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A Knee MRI in Half the Time? It’s Possible

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:24h | UTC

A Knee MRI in Half the Time? It’s Possible – Diagnostic Imaging

Original study: Five-Minute Five-Sequence Knee MRI Using Combined Simultaneous Multislice and Parallel Imaging Acceleration: Comparison with 10-Minute Parallel Imaging Knee MRI – Radiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Effect of infusion set replacement intervals on catheter-related bloodstream infections – “Infusion set use can be safely extended to 7 days with resultant cost and workload reductions”

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:37h | UTC

Effect of infusion set replacement intervals on catheter-related bloodstream infections (RSVP): a randomised, controlled, equivalence (central venous access device)–non-inferiority (peripheral arterial catheter) trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Perspective | The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:35h | UTC

The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center – Health Affairs

 


Study Commentary | What if the EHR Age-Adjusts D-dimer for You?

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:04h | UTC

What if the EHR Age-Adjusts D-dimer for You? – Journal Feed

Original study: Multi-center implementation of automated age-adjusted D-dimer results reduces unnecessary PE imaging – The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


RCT: An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in laparoscopic distal gastrectomy provided a faster recovery, a shorter postoperative hospitalization length, and lower medical costs without increasing complication and readmission rates

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:16h | UTC

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Short-term Outcomes of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Conventional Care in Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy – Annals of Surgery

Related: Consensus guidelines for enhanced recovery after gastrectomy – British Journal of Surgery AND Current status of the “enhanced recovery after surgery” program in gastric cancer surgery – Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:51h | UTC

Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient – JAMA

Related studies: Cohort Study: Selected patients with Covid-19 can be safely discharged on home oxygen, with low mortality and readmission rates AND Association of a Bundled Hospital-at-Home and 30-Day Postacute Transitional Care Program With Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experiences – JAMA Internal Medicine

 


Viewpoint | Reducing Low-Value Care and Improving Health Care Value

9 Apr, 2021 | 03:23h | UTC

Reducing Low-Value Care and Improving Health Care Value – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Leadership Essentials for CHEST Medicine Professionals: Models, Attributes, and Styles

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:10h | UTC

Leadership Essentials for CHEST Medicine Professionals: Models, Attributes, and Styles – CHEST

Commentary and Summary: Leadership 101 – Commitments, Character, Competencies – Journal Feed

 


Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:01h | UTC

Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery – Annals of Surgical Oncology

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


RCT: Discontinuing betalactam treatment after 3 days as good as 8 days of treatment for stable patients with community-acquired pneumonia in non-critical care wards

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:25h | UTC

Discontinuing β-lactam treatment after 3 days for patients with community-acquired pneumonia in non-critical care wards (PTC): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, non-inferiority trial – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely: Five things clinicians and patients should question in Neurological Surgery in Children

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:04h | UTC

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Neurological Surgery – Choosing Wisely

Commentary: Choosing Wisely: 5 Things to Avoid in Pediatric Neurologic Surgery – NEJM Journal Watch

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


Guideline: To buy or not to buy—evaluating commercial AI solutions in radiology

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:15h | UTC

To buy or not to buy—evaluating commercial AI solutions in radiology (the ECLAIR guidelines) – European Radiology

Commentary: Top 10 questions to ask when buying radiology AI software – AuntMinnie

 


Systematic Review | Automated-Entry Patient-Generated Health Data for Chronic Conditions: The Evidence on Health Outcomes

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Automated-Entry Patient-Generated Health Data for Chronic Conditions: The Evidence on Health Outcomes – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full report: Automated-Entry Patient Generated Health Data for Chronic Conditions: The Evidence on Health Outcomes

 


An evidence review of low-value care recommendations: Inconsistency and lack of economic evidence considered

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

An Evidence Review of Low-Value Care Recommendations: Inconsistency and Lack of Economic Evidence Considered – Journal of General Internal Medicine

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Requests for brand name over generic prescription drugs cost the Medicare program $1.7 billion in a single year, study finds

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:31h | UTC

News release: Requests for brand name over generic prescription drugs cost the Medicare program $1.7 billion in a single year, study finds – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Original study: Factors Associated With Prescriptions for Branded Medications in the Medicare Part D Program – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Who gets a COVID-19 vaccine and who pays? The need for economic analysis

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:02h | UTC

Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine and Who Pays? The Need for Economic Analysis – Center for Global Development

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


New report reviews methods for reducing waste, improving efficiency with expensive injectable medications

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:29h | UTC

New Report Reviews Methods for Reducing Waste, Improving Efficiency With Expensive Injectable Medications – The ASCO Post

Summary: Medications in Single-Dose Vials and Implications of Discarded Injectable Drugs: A National Academies Report – JAMA

Original report: Medications in Single Dose Vials: Implications of Discarded Drugs (2021) – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial: Bundled payment models in oncology

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:16h | UTC

Editorial: Bundled Payment Models in Oncology: Learning to Think in New Ways – JCO Oncology Practice

Counterpoint: Oncology Care Model: A Herculean Effort With Fixable Fatal Flaws – JCO Oncology Practice

 


Effectiveness of telerehabilitation in physical therapy: A rapid overview

16 Feb, 2021 | 01:53h | UTC

Effectiveness of telerehabilitation in physical therapy: A rapid overview – Physical Therapy

 


Near-equivalence in oncology: Generating evidence to support alternative cost-effective treatments

11 Feb, 2021 | 02:02h | UTC

Near-Equivalence: Generating Evidence to Support Alternative Cost-Effective Treatments – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely for Critical Care: The Next Five

9 Feb, 2021 | 01:07h | UTC

Choosing Wisely For Critical Care: The Next Five – Critical Care Medicine

Related: Critical Care Societies Collaborative – Critical Care: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question – Choosing Wisely

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Payment methods for healthcare providers working in outpatient healthcare settings

27 Jan, 2021 | 00:56h | UTC

Payment methods for healthcare providers working in outpatient healthcare settings – Cochrane Library

Summary: Payment methods for healthcare providers in outpatient healthcare settings – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


2021 ACC Expert Consensus: Same-day discharge after percutaneous coronary intervention

13 Jan, 2021 | 02:05h | UTC

2021 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Same-Day Discharge After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Commentaries: 2021 ACC Expert Decision Pathway on Same-Day Discharge After PCI – American College of Cardiology AND Checklist for Same-Day Discharge PCI Stresses Buy-In, and a Plan – TCTMD AND Same-Day Discharge After PCI: ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway – Cardiology Advisor AND Ticking all the right boxes for same-day discharge PCI – MDedge Cardiology

 


Case series: Safety of same‐day discharge after uncomplicated, minimalist transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the COVID‐19 era

13 Jan, 2021 | 02:03h | UTC

Safety of same‐day discharge after uncomplicated, minimalist transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the COVID‐19 era – Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions

Commentary: Pandemic Prompts Closer Look at Same-Day Discharge After TAVI – TCTMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective: Reinventing pediatrics through video care first

3 Nov, 2020 | 02:57h | UTC

Reinventing Pediatrics Through Video Care First – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

 


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