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Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans

May 22, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients Read article


Breath Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis of Esophagogastric CA

May 18, 2018 Good diagnostic accuracy with area under the curve of 0.85, sensitivity and specificity of 80, 81 percent

Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.

May 18, 2018 No difference in survival between recipients of organs from drug-intoxicated donors, other donors

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

May 16, 2018 Nonprofit manufacturer will pursue cost-plus strategy to cover costs, maintain financial viability

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy

May 16, 2018 Risk not increased for non-advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

May 16, 2018 Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data

Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx

May 15, 2018 Early acetaminophen exposure after pediatric cardiac surgery may reduce rate of acute kidney injury

Novel Algorithm Can Help Create 3-D Human Nose Prosthesis

May 15, 2018 High overall similarity between 3-D models and photographs of volunteers' noses

Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016

May 14, 2018 Rate increased in almost every demographic category; largest increase for those aged ≥85 years

Hemorrhage Control Training Is Beneficial for Laypersons

May 11, 2018 Overall, 54.5 percent could correctly apply tourniquet in assessment three to nine months after training

Vertebroplasty Does Not Up Pain Relief in Osteoporotic Fracture

May 10, 2018 No more pain relief than sham procedure for patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fx

Low Procedure Volume for Many Surgeons Doing Hysterectomies

May 09, 2018 Higher rates of complications and mortality, prolonged hospital stays more likely, for their patients

Peds Fasting Duration Not Tied to Adverse Sedation Outcomes

May 09, 2018 Preprocedural fasting duration not linked to adverse events for children undergoing procedural sedation

Surgery for Hip Fx Cuts Mortality in NH Residents With Dementia

May 09, 2018 Less pain, fewer pressure ulcers for nursing home residents with dementia after surgical hip fx repair

Crowdfunding Exaggerates Efficacy of Unproven Stem Cell Tx

May 09, 2018 Crowdfunding campaigns for unproven stem cell-based interventions underemphasize risks

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

May 08, 2018 Other countries using EHR software report satisfaction, cite it as tool improving efficacy