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C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients

Proven infections, antibiotic treatments in past three months tied to increased development of CDI
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

Will promote development of high-quality AI that is transparent, aims to address bias, safeguards privacy
Bundling of payments for five common medical conditions is not associated with changes in Medicare payments per episode or health outcomes

Bundling Doesn’t Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions

No changes in clinical complexity, length of stay, emergency visits, readmission, or mortality
Dust could pose a health hazard if astronauts start spending extended periods of time on the Moon

Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?

Prolonged exposure could impair airway and lung function and increase risk of diseases like cancer
The American Medical Association House of Delegates has adopted a new policy to study

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine
Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Docs will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel
The growing threat of hacking is increasing the number of physicians buying cyber insurance

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Patient data hacking is a risk even for small practices
Pneumothorax and catheter misplacement after ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion are rare and thus do not justify post-procedural chest X-ray

Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion

Low risk of pneumothorax, catheter misplacement after ultrasound-guided procedure
The American Medical Association has adopted several policies to improve the regulation of tobacco products

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

Urges federal government to regulate e-cigarettes, list nicotine content
Based on death records following Hurricane Maria

Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria

Accurate estimates of deaths from disasters needed for informing rescue, recovery, and policy decisions