Surgery News

Fewer Complications After MIRS Introduced for Endometrial Cancer
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Less Invasive Method Safely IDs Epilepsy Surgical Candidates
AAOS: Underweight Status Increases Shoulder Arthroplasty Complications
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Total Thyroidectomy Improves HRQoL in Hashimoto Thyroiditis
Timing of Medicare Loss Linked to Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Home Health Clinicians Frequently Lack Access to Hospital Records
Surgery for Uncomplicated Appendicitis Typically Yields Satisfactory Outcomes
2004 to 2017 Saw Increase in Fractures for Elderly Dog Walkers
Complication Rate After Bariatric Surgery Higher for Black Patients
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Some Lose Independence After Surgical Tx of Femoral Neck Fx
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Kidney Transplant Rejection
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Robotically Assisted Devices Not Approved for Cancer Surgery
Intervention Can Reduce Racial Differences in Lung Cancer Care
Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
Lymphadenectomy Does Not Up Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Rate of Opioid Rx Stable After Pediatric Outpatient Surgery
Overlapping Surgery Appears Safe for Common Procedures
FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms
Preoperative Phone Visits for Cataract Patients Safe, Efficient
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Cholecystectomy in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes
One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients
Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery
Risk for Revision Surgery After Shoulder Replacement Varies
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment
Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years
Hip Preservation Appropriateness Guidelines May Be Limited
Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery
Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR
Simulation Captures Performance With Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant
Delayed EMS Response Time Tied to Mortality After Car Accident
Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants
FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased
Donor Heart Recovery From Drug-Intoxicated Deaths Has Increased
T2DM Initially Remits in Majority Who Undergo Gastric Bypass
Shoulder Decompression Surgery Not Recommended
Conservative Management Feasible for Adnexal Masses
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors
Gastric Bypass May Aid Muscle Strength, Physical Performance
Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible
ERAS Protocol Can Cut Opioid Use After Spine Surgery
California Bill Would Tighten Controls on Children's Genitalia Surgery
After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids
Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis
Liver Transplant Wait List May Not Prioritize High-Risk Patients
Death at 10 Years Similar With Bilateral-, Single-Artery CABG
More Severe Injuries Sustained at Jump Parks Versus Home Trampolines
Thymectomy + PDN Beneficial for Non-Thymomatous Myasthenia Gravis
Blood Conservation Safe, Effective During Heart Surgery
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Paclitaxel Exposure in Vascular Device Not Linked to Mortality
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx
Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty
Gun Injury Hospitalization Cost Over $911 Million 2010 to 2015
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Plasma Marker Predicts Allograft Failure in Lung Transplant
Time to Breast Cancer Surgery Delayed for Non-Hispanic Blacks
Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus
Liver Transplants for Alcohol-Linked Disease Increased From 2002 to 2016
Repeat Tubal Procedures Up After Hysteroscopic Sterilization
Exome Sequencing Beneficial for Pediatric Kidney Recipients
Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained
FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Sociodemographic Factors Predict Recovery After Traumatic Injury
Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Fewer Than 5 Percent of Thyroid Surgery Patients Readmitted
Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Early Classification Predicts One-Year Trauma Outcomes
Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions
Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Cuts Costs
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Elevated Risk for Lung CA in Lung Transplant Recipients Explored
Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Malnutrition Ups Risk of Postop Issues in Pediatric Crohn Disease
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Costs, Expected Weight Loss Impact Bariatric Surgery Choice
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Overlapping Orthopedic Surgery Noninferior for Patient Safety
OCT Imaging Needle Can Detect Blood Vessels in Neurosurgery
Modified-FOLFIRINOX Beneficial in Resected Pancreatic Cancer
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Liver Proton Density Fat Fraction Drops After Bariatric Surgery
Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Peripheral Artery Intervention
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
Eligibility Criteria Limit Access to Arthroplasty for Minorities
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer
Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Considerable Morbidity, Mortality Due to Animal Encounters
Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
Prophylactic Mesh Implantation Reduces Hernia Formation
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Detached Retina
Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery
Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Higher-Volume Hospitals Have Better Laryngectomy Outcomes
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume
Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing
Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate Not Up With Autologous Fat Transfer
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease
Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Ahead of the Holidays
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC: Gun Deaths on the Rise in the United States
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
Recommendations Issued for Management of Bradycardia
Use of Polyetheretherketone Devices May Up Pseudarthrosis
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
More Frequent Surveillance No Benefit After NSCLC Resection
Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting
Fluorescence Can ID High-Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Sign-Up Season Begins on
FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
ASA: Patients Assume Post-Op Opioids Are Best for Pain Relief
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma
Minimally Invasive Sx May Up Mortality in Early Cervical Cancer
Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
Discharge Day Does Not Impact Readmission After Cardiac Sx
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Smoking Associated With Head, Neck Surgery Complications
ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in U.S.
