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Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

No matter how much pharmacologic therapy advances, patient behavior will remain a significant factor in the outcomes achieved.

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.

Expert Q&A

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

Daniel Canter, M.D., discusses narrow-band imaging (NBI) for visualization of bladder cancer.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones: Interview with Jonathan Harper, MD

Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones: Interview with Jonathan Harper, MD

Jonathan Harper, MD, of the UW School of Medicine in Seattle, explains his "Rolling Stones" concept as a feasible office procedure.

Renal Nutrition Update

Why Genetically Modified Foods Should Be Labeled

Why Genetically Modified Foods Should Be Labeled

Recommendation made in light of overreliance on herbicide glyphosate, a probable human carcinogen.

Eat Spicy Foods, Live Longer, Study Suggests

Eat Spicy Foods, Live Longer, Study Suggests

Regularly eating chili peppers, other spicy foods linked to lower mortality risk during study period.

Southern Diet Linked With Heart Attack, CHD-Related Death

Southern Diet Linked With Heart Attack, CHD-Related Death

People with a steady diet of foods such as processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages had a 56% greater risk of acute coronary heart disease.

Practice Management

Boosting Physician Resilience

Boosting Physician Resilience

Recommendations include keeping a gratitude journal, enlisting peer support, learning new things.

Preparation is Requisite as ICD-10 Looms

Preparation is Requisite as ICD-10 Looms

Coding and incomplete documentation are thought to be the biggest challenges under ICD-10.

Culture, Processes, Data, and Motivation: Keys to Quality Improvement

Culture, Processes, Data, and Motivation: Keys to Quality Improvement

Each physician has to determine areas where there is room for improvement and the potential return on changes made.

Legal Issues in Medicine

Delays in Reporting of Serious Drug Harms to FDA

Delays in Reporting of Serious Drug Harms to FDA

Analysis found roughly 10% of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed.

Noneconomic Damage Cap is Constitutional, Court Rules

Noneconomic Damage Cap is Constitutional, Court Rules

California court finds that state's cap on noneconomic damages is constitutional.

Study Identifies Human Factors in Surgical Errors

Study Identifies Human Factors in Surgical Errors

Individual cognitive factors accounted for half of all contributing human factor nano-codes.

HIPAA Compliance

Put Policies and Procedures in Writing

Put Policies and Procedures in Writing

Experts recommend keeping certain policies on file.

What to Do After the Risk Assessment

What to Do After the Risk Assessment

After the assessment is over, it's time to move forward to mitigate issues and fill gaps where breaches could occur.

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

Increase of 21.7% in incidents since last report; theft is costly to consumers.

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