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One-Minute Frailty Test Determines Likelihood of Post-Surgical Complications
One-Minute Frailty Test Determines Likelihood of Post-Surgical Complications
Measuring 2 qualities in about a minute can determine how easily patients will recover after major surgery, according to research in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Promising Study Results for Ablation Alternatives for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Results from 2 trials presented at the recent Heart Rhythm Society meeting suggest that 2 alternative ablation technologies work about as well as those that are commonly used on patients with atrial fibrillation.
Surgeons Are Changing Their Approach to Prosthetic Joint Infection Based on New Evidence
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) occurs after approximately 2% of primary hip or knee replacements and in up to 6% of revisions surgeries, and cost more than $50,000 per episode. A recent review found that many surgeons have altered their approaches to PJI management based on recent clinical findings.

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