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Practice Management Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Obtaining informed consent is crucial in medical research, and new methods of obtaining consent are aiming to make study information more readily accessible.

Home Underreporting Negative Clinical Trial Data Raises Ethical Concerns With WHO, FDA, NIH

Underreporting Negative Clinical Trial Data Raises Ethical Concerns With WHO, FDA, NIH

A number of organizations recently raised ethical concerns linked to researchers not reporting negative results of clinical trials.

Practice Management Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

A large number of product recalls for various medical devices indicates the need for more regulation prior to approval, and more active monitoring after devices hit the market.

Type 2 Diabetes Preoperative Glargine Dosing May Affect Perioperative Glycemic Control

Preoperative Glargine Dosing May Affect Perioperative Glycemic Control

Patients who received 60% to 87% of the normal evening glargine dose had the highest likelihood of achieving glycemic control.

Diabetes Rising Insulin Prices: ADA & Endocrine Society Call for Action

Rising Insulin Prices: ADA & Endocrine Society Call for Action

The American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society have issued statements with the intent of improving insulin access and affordability.

Diabetes Diabetes Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

Diabetes Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

Evidence-based guidelines and clinician recommendations have been evaluated to create the first-of-its-kind statement focused on psychosocial care of people with diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Case Study: Combination GLP-1/DPP-4 Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

Case Study: Combination GLP-1/DPP-4 Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

The use of combined GLP-1/DPP-4 medication therapy is not currently supported by American Diabetes Association guidelines.

Diabetes Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

The ADA updated recommendations on prevention methods and pain management for 2 forms of diabetic neuropathy.

Thyroid ATA Guidelines for Managing Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy: Update

ATA Guidelines for Managing Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy: Update

Updated guidelines include thyroid function testing, iodine nutrition, pregnancy complications, and treatment of thyroid disease during pregnancy and lactation.

Practice Management FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders AACE, ACE Dyslipidemia Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

AACE, ACE Dyslipidemia Clinical Practice Guidelines Update

The new guidelines call for treating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in specific patient groups to lower goals than previously recommended.

General Endocrinology Update on the Diagnosis & Management of Homeostasis-Related Headaches

Update on the Diagnosis & Management of Homeostasis-Related Headaches

Although the underlying pathophysiology of homeostasis-related headaches is not yet clearly defined, the nervous and endocrine systems are thought to be involved through the maintenance of homeostasis.

Practice Management Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

Recent research shows that end-of-rotation transitions in care are associated with a significantly higher risk for in-hospital mortality.

Practice Management Q&A: How Prevalent Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

Q&A: How Prevalent Are Conflicts of Interest in Patient Advocacy Groups?

Susannah L. Rose, PhD, shares insight into the prevalence of industry funding of advocacy groups and what clinicians should consider when interpreting research outcomes.

Practice Management Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.

Diabetes ADA Releases 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

ADA Releases 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes addresses important new issues in diabetes care, including metabolic surgery and a more specific definition of hypoglycemia.

Practice Management Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

Changing the learning environment and reforming programs is important to improving the well-being of medical students.

Practice Management Trump Administration and Health Care Policy: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

Trump Administration and Health Care Policy: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.

Diabetes New Recommendation on Reporting Hypoglycemia in Clinical Trials

New Recommendation on Reporting Hypoglycemia in Clinical Trials

Two diabetes associations are calling for more standard definitions of hypoglycemia to improve information on risk garnered during clinical trials.

Obesity What Role Does Obesity Play in Atrial Fibrillation?

What Role Does Obesity Play in Atrial Fibrillation?

The comorbid conditions of obesity and atrial fibrillation require better prevention and treatment strategies.

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