Given the nation’s antivaccine movement and the annual safety myths and efficacy quibbles about the seasonal influenza vaccine, public health officials are keeping it simple this year: A flu shot can keep you out of the hospital and the morgue.
A retrospective cohort study that used national insurance claims data found patients with acute appendicitis who were treated nonsurgically had higher rates of complications and higher overall cost of care.
This article provides an overview of the most frequently encountered complications associated with sickle cell disease seen in the emergency department. It will discuss recent guidelines and novel approaches to the treatment of entities such as acute chest syndrome, vaso-occlusive crisis, and stroke, as well as new treatments on the horizon.
Diabetes mellitus is expensive, but most of the costs are attributed to complications and hospital care.This article will review the recommendations from the ADA 2017 Standards of Care for microvascular complications and relevant position statements, and will highlight preventive screening and clinical pearls for the primary care physician treating patients with diabetes.
Web-based tool helps educate parents about possible risks of operations
October 10, 2016
For many of the most common U.S. pediatric operations, the new Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator provides an individualized estimate of the chance of a young patient experiencing postoperative complications, according to research findings appearing online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The calculator is from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
What should clinicians keep in mind when providing family planning for women with diabetes? Not only are these women at increased risk of macrovascular complications, microvascular complications, and metabolic syndrome, but the reproductive health implications they face include effects on fertility, vaginitis, urinary tract infections, maternal risks, and neonatal risks, says Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS, professor of medicine at the University of California, Davis.