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Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication

Doctors May Wait Too Long to Up Rx for Severe Acne

Research suggests many patients staying on antibiotics too long

American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 24-28

CHEST 2015 The annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians was held from Oct. 24 to 28 in Montreal and attracted...
Stewardship may be a promising approach for improving appropriate use of medical imaging technology

Stewardship Could Improve Appropriate Medical Imaging Use

Stewardship model could guide use to improve clinical outcomes and create value at point of care
A synchronized prescription renewal process can save physicians time and money

Synchronized Prescription Renewal Process Saves Time

Renewing all patient's stable medications for 12 to 15 months can save time and money
Chronic pain conditions pose a substantial utilization burden on the health care system

Chronic Pain Conditions Cost $32K Per Patient Annually

Outpatient visits (mean of nearly 19 visits per year per patient) primarily drive costs
Using middle finger length to guide tracheal intubation depth improves the rate of appropriate tube placement in children

Middle Finger Length Good Guide for Intubation Depth in Children

Rate of tube placement improved in children using finger- versus age-based method
Researchers say they've identified three distinct subgroups of type 2 diabetes by reviewing the health records of more than 11

Three Distinct Subtypes of T2DM Identified

Based on these groupings, physicians can provide more individualized treatment
Face-lifts seem to do little to boost self-esteem

Face-Lifts Do Not Lead to Improvement in Self-Esteem

Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone
Many patients with alopecia areata are diagnosed with dry eye disease

Dry Eye Disease Often Diagnosed in Alopecia Areata

T-cell mediated autoimmunity plays role in etiopathogenesis of alopecia areata, dry eye disease
For patients with refractory chronic rhinosinusitis

Continued Therapy Tied to Stable Productivity in Chronic Sinusitis

For patients with refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, productivity remains stable with medical therapy