General Medicine

Pharmacological Effects of Common Medications with Grapefruit Juice

Grapefruit Juice and Drug Interaction Chart describing clinical implications of co-administration.

Common Medical Abbreviations

Medical abbreviations used by healthcare professionals.

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer — In the Clinic

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While CDI is becoming more common in all hospitalized patients, patients with cancer appear to be at an elevated risk.

A Year in Review: Reflections on Successes and Shortcomings

A Year in Review: Reflections on Successes and Shortcomings

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Cancer Therapy Advisor's oncology editor discusses advances in oncology in 2016.

FDA Approves Granisetron Extended-release for CINV Prevention

FDA Approves Granisetron Extended-release for CINV Prevention

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The FDA has approved granisetron extended-release injection (Sustol) for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).

Researchers Identify Neo-Antigens as Potential Targets for Personalized Immunotherapy

Researchers Identify Neo-Antigens as Potential Targets for Personalized Immunotherapy

Researchers identified potential new targets for personalized cancer vaccines.

ACO Model Calls for Health Care Delivery System Overhaul

ACO Model Calls for Health Care Delivery System Overhaul

Successful accountable care organizations involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and address nonclinical factors.

Health Care Expenditure Slowed in US

Health Care Expenditure Slowed in US

Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S. and other high-spending countries.

States Concerned About Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment

States Concerned About Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment

Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law.

EHR Use More Than Doubles

EHR Use More Than Doubles

Almost 80% of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records.

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a patient who insists, a new survey shows.

Reducing Six Risk Factors May Prevent 37 Million Deaths

Reducing Six Risk Factors May Prevent 37 Million Deaths

Several modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years.

AMA Offers Payment Guides for New Care Models

AMA Offers Payment Guides for New Care Models

The American Medical Association (AMA) has developed new tools to aid physicians in understanding payment arrangements in evolving fee-for-value care models.

Physician Groups Criticize Medicare Payment Data Release

Physician Groups Criticize Medicare Payment Data Release

Physician groups cite major problems associated with the release of Medicare payment data.

Medicare ACOs Face Barriers to Achieving Organizational Accountability

Medicare ACOs Face Barriers to Achieving Organizational Accountability

There are significant challenges to achieving organizational accountability in accountable care organizations assigned to Medicare beneficiaries.

8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

With the resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face.

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.

Sebelius Resigns as HHS Secretary

Sebelius Resigns as HHS Secretary

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Medicare Paid Some Docs $3 Million Each in 2012

Medicare Paid Some Docs $3 Million Each in 2012

A small number of doctors received at least $3 million each in Medicare payments in 2012, for a total of nearly $1.5 billion.

Choosing Wisely Selections Largely Based on Costs

Choosing Wisely Selections Largely Based on Costs

Most services included in specialty medical societies' Top 5 lists for the Choosing Wisely campaign are based on evidence demonstrating equivalent but not superior benefit.

Reduced Time with Patients Concerns Residents

Reduced Time with Patients Concerns Residents

Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management.

Patients Can Now Access Lab Test Results

Patients Can Now Access Lab Test Results

Final rule relating to HIPAA allows a patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory.

Potentially Inappropriate Drugs for the Elderly (Beers List)

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A list of drugs that may potentially be inappropriate for use in elderly patients due to their side effects.

Career Satisfaction High Among Oncologists

Career Satisfaction High Among Oncologists

Oncologists are overall very satisfied with their careers, with burnout rates being similar to those for US physicians in general.

Brain Cancer Vaccine Offers New Promise

Brain Cancer Vaccine Offers New Promise

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Patients with glioblastoma have very few treatment options to prolong survival; however, a new vaccine may change that.

Vaccine Combination Improves Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Vaccine Combination Improves Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

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The combination of two anticancer vaccines, as compared with one vaccine, doubled overall survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Doctors' Use of Electronic Technology While Seeing Patients May Be Hazardous

Doctors' Use of Electronic Technology While Seeing Patients May Be Hazardous

A new model of care has been proposed where physicians focus on patients while team members perform other functions.

Behavior Not Affected By Health Insurance Coverage Changes

Behavior Not Affected By Health Insurance Coverage Changes

Changes in health insurance coverage can change adherence to preventive care, but does not impact health behaviors in general.

Insufficient Evidence to Support Primary Care Oral Cancer Screening

Insufficient Evidence to Support Primary Care Oral Cancer Screening

There is currently insufficient evidence to weigh the benefits and harms of PCP screening of asymptomatic adults for oral cancer.

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