Top stories in health and medicine, May 25, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Time to Retire Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones? More than 30 years ago, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) had a highly anticipated, much-ballyhooed introduction as a nonsurgical therapy for kidney stones. Obviating the need to cut the skin or insert a device into the body, ESWL would use acoustic shock waves to pulverize stones into dust that would be washed out of the kidneys.
  2. Senate Committee Mulls Medicare Hospital Observation Stays. Hospital observation stays for Medicare patients can be problematic, but finding solutions is also tricky.
  3. Sildenafil May Help Heal Scleroderma Ulcers. Sildenafil (Viagra) provided some benefits for digital ulcer healing in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), although the primary endpoint of a placebo-controlled trial was not met.
  4. Docs ‘Missing the Mark’ on Shared Medical Decisions. Patients trying to decide between two surgical options for the treatment of ulcerative colitis found information supplied by doctors to be “believable” but not very “useful.”

Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.


Advertisements

Published by

Liposuction of Miami

Liposuction of Miami is a cosmetic surgery center that specializes in surgical body sculpting and cosmetic surgery. Our surgeon is one of the first physicians in Miami to always offer you the newest, safest, most current surgical methods of permanent fat removal.. We have helped to initiate newer, more advanced liposuction techniques and instruments that have practically done away with the trauma of older techniques.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s