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Inter-Hospital Transfers Can Go Wrong for Patients. Amy Yu, MD, Wants to Change That.

What happens to patients when they’re transferred from one hospital to another has not been well studied, and national guidelines to standardize transfer procedures are lacking, says a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member and hospitalist. But what is known about inter-hospital transfers is troubling enough: Patients moved between acute-care hospitals often experience worse clinical outcomes and higher costs than other patients with similar conditions.

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 20, 2024
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Clinical    Hospital Medicine    Hospitalists

What Are Hospitalists? And What Value Do They Bring to Health Care?

While hospitals have been around for centuries, hospitalists – hospital-based physicians and other practitioners – are far more recent. In fact, the term “hospitalist” wasn’t coined until 1996 in a New England Journal of Medicine paper.

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 16, 2024
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Brain-Protected TAVR Results in Fewer Real-World Disabling Strokes

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateJune 05, 2024

This reduction in disabling stroke in the real world was supported by a secondary analysis using propensity score weighting (OR 0.79, 95% CI 0.70-0.90), reported Neel Butala, of Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, both in Aurora.

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News Medical

STew: A new method for unveiling the spatial fingerprint of diseases

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

In disease research, it's important to know gene expression and where in a tissue the expression is happening, but marrying the two sets of information can be challenging.

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Everyday Health

Statins Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Adults Age 75 and Up

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

For decades, doctors have prescribed statins as an effective, safe, and low-cost medication for lowering cholesterol and decreasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening heart problems.

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Black Enterprise

National Cancer Survivors Day

news outletBlack Enterprise
Publish DateJune 03, 2024

NCSD was first celebrated on June 5, 1988. It was established by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation to honor those who have survived cancer, inspire those recently diagnosed, and provide support to families and caregivers.

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