The great strength of video technology lies in providing information about medical knowledge and practice. For the benefit of the patient, new technical achievements should be implemented in concepts of continuing medical education.
The manifestations of giant cell arteritis can be variable. About a third of large-vessel giant cell arteritis patients have no sonographic evidence of temporal vasculitis, and more than half have normal histology of the temporal artery.
High costs are an important barrier to treatment access for vulnerable and often uninsured patients with hepatitis C.
Since 2001, cases of sexually transmitted Shigella spp. among men who have sex with men have been reported with increasing frequency, becoming an important public health problem in many countries.
The increased risk of cardiovascular disease has emerged as a major issue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis – it has been estimated that the cardiovascular disease burden in rheumatoid arthritis is comparable to that of diabetes mellitus.
The aim of the European CRT Survey II was to gather real-life clinical and demographic data on current patient selection, and implantation and follow-up practice.
So far, there is no standard set of prognostic parameters for patients diagnosed with acromegaly that helps to predict treatment outcomes, and might help to optimise initial treatment decisions and frequencies of follow-up visits.
Continuous deep sedation until death is increasingly used to treat intolerable suffering of terminally ill patients. Variation in prevalence estimates indicates a potential effect of differences in practice between care settings and professionals.
Providing efficient healthcare is important for hospitals. Shorter and longer length of hospital stay (LOS) outliers influence financial results and reimbursement.
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