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Study: Private Equity Acquisitions in Cardiology on the Rise

“Policymakers and clinicians have raised concern about the growing presence of private equity in other medical specialties. Although cardiology is an attractive target for private equity firms, little is known about the number and types of practices that are being acquired,” said Senior Author Rishi K. Wadhera, MD, MPP, MPhil, a cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston. “Private equity acquisitions in other specialties have been shown to decrease quality and increase costs, so it is critical to understand the impact on cardiology.”

CMT Research Foundation Invests in ReviR Therapeutics Research to Pioneer Small Molecule Therapeutics for CMT1A

"Collaborating with ReviR Therapeutics aligns perfectly with CMTRF's mission to accelerate the development of therapies that can halt or even reverse the progression of CMT," says Cleary Simpson, CEO of the CMT Research Foundation. "Their cutting-edge technology has the potential to transform the lives of those living with this chronic condition by providing a non-invasive, potent, and easily administrable treatment option."

Brain Connectivity on MRI Predicts Parkinson’s Disease Progression

The findings support the theory that functional and structural connections between brain regions may significantly contribute to Parkinson’s disease progression.

JACC Report Card Highlights Inequities in CV Care, Death Rates

JACC Incoming Editor-in-Chief Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC, said, the goal of the report card is to promote accountability and catalyze action that finally addresses this national tragedy.

AI Detects More Breast Cancers with Fewer False Positives

“Population-based screening with mammography reduces breast cancer mortality, but it places a substantial workload on radiologists who must read a large number of mammograms, the majority of which don’t warrant a recall of the patient,” Dr. Lauritzen said. “The reading workload is further compounded when screening programs employ double reading to improve cancer detection and decrease false-positive recalls.”

OrthoInfo.org Offers Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Resources for Patients

This May, OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative and trusted source on bone and joint health, is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about prevention strategies that can help reduce one's risk of developing osteoporosis.

AAOS IDEA Grant Program Opens: Call for Proposals that Fuel the Future of Orthopaedics

"The programs selected for an AAOS IDEA Grant will help to cultivate meaningful and measurable opportunities across orthopaedics, acting as a springboard for change within our profession," said AAOS Diversity Advisory Board Chair Holly Tyler-Paris Pilson, MD, FAAOS, FAOA. "This is not about checking a box; this call for proposals opens a door for funding directly to the local and regional orthopaedic programs and organizations who are training the current and next generation."

Minimally Invasive Procedure May Spare Patients from Thyroid Surgery

In a 10-center study, microwave ablation offered progression-free survival rates and fewer complications than surgery in the treatment of a form of thyroid cancer known as papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), according to research published today in Radiology, a journal of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Society of Interventional Radiology Names Robert J Lewandowski, MD, FSIR, President for 2024–2025

Robert J. Lewandowski said, “Throughout the last 50 years, SIR has enabled the specialty to grow in an evolving healthcare landscape, providing IRs with the education, resources, and support required for members to thrive. As we look forward, SIR remains committed to fostering healthcare innovations that improve patients’ lives worldwide.”

ACC Clinical Trials Research Program REACH(es) New Heights

The ACC has selected 50 learners for its 2024 – 2025 Clinical Trials Research program, of whom 28 structural heart cardiologists and surgeons will participate in the CTR’s new Project REACH. This incoming cohort of learners will participate in a year-long curriculum designed to advance their skills and careers in clinical trials research and ensure that all individuals have the opportunity to contribute as part of the clinical trials research workforce.
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