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Periop Covert Stroke ID’d in 7 Percent of Older Surgery Patients

August 16, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Perioperative covert stroke tied to increased risk for cognitive decline one year after surgery Read article


Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

August 09, 2019 Two-part guideline addresses diagnosis, evaluation, management of the chronic inflammatory skin disease

Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

August 09, 2019 Having a health savings account can mitigate the impact of the high-deductible health plan

No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy

August 09, 2019 Perioperative opioid fills linked to risk of return visit for constipation but not pain, dehydration or hemorrhage

Giant Cell Arteritis Occurs at Similar Rate in Blacks, Whites

August 09, 2019 Biopsy-proven GCA occurs more often in women versus men, but not in white versus black patients

Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain

August 08, 2019 Young colorectal cancer patients more often present via emergency; have lowest percentage early-stage cancer

Major Surgery Linked to Lasting Change in Cognitive Trajectory

August 08, 2019 Major surgery on average tied to additional decline equivalent to less than five months of cognitive aging

Ranking for Abdominal Surgeries Not Linked to Patient Outcomes

August 06, 2019 Serious morbidity, in-hospital mortality similar for laparoscopic sx at top-ranked, nonranked hospitals

Machine Learning Algorithms Can Classify Surgical Expertise in VR Simulation

August 05, 2019 Participants were classified by level of expertise with 90 percent accuracy, using six parameters

Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

August 02, 2019 Review shows evidence that brand-brand competition was mediated by quality of competing drugs

Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians

July 31, 2019 Residents with burnout had greater explicit racial bias, implicit racial bias scores after adjustment

First Surgery for Ischemic Leg Ulcer May Affect Amputation Risk

July 30, 2019 But mortality did not differ for initial treatment with open surgical bypass or endovascular intervention

National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy

July 30, 2019 Any raw score on the Jefferson Score of Empathy can be converted to percentile rank

CIED Complication Rates Vary Considerably Among Hospitals

July 30, 2019 Rates from 5.3 to 14.3 percent seen in hospitals that implanted at least 25 devices during study period

Opioid Prescribing, New Persistent Use Down After Childbirth

July 29, 2019 Strongest modifiable factor linked to new persistent use after delivery was filling Rx before delivery

Half of Deaths After Noncardiac Surgery Due to 3 Complications

July 29, 2019 Major bleeding, myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery, sepsis account for 44.9 percent of deaths