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Odds of Surgery Lower for Black Patients With Esophageal Cancer

July 09, 2020. 12:00 PM CDT. Black race independently confers reduced odds of surgery; mortality higher for those without surgery Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Updated Guidance Provided for Safe Solid Organ Transplantation

June 30, 2020 Universal donor nucleic acid testing for HIV, HBV, HCV and post-transplant monitoring recommended

Integrated Practice Unit Enhances Pediatric Aerodigestive Care

June 26, 2020 Improved health outcomes and reduced costs seen with multidisciplinary care at hospitals with IPUs

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Tied to Worse Cervical Cancer Outcomes

June 26, 2020 Meta-analysis included 15 observational studies of minimally invasive hysterectomy versus open surgery

Risk Factors for Suicide ID’d in Health Care Professionals

June 11, 2020 Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, job problems, legal problems, physical health problems increase risk

Percutaneous Cryoablation Treats Early-Stage Kidney Cancer

June 09, 2020 10-year disease-specific survival 94 percent; 10-year risk for hemodialysis only 2.3 percent

Filling Opioid Rx Postpartum Ups Serious Opioid-Related Events

June 09, 2020 Serious opioid-related event rate increased with increasing number of postpartum opioid prescriptions

Preoperative COVID-19 Incidence <1 Percent in Pediatric Patients

June 09, 2020 Incidence of COVID-19 among children ranged from 0.22 to 2.65 percent at three U.S. children's hospitals

Postoperative Lung Complications Common in Patients With SARS-CoV-2

June 05, 2020 Pulmonary complications found in 51.2 percent of patients; 30-day mortality 38 percent in these patients

Racial Differences Seen in Time to Treatment for Melanoma

June 05, 2020 Time from diagnosis to definitive surgery is twice as long on average for black versus white patients

Doxycycline Does Not Cut Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

June 03, 2020 Compared with placebo, no difference seen in growth of small abdominal aortic aneurysms at two years

Inequity Found in Access to Transplant With Universal Health Care

May 29, 2020 Patient factors including socioeconomic status account for much variation in kidney transplant access

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

May 28, 2020 Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.

Risk for Later Invasive Breast Cancer Up for Women With DCIS

May 28, 2020 Risks for invasive breast cancer, death from breast cancer higher for up to 20 years following diagnosis

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

May 28, 2020 Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured

Surgery Not Superior for Closed Displaced Humeral Shaft Fractures

May 27, 2020 Findings based on 12-month functional outcomes for surgery compared with functional bracing