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Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Cornelius Thiels, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Opioids, pain reliever, Surgery, Prescription

Almost 1 in 3 Patients Used No Opioids Prescribed After Surgery, Mayo Clinic Survey Finds

Nearly a third of patients responding to a Mayo Clinic survey said they used none of the opioids they were prescribed after surgery. The research findings, presented Thursday, April 19 at the American Surgical Association annual meeting, also show that only about 8 percent of patients disposed of their remaining opioids.

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TIME 100, Research, uterine transplant, uterus transplant, infertility treatment, Research Study, Clinical Trial

Dr. Giuliano Testa Named to Time Magazine’s ‘TIME 100’ – Time’s Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

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Dr. Giuliano Testa, principal investigator of the uterine transplant clinical trial, has been named to Time Magazine's ‘TIME 100’ – Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Heart, Cardiovascular, dilated cardiomyopathy, Heart Transplant, Transplantation

Teen Heart Patient Thankful for New Future

• Megan Gagliardi was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at 18 years old. • Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased because the left ventricle — the heart’s main pumping chamber — is enlarged and weakened. • Gagliardi received a heart transplant on her 19th birthday and is doing well six years later.

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Transplanted Livers Help Body Defend Against Organ Rejection, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

For decades, transplant experts have observed that liver transplant recipients often need less anti-rejection medication, known as immunosuppressive drugs, than recipients of other solid organs. Similarly, when patients receive a multiple-organ transplant that includes the liver along with any other organ, they need less immunosuppressive medication and have less incidence of rejection even if they are highly sensitive to cellular bad actors, known as antigens, from the donor organs.

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malignant hyperthermia, Dantrolene, Anesthesiology, maternity unit, Cesarean Section

Having Fully Stocked Cart to Treat Malignant Hyperthermia During Labor and Delivery Not Cost-Beneficial

Maintaining a stocked cart, with a full supply of the life-saving drug dantrolene, to treat malignant hyperthermia, a rare but potentially fatal adverse reaction to general anesthesia, may not be cost-beneficial in hospital maternity units where the incidence of the reaction is low.

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Duke University Hospital, Duke University School of Medicine, Louis DeFrate, biomedical engineering research, Biomedical Engineering, Acl Reconstruction, Acl Injury Prevention, Acl Injuries, ACL repair, Acl Surgery

Study Shows Men and Women Tear ACL the Same Way In Non-Contact Injury

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Women still at higher risk; new research could improve prevention

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Jair Soares, M.D., Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, Albert Fenoy M.D., Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Depression, treatment-resistant depression, medial forebrain bundle

Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Depression Brings Relief to UTHealth Patient

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Much to her relief, a patient at UTHealth in Houston was one of the first people in North America to undergo an experimental treatment option for people struggling with treatment-resistant depression (TRD).

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Patient Satisfaction, Patient-doctor communication, Patient Care, Patient feedback

Simple One-Page Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Doctor Visit

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A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they receive, according to a study by Duke Health researchers.

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Orthopedic, Pelvic Bone Cancer, Computer Aided

Improving Surgery for Pelvic Bone Cancers

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Computer-aided surgery facilitates complete cancer removal for difficult pelvic tumors

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Giving Morphine to Quell Pain After Surgery Can, Paradoxically, Prolong It, Study Shows

Giving opioids to rats to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study







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