Category: Current Events

Telemedicine Trends in the ICU: Best Practice Considerations

While intensive care units (ICUs) typically account for a mere 10 percent of hospital beds, they generate approximately 30 percent of hospital costs and cumulatively can account for 1 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). An essential part of… Read more

Challenges and controversies in testosterone therapy

Author: Mary Gillam, MD, Medical Editor, Point of Care Content at Elsevier Androgen deficiency in men is caused by impaired production of testosterone owing to defects at any level of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis.1 Clinicians frequently encounter men who have symptoms… Read more

Best Practices in Telemedicine

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is on a mission to modernize Medicare reimbursement policies. In tandem with multiple movements, the regulator is expanding coverage of virtual care services, in essence acknowledging what the majority of healthcare providers… Read more

The diagnosis, management, and prevention of Lyme disease

Author: Margaret Trexler Hessen, MD, FACP, FSHEA, Medical Editor, Point of Care Content at Elsevier Summer is (finally) here, and with it comes a rise in insect and arthropod populations and the diseases they transmit. Lyme disease is the most… Read more

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