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NBA Champion, 'Survivor' Contestant Receives Heart Transplant

β€” Scot Pollard "feeling great" following surgery, his wife says

5 Hrs Ago
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Why Patients Need to Come Clean About Cannabis to Their Anesthesiologist

If they don't, things could get complicated

Feb 22, 2024
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Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?

Anecdotal evidence suggests a real possibility, but more research is needed

Feb 22, 2024
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Feb 21, 2024
Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Feb 20, 2024
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

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Surgical Remission of Cushing's Disease Tied to New Autoimmune Conditions

But glucocorticoid replacement right after surgery may be protective

Feb 19, 2024
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Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

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Feb 17, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Looking for Source of Knee Implant Failure? Biomarkers May Help

Blood or synovial fluid tests can help pinpoint what went wrong, studies suggest

Feb 16, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
Rotator Cuff Tears: Take Surgeons' Word That MRI Is Needed

Most scans ordered at first visit showed pathology that physical therapy wouldn't fix

Feb 16, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
Bad Doctors Caught on Camera

Dr. Mike reacts to mocking patients, dark humor, live streaming surgeries, and more

Feb 15, 2024
The YouTube thumbnail with Mikhail Varshavski, DO, and the words: TIKTOK LIVE SURGERY
Clear Opportunity to Identify Patients With Osteoporosis Commonly Missed

Hip surgeons could, but mostly don't, send at-risk patients for screening

Feb 15, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
Minimizing Opioids After Teens' Spine Surgeries Appears Practical

Alternatives prove mettle in studies

Feb 14, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
FDA Approves First Drug for Severe Frostbite

Vasodilator iloprost significantly cut the risk of amputations in trial

Feb 14, 2024
FDA APPROVED iloprost (Aurlumyn) over a photo of a man with severe frostbite on his fingers and thumbs.
Orthopedic Surgeons on Track to Earn Less Than Taco Bell Workers

If current trends continue, patients are in big trouble

Feb 14, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
FDA Advisors Nearly All Aboard the TriClip Train for Tricuspid Regurgitation

Committee voted 13-1 that the benefits of the TEER device outweigh the risks in certain patients

Feb 14, 2024
FDA ADCOMM TriClip G4 system over a photo of the device
Safety Events at Hospitals More Common in Black and Hispanic Kids

"Many factors could be driving these disparities," researcher says

Feb 14, 2024
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Study: Let's Revisit Extended Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Joint Replacement

One center's experience puts recent policy in doubt

Feb 13, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
Immunotherapy May Hold Promise for Skin Cancers After ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ Transplant

Two studies had "important differences," but can help guide clinicians

Feb 13, 2024
A photo of surgeons performing a kidney transplant.
15 Residents in Limbo as Surgical Residency Program Loses Accreditation

Health system has filed an appeal, but residents eye an escape

Feb 13, 2024
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