Dr. Sean Pinney on the NYC Epicenter | COVID-19 Hub
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The treatment scenarios provided by this AUC stem from the recommendations in the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) issued by the AAOS in March 2019.
ACC’s COVID-19 response initiative offers a virtual education series, resources to meet clinicians’ evolving needs in ensuring patient safety and quality cardiovascular care during the pandemic
MDIC Releases Best Practices for Communicating Benefit, Risk, and Uncertainty for Medical Devices: Register for 10/2/20 Webinar
MDIC states the report focuses on providing evidence-based best practices for enhancing communication with patients about medical devices so that patients can make informed treatment decisions.
IVC Filter Guidelines Published by SIR – Allows Physicians Treating Patients at Risk of a PE to Make Evidence-Based Decisions
“IVC Filter guidelines allow physicians treating patients at risk of a pulmonary embolism to make evidence-based decisions about the use of IVC filters,” said John A. Kaufman, MD, MS, FSIR, the guidelines’ primary author and chair of the department of interventional radiology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Hospital Ranking Systems Can Be Misleading for Orthopedic Care: Subject to Misrepresentation That Can Lead to Frustration That May Confuse Patients
The hospital rating system study revealed that the systems generally rate hospitals based on varied data sources and different methodologies that lack robust formal validation. Thus, they are subject to a misrepresentation that can lead to alienated, frustrated, and confused patients.
Kidney Walk LaceUp 2020: National Kidney Foundation and LogistiCare Team Up: Walkers Can Join from Their Homes
Kidney Walk LaceUp represents an opportunity for participants to come together in a time of isolation and demonstrate their shared commitment to the lives of kidney patients and their loved ones, while still staying safe during the ongoing pandemic. Walkers can join from their homes, backyard or local park and still help save lives.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association to Host Virtual Events to Raise Funds for RX and Care of People with MD, ALS and Related Neuromuscular Disease
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (is hosting virtual events to raise critical funds for treatment and care for people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular disease. September marks...
Mercy Medical Center Nurses Represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and Supporters to Picket Outside Springfield Hospital August 24
"Trinity Health barrels ahead with changes that negatively impact nurses and our working conditions while publicly praising its frontline workers," said Jaime Dorunda, RN and Co-Chair of the MNA Bargaining Committee at Mercy Medical Center.
Senators Demand Answers on Hydroxychloroquine from the FDA, Reports the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons
Hydroxychloroquine: Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, along with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in a letter to...
Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit organization created by a team from the University of Central Florida dedicated to using technology to improve children’s lives. It creates personalized and expressive bionic arms for children with limb differences, allowing the child to live a life without limits.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Announces Winners of 2020 Man & Woman of the Year Fundraising Competition
Rich Pentz and Tina Swallow were awarded the prestigious titles, National Man of the Year and National Woman of the Year, and broke new local campaign records, raising $518,906 and $467,686 respectively. The campaign has helped LLS invest nearly $1.3 billion, ensuring that the organization continues to deliver its cancer curing mission and impact for patients, who need support now, more than ever.
American Lung Association and Cleveland Clinic Provide Advanced COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers
"The opportunity to offer educational materials broadly about a pressing world problem like COVID-19 closely aligns with the educational mission of Cleveland Clinic, which is 'further education of those who serve'," said James K. Stoller, M.D., M.S., Chair of the Education Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
The Radiosurgery Society Announces the MRI-Linac Consortium to Use RSSearch Patient Registry to Collect and Track MRI-Guided Radiotherapy Treatment Delivery and Outcomes
The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, today announced that the MRI-Linac Consortium will use the Radiosurgery Society’s...
"The Parkinson's Foundation continues to provide these annual grant opportunities especially during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that PD research can successfully move forward," said John L. Lehr, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Parkinson's Foundation. "These research grants are a critical to driving better patient outcomes.
“The AAOS urges CMS to reconsider the significant preoperative work that is required to make value-based care both cost-effective and high-quality and to refrain from finalizing both of these punitive cuts on the value of orthopaedic care.”
The purpose of CORAL is to inform epidemiology and resource utilization through three interrelated approaches: a registry; a detailed cohort, including a bio-specimen collection correlated with clinical phenotyping and outcomes; and a health system assessment.
ACEP urges the public to be circumspect of bold claims or instant cures made on social media or circulating among friends.
American College of Cardiology Collaborates with the Arkansas STEMI Advisory Council Working to Save Lives by Offering Early Heart Attack Care Educational Materials in Marshallese
The materials, which were previously only available in English and Spanish, provide this underserved, high-risk population with easily accessible information to help them recognize the early signs and symptoms of heart attacks, and know-how and when to seek care.
United Physicians: A Unified Voice Advocating for the Needs of Physicians by Physicians for Physicians
United Physicians is an “alliance,” not a union. Members can sign up for free on the website, submit important issues they would like to see advocated for, and vote on advancing any issue.
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Foundation for Opioid Research & Education will provide resources to educate patients, physicians, and legislators regarding safe opioid use and other alternatives to pain management.
Studies show that gastroparesis, a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, is estimated to affect up to five million people in the United States. The symptoms of this condition can be debilitating and sometimes life-threatening.
Medical Organizations Provide a Unified Statement on the Importance of Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Wearing Facial Coverings During COVID-19 Pandemic
Individuals with normal lungs and even many individuals with underlying chronic lung disease should be able to wear a non-N95 facial covering without affecting their oxygen or carbon dioxide levels.
Penumbra Appoints Corey L. Teigen, M.D., as Chief Scientific Officer and James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR, as Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Teigen joins immediately as CSO and Dr. Benenati will join Penumbra on September 1, 2020, as CMO.
As part of the ACC’s COVID-19 Summer Education Series, sports cardiologists hosted a webinar titled “Sports, Exercise, and COVID-19: Proceed with Caution” to discuss the need for a conservative approach on the return to sports given medicine’s ever-expanding understanding of the virus and its impacts.
Study Finds Patients Who Undergo Spine Surgery Prescribed Most Narcotics Three Months Following Surgery
A new scientific review article titled, "Ninety-day Postoperative Narcotic Use After Hospitalization for Orthopaedic Trauma," published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), found a correlation between patient-reported pain at discharge from inpatient surgery and the number of opioids prescribed during the 90-day postoperative period.