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Study Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After Surgery

April 20, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. At discharge, 92.2 percent of patients received an opioid prescription; nearly 63 percent unused Read article

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Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

April 19, 2018 Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Metastatic NSCLC

April 16, 2018 And, nivolumab plus ipilimumab linked to better survival in NSCLC with high tumor mutational burden

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

April 16, 2018 Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up

n-3 Fatty Acids Don’t Seem to Be of Any Benefit in Dry Eye Disease

April 13, 2018 Patients randomized to n-3 supplementation did not have significantly better outcomes versus placebo

Variation in Quality of ICD Advice on Patient Message Boards

April 09, 2018 Overall, 24.4 percent of instances of medical advice were considered inappropriate for most patients

Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

April 09, 2018 Preferences indicate people would rather take daily pill or tea to prolong life rather than exercise

High Financial Burden for Families of Patients With ASCVD

April 09, 2018 High burden of expenses for one in four low-income families; catastrophic burden for one in 10

Cervical Cancer Frequently Diagnosed After Age 65

March 27, 2018 Almost 20 percent of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in women older than 65

Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of A-Fib

March 22, 2018 CES-D ≥16, antidepressant use each associated with higher incidence of atrial fibrillation

Implantable Sensor Relays Real-Time Personal Health Info

March 22, 2018 Hydrogel scaffolds respond to concentration of analytes in the blood, including oxygen, CO2, glucose

Open-Flame/High-Temperature Cooking Ups Hypertension Risk

March 21, 2018 High frequency of open-flame/high-temp cooking, preference for higher meat doneness tied to HTN

Sweetened Drinks Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality

March 21, 2018 Risk of CVD-related, CHD-related, all-cause mortality up for highest versus lowest quartile of intake

Interns Less Satisfied With Flexible Residency Programs

March 21, 2018 Those in flexible programs more likely to report dissatisfaction with multiple aspects of training

Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity

March 21, 2018 Technical success rate 100 percent in 10 subjects; no procedure-related complications, adverse events

Geniculate Artery Embolization Promising in Knee Osteoarthritis

March 19, 2018 Improvement in pain at one month; decrease in global WOMAC score in eight patients after GAE