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Article ID: 706340

Gene Sequencing Approach May Help Tailor Treatments for Young Kidney Transplant Recipients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Whole-exome sequencing of blood or saliva revealed a genetic diagnosis of kidney disease in 32.7% of pediatric kidney transplant recipients. • The findings indicate that such a sequencing strategy may help individualize pre- and post-transplant care for many young kidney transplant recipients.

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11-Jan-2019 9:25 AM EST

Article ID: 706706

Loyola Medicine to Offer Fellowship in Liver and Kidney Transplant Surgery

Loyola University Health System

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) has accredited Loyola Medicine to offer a prestigious two-year fellowship in liver and kidney transplant surgery. The first fellow will begin in July, 2020.

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17-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706707

Automated Text Messages Improve Outcomes after Joint Replacement Surgery

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

An automated text messaging system increases patient engagement with home-based exercise and promotes faster recovery after total knee or hip replacement surgery, reports a study in the January 16, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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17-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706687

Five Things to Know about Who’s Providing Your Anesthesia Care

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

For patients undergoing surgery, having a baby, or needing emergency treatment following a traumatic incident, odds are the hands-on anesthesia care essential to their comfort and safety will be provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

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17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706680

Wilkins Named Vice President for Health Equity

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been named to the newly created positions of Vice President for Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associate Dean for Health Equity with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706613

CHOP Surgeons Find Opioids Over Overprescribed for Elbow Fractures in Children

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The patients used less than 25 percent of the drugs, suggesting a potential risk of opioid diversion.

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16-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706478

Gastric bypass surgery may benefit muscle strength more than previously thought

Endocrine Society

Gastric bypass surgery improves relative muscle strength and physical performance in people with obesity, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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15-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706510

New Clinical Trial Will Test Krill Oil for a Brighter Lupus Future

Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery and other centers are enrolling patients in a clinical trial to determine if krill oil supplements could improve quality of life for people with lupus.

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15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706500

Fellowship Program at Rutgers Aims to Improve Access to Surgical Care in Colombia—and Closer to Home

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Global surgery is often referred to as the neglected stepchild of global health, but Gregory Peck, DO, assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is trying to change that through a global surgery fellowship program that unites surgeons and non-surgeons in health systems based research and development.

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15-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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