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Friday, December 19, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Atherosclerotic internal carotid artery disease is a major contributor to ischemic stroke. Surgeons use a combination of carotid artery and brain imaging to determine if patients have symptomatic carotid stenosis. However, there remains widespread disagreement on the threshold, timing, and best technical approach to carotid revascularization in symptomatic patients.
Friday, December 19, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Slightly more than 6.8 million community-dwelling Americans use assistive devices (eg, canes, walkers, crutches) to help them with mobility and, of these, 1.7 million people use wheelchairs or scooter riders. These Americans at risk for unique musculoskeletal problems, especially rotator cuff injuries.
Friday, December 19, 2014
For patients with bladder cancer, laparoscopic radical cystectomy is associated with good long-term outcomes, according to research published online Dec. 18 in BJU International.
Friday, December 19, 2014
By Gale Scott
It’s been a good year for heart disease and stroke research. An expert panel chosen by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently named 2014’s most significant research news events.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The role of mentorship is explored through the career of Alfred Blalock, MD, in a viewpoint piece published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Surgery.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The first 48 hours appears to be the optimal time for performing early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis, according to research published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Surgery.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
In the early postoperative period, ondansetron is associated with increased requirements for tramadol consumption, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Dec. 10 in Anaesthesia.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Gale Scott
Tracking patients’ eye movements as they watched videos including Shakira’s “Waka-Waka” 2010 FIFA World Cup tribute proved to be a good way to detect certain cranial nerve palsies, a team from New York University School of Medicine reports.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Rigorously coordinated and integrated perioperative management, known as the perioperative surgical home model of care, seems to have a consistent and positive effect, according to a study published in the December issue of the Milbank Quarterly.
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