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Surgeon Volume Impacts Parathyroidectomy Outcomes

April 21, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Lower rate of vocal cord paralysis for high-volume surgeons, with NNT of 71 to avoid one case Read article


Pre-Op Training Program Improves Outcomes

April 18, 2017 Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance

Increase in Prostate Needle Biopsy-Linked Infection in N.Y.

April 18, 2017 Patient race, procedure year, diabetes, transrectal approach, recent hospitalization linked to infection

Doctors Need to Be Mindful of What They Post on Social Media

April 17, 2017 Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

ASCO Updates Recs on Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer

April 17, 2017 Regimen of gemcitabine, capecitabine preferred in absence of concerns for toxicity, tolerance

One in Five Post-Op Patients Need Unscheduled Help

April 17, 2017 Most contact general practitioner due to inadequate pain management

Treatment Plan From Massage Therapist Alleviates Chronic LBP

April 14, 2017 Patients over 50 tend to respond best, researchers say

Geographic Variation in Costs Associated With Hysterectomy

April 14, 2017 Lowest median cost in mid-Atlantic region, while highest median cost seen in Pacific region

Web-Based Platform Better for Delivering Pre-Op Information

April 14, 2017 Children age 3 to 12 years better attain pre-op information from interactive web-based platform

High Readmission Rates for Critical Limb Ischemia

April 14, 2017 Predictors of unplanned readmission include age, female sex, black/Hispanic race, prior amputation

Cancer Occurrence Differs Among African-Born, U.S.-Born Blacks

April 13, 2017 Research suggests differences in environmental, cultural, social, genetic factors

Surgery Often the Starting Point for Opioid Addiction

April 13, 2017 Some patients may face higher risk of becoming dependent on opioids, researchers say

Mortality Up With Depression Just Before Breast Cancer Diagnosis

April 13, 2017 Newly-developed depression before diagnosis linked to higher risk of death in postmenopausal women

Expectations, Concerns Vary With Age for Adults at Pain Clinic

April 12, 2017 Younger patients more concerned about employment, social participation; mobility worries older patients

Doctor Communication Style Key During Bad-News Encounters

April 11, 2017 Enhanced patient-centered communication lessens anxiety during disclosure of cancer diagnosis

Integrated E-Prescribing Can Cut Prescribing, Dispensing Errors

April 10, 2017 E-prescribing results in 52 percent decrease in median patient waiting time for Rx dispensing