Health

Health plans not implementing prior authorization reforms

(HealthDay)—Physicians say prior authorization (PA) continues to interfere with patient care and can lead to adverse clinical consequences, according to the results of a survey released by the American Medical Association.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Published consensus statement offers UTI treatment recommendations

They are among the most common ailments for those residing at post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) centers, yet diagnosing and managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) remains a challenging prospect for caregivers at these ...

Overweight & Obesity

Scientific community pledges to end obesity stigma

Coinciding with World Obesity Day, over 100 medical and scientific organisations have today pledged their support for a consensus statement that recognises unscientific public narratives of obesity as a major cause of weight ...

Oncology & Cancer

Recommendations issued for HSCT in multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—A consensus statement for the use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) has been developed by Mayo Clinic physicians; the recommendations were published ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Consensus statement issued on management of foot, ankle gout

(HealthDay)—The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners-Orthopedics Specialty Practice Group have issued a new joint clinical consensus statement on the etiology, ...

Pediatrics

Pediatric and law experts define abusive head trauma

Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal proceedings of child abuse, according to ...

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