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Predicting C diff Infection After Heart Surgery
Investigators determined that acid-base disturbances like lactate clearance influenced C diff infection after cardiac surgery.
FDA Approves Bupivacaine Liposome Injectable for Pediatric Surgeries
The label expansion is for patients aged 6 years and older.
Study Assesses HBV, HCV Prevalence in Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery
Investigators noted a higher prevalence of nuclear sclerotic cataracts in infected patients versus uninfected patients.
Kidney Transplant Linked to Lower Mortality Risk in Sickle Cell Patients
Although overall decrease in mortality was similar to the control group, sickle cell populations were still less likely to receive a kidney transplant.
FDA Approves New Acetaminophen Injections in Multiple Doses
The injection bags will be available in 1000 mg in 100 mL doses, as well as in 500 mg in 50 mL doses.
Surgical Interventions Safe, Effective Way to Manage Vitiligo
According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 8776 unique patients, 52.69% achieved repigmentation of >90%.
FDA Approves First-Of-Its-Kind Implant for Treatment of Avascular Necrosis
The 3D-printed implant is patient specific and modeled after the anatomy of the individual.
Reducing Complications of Abdominal Surgery in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Surgeons recommend measures to reduce complications from cholecystectomy and splenectomy in patients with sickle cell disease.
Opioid-Sparing After Surgery May Be Viable Option
The excessive prescribing of opioids post-surgery increases risk of patient morbidity.
Corticosteroid Withdrawal Post-Kidney Transplant Linked to Long-Term Safety
The adverse effects of corticosteroids have underscored a need to eliminate the drug from treatment regimens.
Stem Cell Transplant for Blindness, Retina Disease Nears Human Assessment
Primate model studies show the procedure can be done safely and without losing eye function. Which patients may benefit first?
Intercepting Lung Cancer Could be More than Just a Dream
To combat the deadliest cancer in the world, investigators are learning its origin in at-risk patients to prevent it altogether.
Registry Shows Preferences for Invasive Procedures in Pediatric Retinal Detachments
RD surgery and scleral buckle appear to be preferred among ophthalmologists—but are linked to further necessary care in children.
Warfarin Linked to Greater Hip or Knee Replacement Needs
Mohannad Abou Saleh, MD: Examining Follow-Up After Pancreatic Cyst Removal
Experts recommend closer follow-up after the surgical removal of pancreatic cysts.
Mohamed Tausif Siddiqui, MD: Comparing Tunneled Catheters with PICCs
Tunneled catheters resulted in lower rates of deep vein thrombosis when compared to PICCs.
FDA Sends Complete Letter Response for IV Tramadol
FDA predicts opioid stacking may occur because of the acute pain treatment.
IBD Surgery Affects Microbiome Diversity
New cohort analysis shows patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease who have received invasive care may be affected long-term.
How a COVID-19 Procedure Helps the Case for Better Lung Transplant Use
Low annual donor use and high mortality rates could be correlatively improved with greater embrace of opportunities.
Jeff Krauss, MD: COVID-19 Accelerating Digital Platforms
Hinge Health’s Digital Musculoskeletal Clinic aims preventing injuries, as well as post-surgery rehabilitation.
FDA Approves Opioid Agonist Oliceridine
The indication limits the new opioid to clinical setting use—no take-home prescriptions.
Denosumab Doses Must Be Delivered On Time for Patients With Osteoporosis
It is important for clinicians considering prescribing denosumab treatment to counsel patients before its initiation on the importance of not delaying or discontinuing injections.
Opioids Overprescribed After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty
Policies must change to curb postoperative opioid overprescribing.
VTE May Not Be Significant Driver of Death
A new systematic review and meta-analysis challenges the notion that preventing VTE is associated reduced mortality risk.
Care Fragmentation After Surgery Increases Mortality Risk
Patients face higher mortality risk if they are readmitted to a different hospital following emergency general surgery.
Oral Apixaban Shows Safe, Beneficial Thrombosis Prevention Post-Surgery
The first prospective safety trial using oral factor Xa inhibitor in patients undergoing laparotomy shows women preferred and adhered to the drug.
Leveraging 5G for Telesurgery
Investigators explain how telemicrosurgery can be performed over a 5G network.
Surgical Site Infections Common After Gynecological Laparoscopies
No skin preparation solution is more beneficial or advantageous than others in reducing infection rates.
New Device Could Prevent Severe Bleeding, Hemorrhage After Surgery
The iCoagLab test reports several coagulation metrics within minutes, whereas traditionally it can take several hours for coagulation defects to be detected.
FDA Requests More Non-Clinical Information for HTX-011
Heron Therapeutics is expected to meet with the FDA and resubmit an NDA for the post-operative opioid alternative.
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