Friday, April 20, 2018

Study Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After Surgery

At discharge, 92.2 percent of patients received an opioid prescription; nearly 63 percent unused Study Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After Surgery

Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type

Patients with Medicaid or no insurance have lower survival versus those with private coverage Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type

Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery

Increased incidence of pulmonary embolism and major blood loss with general anesthesia Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery

Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

Separating Fact from Fiction in Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Anti-D Immunoglobulin for the Prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn

The Healthy Home Economist, a pseudoexpert in health and wellness with no actual education or training in medicine, is telling mothers to avoid a safe and effective approach to preventing a deadly pregnancy complication that used to result in the death of thousands of babies every year. Separating Fact from Fiction in Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Anti-D Immunoglobulin for the Prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn Clay Jones

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Delayed Coronary Obstruction Rare After TAVR

But DCO after transcatheter aortic valve replacement tied to 50 percent in-hospital mortality rate Delayed Coronary Obstruction Rare After TAVR