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Video-assisted hand therapy is effective after thumb arthritis surgery

For patients undergoing carpometacarpal (CMC) joint surgery for treatment of thumb osteoarthritis, the use of online video instruction for postoperative hand therapy is associated with outcomes similar to in-person therapy visits – while...
17-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Adding Chemotherapy to Hormone Therapy Helps Control Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

For patients with locally advanced prostate cancer, combined treatment with chemotherapy and hormonal therapy offers extended control of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, compared to hormonal therapy alone, reports a study in the April issue...
16-Apr-2024 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nursing resources affect hospital patient experience ratings

The nursing work environment, nurse education, and staffing levels are independent factors affecting hospital scores on a key measure of patient-centered care – with significant implications for reimbursements, reports a study in Medical Care.
12-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Social Media Images of Pediatric Craniofacial Patients – Parents Voice Concerns

Parents voice strong concerns about social media sharing of images of children undergoing craniofacial surgery, reports a survey study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society...
29-Mar-2024 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Social media use may help to empower plastic surgery patients

For patients considering or undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery (PRS) procedures, using social media to gather information and answer questions can enhance patient empowerment – potentially leading to increased autonomy and better...
28-Mar-2024 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nearly One-Third of Patients with TBI Have Marginal or Inadequate Health Literacy

Low health literacy is a problem for a substantial proportion of people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to research published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR). The official journal of the Brain...
26-Mar-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rising rates of head and facial injuries from exercise and weightlifting

Numbers of craniofacial injuries related to exercise and weightlifting have increased sharply over the past decade, reports a study in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
19-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Intervention With Surgeons Improves the Accuracy of Predicted Operating Room Time

Reducing the manipulation of operating room (OR) scheduling can improve scheduling accuracy and potentially maximize OR usage, avoid delays, and enhance patient satisfaction, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Journal of...
13-Mar-2024 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pelvic floor experts issue new recommendations for magnetic resonance defecography

Magnetic resonance defecography (MRD) has emerged as a powerful, noninvasive imaging technique to evaluate the many possible causes of problems in passing bowel movements. A new set of consensus recommendations for performing and interpreting the...
23-Sep-2021 11:40 AM EDT

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