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Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN

Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN

Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN, is a health and medical writer and a registered nurse, with many years of experience in various areas of healthcare. She writes for various media outlets, as well as for nonprofits and businesses. When not writing or editing, Marijke can be found happily working on one of her many quilts. Email her at marijke@medhealthwriter.com.

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UPDATED. Many states have laws on breast density notification after mammography screening – but not all notification is the same.

Improved detection of breast cancer with automated breast ultrasound, according to study.

Why it’s important for radiologists to focus on appropriateness of ER cardiac imaging.

Diagnostic Imaging talks with the USPSTF about its newly released final recommendations for breast cancer screening.

Choosing Wisely forces neurology to confront its issue with overutilization in imaging.

A recent study in AJR noted that spending on imaging has actually decreased in most of the U.S.

A look at what radiologist and patient factors play a role in false-positive mammography.

Four trials of moderate-quality evidence found no significant improvement in pain control in acute gout with NSAIDs vs COX inhibitors. But there was evidence that patients stopped NSAIDs early because of adverse events.

Gout attacks really do occur more often at night, and here is proof. Theories abound as to why, but effective prophylactic treatments to reduce the risk of nocturnal exacerbations appear to be just what the doctor ordered.

Courtesy Ayeh M. Abeles, MD and Michael H. Pillinger, MD

Effective treatment for gout management does exist, but without patient compliance, gout exacerbations continue to be common. Here: strategies to get buy-in from the patient.


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