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Proceedings from inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention Released

Leaders from the 43 national medical organizations and the American Bar Association attended the historic meeting on February 10-11 in Chicago, which was hosted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT).

The 2019 Kelly West Award to Be Presented to Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, PhD

This award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Dr. Mayer-Davis will be recognized with this honor at the ADA’s 79th Scientific Sessions, June 7-11, 2019, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. She will deliver her Kelly West Award Lecture titled, “Improving Outcomes—Translating Epidemiology to Clinical Trials,” on Sunday, June 9.

5/7/19: Sadaf Farooqi, MB, ChB (Hons), PhD, Named American­­­ Diabetes Association’s® 2019 Outstanding Scientific...

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) will present the 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA) to Sadaf Farooqi, MB, ChB (Hons), PhD. Dr. Farooqi will be recognized with this honor, which is given annually for research in diabetes that demonstrates particular independence of thought and originality, during the ADA’s 79th Scientific Sessions, June 7-11, 2019, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. She will deliver her OSAA Lecture, titled “Obesity and the Biology of Weight Regulation,” during the National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards Presentation on Monday, June 10.

4/30/19: May is Our Nation’s First Ever National Stop the Bleed Month

May is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Month, featuring training courses around the country to teach bleeding control techniques to the general public and empower them with the skills and knowledge to assist severely bleeding persons. During this month, an additional focus will be directed to May 23, which is the nation’s second annual National Stop the Bleed Day.

New ACP Guidelines Would Result in Thousands of Unnecessary Breast Cancer Deaths

4/8/19: That approach would also likely result in thousands more women enduring extensive surgery, mastectomies and chemotherapy for advanced cancers - and do little to nothing to address overdiagnosis or the harms of screening named in the ACP guidelines.

New Bill Would Help Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Care

4/2/19: The bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today by Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) would provide Medicare coverage for CT Colonography (CTC) screening — also known as virtual colonoscopy.

ADA’s William T. Cefalu, MD, to Testify on the Rising Cost of Insulin Before...

4/1/19: Dr. Cefalu will address the rising costs of insulin, which impact millions of Americans with diabetes who rely on this life-sustaining medication.

Virtual Reality Dynamic Holographic, Display of the Vascular Anatomy and a Co-registered Angiographic Catheter...

3/26/19: Abstract 294 presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Comparison of Uterine Artery Embolization and Myomectomy for Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: A...

3/25/19: Abstract 137 presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Tennis Elbow New Interventional Radiology Treatment Reduces Pain and Inflammation Without Surgery

3/24/19: “Tennis elbow can be difficult to treat, leaving many patients unable to perform the simplest tasks, such as picking up their children, cooking dinner, or even working on a computer. With this frustration, many patients turn to invasive major surgery after years of failed physical therapy and medication use,” said Yuji Okuno, MD, PhD, founder of the Okuno Clinic in Japan and lead author of the study. “We were interested to see if this technique, already in use in other areas of the body, would be effective for this common, debilitating condition and help people immediately regain a range of motion that many of us take for granted in our everyday tasks.”

Smart Speaker Technology No 1 Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments

3/24/19: Offers a conversational voice interface that allows interventional radiology (IR) physicians to ask questions and retrieve information needed for their patient treatments without breaking sterile scrub

Midterm Clinical Outcomes After Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for Lateral Epicondylitis Resistance to Conservative Treatment

3/24/19: Abstract 25 presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Patients with Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears May Have Another Surgical Option

3/18/19: The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five years after surgery, built upon earlier research which examined short-term patient results

Advancing Clinical Trials for Leukemia Patients is Helping Improve Survival Rate

3/14/19: The society says that: "Taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice for some acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Clinical trials are under way for patients at every treatment stage and for patients in remission. Virtually all of today's standard treatments for cancer are based on previous clinical trials."

Interdisciplinary Education Helps Hospital Patients Better Understand Their Medications

3/11/19: Patient satisfaction scores for medication understanding increased, while readmission rates decreased following program implementation

Calcium and vitamin D Supplements Are Essential to Help Manage Osteoporosis, Especially Following Fracture...

3/12/19: According to several studies, osteoporosis is expected to increase as our population lives longer. Osteoporosis-related fragility fractures can lead to increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenses. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation have been demonstrated to be effective in maintaining bone health and reducing subsequent related fractures. Additionally, this supplementation correlates with improved clinical and functional outcomes in postoperative hip fracture patients.

Underweight Patients at Greatest Risk of Complications Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

3/12/19: The study, "Underweight Patients are the Greatest Risk Body Mass Index Group for Perioperative Adverse Events Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty," looked at a total of 15,725 patients undergoing elective TSA who were pulled from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.

Study Shows Weight Loss Prior to Knee Surgery Improves Outcome for Morbidly-Obese Patients

3/12/19: Each year, over 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States.i The number of morbidly obese people undergoing TKA has risen steadily.ii Due to concerns about complications stemming from obesity, many surgeons require morbidly obese patients—those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater—to lose weight before the operation.

ACC Combines NCDR, Accreditation into One Quality-Focused Meeting

3/11/19: ACC Quality Summit examines role of registries, quality campaigns and accreditation in quality and performance improvement efforts

First Women Hospital in Delhi

3/6/19: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty will be inaugurating the hospital. The inauguration event will also be graced by Manoj Tiwari, Member of Parliament (North East Delhi) & Delhi BJP President; Parvesh Verma, Member of Parliament (West Delhi); Narendra Chanchal, World Renowned Jagran Singer; Devesh Srivastava, Joint Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police; Narendra Chawla, Mayor SDMC, and Pawan Monga, Secretary BJP, Delhi Pradesh.