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ASCO: Recent Drop in Additional Surgery Post Lumpectomy

June 06, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Decrease was concomitant with 2014 consensus statement endorsing a margin of no ink on tumor Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

AANS: Women Rising in Numbers of U.S. Neurosurgeons

April 25, 2017 Number of female neurosurgeons in academic leadership positions remains low

AACR: Cancer Burden Changing for Americans With HIV

April 05, 2017 AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

No Hemodynamic Benefit With Levosimendan After Cardiac Sx

March 23, 2017 No decrease in 30-day mortality for patients undergoing hemodynamic support after cardiac sx

Intensive Strategy Addresses Hypoxemia After Cardiac Surgery

March 22, 2017 Intensive alveolar recruitment strategy linked to less severe pulmonary complications after cardiac sx

ACC: TAVR Noninferior to Surgery for Severe Aortic Stenosis

March 17, 2017 Unique set of adverse events for each procedure among patients at intermediate surgical risk

AAOS: Home Beats Inpatient Rehab Post Joint Arthroplasty

March 16, 2017 Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home versus an inpatient facility

AAOS: Informed Decision Making Ups QoL After Orthopedic Surgery

March 14, 2017 Patients meeting criteria for informed, patient-centered decisions have better overall QoL

AAOS: SSRI Use Linked to Lower Risk of Revision in THA, TKA

March 14, 2017 Significantly lower risk of revisions, aseptic revisions; no reduction in risk of prosthetic joint infections

AAOS: Cholesterol, LDL Impact Rotator Cuff Repair Revision

March 14, 2017 Statins mitigate this effect, with revision rates not significantly different for patients prescribed statins

AAOS: Few Hip Fracture Patients Take Vitamin D Consistently

March 14, 2017 Correlation for consistent supplementation with increase in physical component of the SF-12 score

ACC: High Readmission Rate for Critical Limb Ischemia

March 07, 2017 Most readmissions are unplanned; index hospitalization LOS linked to unplanned readmission

SIR: Embolization for Fibroids Underused in the United States

March 06, 2017 From 2012 through 2013, hysterectomies were performed 65 times more often than embolization

ASCO: Alvimopan Helpful for Men Undergoing Testicular CA Surgery

February 17, 2017 Reduction in mean hospital length of stay and enhanced gastrointestinal recovery with alvimopan

Smartphone App Can Help Cut Length of Stay After C-Section

February 01, 2017 Introduction of app would yield 216 percent return on investment during first year of use

Decreased Physical Activity Common After Cancer Diagnosis

January 24, 2017 But researchers say physical activity can improve odds of recovery and survival