health care providers to ensure routine interventions during labor and birth don't interfere with the hormonal processes that could deprive wome… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Diabetes medications appear effective in treating GDM

3/26/2015

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Metformin and glyburide yielded improved glycemic control in women with gestational diabetes, Chinese researchers wrote in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. However, the study found … Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study: Younger children at higher risk of dying from Ebola

3/26/2015

  • Reuters

Adults were more likely than children to be sickened by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but the virus was more fatal among young patients, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicin… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Analysis links statins with fewer heart failure hospitalizations

3/25/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A meta-analysis of unpublished study data found that long-term statin use was associated with reduced risk of hospitalization for heart failure, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal. Res… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Woman illegally administered buttocks injections, police say

3/27/2015

  • ABC News
  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

Police arrested a Dallas woman suspected of performing buttocks enhancement procedures without a medical license. The woman and an accomplice allegedly injected an unknown substance into a patient's b… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

High ICU admission rate linked to poorer pneumonia care in elderly

3/27/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study in the journal Critical Care Medicine that analyzed Medicare discharge data on more than a half-million patients linked high hospital ICU admission rates to poorer pneumonia care. Data showed … Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Researchers design skin-scanning device for cancer detection

3/27/2015

  • BioOptics World

Magdeburg University Clinic of Dermatology and Venereology researchers have developed a dermatological full-body imaging device that can be used to detect early signs of skin cancer. The system, which… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Steroids, ACS and inflammatory bowel disease

3/25/2015

  • American Journal of Medicine, The

In patients with inflammatory bowel disease, steroid use significantly reduces the odds of acute coronary syndrome. These findings provide further mechanistic insight into the inflammatory processes i… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

W.Va. lawmakers debate bill to allow APRNs to practice independently

2/27/2015

  • Charleston Daily Mail (W.Va.)

West Virginia lawmakers are debating a bill that would remove a requirement that advanced-practice registered nurses practice under the supervision of a physician. Certified nurse-midwife Angelita Nix… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Workshop: Innovative Primary Care Responses to the Chronic Pain Crisis

3/25/2015

Discover the latest in multidisciplinary pain research and clinical care at this year's Annual Scientific Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., from May 13 to 16. Attend sessions that focus on emerging res… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ultrasound scans reveal fetuses respond to maternal smoking

3/25/2015

  • Medical News Today

A study published in Acta Paediatrica found that smoking during pregnancy was associated with increased mouth and facial-touch movement in fetuses. These movements, which normally decrease as the preg… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Will there be enough nurses to meet demand?

3/23/2015

  • U.S. News & World Report

Predicting how many nurses will be needed in the future and whether that need will be met can be difficult, says ANA senior policy fellow Peter McMenamin. The ranks of nursing graduates and Title VIII… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Air Force seeks to cut down on musculoskeletal injuries

3/27/2015

  • DefenseLINK (U.S. Department of Defense)

Musculoskeletal injuries accounted for 30% to 40% of the injuries in an Air Force command unit in Washington state and cost the military branch $1.5 billion per year. Preventative measures such as run… Read More