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Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip, Knee Replacements

March 01, 2017. 1:00 PM EST. Prices double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer included in the research Read article


Survival 79 Percent for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

February 22, 2017 Survival 89 percent for those who did not need ECMO, versus 75 percent for those who received ECMO

Anaortic Off-Pump CABG Tied to Reduced Risk of Post-Op Stroke

February 22, 2017 AnOPCABG linked to reduced risk of mortality, renal failure, bleeding complications, atrial fibrillation

Exercise Most Important Lifestyle Change for Breast CA Survivors

February 21, 2017 Those who exercised were about 40 percent less likely to die from disease, review suggests

Early PT Not Tied to Lower Health Care Use Later On

February 20, 2017 Findings among older adults presenting with a new episode of low back pain

Insurance Status Linked to Patient Safety in Lumbar Fusion

February 20, 2017 Medicaid, self-pay patients more likely to experience patient safety indicators

Antibiotics Could Be Alternative to Surgery for Appendicitis

February 17, 2017 Findings from review of uncomplicated appendicitis cases

Higher ASA Class Not Tied to 30-Day Morbidity in Spinal Surgery

February 17, 2017 No higher 30-day morbidity with ASA >II in single-level elective anterior cervical discectomy, fusion

Health Care Spending Expected to Grow 5.6% Annually to 2025

February 16, 2017 National health expenditures expected to represent 19.9 percent of gross domestic product by 2025

Bariatric Surgery Tied to T2DM Resolution in Obese Patients

February 16, 2017 Surgery plus intensive medical therapy found more effective than intensive medical therapy alone

Patient Complaints of Surgeon Attitude Tied to Worse Outcomes

February 16, 2017 Patients treated by surgeons with most complaints had more complications in month after surgery

Smoking, T4 Tumors Up Distant Mets in HPV+ Oropharyngeal CA

February 15, 2017 Increased rates of distant metastases for active smokers, T4 tumors among those with HPV+ cancer

Similar Adverse Event Risk for Typical, Atypical Antipsychotics

February 15, 2017 However, greater use of brain imaging associated with atypical APMs after cardiac surgery in seniors

Health Care Utilization Common After ICD Shock Events

February 15, 2017 Forty-six percent of shock events have related health care use, with cardiac catheterization common

Bariatric Embolization Feasible for Severely Obese

February 15, 2017 Technical success rate of 100 percent in five patients, with no major adverse events observed

ACP Issues Guideline for Treating Acute, Subacute, Chronic LBP

February 14, 2017 Recommendations state opioids should be last resort for pain