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Article ID: 697621

Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Article ID: 697577

Tips for Men Considering Plastic Surgery

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

More men are seeking plastic surgery to enhance their looks and boost their confidence. Here are five tips to guide the process of finding the right surgeon.

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17-Jul-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697517

NeuroPoint Alliance Welcomes Mayfield Brain & Spine to QOD

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Mayfield Brain & Spine joins over 100 existing QOD participating centers.

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17-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697510

Bariatric Surgery Is Effective Under the Right Circumstances

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Obesity is a medical problem that can have wide-ranging mental and physical effects on a person. Pamela Bass knows that firsthand, but thanks to University of Alabama at Birmingham surgeons, she has a new lifestyle and a new state of mind. For years, Bass struggled with weight gain and the adverse health effects that come with obesity, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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17-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697337

Historic ORs Closing

Houston Methodist

The operating rooms where Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and others performed the firsts in the heart surgery will close as the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center moves to a new high-tech building.

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12-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697302

Scientists Create Nano-Size Packets of Genetic Code Aimed at Brain Cancer ‘Seed’ Cells

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a “proof of concept” study, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice. The contents of the super-small containers were designed to target cancer stem cells, a kind of cellular “seed” that produces countless progeny and is a relentless barrier to ridding the brain of malignant cells.

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12-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697305

Researchers Clarify Role of Mutations in Glioblastoma

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers investigated whether the location of the mutation within the sequence of the PIK3CA gene affected the mutation’s ability to help drive glioblastoma growth. They also tested whether mutations within certain sequences of the gene were linked to better responses to particular drugs. They found mutational status was not linked to a response to a single targeted drug, but it was to a combination of treatments.

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11-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697291

Robotic Surgery as Effective as Open Surgery for Bladder Cancer

Loyola University Health System

Robotic surgery is as effective as traditional open surgery in treating bladder cancer, according to a landmark study published in the journal Lancet.

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11-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697052

Patients with Early Kidney Cancer See Significant Benefits with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Keck Medicine of USC

A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes as compared with open or laparoscopic techniques.

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10-Jul-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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