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Article ID: 696334

Inhaled Nitric Oxide May Reduce Kidney Complications from Heart Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Administration of nitric oxide gas during and for 24 hours following heart surgery decreased the risk of patients developing acute and chronic kidney problems, a randomized, controlled trial conducted in China found.

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19-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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    21-Jun-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696161

Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Low-Income Kidney Failure Patients Get on the Transplant Waitlist Before Starting Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to cover more low-income individuals, there was an increase in the number of Medicaid beneficiaries who were preemptively waitlisted to receive a kidney transplant. • Medicaid expansion was associated with greater gains racial and ethnic minorities in being listed pre-emptively on the transplant waitlist compared with whites.

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15-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696450

Turning A Phage

University of California San Diego Health

With microbial resistance to antibiotics growing into a major global health crisis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with national research institutions and private industry, are leveraging hard-won expertise to exploit a natural viral enemy of pathogenic bacteria, creating North America’s first Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).

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21-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696424

New Study in JNCCN Raises Questions about Resource Availability at Hospitals on Weekends and Holidays

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

In new study in JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Netherlands-based researchers found emergency colon cancer surgery was more likely to lead to complications if performed on a weekend, rather than a weekday.

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20-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696392

Risks, Outcomes Differ Depending on Breast Reconstructive Surgery Type

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In a new study of breast cancer patients who had breast reconstruction, researchers examine complications across the different types of surgeries. For many women facing treatment for breast cancer, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a quality of life issue. It is linked with feeling more feminine, or “whole again” after surgery.

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20-Jun-2018 1:25 PM EDT
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    19-Jun-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 696001

Intravenous Acetaminophen Has Only Limited Benefit for Colectomy Patients, Mount Sinai Study Finds

Mount Sinai Health System

Results Do Not Support Routine Use of This Expensive Drug

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12-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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    19-Jun-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 696107

Opioid Dependence in Patients with Degenerative Spondylolisthesis is More Likely to Occur Before than After Surgery

Journal of Neurosurgery

Researchers investigated risk factors for the development of opioid dependence in patients undergoing surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). They found that, overall, patients were more likely to have a dependency on opioid medications before surgery than afterward.

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15-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696117

Everyone Dreads Hemorrhoid Surgery! A Study by Surgeons in Vermont Shows A Way to Change This

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Physicians from the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington undertook a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to see whether preemptive analgesia could help reduce pain and narcotic use following common anal rectal surgical procedures.

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15-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696166

American Academy of Ophthalmology Reiterates Long-standing Guidance on LASIK Patient Education

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

– The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s leading professional association of eye physicians and surgeons, today reiterated its long-standing guidance for patients considering LASIK vision correction surgery. The possible complications from this elective procedure have long been known but have nevertheless garnered recent attention in the national media.

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14-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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16 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Outstanding Achievement Award is granted biannually to accredited cancer programs that exceed compliance expectations of the CoC standards.

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14-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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