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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today extended the deadline for healthcare groups to provide patients with immediate electronic access to their doctor's clinical notes as well as test results and reports from pathology and imaging. The mandate, called "open notes" by many, is part of the 21st Century Cures Act, and will now go into effect April 5. The announcement comes just 4 days before the previously established November 2 deadline----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-30
Source: Medscape
Wages for registered nurses (RNs) remain stagnant and COVID-19 has prompted somewhat of an exodus, voluntary and involuntary, from the nursing profession, according to the Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report 2020 . Nearly one fourth of nurses not currently employed in nursing cited COVID-19 as the reason for leaving the profession, with 18% retiring earlier than planned; 5% of RNs and 9% of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) were furloughed or laid off because of the pandemic.----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-29
Source: Medscape
It may be possible to diagnose Parkinson's disease with a skin test, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers used a chemical assay to detect clumping of the protein alpha-synuclein, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease, in autopsy skin samples taken from patients who had Parkinson's disease confirmed by brain pathology and from controls without the disease. The test showed a high degree of sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of Parkinson's. The study was----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-29
Source: Medscape
Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Two COVID-19 antibody treatments, one developed by Regeneron and the other by Eli Lilly, show promise in the outpatient setting in results released on Wednesday. Regeneron, in a randomized, double-blind trial, is assessing the effect of adding its investigational antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 to usual standard of care in comparison with adding placebo to standard of care. A descriptive analysis from the----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-29
Source: Medscape
Medtronic USA Inc. has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and failure to fully report payments made to a neurosurgeon, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced.   The settlement will include $8.1 million because of violations to the False Claims Act for allegedly paying kickbacks to Wilson Asfora, MD, a neurosurgeon in South Dakota, in an effort to persuade him to use its products, the DOJ reported----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-29
Source: Medscape
Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Half of Chinese American parents and their children report having experienced an in-person episode of racial discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results from a survey study. In the United States, where public officials continue to refer to SARS-CoV-2 as the "China virus" and have often sought to draw attention to its origins in Wuhan, China, "the associations between----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-29
Source: Medscape
To end HIV and control COVID-19, medicine must earn back the trust of people in Black, Latinx, and Native American communities, said Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the CDC. During the closing plenary of the United States Conference on HIV/AIDS October 21, Mermin laid out four principles behind those actions to the audience of USCHA: Actively work with communities most affected by----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-29
Source: Medscape
A 2-day course of high-dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) doubles the complete pain response for patients with painful spinal metastases in comparison with conventional palliative radiotherapy. It is also safe and nondestabilizing, conclude researchers reporting a phase 3 Canadian trial. "Conventional radiation has historically not achieved high rates of complete response to pain or long-term local control," commented lead author Arjun Sahgal, MD. "So many years ago, we started building on the idea of using----- Read and view more
Published on: 2020-10-29
Source: Medscape
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Published on: 2020-10-29
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Published on: 2020-10-29
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Published on: 2020-10-28
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Published on: 2020-10-28
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Published on: 2020-10-27
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Published on: 2020-10-27
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Published on: 2020-10-01

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