Cardiac Implant Prices Higher in U.S. Than EU Countries
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
ASN: Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced
Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long-Term Opioid Use
Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Almost One in 10 Treated in Hospital for Non-Fatal Injury
Prevalence of Pediatric Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Examined
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years
Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Benefits Some With Heart Failure
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Hologram-Guided External Ventricular Drain Insertion Feasible
Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Ultrasound Can Predict Success of AV Fistula for Hemodialysis
Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Second Opinion at NCI Center Valuable for Breast CA Patients
Anti-Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Kidney Function Recovery Seen in Some Children on Dialysis
PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lawn-Mower-Related Injuries Are Most Often Lacerations
Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Surgeon Experience Aids Assessment of Futility
Persistent Post-Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
2006 to 2015 Saw Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
FDA Approves Device for Acute Coronary Artery Perforations
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
Firearm Deaths Up Globally From 1990 to 2016
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Physicians Need Training for Mass Casualty Incidents
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Case Report Describes 4 Breast Cancer Cases Post Transplant
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
New Bronchoscopic Option Used for Severe Emphysema
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Robotic Surgeries Up, but Cost Questions Remain
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
With New Persistent Opioid Use, Most Early Scripts From Surgeons
Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Up Quality, Lower Costs
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Increase Observed in Hearts From Drug-Intoxicated Donors
Revascularization Beats Amputation for Limb Ischemia
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients
Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal Surgery
Mindfulness Training Acceptable Among Surgical Interns
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
U.S. Opioid Use Not Declining, Despite Focus on Abuse
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
PT Better After Hip Surgery Than Opioids in Younger Adults
Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Bigger Drop in Opioid Prescribing After CDC Guideline Release
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program May Not Cut Opioid Use
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Hydrocodone Schedule Change Affected Post-Op Opioid Rx
Lower Post-Op Mortality With Hip Fx Surgery on Day of Admission
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Most Cost-Effective for Uterine CA
Hypnosis Doesn't Cut Post-Op Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Lumpectomy + Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Liposomal Bupivacaine Block No Aid for Cesarean Pain
Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Trauma Surgery Association IDs Steps to Curb Firearm Violence
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
Sedation Level Doesn't Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Military-Civilian Trauma System Partnership Developed
ACS Briefing Discusses Use of Lessons From Combat Care
Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals
Revision Rates for Arthritis-Related Hip Replacement Down
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fx Repair Within 24 Hours
Resource Use Greater for More Severe Pediatric Appendicitis
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common
Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion
Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Many Youths Believe Gun Control Would Decrease Mass Shootings
Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys
Surgical Price Transparency Tied to Improved Volume, Revenue
Increase in Proportion of TAVR Used From 2012 to 2015
Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ciprofloxacin May Up Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation-Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Dog's Saliva Caused Bacterial Infection Leading to Amputations
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Total, Open Repairs Decline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Odds of Death Up With Medium-, Large-Caliber Firearms
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
CDC: Homicides by Firearm on the Rise in the United States
Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions for Children Often Filled
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Reducing Computers in Rounds May Cut Communication Barriers
Prehospital Plasma Cuts Mortality Risk in Hemorrhagic Shock
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
FDA Approves Magnetic System for Guiding Lymph Node Biopsies
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Lowering Default Number of Pills Can Reduce Prescribed Opioids
Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Tied to Knee OA in Women
Infection Prevention Staffing Needs May Be Underestimated
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up
Five-Year Stroke Rates Lower After PCI Versus CABG
