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Venous Thromboembolism, Postpartum, DVT, Pregnancy, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest, Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section Carries Increased Risk for Postpartum Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur via cesarean section (CS). Following any birth, women are at an increased risk for a venous thromboembolism (VTE), but it’s believed that CS leaves women more vulnerable to VTE, blood clots, than vaginal delivery (VD). A new study published in CHEST determined that there is a link between CS and an increased absolute risk of VTE, including pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Investigators found that CS was associated with a higher rate of overall VTE risk, with emergency CS associated with the greatest risk.

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Penn Medicine, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Prescription Drug Abuse, oral surgery, wisdom teeth

100 Million Prescription Opioids Go Unused Each Year Following Wisdom Teeth Removal, Penn Study Estimates

More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction – such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth – were left unused by patients in a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. The authors say the surplus is troubling given the ongoing opioid epidemic and evidence showing that individuals who abuse prescription opioids often use leftover pills that were prescribed for friends or family members.

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Endoscopic Brain Surgery, Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery , endoscopic endonasal resection of nonsecretory pituitary macroenoma , Live-stream surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, James J. Evans, M.D., Marc Rosen, M.D.,

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Surgeons James Evans and Marc Rosen Perform a Video-streamed Live Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery at Neurosurgery Meeting

Drs. Evans and Rosen perform an endoscopic endonasal resection of nonsecretory pituitary macroenoma surgery on Tuesday, September 27, 2:15–3:15 pm. The surgery is video-streamed live from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia to the San Diego Convention Center, where it will be seen by thousands of meeting attendees.

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Steve Wozniak, Billy Beane, Daniel James Brown, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Akhil Amar, and VADM Mike Shoemaker Speaking at Neurosurgery Meeting

An exciting line-up of guest speakers will address thousands of leading neurosurgeons from across the globe at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego, September 24-28, 2016

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neuro health, Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery education, neurosurgical education, neurosurgery meetings

2016 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Convenes September 24–28 in San Diego, California

The CNS holds its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego. The meeting theme Advance, Adapt, Achieve affirms neurosurgery’s ability to succeed by advancing innovative ideas through research, adapting treatments through knowledge, and ultimately, achieving breakthrough in patient care.

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Critical Care, Transplantation, Clostridium Difficile, Clostridium difficile infection, fecal matter, University of Minnesota, Nursing, Transplant

Ancient Remedy Becomes Novel Approach to Treating Clostridium difficile Infection

An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care reviews the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection, clinical presentation of infection, diagnosis and various therapies including fecal microbiota transplant

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surgical risk calculator, ACS NSQIP, surgical quality, Pediatrics, pediatric surgical risk calculator

ACS NSQIP® Now Offers a Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator

The new ACS NSQIP® Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator provides an individualized estimate of the chance of a young patient experiencing postoperative complications, according to research findings.

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Otolarnygology, Otolaryngologist, American Academy Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery

American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation Announce New President: Gregory W. Randolph, MD

AAO-HNSF Names New President: Gregory W. Randolph, MD

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Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Heart Disease, Biomedical Engineering, Stem Cells, Progenitor Cells

$8 Million Grant to Support Research to Repair Hearts with Bioengineered Patch

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To prevent heart failure and restore heart function, researchers will work to create a bioengineered, human heart-tissue patch that is large, standardized and highly functional. This preclinical work will be supported by a seven-year grant just awarded by the NHLBI.

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Breast Cancer Scars Do Not Need to Be Visible

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Hidden Scar is an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. By using this approach, surgeons are able to preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue.

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Otolarnygology, Otolaryngologists, Otolaryngologist, Journal, head & neck surgery

New Open Access Journal Launched to Bring Latest Research to Global Audience of Scientists

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation is pleased to announce that OTO Open, the Academy’s new and official open access journal will be joining the Academy’s premier journal, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, both published by SAGE Publishing. OTO Open covers research on diseases and disorders affecting the ears, nose, throat, and related areas of the head and neck.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Transplant, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ashish Shah, The American Journal of Transplantation, Heart Transplantation, Vanderbilt Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support, UNOS

Study Finds Larger Organ Transplant Centers Produce Improved Outcomes 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ashish Shah, M.D., used a computerized algorithm to highlight the value of high-volume transplant centers with corresponding improved outcomes. The study, published in The American Journal of Transplantation, is the first to look at the positive relationship between high operative volume and improved patient outcomes.

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First Report From Nationwide Bariatric Registry Examines Outcomes of Surgical Techniques Used in Popular Procedures

By analyzing information included in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database, researchers found that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a newer type of weight loss surgery that reduces the stomach size by about 75 percent, is a safe procedure with a low morbidity rate.

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UNC Hearing Loss Experts Lead Clinical Trials of FDA-Approved Hearing Implant

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For patients whose hearing is considered “too good” for traditional cochlear implants, but whose hearing loss is too advanced to benefit from hearing aids, there hasn’t been a device to meet their needs.

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Neuroscience, patient stories, Research, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle Children's Hospital, Concussion, Study, Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Researchers Identify Concussion Treatment for Persistent Cases in Children

Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute published a study in the journal Pediatrics showing a new intervention for adolescents with persistent post-concussive symptoms that improved health and wellness outcomes significantly. The approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy and coordinated care among providers, schools, patients and families.

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Otolarnygology, Otolaryngologists, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, DEAF, Cochlear Implant, Ear And Hearing, Ear Tubes, Pediactrics, pediatric hearing

Scope Apps in the Hands of Parents, Ear Tubes, and Cochlear Implant Disparities

Among the new research to be presented Wednesday at the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) in San Diego, CA, are several studies about hearing and ear health in children. The studies touch on hearing loss after ear tubes, iPhone otoscope app use by parents, and disparities in cochlear implantation across five different states—including California.

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Eye Disease, Photoreceptors, Drosophila, Blindness, blindness research, autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa, glacoma, age-related macular degeneration, Drosophila Melanogaster, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, Basic Research, Science, Biology

NIH Grants IU $1.9 Million to Advance Blindness Prevention Through Basic Research on Photoreceptors

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A $1.9 million grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health's National Eye Institute will advance basic research on the eye with applications to blindness caused by genetic disorders and aging.

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McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Dianna Milewicz MD PhD, thoracic aortic dissection, Genetic Defect, John Ritter Research Program, Cardiovascular Surgery

UTHealth Researchers Identify Genes Tied to Sudden Thoracic Aortic Dissections

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Out of the blue, Tina Wilkins suffered a dissection of her thoracic aorta. From first symptoms to emergency surgery, here is her story, as well as news on the latest UTHealth genetic discoveries related to the disease.







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