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3 highly effective ways to reduce readmissions

The nature of illness is that it's a fragile time for our patients, and particularly for those with chronic underlying illnesses such as COPD or congestive heart failure.
January 2020

Eggs, oxygen, and the perennially breathless state of nutrition

The exceptions are known as “CO2 retainers.” These are people generally with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), typically as a consequence of long-term smoking. ... But here's the rub! This very population, people with COPD and CO2
January 2020

The Emperor of Performance has no clothes

Multiple times I have had patients admitted to the hospital on perfect treatment for presumed systolic dysfunction, but since the patients really had COPD, OSA and right side heart failure, the
January 2020

Another reason to skip the soda: Potassium depletion

To illustrate, the editorialist relates a case from his own files in which a 51-year-old man with COPD, hypertension and idiopathic gastroparesis developed persistent hypokalaemia, generalized weakness and loose
January 2020

7 iPhone apps I'd like to see

Their own individualized Kaplan-Meier curve. I know we are supposed to ask about seat belt use, but does that really matter if your patient is 68, has COPD, still smokes
January 2020

QD: News Every Day--Cardiologists should consider comorbidities, study says

A quarter of adults in the U.S. have 2 or more chronic medical conditions, as do more than two-thirds of seniors, yet there are few clinical...
January 2020

QD: News Every Day--15 top causes of death detailed

Heart disease remains the single most common cause of death, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its annual report. ...
January 2020

For your health, generalists have great lasting value

One generalist generally trumps 3 specialists. Let us assume you have heart failure, COPD, CKD stage 3, type II diabetes mellitus, and severe osteoarthritis.
January 2020

Slowing the revolving door of readmissions

Severity of illness. Certain chronic conditions, such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), when in their advanced stages, are very labile and prone to exacerbations.
January 2020

Seven secrets to successful, long-term weight loss

over a three year period (compared to the low-cal, low-fat majority).
January 2020

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