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A three-pronged approach to prehabilitation

Prehabilitation May Improve Post Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

3-pronged approach targets nutritional status, exercise capacity, and worry reduction
Conversion to direct primary care/retainer-based/concierge care models does not necessarily result in patient abandonment

Direct Primary Care Can Be Beneficial to Patients

Conversion to direct primary care models can allow better patient care at reasonable cost
Most pediatricians in the United States do not support spanking children and are aware of evidence that spanking increases the risk of poor health outcomes in children

Most Pediatricians in the United States Do Not Support Spanking

Support for spanking seen among docs who are male, black, and/or were sometimes spanked as children
Providers can take practical steps to improve practice efficiency and increase insurance reimbursement

Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency

Suggestions include doing a financial analysis, using scribes, renegotiating insurance contracts
Nitric oxide gas may lead to a reduction in the incidence of acute kidney injury and an improvement in long-term kidney function in patients undergoing multiple valve replacement and prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass

Nitric Oxide Cuts Kidney Injury After Long Cardiac Surgery

Reduced kidney injury, better kidney function seen after prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass

The American Diabetes Association, June 22-26

The American Diabetes Association's 78th Scientific Sessions The annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) was held from June 22 to...
Next-generation sequencing can improve treatment efficacy and reduce hospitalization in children with drug-resistant epilepsy

Next-Generation Sequencing May Improve Pediatric Epilepsy Tx

In children with drug-resistant epilepsy, NGS can help establish diagnosis, improve treatment efficacy
The American Medical Association is calling on medical schools and residency programs to incorporate electronic health record training into their curricula.

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

Association says medical students, residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback
A visible fluorescent injectate-based approach for direct measurement of glomerular filtration rate is accurate with high reproducibility

New Technique Allows Rapid Bedside Measurement of GFR

VFI approach for direct measurement of glomerular filtration rate is accurate and reproducible
For obese patients offered weight and risk factor management

Weight Loss Linked to Reversal of Atrial Fibrillation Progression

Increased weight loss with risk factor management associated with greater atrial fibrillation freedom