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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
By: James Pitt  Nov. 21, 2018
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common liver cancer.
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.Read more
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.Read more