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One-Third of ESRD Patients with CVD Are Patient Readmissions

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 27, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Patients receiving hemodialysis are at high risk for morbidity and mortality related to cardiovascular (CV) events. In fact, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for two out of every five deaths of dialysis patients. Hospitalization for CVD is common among hemodialysis patients and causes a substantial burden not only on themselves, but also on their providers, payers and society.

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Top Cities for Growth for Physicians

Posted by Tim Callahan on Jun 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A top concern for young physicians is securing a well-paying job.

While that may cause some understandable anxiety, the good news is that job opportunities in 20 major metropolitan cities have significantly increased. The even better news is that job opportunities for physicians are expected to increase by 15% between 2016 and 2026. 

Today we’ll look at the top cities for growth for physicians, compensation trends and medical specialties most in demand.

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Top Challenges Facing Physicians This Year

Posted by Tim Callahan on Jun 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In today’s medical field, being a physician isn’t just about treating patients. Among other demands, physicians have to navigate the impact of globalization, technological advances, rising healthcare costs and new government regulations, all while trying to maintain a high quality of care. Today’s post will take a closer look at six challenges facing physicians in 2018. 

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ELSA Monitor Optimizes ECMO Delivery in Critically Ill

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains a last ditch therapy to treat neonatal, pediatric and adult patients suffering from severe respiratory syndrome and/or cardiac failure after they have not responded to other medical treatments.

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What to Know About CMS's New Bundled Payment Model

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

CMS announced a new voluntarily bundled-payment model, called the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced), that is considered the first alternative model proposed by the Trump administration. 

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Kidney Patient Advocates Make Strides

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

One in seven American adults, or 30 million people, are now estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many people, however, don’t know they have it. 

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Health & Safety Issues for Nephrology Nurses

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Nephrology nursing can be a rewarding job. Many nephrology nurses enter the field wanting to make the process of dialysis easier for their patients and see it as an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with patients and their families. Dialysis nursing also has a predicted job growth rate of 26% over the next decade.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders in Surgeons: What to Know

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on Jun 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Surgeons and interventionalists are facing a potential “impending epidemic” concerning musculoskeletal disorders in surgeons as demonstrated in a study by the JAMA Surgery study in December 2017.

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Transonic's CEO Shares His Story of Startup Success

Posted by Tim Callahan on May 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As the president and CEO of Transonic, Cornelius S. Drost knows about the excitement and challenges of developing a startup company. In a recent interview with The Cornell Daily Sun, Drost discussed the roots of his startup business, while offering advice to those interested in entrepreneurship.

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5 Interesting Stats on Physician Happiness

Posted by Roger DeLong, CP, PE, MBA on May 29, 2018 6:19:00 AM

More than 15,000 physicians participated in Medscape’s annual physician lifestyle survey. While the majority of physicians expressed happiness and satisfaction, certain specialities had more favorable results. The stats below provided a more thorough overview of physician happiness.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic