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Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise

June 14, 2019. 7:00 PM CDT. Many patients experiencing traumatic injuries not wearing appropriate helmets Read article


Weight Loss Surgery May Not Relieve Acid Reflux

June 12, 2019 Symptoms return in half of patients undergoing long-term follow-up after gastric bypass

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

June 12, 2019 Low-virulent microorganisms detected using sonication on extracted hardware

Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity

June 10, 2019 Social, behavioral factors account for greater portion of premature mortality than does health care

Opioid Safety Initiative Can Decrease Opioid Prescriptions

June 07, 2019 Reduction seen in opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty

Overdose-Death Donor Hearts Suitable for Transplant

June 06, 2019 Proportion of cardiac transplantations from ODDs increased; no difference seen in terms of overall survival

Cholecystectomy Reduces Risk for Stroke in Patients With Gallstones

June 05, 2019 Asymptomatic and symptomatic gallstone patients have lower overall stroke risk after cholecystectomy

Burden of New-Onset A-Fib Considerable After TAVI, AVR

June 05, 2019 Odds of in-hospital mortality increased in TAVI, AVR hospitalization with new-onset atrial fibrillation

Postop Delirium May Briefly Up Risk for Cognitive Dysfunction

June 05, 2019 Correlation seen at one month was no longer significant at two months, six months

Decline in Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputation Slowing

June 03, 2019 Decline in NLEA among patients with end-stage renal disease with diabetes stabilized since 2013

Higher Surgical Volume May Improve Outcomes in Cervical Cancer

June 03, 2019 Findings show radical hysterectomy at high-volume centers tied to better survival in early cervical cancer

Guidelines Updated for Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy

May 31, 2019 Updates include adjuvant radiotherapy for patients with adverse pathologic findings, hormonal therapies

High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.

May 30, 2019 Nationally, about $4.6 billion in costs are related to physician turnover, reduced clinical hours

Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management

May 29, 2019 Patients say note reading helps them understand why meds are prescribed, makes them feel in control

Cancer Consultation Low in Noncurable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

May 28, 2019 Likelihood of cancer-directed therapy higher for first consult with medical, radiation oncology versus surgery

Guidance Updated for Sedation in Pediatric Dental Patients

May 28, 2019 Importance of having two individuals present during deep sedation and/or general anesthesia emphasized