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Friday, January 30, 2015
For liver transplantation recipients with model for end-stage liver disease scores above 11, survival benefit increases with decreasing serum sodium values, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Liver Transplantation.
Friday, January 30, 2015
By Gale Scott
Gynecomastia—the growth of breast tissue in men—can be an embarrassment for adolescents, but for professional bodybuilders it can be a career-ender. Two plastic surgeons said steroid use is to blame and surgery—not liposuction—is the best treatment.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor use after radical prostatectomy is associated with increased risk of biochemical recurrence, according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal of Urology.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Organ transplants have saved more than two million life-years in the United States over 25 years, new research shows. But fewer than half of the people who needed a transplant in that time period got one, according to a report published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Surgery.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah recently discovered the mechanism potentially triggering pancreatic cancer from the defects resulting from extrusion, the process through which cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Core needle biopsy is a more sensitive tool than fine-needle aspiration cytology for cervical lymphadenopathy evaluation, according to a study published in the February issue of Head & Neck.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Receiving a blood transfusion during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report. The findings were to be presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, held from Jan. 24 to 28 in San Diego.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Renal clearance can be significantly elevated in the critically ill. Treating these patients with renally cleared drugs can present a problem. Drugs—whisked through the body with greater than expected efficiency, a process called augmented renal clearance (ARC)—reach only suboptimal levels and, consequently, patients experience no improvement or actual clinical decline. ARC is often associated with elevated urinary creatinine clearance.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
In March 2014, the Society of Surgical Oncology Susan G. Komen for the Cure Symposium focused on the literature on the epidemiology, molecular pathology, and therapy considerations of triple-negative breast cancer. The Annals of Surgical Oncology has published a summary of this work ahead of print.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Age at revision cochlear implantation does not impact post-revision speech perception performance, according to research published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
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