Practice Management

Exercise Protocol Improves Outcomes in T2D

Exercise Protocol Improves Outcomes in T2D

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Exercise regimens were prescribed based on individual disease states: diabetes without complications, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic autonomic neuropathy, or diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

AHA: Promoting Self-Management in CVD Through Education

AHA: Promoting Self-Management in CVD Through Education

The most effective approaches to CVD self-management were tailored to individual patient needs and incorporated a multidisciplinary approach.

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Benefit Glycemic Control

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Benefit Glycemic Control

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There were no significant differences in hemoglobin A1c across the 3 self-monitoring blood glucose groups.

Improving Glycemic Control in T2D With Text Message Intervention

Improving Glycemic Control in T2D With Text Message Intervention

Three-times daily text messages over a 6 month period were found to improve glycemic control vs usual care.

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinal telescreenings increased the evaluation rate for diabetic retinopathy.

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

Surveillence data confirms that in the US, gender minority adults experience marked health disparities.

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Ninety-eight percent of participants reported that the text messaging intervention was easy to use.

Fast-Acting Insulin Aspart for Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

Fast-Acting Insulin Aspart for Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

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Both mealtime and postmeal faster insulin aspart are noninferior to mealtime conventional insulin aspart, regarding HbA1c change from baseline.

Osteoporosis Treatment Approaches in Women vs Men

Osteoporosis Treatment Approaches in Women vs Men

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A review of osteoporosis diagnosis, treatment, and management in both men and women.

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

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Thyroid cancer screening in asymptomatic adults was given a D recommendation because of the negative effects of screening outweighing any benefits.

Factors Influencing Physician Burnout

Factors Influencing Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is often caused by a breakdown of 1 of 6 factors, including workload, control, rewards, community, fairness, and values conflicts.

The Ugly Truth: Persistent Sexism in Medicine

The Ugly Truth: Persistent Sexism in Medicine

Elise Barney, DO, discusses the subtleties of modern sexism in medicine in a candid interview.

Longer In-Office Wait Times Associated With Medicaid

Longer In-Office Wait Times Associated With Medicaid

Data from 21.4 million outpatient visits were examined to assessed in-office wait times between patients with Medicaid and private insurance.

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

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An endocrinologist shares his experience of using concept videos to teach medical students.

Lower HbA1c Reached With Combined Empagliflozin/Linagliptin vs Monotherapy

Lower HbA1c Reached With Combined Empagliflozin/Linagliptin vs Monotherapy

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More patients receiving empagliflozin and linagliptin combination therapy were able to reach HbA1c goals compared with those patients receiving monotherapy.

Diabetes Control, HbA1c Improves With Nurse-Led Intervention

Diabetes Control, HbA1c Improves With Nurse-Led Intervention

Researchers examined usual care vs a nurse-led education intervention or a nurse-led education intervention plus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Medical Administrative Recording Improved With Electronic Record App

Medical Administrative Recording Improved With Electronic Record App

Electronic medication record use reduced errors in medication administration among patients.

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part II: GLP-1 Agonist Adverse Effects and Fixed-Ratio Combinations

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part II: GLP-1 Agonist Adverse Effects and Fixed-Ratio Combinations

When basal insulin no longer provides adequate glucose control in type 2 diabetes, a rapid-acting insulin or a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist may be used to intensify therapy.

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part I: Insulin vs GLP-1 Agonists

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part I: Insulin vs GLP-1 Agonists

When basal insulin no longer provides adequate glucose control in type 2 diabetes, a rapid-acting insulin or a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist may be used to intensify therapy.

Q&A: Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice

Q&A: Health Law Expert on the Current State of Medical Malpractice

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An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.

Online Reviews May Expose Physicians to HIPAA Violation Liabilities

Online Reviews May Expose Physicians to HIPAA Violation Liabilities

Physicians should take control of unclaimed online profiles and encourage patients to discuss negative complaints by phone.

Promoting Shared Decision Making With Health Literacy Tools

Promoting Shared Decision Making With Health Literacy Tools

Health literacy tools encourage shared decision making between patients and clinicians.

ACA: Improving Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

ACA: Improving Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Despite improved coverage, many Medicaid beneficiaries experienced increased wait times.

Health Care Reform Increases Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Cancer

Health Care Reform Increases Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Cancer

Patients with government subsidized or self-pay insurance were less likely to undergo thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer.

Endocrinologist Offers Concrete Guidance on Mentoring Clinical Trainees

Endocrinologist Offers Concrete Guidance on Mentoring Clinical Trainees

One practicing endocrinologist ponders whether mentoring medical students requires more than imparting knowledge.

ACA: Surge in TV Ads Linked to Drop in Uninsured Rates

ACA: Surge in TV Ads Linked to Drop in Uninsured Rates

County-level health insurance coverage increased based on the volume of Affordable Care Act (ACA) television advertisements.

Revisiting the Legality of Curbside Consults in Clinical Practice

Revisiting the Legality of Curbside Consults in Clinical Practice

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Most courts have asserted that curbside consults do not create a physician-patient relationship.

Best Practices for Transitioning Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

Best Practices for Transitioning Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

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The transition process should adequately prepare both the child and their family to move in to the world of adult care.

Privacy and Accountability: Corrective Action Plans to Correct HIPAA Breaches

Privacy and Accountability: Corrective Action Plans to Correct HIPAA Breaches

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The Department of Health and Human Services may impose a corrective action plan (CAP) in response to a particularly egregious HIPAA breach.

On-Site Hospital Surveys Lead to Reduced Mortality

On-Site Hospital Surveys Lead to Reduced Mortality

Patients admitted during Joint Commission on-site inspections have lower 30-day mortality vs those admitted during non-survey weeks.

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