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By Jeannette Wick
Though hospital stay duration was once used as a surrogate outcome for surgical recovery, the increasing popularity of short-stay surgery has eliminated that measure, making it harder for hospitals to track recovery trajectories and more difficult for surgeons to plan physical, psychological, and social postoperative courses for prospective patients.
By Jackie Syrop
The odds of a major adverse cardiovascular event were more than 14-fold higher when the surgeries were done within the first 3 months after stroke compared with surgery in patients with no stroke history.
Patient reviews indicate that the attributes most valued in physicians include interpersonal skills and bedside manner, according to a report published online July 16 by Vitals.
Preemptive treatment with oral celecoxib appears to be effective in decreasing acute postoperative pain in patients undergoing face-lift surgery, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
Utilization of catheter-directed thrombolysis has increased in patients with deep vein thrombosis, according to a study published online July 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Decompression surgery in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis cuts their risk of falls, compared to similar patients utilizing nonsurgical interventions, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Most US physicians are satisfied, with satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends in medicine, according to a report published by Jackson Healthcare.
By Jeannette Wick
Although ectopic thyroid tissue is rare, research has indicated it is more likely to occur in patients with thyroid disease, and a small number of cases are genetic or familial in nature.
Tympanostomy tube obstruction occurs in more than 10% of patients, according to research published online July 10 in JAMA Otolaryngology.
A high proportion of kidney donors report difficulty changing or initiating insurance, according to a study published online July 16 in the American Journal of Transplantation
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Beverly Hills psychiatrist Carole Lieberman is more than a shrink to the stars. She’s an Emmy winner, an activist, an expert witness, and a soothing voice to many.
A new ruling from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated the healthcare subsidies for people in states with federally run marketplaces.