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2014-06-23 12:29:42

Data Highlight Physician and Payer Receptivity to Emerging Agents for Treatment-Resistant Depression, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed U.S. psychiatrists are receptive to novel adjunctive therapies to antidepressants for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and would prescribe Otsuka/Lundbeck's emerging atypical antipsychotic brexpiprazole to a mean 12 percent of their drug-treated...

2014-06-23 12:25:15

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today announced it has been selected as one of The Washington Post's Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on results of an anonymous feedback survey completed by employees. APMA was one of 150 organizations awarded the distinction, selected from the over 1,600 companies evaluated in the Washington, D.C. area. "We're honored to be recognized as a Top...

2014-06-21 00:20:56

- Certain Locations to be Transitioned to Practice Physicians LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MacKeyser Holdings, LLC, announced today that the Company and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in order to facilitate the wind down and ultimate liquidation of the Company. The filing will allow the Company to wind down its businesses in an orderly and expeditious fashion for the benefit of its stakeholders....

2014-06-19 23:06:58

American HealthCare Lending looks to address their innovative non-recourse patient financing platform geared to bridge the patient affordability gap caused by rising healthcare costs associated with The Affordable Care Act at HFMA's ANI 2014 Conference Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 American HealthCare Lending, the leading non-recourse patient financing platform serving health systems, physician groups, surgical centers, and other healthcare providers throughout the...

2014-06-19 23:02:06

New Survey Ranks Physician Groups at National Healthcare Conference of Experts Novato, California (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Meritage Medical Network is proud to achieve the coveted Elite status from the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), the largest association in the country representing physician organizations practicing coordinated care. This year, Meritage Medical Network received four out of four stars, surpassing a peer-defined threshold score in key domain areas. CAPG...

2014-06-19 16:26:26

LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After 20 years serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP), James L. Weidner will retire from the organization effective March 1, 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/NE87669LOGO Mr. Weidner, 66, will remain with the Company for the next nine months to focus on succession planning, reinsurance placement, managing CAP's public affairs strategy to protect the Medical Injury...

2014-06-19 16:25:55

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown & Toland Physicians achieved the highest possible "elite" status in the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) Standards of Excellence survey of nationwide physician groups for the eighth year in a row. The San Francisco independent practice association has earned the top-tier ranking since the association began evaluating medical groups in 2006. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119574 The Standards of Excellence...

2014-06-19 08:30:22

Rural hospitals may especially benefit from effective and efficient nighttime telehospitalist care ATLANTA, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Progressive smaller hospitals have begun replacing hospitalist night calls and moonlighter duty with hospitalist telemedicine, typically to avoid physician burn-out and improve recruiting and retention. A new study conducted by researchers from Eagle Telemedicine and the Medical University of South Carolina, and published in the peer-reviewed...

2014-06-17 23:02:18

Hospital viability is now vulnerably reliant on the success of a single organizational venture: financial system transformation. As the healthcare delivery industry deals with delays in ICD-10, EHR issues, physician alignment, population health, interoperability, value-based reimbursement reforms, decision support needs, and patient marketplace shifts, CFOs embark on the major restructuring of hospital technology priorities for survival. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Black Book™...

2014-06-17 13:20:31

American Society of Anesthesiologists A study in the July issue of Anesthesiology revealed that patients who receive a simple, multicolor, standardized medication instruction sheet before surgery are more likely to comply with their physician's instructions and experience a significantly shorter post-op stay in recovery. These findings are important because surgical patients often fail to follow their doctor's medication instructions for preexisting conditions such as diabetes and...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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