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NHS Privatization Tied to Increase in Treatable Mortality

Annual increase of 1 percent of outsourcing to the private for-profit sector linked to annual increase of 0.38 percent in treatable mortality


Thursday, June 30, 2022

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Of 20 actionable standards from The Joint Commission, six completely supported by references, six partly supported


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Feasible in Patients Over 80

Procedure extends long-term survival but carries surgical risks


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

One-Third of Hospitals Compliant With Price Transparency for Joint Arthroplasty

~20 percent of hospitals provide CMS-compliant pricing information for two CPT codes and two DRG codes


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Varies by Race, Ethnicity, State

Disparity in life expectancy across states greater when race/ethnicity are considered


Monday, June 27, 2022

Donor Sex, Parity Do Not Up Mortality for Red Blood Cell Recipients

After adjustment for donor hemoglobin levels, no increased risk seen for requiring additional transfusion after transfusion from female donor


Monday, June 27, 2022

More Than 18 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2022

Considerable racial disparities seen in treatment, with surgery receipt lower for Black versus White patients with NSCLC


Friday, June 24, 2022

Both Bariatric Surgery Methods Yield Similar 10-Year Results

No significant differences seen for remission of type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, or prevalence of Barrett esophagus


Friday, June 24, 2022

Post-Tonsillectomy Deaths Up in Children With Complex Chronic Conditions

Tonsillectomy postop mortality rate significantly higher at 117.22 per 100,000 operations compared with 7.04 per 100,000 operations overall


Friday, June 24, 2022

Robotic Surgery Offers Benefits for Total Hip Arthroplasty

Lower risk for dislocation, revisions seen versus manual arthroplasty


Thursday, June 23, 2022

ASA, APSF Update Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Testing Recommendations

All patients should be screened prior to presenting to health care facility when there is local, regional community transmission of SARS-CoV-2


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Worse Noncardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings seen for older adults across sex, race, surgery type, and cardiac risk levels


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 3-7

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Outcomes Worse With Reinterventions After Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Patients with major residua had increased risks for postdischarge mortality, transplant, late reintervention


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Benefit of Intraoperative Urinary Catheter Questioned in Hernia Repair

No reduction seen in the risk for postoperative urinary retention


Monday, June 20, 2022

MRI Index Can Predict Postop Recurrence in Crohn Disease

In validation cohort, MONITOR index ≥1 had sensitivity of 87 percent, specificity of 75 percent, NPV of 75 percent


Monday, June 20, 2022

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic


Friday, June 17, 2022

More Physical Activity Reported by Those Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

But only 23.1 percent of respondents who underwent surgery reported meeting physical activity guidelines


Friday, June 17, 2022

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN


Friday, June 17, 2022

Genetic Variants in HMGCR Linked to Increased Cataract Risk

Heterozygous carriers of HMGCR predicted loss-of-function variants had higher risks for developing cataract, cataract surgery


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Youth Trampoline Injuries More Severe at Sports Center Than at Home

Likelihood of musculoskeletal and/or orthopedic injuries, lower extremity injuries, sprains, and need for surgery greater at trampoline centers


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Spinal Anesthesia Tied to More Severe Pain After Hip Fracture Surgery

Greater worst pain in first 24 hours and more prescription analgesic use at 60 days reported with spinal versus general anesthesia


Monday, June 13, 2022

Hospital Interns Spend Only 13.4 Percent of Time in Patient Rooms

Real-time locating systems may be used to improve the training experience, authors say


Monday, June 13, 2022

Half of Hospitals Have Implemented No Price Transparency

Only 5.7 percent of hospitals meet both requirements -- a machine-readable file for required price types and an accessible display for at least 300 shoppable items


Friday, June 10, 2022

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Obesity-Related Cancer Incidence

Findings seen in large study of obese adults with and without surgery, followed for 10 years


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Actions Against Physician Licenses Due to Substance Use Down

However, despite declines from 2004 to 2020, substance use-related actions remain much higher than actions for physical, psychological impairment


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

ASCO: Desmoplastic Melanoma Responds to Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab

Fifty-six percent of patients had pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant treatment with pembrolizumab


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Vaccination Status Affects Patient Willingness to Have Surgery During Pandemic

In hypothetical scenarios for a viral pandemic, willingness for surgery was higher with both patients and hospital staff vaccinated


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Radiation Segmentectomy Efficacious for Unresectable Liver Cancer

All patients had initial objective response and 90 percent had sustained complete response; few patients had high-grade adverse events


Monday, June 6, 2022

Adverse Event Rate After THA Similar for Female, Male Surgeons

No association seen between sex of surgeon and adverse event rate for patients following primary total hip arthroplasty


Friday, June 3, 2022

Woman Receives 3-D Printed Ear Transplant Made of Human Cells

Achievement being hailed as a major advance in the field of tissue engineering


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Improvements in Self Esteem, QoL After Teen Gynecomastia Surgery

Despite relatively high rate of complications, patients report improvements in self-esteem and in seven health-related quality-of-life domains


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

U.S. Spends More on Cancer Than Other Countries, but Without Mortality Benefit

U.S. had the highest per capita spending on cancer care in 2020, but a median cancer mortality rate


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Hispanic, Black Physicians Underrepresented in the United States

With sustained doubling of Hispanic and Black medical students, it would take 92 and 66 years to correct deficit of physicians


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

KangDuo Surgical Robot-01 System Feasible for Radical Prostatectomy

Evaluation shows safety and effectiveness for the management of localized prostate cancer


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Stroke Risk Low for Non-Surgically Treated Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Authors say findings suggest medical management to lower stroke risk from asymptomatic carotid stenosis may be a viable option


Wednesday, June 1, 2022


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