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Intraoperative “micro breaks” with targeted stretching enhance surgeon physical function and mental focus

by jmiller on January 17, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Park and Zahiri for their work published in the prestigious Annals of Surgery (February issue).  The article concludes “Many surgeons are concerned about career-ending or limiting musculoskeletal pain.  Intraoperative targeted stretching micro breaks may represent a practical, … learn more

Executive leadership and physician well-being: nine organizational strategies to promote engagement and reduce burnout

by jmiller on January 16, 2017

“The health care field is experiencing unprecedented changes that threaten the survival of many health care organizations.   To successfully navigate these challenges, health care executives need committed and productive physicians working in collaboration with organization leaders.  Unfortunately, national studies suggest … learn more

Statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovasular disease in adults: USPTF Recommendation Statement

by jmiller on January 16, 2017

“The USPSTF recommends initiating use of low-to-moderate dose statins in adults aged 40 to 75 years without a history of CVD who have 1 or more CVD risk factors ((dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, or smoking) and a calculated 10-year CVD event … learn more

Consumer preferences and online comparison toos used to select a surgeon

by jmiller on January 16, 2017

“The public reporting of physician quality is mandated by the US federal government and made accessible through the website Physician Compare.  However, this is only one of several that provide physician ratings to consumers. Despite the widespread availability of this … learn more

Key prinicples in quality and safety in radiology

by jmiller on January 16, 2017

“Concepts are introduced that re keys to identifying, understanding, and utilizing certain quality tools with the aim of making process improvements.  Challenges, opportunities, and change drivers can be mapped from the radiology quality perspective.  Best practices, informatics, and benchmarks can … learn more

Review of childhood obesity: from epidemiology, etiology, and comoribiditis to clinical assessment and treatment

by jmiller on January 16, 2017

“Most obese children do not have an underlying endocrine or single genetic cause for their weight gain.  Family-based lifestyle interventions, including dietary modifications and increased physical activity, are the cornerstone of weight management in children.”  (Mayo Clin Proc, Jan)  Click learn more

Providing appropriate end-of-life care to religious and ethnic minorities

by jmiller on January 16, 2017

“There is overwhelming evidence that racial and ethnic minorities face multiple health care disparities.  Recognizing and addressing cultural and religious/spiritual (RS) values is a critical aspect of providing goal-concordant care for patients facing a serious illness, especially at the end … learn more

Guidelines for family-centered care in the neonatal, pediatric, and adult ICU

by jmiller on January 11, 2017

These guidelines (Crit Care Med, Jan) “identify the evidence base for best practices for family-centered care in the ICU.”  The original guidelines published in 2007 have been one of the most widely cited documents on family-centered care.  However, the prior … learn more

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