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Dry Eyes—Researchers Report Progress in Diagnosis and Treatment

Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone—it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals. Recent years have seen significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes, according to the...
27-Aug-2015 9:50 AM EDT

Ebola Virus Disease—Anesthesiologists Need to 'Better Prepare and Educate' Themselves

As the Ebola virus disease pandemic unfolded in 2014, it may have seemed like a sudden and unprecedented event. But the disease has a long history, the epidemic is ongoing, and new outbreaks are certain to occur in the future, reports the September...
24-Aug-2015 8:30 AM EDT

Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself

An effective program to reduce work-family conflict (WFC) leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American...
21-Aug-2015 10:15 AM EDT

Complete Resection of High-Grade Brain Cancer Yields Better Survival in Children —Especially Girls

For children with aggressive brain cancers called high-grade gliomas (HGG), the chances of survival are improved when surgery is successful in eliminating all visible cancer, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal...
18-Aug-2015 2:35 PM EDT

Anesthesia Information Management System Alerts Can Improve Patient Care—But Raise Design and Implementation Challenges

Automated alerts generated using data from hospital anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) are a promising approach to influencing the behavior of anesthesia providers—with the goal of improving care for patients undergoing surgery,...
14-Aug-2015 10:45 AM EDT

Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Receive Less Follow-Up Care

Medicare patients in rural areas have lower rates of follow-up care after leaving the hospital—which may place them at higher risk of emergency department (ED) visits and repeat hospitalizations, according to a study in the September issue of...
14-Aug-2015 10:15 AM EDT

American Society of Plastic Surgery Journals Announce 2015 Best Paper Awards

The editors of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official medical journals of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Best Paper...
10-Aug-2015 8:30 AM EDT

Plastic Surgeons Urged to 'Embrace the Change' to Single-Stage Implant Breast Reconstruction

Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a "one and done" approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant (SSI) breast reconstruction in a single procedure, according to a report in the July issue of Plastic and...
30-Jul-2015 9:50 AM EDT

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