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Pediatric Oncologists Willing to Consider Medical Marijuana

December 12, 2017. 12:00 PM CST. Those eligible to certify report less favorable attitudes to medical marijuana overall Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Bariatric Surgery Alters Liver Fatty Acid Metabolism

December 08, 2017 Increased blood flow may contribute to improved liver metabolism after surgery

Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis No Benefit in DVT

December 07, 2017 Addition of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis resulted in higher risk of bleeding

Different Weight Loss Patterns Observed Following Bariatric Sx

December 06, 2017 Mean weight loss of 38.2 kg (28.4 percent), 18.8 kg (14.9 percent) seven years after RYGB, LAGB

Evidence-Based Guidelines Cut Postoperative Opioid Use

December 06, 2017 Drop in opioids prescribed without increasing need for refills after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Thyroidectomy-Specific Quality Improvement Measures ID’d

December 06, 2017 Hypocalcemia, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury may be useful quality improvement measures

About One in Six Readmitted Post-Revascularization for PAD

December 05, 2017 Most common causes of readmission were procedural complications, sepsis, diabetes complications

Antithrombotics Deemed Safe in Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

December 05, 2017 Antithrombotic agents may be safely continued by patients undergoing wide-awake surgery

Lymph Node Density Predicts Thyroid Cancer Outcomes

December 05, 2017 Papillary thyroid cancer patients with LND >0.19 have worse disease-specific, overall survival

Relevant Health Care Price Info Hard to Find Online

December 04, 2017 17 percent of sites have geographically relevant price estimates, with variation by intervention

Risk of Surgical Complications Up for Overlapping Hip Surgery

December 04, 2017 Findings in patients undergoing overlapping hip fracture operations, overlapping THA procedures

Odds for Carotid Artery Stenting in Seniors Up Post-CREST Era

December 04, 2017 Increase in odds of receiving CAS in all patients older than 70 years and in symptomatic women

Oral Microbiome Composition Linked to Esophageal Cancer Risk

December 04, 2017 Periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia linked to increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma

Risk of Persistent Opioid Use a Concern for Youth After Surgery

December 04, 2017 Highest risk of persistent opioid use seen in association with cholecystectomy and colectomy

ACC Guides Treatment of Bleeding With Oral Anticoagulation

December 01, 2017 Pathway supports clinician decision making during management of patients with bleeding complications

Targeting Ups Nanoparticle Delivery to Graft Endothelial Cells

December 01, 2017 Anti-CD31 antibody selectively enhances targeting of NPs to graft ECs of human kidney undergoing NMP