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Five Cardiac Surgeons Affiliated with Methodist Hospital San Antonio Among Top in Texas, Nation

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 17, 2019

Dr. William C.L. Wu performed more stent procedures on Medicare inpatients than any other doctor in Texas over a five year period from 2013 to 2017. This also placed him among the top 30 stent procedure surgeons in the entire United States over this period.

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Cardiovascular Specialists Dr. Luber, Dr. Hampton, and Dr. Gaba at CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center Top Washington State Rankings

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 16, 2019

Dr. John M. Luber has practiced at CHI Franciscan St. Joseph for twenty years, following five years as Cardiothoracic-Surgeon-in-Chief at Albany Medical Center. He is also an accomplished scientist, a principal investigator on over 30 clinical trials.

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Lee Memorial Hospital Top Ranked Cardiovascular Doctors Include Dr. Arcement, Dr. Hummel, Dr. DiGiorgi, and Dr. Buss

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 08, 2019

Four cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons affiliated with Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Meyers, FL were among the highest-ranked doctors in the state in their specialties.

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How much I should I budget for Healthcare after Insurance?

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 07, 2019

Health insurance can save you a lot of money. But even if you have insurance, you'll still pay some money out-of-pocket on healthcare. The average out-of-pocket expenditure was $747 (in 2016, among middle-income Americans who spent any money out-of-pocket on healthcare), according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Dr. Magovern & Dr. Brown, Two Morristown Memorial Hospital - Affiliated Cardiac Surgeons, Top New Jersey State Rankings

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 07, 2019

Dr. Christopher J. Magovern & Dr. John M. Brown, two Cardiac Surgeons affiliated with Morristown Medical Center (an Atlantic Health System hospital), topped New Jersey state rankings for two major categories of cardiac procedures.

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In-Hospital Quality Outcomes for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

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By: James Pitt  Dec. 19, 2018

Gastrointestinal hemorrhage contributed to 3% of hospitalizations and 2.35% of in-hospital deaths among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma as a primary or secondary diagnosis, according to a Dexur analysis of 2013-2017 Medicare claims data.

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Sepsis Involved in 22% of In-Hospital Deaths in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients

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By: James Pitt  Nov. 28, 2018

Sepsis is a major killer of hepatocellular carcinoma patients. In the last five years, 22% of in-hospital deaths among Medicare inpatients with HCC involved severe sepsis.

The percentage of HCC deaths that involve severe sepsis appears to exceed the percentage of overall cancer deaths that involve severe sepsis. According to Williams et. al (2004), 8.5% of cancer deaths overall involve severe sepsis.

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma Key Statistics, Risks & Treatment Options

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By: James Pitt  Nov. 21, 2018

Key Statistics on Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common liver cancer.

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How Much Should You Pay for Health Insurance?

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By: James Pitt  Nov. 16, 2018

Open enrollment is from November 1 to December 15. If you don't already have health insurance for next year lined up, the best time to enroll is right now. Many plans are available at good values. If you forget to get health insurance, you may need to pay a tax penalty.

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Doppler Ultrasound Devices Like Deltex CardioQ Could Help Address Excess Length of Stay in Bowel Surgery Patients With Major Complications

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By: James Pitt  Oct. 22, 2018

In goal-directed fluid therapy (GDT or GDFT), physicians use hemodynamic variables such as stroke volume (the amount of fluid the heart moves with each beat) to estimate the amount of fluid in circulation. Physicians provide fluid as needed to keep these hemodynamics variables near target values.

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