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Post-AMI Home Health Care May Lower Risk for Readmission

Only a small proportion of patients receive home health care after discharge for an acute myocardial infarction, even though home health care is associated with a lower risk for 30-day readmission, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2020 Scientific Sessions, held virtually from May 15 to 16.

Choice of Spinal Anesthesia Key to Early Ambulation After THA

Mepivacaine spinal anesthesia allows for earlier ambulation for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty compared with the more commonly used bupivacaine, according to a study accepted for the Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, which was canceled due to COVID-19.

PFS Prolonged With Continuous Dabrafenib, Trametinib in Melanoma

For patients with advanced BRAFV600E/K melanoma, continuous treatment with dabrafenib and trametinib improves progression-free survival versus intermittent treatment, but overall survival is no different between the groups, according to a study published at the virtual annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.