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Wage Gap Between Hospital Executives and Doctors Is Widening, Study Finds

Over the past decade, salaries for hospital CEOs have risen much faster than for surgeons, physicians, and nurses, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint...
14-Aug-2018 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients Have Lower Rates of Medicare Preventive Care Visits – Income and Education Partially Explain the Difference

Medicare patients nationwide have low rates of preventive care visits – with the lowest rates found in older adults of minority race/ethnicity, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott...
13-Aug-2018 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Retired Pro Football and Hockey Players Learn That CTE Isn't Inevitable

An in-depth study of retired football and hockey players—including cognitive, psychological, and brain imaging techniques—finds no increase in the rate of early-onset dementia, reports the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR). The...
7-Aug-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do You Assess Pain in Children Who Can’t Express Themselves? New Research Identifies Priorities in Identifying Pain in Nonverbal Children with Medical Complexity

Pain is a frequent problem for children with complex medical conditions – but many of them are unable to communicate their pain verbally. For these children, nurses face a challenging task in assessing and determining the cause of pain, according...
2-Aug-2018 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Confirms Lower Rate of Repeat Surgery When Hip Implants Use 'Cross-Linked' Polyethylene

A long-term follow-up study from Australia confirms that hip implants with components made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) substantially lower the risk of revision surgery after total hip replacement, reports a study in the August 1, 2018 issue...
2-Aug-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Travel Times Affect Neurocritical Care Unit Nurse Staffing Levels

For specialist nurses on neurocritical care units, accompanying patients for imaging scans and other procedures has a major impact on nurse staffing ratios, reports a study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, official journal of the American...
1-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Implants Made by Computer-Aided Design Provide Good Results in Patients with Rare Chest Muscle Deformity

For patients with Poland syndrome – a rare congenital condition affecting the chest muscle – computer-aided design (CAD) techniques can be used to create custom-made silicone implants for reconstructive surgery of the chest, reports a paper in...
31-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Opt for 3D Simulation for Breast Augmentation – But It Doesn't Improve Outcomes

Three-dimensional image simulation is popular among women planning breast augmentation surgery. But while this evolving technology may enhance communication, it doesn’t improve patient satisfaction with the results of the procedure, reports a...
31-Jul-2018 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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