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Preoperative Opioids Used by 23.1 Percent of Surgical Patients
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Most Back Pain Patients Halt Opioid Use After Surgery
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Attending Surgeon Influences Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
High Financial Burden Up With ASCVD in Low-Income Families
Recent Years Have Seen U.S. Military Reinventing Trauma Care
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant More Efficient in HCV-Infected
Red Cross Issues Nationwide Call for Blood Donations
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
IV Acetaminophen Minimally Helpful for Colectomy Pain
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain
AMA Urges Caution With Use of Wire-Bristle BBQ Grill Brushes
Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Nitric Oxide Cuts Kidney Injury After Long Cardiac Surgery
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prehabilitation May Improve Post Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With CA
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, C. Difficile Risk
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Abortion Complication Rates Similar Between Facility Type
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
Study Compares Treatment Options for T1a Renal Cancer
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Awake VATS Can Be Safe Option for Some Lung Cancer Patients
Long-Term Risk of Anastomotic Ulceration After RYGB
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Medicaid Expansion Ups Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant
Greater Satisfaction With Autologous Breast Reconstruction
Gender Difference in Survival Seen After Radical Cystectomy
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Algorithm Predicts Very Low Blood Pressure During Surgery
High Success Rates for Mitral Valve Repair With Robotic Surgery
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Walk Test IDs Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery
Pediatric Kidney Recipients Often Have Subclinical Inflammation
Screen Does Not Cut Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Mortality in Men
Children Can Drink Clear Fluids Until One Hour Before Anesthesia
AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence
Peri-Op RBC Transfusions Linked to Postoperative VTE
Pre-Op Psychiatric Dx Not Tied to Bariatric Sx Outcomes in Teens
Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study
Negative Pressure Wound Tx No Benefit for Lower Limb Open Fx
Older Age, ICU, Poor Renal Fcn Up Risk of Opioid OD in Hospital
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
APAGBI: Teens 13+ Should Be Assessed for VTE Prophylaxis
Active Failures Seen in Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment
Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury
Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Linked to Distress
Case Volume Affects Mortality for Immunosuppressed With Sepsis
Adenoid, Tonsil Removal May Affect Later Respiratory Risks
Factors ID'd for Persistent Opioid Use After Pediatric Surgery
Compression + Early Ablation Tied to Faster Leg Ulcer Healing
Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C+ Patients
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
Radial-Artery Grafts Better Than Saphenous-Vein Grafts in CABG
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Post-Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico Underestimated
ASCO: Sunitinib Alone Noninferior in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
ASCO: mFOLFIRINOX Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned
Many Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance
Remaining Kidney Health Most Important Concern for Donors
FDA Approves First Artificial Iris
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
Worse Survival for BRCA Germline Mutation Carriers in Pancreatic CA
Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Regional Anesthesia Tied to Lower Opioid Use in TKA, THA
Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality
Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans
CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017
Patterns of Potential Misuse Help Assess Risk of Opioid Overdose
Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction
FDA OKs Doptelet for Liver Dz Patients Undergoing Procedures
Surgical Site Infection Rate Can Be Reduced in Hysterectomy
Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care
AUA: Many Have Unused Opioids After Urologic Procedures
Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.
Breath Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis of Esophagogastric CA
V600E BRAF Mutation Tied to Worse Survival in CRC Liver Mets
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
Novel Algorithm Can Help Create 3-D Human Nose Prosthesis
Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx
Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016
Hemorrhage Control Training Is Beneficial for Laypersons
Restricting Fluids Post Abdominal Surgery Doesn't Up Survival
Vertebroplasty Does Not Up Pain Relief in Osteoporotic Fracture
Low Procedure Volume for Many Surgeons Doing Hysterectomies
Crowdfunding Exaggerates Efficacy of Unproven Stem Cell Tx
Surgery for Hip Fx Cuts Mortality in NH Residents With Dementia
Peds Fasting Duration Not Tied to Adverse Sedation Outcomes
Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
Primary, Secondary Implant Equal for Fibula Free Tissue Transfer
High Number of Years of Life Lost Due to Police Violence in U.S.
