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Counterpoint: Readers React to JUCM Original Research

In this study, the authors surveyed attendants at an emergency medicine conference in 2018 as to their comfort level discharging patients after a negative acute coronary syndrome (ACS) work-up.1 The...

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Learn About Advancing Empathy Policies In Healthcare

Over the last 18 months I have been thinking about the social, moral and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am seeing historic levels of workforce shortages, clinical burnout and moral...

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Spine patients reported preference for in-person care compared with virtual care

Although high ratings of patient care and experience can be achieved through both virtual and in-patient visits, results showed patients undergoing spine surgery favored in-person care, particularly...

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Patients performed less physical activity 2 years after THA despite improved function

Despite significant improvements in postoperative gait function, published results showed patients were more sedentary, slept worse and performed less physical activity 2 years after total hip...

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Spine Centers Adopt Dynamic Digital Radiography to Facilitate Fast, Accurate Diagnosis

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc . is rapidly gaining acceptance in spine centers across the US due to its...

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Several factors may predict neurologic complications after adult spinal deformity surgery

Results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting showed several patient and surgical factors may predict neurologic complications after adult spinal deformity surgery.Tina Raman,...

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Treatment patterns with diagnostic imaging for low back pain

Patients with combinations of diagnostic imaging methods had the highest odds of receiving pain medication prescriptions (1.81, 95% CI: 1.66, 1.96, P < 0.001). Although the majority of patients...

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UAB utilizes new method of X-ray imaging that captures the body in motion

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Radiology has added a new method of X-ray imaging to the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital that allows health care personnel to observe the bones...

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The stakes are only growing in the effort to improve the cost effectiveness of health, CMMI’s Elizabeth Fowler says

Elizabeth Fowler, head of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, spoke to an HFMA audience about the importance of efforts at the federal level and beyond to improve the cost...