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Men Receiving Opioids After Vasectomy at High Risk for Persistent Opioid Use

Routine use of opioids after vasectomy doesn't improve pain control, but is associated with a substantial rate of persistent opioid use in the months after the procedure, reports a study in the October issue of The Journal of Urology®, Official...
9-Oct-2019 10:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Tummy Tuck' Improves Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Patients

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) yields high patient satisfaction and improved quality of life in patients who are overweight or obese – despite a substantial risk of complications, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and...
2-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Insurance Plans Vary in Coverage of Gender-Affirming 'Top' Surgery for Transgender Patients

Insurance companies having variable policies for covering gender-affirming breast/chest "top" surgery in transgender patients, according to a special topic paper in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical...
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New Study Helps Explain Limits on Exercise Capacity with Ventricular Assist Devices

Why don't patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs) get better improvement in exercise tolerance? Increases in key internal heart pressures appear to be the answer, reports a study in the ASAIO Journal, official journal of ASAIO. The journal...
1-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Reimbursement for Spinal Surgery Varies Between States

Most states reimburse less for spinal surgery in Medicaid patients, compared to Medicare reimbursement for the same procedures, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
27-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Religion and the Brain – Studies Seek 'Neurobiological Correlates' of Religion and Spirituality

Evidence suggests that religious and spiritual states and behaviors are related to certain structures and processes in the brain, concludes a research review in the September/October issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in...
17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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VA Extends Collaborative Chronic Care Model for Veterans with Mental Health Conditions

A multi-year process has led to successful implementation of an innovative, evidence-based approach to improve care for veterans with mental health conditions in the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system
17-Sep-2019 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Few Trauma Centers Provide Assessment of Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among trauma patients and caregivers – but only a small percentage of US trauma centers offer recommended assessment and education regarding stress disorders, reports...
12-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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