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VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement

June 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. But risk for five-year revision higher for those undergoing partial versus total knee replacement Read article

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Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients

May 08, 2019 Higher-risk patients may now be eligible for nipple-sparing mastectomy

Preablation Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced A-Fib Recurrence

May 08, 2019 Bariatric surgery was only independent predictor of arrhythmia-free survival in multivariate analysis

Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes

May 08, 2019 Intervention linked to better short-term outcomes versus surgical procedures

Most Pediatric Residents Report Caring for Gun Injuries

April 29, 2019 Almost all residents agree pediatricians should ask about guns in the home, ask parents to lock guns

New App Aids Surgeons in Predicting Hernias After Abdominal Surgery

April 25, 2019 Real-time risk score predicts incisional hernias following abdominal surgery

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

April 18, 2019 SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019 Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

Peripheral Nerve Block May Cut Opioid Use After Amputation

April 10, 2019 Peripheral nerve block helps improve pain control after major lower extremity amputation

Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy

April 09, 2019 Shorter time to complete recovery from motor blockade seen for chloroprocaine compared with prilocaine

AACR: Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in HER2+ Breast Cancer

April 02, 2019 In addition to targeted medication, adjuvant therapy, surgery improves survival in stage IV disease

Virtual Reality Cuts Time to Guide Catheter to Target Blood Vessels

March 28, 2019 Compared with fluoroscopic guidance, VR reduces time to select GDA, splenic, right hepatic artery

Fewer Complications Seen With Uterine Fibroid Embolization

March 27, 2019 Both UFE and myomectomy are useful for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids

Image-Guided Intervention May Ease Pain of Severe Tennis Elbow

March 25, 2019 Transcatheter arterial embolization may reduce pain, inflammation in persistent lateral epicondylitis

ACC: Ultrasound Surgery May Help Control Blood Pressure

March 22, 2019 At six months, patients who underwent renal denervation used less medication to control BP

Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG

March 19, 2019 No significant difference seen for patients undergoing CABG with volatile anesthesia, total IV anesthesia