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Article ID: 700861

Plenary Sessions and Speakers Announced for ISPOR Europe 2018

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced plenary sessions and speakers for ISPOR Europe 2018, “New Perspectives for Improving 21st Century Health Systems." The conference is scheduled for 10-14 November in Barcelona, Spain.

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Article ID: 700756

Online Diabetes Prevention Programs Are as Effective as in-Person Programs for Weight Loss, Study Finds

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

An embargoed UCLA-led study suggests that an intensive, multifaceted online diabetes prevention program is as effective as in-person programs and can make prevention programs more accessible to those at risk for developing diabetes

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Article ID: 700968

Anesthesia Providers Set Cannabis Abstinence Guidelines

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

In the past few decades, societal acceptance and legalization of marijuana have increased. Despite centuries of cannabis use for both recreational and medicinal purposes, scientific knowledge of marijuana is limited. In this changing environment, anesthesia providers need preoperative guidelines to assess patients who are medicinal, recreational, or chronic cannabis users and up-to-date information about potential interaction with anesthesia.

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Article ID: 700967

Nurse Anesthetists Establish Diversity and Inclusion Lecture at 2018 Congress

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The inaugural lecture on diversity and inclusion is named after the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ 1973-1974 President, Goldie D. Brangman, MEd, MBA, CRNA. Brangman is the first and only African-American President of the AANA and will celebrate her 101st birthday in October.

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Technology in Anesthesia Takes Center Stage at 85th Annual Congress

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other healthcare professionals will gather and discuss issues and solutions for enhanced recovery after surgery, access to quality anesthesia care, and technology’s role in healthcare, among other topics during the Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), Sept. 21-25, 2018, in Boston, Mass.

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Prosthetic Valve Mismatches Common in Transcatheter Valve Replacement Procedure, Increasing Risk of Death

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch. The team also found that the risk of death and of heart failure readmissions were higher.

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Article ID: 700754

Minimally Invasive Procedure Significantly Improved Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

A multicenter clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter mitral valve repair significantly reduced hospitalizations and mortality for heart failure patients with moderate-to-severe or severe functional mitral regurgitation.

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