Practice Management

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.

American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

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The American Diabetes Association has released a statement in opposition of the forthcoming American Health Care Act (AHCA).

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

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

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

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Researchers found that diagnostic accuracy via cell phone app was on par with traditional digital imaging and internet-based workstation viewing.

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

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Insulin types and regimens should be determined on an individual basis since there is insufficient data to support one treatment over another.

Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

Medical Device Safety: A Call For Improvement

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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.

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

The GOP-proposed plan will remove President Obama's mandate for health insurance, instead offering tax incentives to encourage Americans purchase coverage.

Writing a Prescription for Compassion

Writing a Prescription for Compassion

One clinician proposes that pharmaceutical companies turn their attention to developing a compassion pill -- for fellow clinicians.

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide

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Gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead a multidisciplinary care team for patients with obesity.

Preoperative Glargine Dosing May Affect Perioperative Glycemic Control

Preoperative Glargine Dosing May Affect Perioperative Glycemic Control

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

ACA: Don't Hold Your Breath for Meaningful Health Care Reform

ACA: Don't Hold Your Breath for Meaningful Health Care Reform

One clinician reflects on the effects of "managed care" on the health care system.

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

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

Physician Opioid Prescribing Practices Linked to Long-Term Patient Use

Physician Opioid Prescribing Practices Linked to Long-Term Patient Use

The top quarter of emergency department doctors prescribed opioids to almost 25% of their patients.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Communication

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

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

In an observational study, the 30-day mortality rate for patients treated by international doctors was 11.2%.

Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

Resident Handoffs: Improved Strategies for Better Inpatient Care

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

Obesity Prevention, Treatment Underrepresented on Medical Licensing Exams

Obesity Prevention, Treatment Underrepresented on Medical Licensing Exams

The most important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment are not adequately represented on the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step examinations.

Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

Business Associate HIPAA Violations Can Have Costly Ramifications

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

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