Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most eye practices seeing urgent cases during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Most practices are complying with the American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines for scheduling patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Variations in practice patterns seen in patients treated for COPD

(HealthDay)—There are significant variations in practice patterns and resource utilization in patients treated by teaching staff for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), compared to non-teaching ...

Surgery

Across U.S., wide variation seen in thyroidectomy rates

(HealthDay)—There is wide variation in thyroidectomy rates among Medicare beneficiaries nationally, suggesting widely divergent local practice patterns for the management of thyroid nodules and cancer, according to a study ...

Oncology & Cancer

PSA test often occurs without discussion of benefits, harms

(HealthDay)—Fewer than one in three men screened with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer talked about the risks and benefits of the test with their doctor, according to a study published online ...

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