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The 10 Most Read Articles of 2019
A look back at the developments and interviews that caught the most attention this year.
AI Model Predicts Inpatient Surgical Discharges
The machine-learning model could be used to increase timeliness of discharges, investigators suggested.
NT-proBNP Levels Could Predict Preoperative Risk
A recent study from McMaster University has revealed NT-proBNP levels could serve as a predictor of cardiac injury after noncardiac procedures.
Use of 90-Day Mortality More Appropriate For TAVR/SAVR Performance Evaluation
A study of TAVR and SAVR admissions over a 4-year period revealed 30-day mortality rates may be misrepresenting outcomes at 1 year.
No Difference in Survival Rate When Using "Increased-Risk" Donor Lungs
A new analysis has found the switch to the “increased-risk” donor classification by the US Public Health Service has had minimal impact on outcomes of lung transplants.
POMI Increases Mortality Risk Despite Current Strategies
An analysis from the University of Michigan has found postoperative myocardial infarction is still associated with an increased risk of mortality, despite use of evidence-based strategies.
New Analysis Explores the "Weekend Effect" in Emergency Departments
A new 7-year analysis from the University of Cambridge is shining light on the underlying causes of the "weekend effect" in emergency departments.
ACG Investigators Identify Factors Linked to Colectomies
Miguel Regueiro, MD and George Khoudari, MD, both of the Cleveland Clinic, discuss predictors of colectomies for IBD-patients.
FDA Approves Robotic Knee Surgery Platform
The fully active robot and accompanying preparation software provides surgeons capability to individualize strategy pre-operation.
TAVR Hospital Burdens Reduced in Heart Failure Patients
Hospital costs, length of stay, and even mortality were shown to be significantly cut in TAVR patients with comorbid heart failrue than those without, new data shows.
HCV-Infected Kidneys Safely Transplanted Into HCV-Negative Recipients
In a 53-patient observational study, investigators discover they can safely transplant a HCV-infected kidney into a HCV-negative recipients.
ESC Provides New Acute Pulmonary Embolism Guideline
The new cardiology guideline provides step-by-step detail to the currently best process of embolism diagnosis.
DocTalk Tweet Chat "Sports Medicine" Scheduled for September 4
From surgery to pediatrics to neurology, major healthcare innovations have been borne out of sports medicine headlines.
DocTalk Tweet Chat "The Potential of TAVR" Scheduled for August 28
A primary investigator-led discussion will tap into how invasive procedures have become more embraced in US cardiology.
FDA Expands TAVR to Aortic Stenosis Patients at Low Surgery Risk
The TAVR treatment was associated with a 46% reduction in one-year event risk among patients at low risk of open heart surgery.
FDA Approves Spinal Tether Device to Correct Idiopathic Scoliosis
The Tether-Vertebral Body Tethering System will help treat the most common form of idiopathic scoliosis.
Ergonomics May Be the Key to Longevity for Ophthalmologists
Poor posture in surgical care has been long associated with worsened clinician health. It is no different in ophthalmology.
Debunking the July Effect in Cardiac Surgeries
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital found no difference in mortality rate among procedures, even those that coincide with the start of resident training.
More Electronic Health Record Messages Linked to Physician Burnout
The majority of physicians who exhibit burnout symptoms receive more than the average number of system-generated in-basket messages.
Multimodal Analgesia Reduces Opioid Consumption
Combination of ibuprofen and Percocet found to reduce patient opioid consumption following surgery compared to receiving opioids alone.
Heart Failure and Mortality Rates Following Noncardiac Surgeries
A study of more than 355,000 veterans found that heart failure, with and without symptoms, was associated with increased postoperative mortality rates.
Going The Distance: The Impact of Sports Medicine on Primary Care
An all-star team of physicians give their takes on how the science behind keeping million dollar athletes on the field has impacted the care patients receive every day.
FDA Approves MRI-friendly Cochlear Implant
The new approval allows for easier access to MRIs and direct audio streaming from Android devices.
Ocular iStent Implant Improves Cataract Surgery for Glaucoma
Patients who received the implant in addition to the surgery showed more positive results than the control group in a randomized, single-masked study.
FDA Approves Cutting-Edge Surgical Augmented Reality Platform
SurgicalAR will allow surgeons to see beyond the limits of human sight during invasive procedures.
Cardiac Device Envelope Cuts Infection Rate in WRAP-IT
Positive findings for the envelope support some of the first indications that a preventive measure could address cardiac surgery infection rates.
DAAs Enable HCV-Infected Heart, Lung Transplants
Short-course, "post-exposure" direct-acting antivirals enabled successful transplantation of HCV-infected hearts and lungs to uninfected recipients.
TAVR Tops Surgery in One-Year Cardiovascular Outcomes
New data from PARTNER 3 shows the procedure reduces one-year mortality in patients with aortic stenosis.
Claudette Lajam, MD: Managing Technology, Communication in Surgery
Telehealth and technology have broadened the capabilities of surgeons.
Larry Chinitz, MD: Delivering Optimal Care for Atrial Fibrillation
How does a cardiologist balance the benefits of invasive care with the patients' interest in non-invasive measures?
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