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RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF

November 27, 2018. 12:00 PM CST. Significantly greater overall improvement seen in pain and disability scores in the first year Read article

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Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced

October 26, 2018 Also do not correlate well with reperfusion biopsies, not linked to transplant outcomes

ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy

October 23, 2018 Eight-three percent of 155 patients did not need post-op narcotics; shorter length of stay with no narcotics

ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting

October 23, 2018 Candidates who accept organ from older donor have lower mortality within and beyond 90 days

ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years

October 22, 2018 Replacing 5 minutes of non-walking time with 5 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous walking beneficial

ASA: Patients Assume Post-Op Opioids Are Best for Pain Relief

October 16, 2018 Ninety-four percent of patients who believe they will receive opioids think they will be effective

ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery

October 15, 2018 Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids

Awake VATS Can Be Safe Option for Some Lung Cancer Patients

June 25, 2018 Awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery safe, feasible for patients with poor lung function

ASCO: mFOLFIRINOX Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

June 04, 2018 And, pre-op chemoradiotherapy linked to longer overall survival than immediate surgery

ASCO: Sunitinib Alone Noninferior in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

June 04, 2018 Sunitinib alone noninferior to nephrectomy plus sunitinib with respect to overall survival

Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction

May 21, 2018 Bioengineered tracheal and bronchial reconstruction reported using stented aortic matrices

AUA: Many Have Unused Opioids After Urologic Procedures

May 18, 2018 Patients use just over half of initial prescription; highest percentage of unused meds for cystectomy

Restricting Fluids Post Abdominal Surgery Doesn’t Up Survival

May 10, 2018 Fluid restriction has no impact on disability-free survival; increases risk of acute kidney injury

Early Intervention May Reduce Breast CA-Related Lymphedema

May 04, 2018 Bioimpedance spectroscopy monitoring with early interventions lowers need for aggressive treatment

Screening Mammos Linked to Less Aggressive Tx If Diagnosed

May 04, 2018 Women aged 40 to 49 years with no mammogram have increased odds of positive nodes, larger tumors

Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery

May 02, 2018 Patients use fewer opioids than are prescribed after open, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair