Anesthesiology Perspective

 
 
  • Determining Readmission Risk After Hip Replacement Anesthesiologists are at the forefront of reducing readmissions and improving healthcare quality. Dr Macario discusses a study examining a new way to determine readmission risk after hip replacement.
  • Medscape Anesthesiologist Compensation Report 2016 Medscape's Anesthesiologist Compensation Report describes the earnings, productivity statistics, and career satisfaction of these specialists.
  • Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016 Almost 19,000 physicians in 25 specialties described their income, career satisfaction, hours worked, and whether they'd go into medicine again.
  • The Opioid Crisis: Anatomy of a Doctor-Driven Epidemic A crisis in which a specialty society, a federal agency, a healthcare watchdog organization, drug makers, demanding patients, and well-meaning doctors in many specialties all played prominent roles.
  • 5 Books That Inspired Physicians and Scientists to Become Writers Famous physician and scientist novelists tell us which books made them want to pursue a career in writing.
  • What's Your Favorite Physician-Authored Novel? The literary world is full of examples of doctors who detoured to a career in writing. Tell us which MD-authored novel is your favorite.
  • TAVR in the US: Matured or Still Evolving? Dr Kodali reviews the current status of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement, including minimalist procedures, the leaflet-thrombosis phenomenon, and what to look for in 2016.
  • The Best Decision May Not Be What the Guidelines Say Patients deserve decision tools, but clinicians often balk at using them. John Mandrola explains why.
  • Top News From AAPM 2016: Slideshow Highlights include long-term results with intradiscal biacuplasty for back pain, a new option for opioid-induced constipation, and cautionary notes on medical marijuana and driving.
  • 'Doc, Would You Prescribe Chocolate Milk for My Concussion?'   Patients get a lot of crazy ideas for health remedies from seemingly reliable sources without a scintilla of scientific proof. Is it your job to research the facts to disprove every unproven claim?
  • 30 Great Vacation Ideas for Doctors A budget trip? A splurge? An exotic locale? A wilderness adventure? A cruise? Family fun? R&R? Here are 30 intriguing suggestions--vacations that your colleagues enjoyed and think you will too.
  • Physician Burnout Is a Public Health Crisis, Ethicist Says   There's no easy solution for physician burnout, but before the epidemic completely decimates the medical profession, various potential fixes could make a difference and should be tried.
  • The Most Influential Physicians in History, Part 3: #20-#11 Our search continues: from immunology to auscultation, endocrinology to polio, medicine in the Roman Empire to the postwar revolution in child rearing. And an Olympic gold medal for rowing.
  • FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, (Largely) in His Own Words The new commissioner was a longtime contributor to theheart.org-Medscape. Read a collection of his thoughts on industry, conflicts, family, and how to fix the FDA, taken from interviews over the years.
  • The State of Alzheimer Disease Care: Physicians Weigh In A recent Medscape survey explores clinicians' attitudes regarding the current understanding, diagnosis, and management of Alzheimer disease.
  • Why All Physicians -- Even Non-Owners -- Need to Do Marketing Physicians are sometimes reluctant to sing the praises of their skills and of their practice. But in this day of cheap, easy-to-use communication tools, there's no reason not to.
  • Through Music, Memories Return Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory, Inc., describes his organization and its mission to bring personalized music to long-term care facilities to improve the quality of life of elders.
  • The 50 Most Influential Physicians in History, Part 2: #35-#21 From transplantation to neurosurgery, Helicobacter pylori to kwashiorkor, pediatrics to psychiatry, and plenty of Nobel Prizes, our examination of history's leading physicians continues.
  • Musician D.A. Wallach Is Out to Disrupt Medicine   Eric Topol asks musician and tech investor D.A. Wallach for his fresh perspectives on revolutionizing the healthcare industry.
  • How Diet Influences Mental Health: New Findings, New Advances   In the first installment of their new Medscape column Brain Food, Drs Ramsey and Deans highlight recent advances in understanding the link between diet and mental health.
 
 
 
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