June 2018 Briefing – Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Surgery for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as […]

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Surgery for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Providers can take practical steps to improve practice efficiency and increase insurance reimbursement, according to an article published in Dermatology Times.

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Nitric Oxide Cuts Kidney Injury After Long Cardiac Surgery

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nitric oxide gas may lead to a reduction in the incidence of acute kidney injury and an improvement in long-term kidney function in patients undergoing multiple valve replacement and prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Prehabilitation May Improve Post Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A three-pronged approach to prehabilitation, which includes improving nutritional status, exercise capacity, and worry reduction, may improve outcomes after cardiac surgery, according to a study published online June 27 in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

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AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on medical schools and residency programs to incorporate electronic health record (EHR) training into their curricula.

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Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With CA

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Surgical patients who are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and have cancer do not have worse initial outcomes than those without cancer, according to a study published online June 27 in JAMA Surgery.

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Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, C. Difficile Risk

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There is a correlation for documented penicillin allergy with increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile, which is mediated by increased use of β-lactam alternative antibiotics, according to a study published online June 27 in the BMJ.

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Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Health care communication technology is a determinant of patient satisfaction in younger patients, according to a report published by Black Book Market Research LLC.

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Abortion Complication Rates Similar Between Facility Type

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