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Monitor triglycerides to avoid propofol infusion syndrome
Anesthesiology News
It is disturbingly common, dangerously lethal and difficult to diagnose, yet propofol-related infusion syndrome may be detected before it happens, given proper vigilance by anesthesiologists. Indeed, research has found a positive correlation between the duration of propofol infusion and increasing triglyceride levels, which may indicate onset of the deadly complication.
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Pulmonary hypertension a major concern among pediatric patients
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Children with pulmonary hypertension who receive general anesthesia during surgery remain at increased risk of serious complications and possibly even death, according to new research published in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia.
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Hospital report cards don't appear to improve surgical care
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Grading hospitals on the quality of care they provide is intended to improve surgical outcomes, but a pair of new studies in JAMA suggests facility report cards have little to no effect on how procedures turn out. In the first study, researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor analyzed surgical outcomes and Medicare payments among approximately 1.25 million beneficiaries who underwent general or vascular surgeries.
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Survey: Patient engagement continues to face challenges
By Scott E. Rupp
In the true age of patient engagement — a topic much talked about the last two years, but one now seemingly having gained real traction — providers continue to admit that they are having trouble with meeting the mandates established for them by meaningful use stage 2 requirements. The challenges they face with engaging patients, of course, means they also run the risk of pushing away patients if they fail to meet consumers on their terms. This is a fairly standard industry sentiment and one of the primary takeaways from a recent nationwide survey.
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Florida tops ACA enrollement
Health News Florida
Florida continues to lead every other state using the federal marketplace health insurance marketplace, with just over 1.3 million who were enrolled or were automatically re-enrolled in a health plan as of Jan. 23. The high numbers are due to high demand, federal health officials say.
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