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ACC House Call: Conscious Sedation for TAVR Procedure
A new study assesses the preference and benefit of conscious sedation versus general anesthesia in TAVR patients.
Microdiscectomy Superior to Nonsurgical Care in Relieving Sciatica Pain
Surgical intervention leads to a bigger reduction in pain intensity compared to a more conservative approach.
Volunteerism, Tiered Critical Care Teams During COVID-19
A Keck Medicine expert explains how the California-based institution has pooled resources and personnel during their pandemic response.
ACC House Call: Future TAVR Advances
How will heart valve options refine and progress over the coming year?
House Call: The COVID-19 Effect
How coronavirus spread has affected a New York institution's invasive cardiology department.
The Future of Pain Care: CBD, CBT, and National Strategies
In the final segment of the series, experts look ahead to how pain management will grow to treat the millions of burdened Americans.
Anterior Approach Linked to Greater Risks During Total Hip Arthroplasty
A study compares the risks associated with an anterior surgical approach to a lateral or posterior approach.
The Balancing Act of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
In part 4 of our series, guideline authors and researchers relay the particularities of guiding and regulating the spread of still-necessary painkiller prescriptions.
CDC Study Shows Increase in Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths
According to a new report, males and older individuals are more susceptible to fall-related traumatic brain injury deaths.
The 3 Waves of the Opioid Epidemic
In part 3 of Painkiller: A History of Crisis, we explore the data behind the 3 waves of the opioid epidemic.
Sensors Provide Insights on High-Risk Positions During Surgery
Knowing the ergonomic risks of positions during certain procedures can allow surgeons to adjust accordingly to reduce their pain.
Analyzing Opioid Intake After C-Section and Following Hospital Discharge
Findings of a new study can lead to more informed individualized opioid prescriptions.
Study Debunks Notion Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons Increase Mortality Risk
Results of a meta-analysis of more than 2 dozen studies indicate DCB treatment may actually reduce mortality risk long-term.
A Perfect Storm of Missteps Brought the Opioid Epidemic
In part 2, experts discuss how the public health crisis has reached a third decade, and what plans are to combat addiction problems.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Increases Risk of Fracture
There is a need for long-term follow-up of bone health for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
Gastric Bypass Boasts Greater Benefit for Diabetics Than Sleeve Gastrectomy
A new study is diving into differences in long-term outcomes, including remission rates and weight loss, seen among patients undergoing RYGB and SG.
Introducing Painkiller: A History of Crisis
The expert-led narrative series will seek to answer when and how the development of opioids led to a public health crisis.
FDA Approves CM-1500 Blood Volume Monitor
The approval allows Zynex to market CM-1500, a blood monitoring system aimed at helping doctors monitor various patient parameters.
Wearable Patch Predicts Worsening Heart Failure
Results of the LINK-HF study indicate a wearable sensors from Vital Connect combined with a predictive algorithm can predict HF exacerbations.
Model Forecasts Early Surgery Risk for Crohn's Disease Patients
Investigators identify several factors linked to early intestinal surgery for Crohn’s disease patients including smoking, BMI, and maximum bowel wall thickness.
Peristomal Ostomy Complications
The Duquesne University School of Nursing assistant professor and assistant dean shares guidance on stoma complication in patients with ostomy.
Abbott Announces Historic Device Trial in AFib Patients at Risk of Stroke
The CATALYST trial will examine use of the Amplatzer Amulet Left Atrial Appendage Occluder in more than 2500 patients with AFib at risk of stroke.
Weight Loss Surgery Can Reduce Mortality, Heart Failure
A new analysis of more than 15,000 Europeans found bariatric surgery could reduce all-cause mortality and heart failure.
Shorter Stay Does Not Increase Risk After Open-Heart Surgery
New data from the Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons reveals a three-day stay is not associated with increased risk of worse outcomes or readmission.
Overcoming Physician Burnout During the Winter
A longtime orthopedic surgeon shares simple habits a physician can adopt to overcome burnout symptoms.
Virtual Physical Therapy Shows Promise Following Knee Surgery
New data from a Duke University study suggests virtual physical therapy could slash costs without sacrificing the efficacy of an in-person program.
Early Intervention Could Improve Aortic Stenosis Outcomes
Contrary to current guidelines, a recent study has found performing surgery before aortic stenosis patients become symptomatic could dramatically improve outcomes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance Low Among Medicare Beneficiaries
Less than 1 in 4 eligible Medicare patients attend a cardiac rehabilitation program and, among participants, adherence to programs remains an issue.
FDA Approves Cocaine Hydrochloride Nasal Anesthetic Solution
The approval allows Lannett to move forward with a cocaine hydrochloride nasal solution, as an ester local anesthetic for nasal diagnostic procedures or surgeries.
FDA Approves Additional HeartMate 3 Implantation Technique
Abbot announced early Tuesday morning that the US FDA has granted approval for the HeartMate 3 device to be implanted via a lateral thoracotomy for patients with advanced heart failure.
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