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Helmet Use Cuts Head Injuries in Youth in ATV, Dirt Bike Crashes

October 15, 2021. 3:41 PM CDT.

Helmet use among youth involved in ATV, dirt bike crashes reduces odds of intracranial injury, moderate or severe traumatic brain injury

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Immediate Drainage No Better for Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis

October 07, 2021

No difference in mortality, fewer invasive interventions seen in patients randomly assigned to postponed drainage strategy


Health Care Workers Show Greatest COVID-19 Stress

October 06, 2021

Findings compared to other occupational categories, but across occupations, women had high levels of stress, with age acting as a protective factor


Downstream Invasive Procedures Occur for 7.4 Percent After Lung Cancer Screen

October 06, 2021

Aggregate out-of-pocket costs $427,069.74 for those undergoing LCS and downstream procedure; OOP cost per episode was $62.46


Corticosteroid Injections in Hip Tied to Rapidly Destructive Hip Disease

October 01, 2021

Findings show dose-dependent association with risk higher for multiple injections or higher dose


Dialysis Facility Quality Tied to Odds of Transplant Wait-Listing

October 01, 2021

However, rural and geographical disparities also exist in wait-listing


Outcomes Compared for TAVR in Bicuspid, Tricuspid Aortic Stenosis

September 29, 2021

No differences seen in mortality, stroke, or other complications for low-risk patients undergoing bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic stenosis


Vaccines Effective in Preventing Symptomatic COVID-19 in Health Care Workers

September 27, 2021

Findings seen even for those at risk for severe disease and racial and ethnic groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic


Greater Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission

September 24, 2021

However, above 20 percent total weight loss, rates of initial diabetes remission do not increase substantially


Robotic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Does Not Cut Postop Infections

September 22, 2021

But overall incidence of postoperative complications significantly lower with robotic versus laparoscopic gastrectomy


Precedent Needed for FDA Approval Decisions When Evidence Lacking

September 21, 2021

In seven of 22 cases, approval used new interpretations of original evidence and did not require new evidence


Cancer Linked to Shortened Life Span for Solid Organ Recipients

September 20, 2021

Overall, cancer responsible for loss of 1.9 percent of total life years expected in the absence of cancer in transplant recipients


Prophylactic Steroids May Prevent Complications of Thyroidectomy

September 20, 2021

Rates of postoperative hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction lower with single preoperative dose of dexamethasone versus placebo


Same-Day Discharge Feasible for Some Higher-Risk Arthroplasty Patients

September 17, 2021

Same-day discharge noninferior to inpatient stay for 90-day mortality in patients undergoing knee arthroplasty, but not hip arthroplasty


Aortic Valve Replacement Up in Patients With Alzheimer Disease

September 17, 2021

One-year outcomes similar for patients with or without Alzheimer disease and related dementias


Body Image Scores Improved Within Four Years After Mastectomy

September 17, 2021

Recovery from negative impact on body image in women does not seem to depend on choice or timing for breast reconstruction