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Article ID: 703942

Synthetic Cartilage Gives Husband and Wife a Foothold on Painful Toe Arthritis

Hospital for Special Surgery

A husband and wife suffering from severe toe arthritis are now pain-free and back to their active lifestyle after surgery with a synthetic cartilage implant at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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13-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703809

National Study Finds Gastric Bypass Most Effective Weight Loss Surgery

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

A study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery compared to sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding surgery.

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12-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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    9-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703294

Normothermic Machine Perfusion Can Salvage Fatty Livers for Transplantation

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

SAN FRANCISCO – Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that using normothermic machine perfusion to preserve steatotic livers leads to altered lipid structure and metabolism and may result in more successful transplantation of these organs.

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2-Nov-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    9-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703297

Under-Immunization Still a Major Problem in Pediatric Liver Transplant Patient Population

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

SAN FRANCISCO – Data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that more than half of pediatric liver transplant recipients are under-immunized at the time of their transplant and are at increased risk for vaccine-preventable infections.

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2-Nov-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    9-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703296

Preemptive Antiviral Therapy Prevents Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Heart Transplant Patients Who Receive Infected Donor Organs

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

SAN FRANCISCO – Preliminary data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that pre-emptive administration of pan-genotypic, direct-acting antiviral therapy prevents chronic hepatitis C virus infection in hepatitis C-negative cardiac transplant patients who receive donor hearts infected with the virus.

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2-Nov-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    8-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703459

ThyroSeq Test Helps Patients Avoid Unnecessary Diagnostic Thyroid Surgery, Study Shows

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC-developed genetic test helps avoid preventable surgery, curb health care costs.

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6-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST
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    8-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703588

Virginia Mason Receives 14th Straight ‘A’ for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Virginia Mason has earned its 14th straight “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, the national health care improvement advocacy organization that today announced its safety grades for more than 2,600 hospitals across the United States.

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8-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST
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    7-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703387

Surgery patients use only 1/4 of the opioids a surgeon gives -- but the bigger the prescription, the more they take

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what patients will actually use after common operations, a study shows. And the size of that prescription may be the most important factor in how many opioid pills the patient takes – outweighing pain scores, the intensity of their operation and more.

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5-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

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