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ASCO: Alvimopan Helpful for Men Undergoing Testicular CA Surgery

February 17, 2017. 1:00 PM EST. Reduction in mean hospital length of stay and enhanced gastrointestinal recovery with alvimopan Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

SABCS: Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Globally Diverse

December 12, 2016 Many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

SABCS: Artificial Intelligence May Aid Doctors in Breast Cancer Care

December 09, 2016 'Watson Oncology' agreed with doctors 90 percent of the time in many cases, researchers find

SABCS: Molecular Changes Occur When Breast CA Spreads to Brain

December 08, 2016 Finding might lead to better treatment, researchers say

PCI Noninferior to CABG for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

October 31, 2016 PCI with everolimus-eluting stent noninferior for composite of death, stroke, or MI at three years

ASA: Low Unplanned Admission for Dental Procedure + Other Sx

October 26, 2016 Four of 55 pediatric patients undergoing combination of procedures were admitted with peri-op concerns

ASA: Tranexamic Acid Doesn’t Up Death, Thrombotic Complications

October 25, 2016 Lower bleeding risk in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery at risk of peri-op complications

ASA: Study Describes Non-Operating Room Anesthesia Care

October 24, 2016 NORA cases less likely in small community hospitals, more common outside normal working hours

ACS: Opioid Rx After Severe Injury Not Tied to Long-Term Use

October 20, 2016 Only 1 percent still took opioids one year after hospital discharge

ACS: Re-Op Risk Down for Open, Laparoscopic Mesh Hernia Repair

October 19, 2016 But progressively increasing number of mesh-related complications during follow-up

ACS: Contralateral Mastectomy Rates Up in Breast CA Patients

October 19, 2016 Reasons include thinking it is the best treatment for breast cancer and fear of recurrence

CHEST: Odds of Certain Post-Op Issues Up With Sleep Apnea

October 18, 2016 Tied to higher risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism

ASTRO: SBRT Ups Survival in Older Early-Stage NSCLC Patients

September 27, 2016 Findings suggest SBRT should be standard for patients treated with radiation for stage I NSCLC

Some Cancer Center Staff Uncertain of Services Offered

September 20, 2016 'Mystery shopper' study shows one in 10 facilities provided misinformation on palliative care services

Ischemic Events Down With Prolonged DAPT in PAD

August 31, 2016 Lower risk of ischemic events seen for patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing PCI

Off-Hours Presentation Not Detrimental in STEMI

August 31, 2016 Time of PCI did not affect STEMI efficacy or safety outcomes in large international trial