Adverse Outcomes Up for Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section
Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
Screening Mammos Linked to Less Aggressive Tx If Diagnosed
Early Intervention May Reduce Breast CA-Related Lymphedema
Many Patients Have Unused Opioids After Spine, Joint Surgery
Reporting Outcomes Per Surgeon Tied to Drop in CRC Sx Mortality
Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Nodal Response to Pre-Op Tx Tied to Survival in Esophageal Cancer
Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Perioperative MACCEs More Common With Diabetes
Anesthesia Before Age 3 Not Linked to Intelligence Deficits
Liver-Kidney Recipients Have Donor-Specific Hypo-Responses
3-D-Printed Templates Aid Mandibular Fracture Repair
New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback
High Risk of Death After Major Diabetes-Related Amputations
ALS by Physician May Improve Traumatic Arrest Outcomes
Previous Stroke Tied to Higher Risks in Aortic Valve Replacement
Inadequate Functional Health Literacy Mars Post-Op Recovery
Patient Mortality Lower for Older Versus Young Surgeons
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
Ticagrelor + Aspirin Beneficial After Elective CABG
Black Men More Likely to Die From Firearm Homicide
Celecoxib Lowers Opioid Use Post Head & Neck Cancer Surgery
Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery
Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery
Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type
Study Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After Surgery
Lasting Outcome Similar for ULS, SSLF for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Delayed Coronary Obstruction Rare After TAVR
Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks
C. Difficile Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal Versus Colectomy
Neuroscience Education, Motor Control Training Ease Spinal Pain
Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose-Death Donors
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually
Rapid Deployment Valve for Aortic Stenosis Ups Stroke Risk
Many Providers Unaware of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplants
Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
FDA Warning Ups Hysterectomy Complications for Uterine Fibroids
Civilian Prehospital Tourniquets Linked to Reduction in Mortality
About Half of Pregnant Women With HIV Have C-Sections
Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
Scoliosis Surgery Found Beneficial for Cerebral Palsy Patients
Sirolimus May Be Beneficial in DIPNECH Syndrome
Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood
ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Large Drop Seen in Infection-Related Post-Transplant Deaths
Online Doc Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
Early Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Tied to Gastroschisis
Diabetes, HbA1c Linked to Adverse Outcomes After Surgery
Transfusion Outcomes Differ by Race for Peds Scoliosis Surgery
Pre-Op Chronic Opioid Use Ups Poor Outcomes Post Spinal Fusion
Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non-Donor Decision Families
Thyroidectomy Rates Lower After Guideline Implementation
Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients
Aortic Valve Replacement in Elderly Tied to High Mortality
Pectoralis Major Tears Described in Deployed Military Personnel
Nurse Education Improves Post-Op Survival in Dementia Patients
Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Changes in Relationship Status
Lower Thromboembolic Risk With New A-Fib After CABG Versus NVAF
Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues
mHealth Program Increases Peak VO2 After Cardiac Rehab
Casting, Surgery Equivalent Over Long Term for Unstable Ankle Fx
2007-2013 Saw Increase in THA Revisions for 45- to 64-Year-Olds
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events
Condition Readmission Measures Don't Reflect Overall Quality
Children's Hoverboard, Skateboard Injuries Are Similar
Trained Navigators Help Patients With Kidney Transplant Process
Ethical Duties ID'd for Short-Term Global Health Experiences
Challenges ID'd for Childbearing During Surgical Residency
Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Intrauterine Adhesions Rarely Occur Post Induced Abortion
Increase in Patient Load Linked to Poorer Urologist Ratings
Frailty Associated With Failure to Rescue After Inpatient Surgery
Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders
H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk
Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout
Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals
Integrative Medicine Training Tied to Less Antibiotic Prescribing
Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes
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