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No Hemodynamic Benefit With Levosimendan After Cardiac Sx

March 23, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. No decrease in 30-day mortality for patients undergoing hemodynamic support after cardiac sx Read article

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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

STS: SAVR Still Excellent Option for Intermediate-Risk Seniors

January 24, 2017 Mortality for surgical aortic valve replacement similar to that of national benchmarks, but more strokes

ASCO: Moderate Activity Tied to Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

January 18, 2017 Patients only appeared to derive benefit from moderate -- not vigorous -- activity

SABCS: Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Globally Diverse

December 12, 2016 Many countries seeing declines, but some Latin American nations, South Korea seeing increases

SABCS: Artificial Intelligence May Aid Doctors in Breast Cancer Care

December 09, 2016 'Watson Oncology' agreed with doctors 90 percent of the time in many cases, researchers find

SABCS: Molecular Changes Occur When Breast CA Spreads to Brain

December 08, 2016 Finding might lead to better treatment, researchers say

PCI Noninferior to CABG for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

October 31, 2016 PCI with everolimus-eluting stent noninferior for composite of death, stroke, or MI at three years

ASA: Low Unplanned Admission for Dental Procedure + Other Sx

October 26, 2016 Four of 55 pediatric patients undergoing combination of procedures were admitted with peri-op concerns