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Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

HIV Infection Associated With Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk

HIV Infection Associated With Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Those with HIV infection experience an elevated risk for CVD, potentially exacerbated by the use of certain antiretroviral therapies.

Expert Q&A: Association Between Cytomegalovirus and CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expert Q&A: Association Between Cytomegalovirus and CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis

An interview with Florian Kern, PhD, from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK, discussed the link between cytomegalovirus and cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Coronary angiography and revascularization use prior to noncardiac surgery continues to be debated.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

James E. Loyd, MD, and Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, offer insight into the role of genetics in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Identifying At-Risk Patients Using Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Identifying At-Risk Patients Using Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Researchers argue that elevated coronary artery calcium scores increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular events even in young patients.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

New guidelines for dyslipidemia management and atherosclerosis prevention include a wider range of disease stages and more aggressive intervention.

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Evidence is lacking to support oxygen therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services made settlements with providers that violated a HIPAA policy to create business associate agreements.

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Current medical education practices may be contributing to poor mental health of future physicians.

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

A review of cardiovascular disease burden, particularly coronary heart disease, in HIV/AIDS.

New Recommendation for Glucose-Lowering Drug Clinical Trials

New Recommendation for Glucose-Lowering Drug Clinical Trials

The International Hypoglycaemia Study Group now recommends that glucose levels lower than 3.0 mmol/L (54 mg/dL) be documented in clinical trials of glucose-lowering drugs.

Affordable Care Act Changes in the Wake of Trump Presidency

Affordable Care Act Changes in the Wake of Trump Presidency

President-elect Trump has stated support for insurance sales across state lines, turning Medicaid into a block-grant program, and protecting individuals with preexisting conditions, among other Republican party proposals.

How to Maximize Clinical Practice Revenue With Reimbursement Cuts

How to Maximize Clinical Practice Revenue With Reimbursement Cuts

An expert Q&A with Valora S. Gurganious, MBA, CHBC, on how physicians can maximize revenue and stay ahead of payors' attempts to cut reimbursement.

Improving Training and Evaluation in Medical Education

Improving Training and Evaluation in Medical Education

Researchers compared developmental milestone ratings to a nondevelopmental rating scale for internal medicine residents using the pre-2015 RAES.

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records: Benefits and Drawbacks

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records: Benefits and Drawbacks

As a result of patient access to electronic health records, a 2015 review found improvements in disease self-management, fewer office visits, and an increase in preventative medicine.

HIPAA Audits Reveal Issues in Provider Practices

HIPAA Audits Reveal Issues in Provider Practices

According to the first round of HIPAA audits, more than half of the providers failed to complete a risk assessment--a main tenet of HIPAA.

Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care: Promise and Caution

Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care: Promise and Caution

Artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine, but there are delays in implementation.

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