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Bariatric Surgery Linked to Discontinuing Diabetes Meds

February 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CST. Six-year antidiabetes treatment initiation rate also much lower after bariatric surgery Read article


GI Surgical Site Infections Higher in Low-Income Countries

February 14, 2018 Infection risk highest in countries with low income, low Human Development Index

Greater Weight Loss With RYGB in Obese With T2DM at Three Years

February 14, 2018 Lasting improvements in weight, HbA1c, cardiovascular risk vs. intensive weight management

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks

February 13, 2018 Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up

USPSTF Recommends Against Ovarian Cancer Screening

February 13, 2018 Among asymptomatic women, harms of screening for ovarian cancer outweigh potential benefits

Risk Tool Predicts Pressure Injuries in Hospitalized Children

February 13, 2018 Braden QD Scale reliably predicts pressure injuries related to immobility, medical devices

Pre-Op Weight Loss Improves Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery

February 13, 2018 Pre-op excess weight loss tied to significantly greater rate of post-op excess weight loss over one year

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

February 12, 2018 EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete

Limited Opioid Prescribing Among Dermatologists

February 12, 2018 Overall, 93.9 percent of the top 1 percent of opioid prescribers worked in a surgical practice

Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians

February 09, 2018 Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs

Injury Scene Characteristics Linked to Injury Mortality

February 09, 2018 Increased odds of death for patients injured at locations farthest from level 1 or 2 trauma centers

Approach Offers Regional Control of HPV-Related Head, Neck CA

February 09, 2018 Surgery and adjuvant therapy used for invasive nodal disease requiring extensive neck dissection

Active Surveillance OK for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

February 08, 2018 Appears to be a cost-effective strategy for patients with small size, stage pTa or pT1a recurrent tumors

PFO Linked to Ischemic Stroke Risk After Non-Cardiac Surgery

February 06, 2018 Preoperatively diagnosed PFO linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke within 30 days of surgery

Head, Neck Imaging Uncommon in Patients With Palate Trauma

February 06, 2018 In patients presenting to the ER with palate trauma, admission also rare; most have routine discharge

Telementoring Becoming Practical for Robotic Urological Surgery

February 05, 2018 The technology facilitates teaching of advanced surgical skills, delivery of care to underserved