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Clinical Practice Guideline , Anticoagulants, Anticoagulation, Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, blood thinning medication, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Heparin, Protamine

New Clinical Practice Guideline Addresses Use of Blood Thinners During Heart Surgery

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) released a new clinical practice guideline that includes major recommendations for the use of blood thinning medication (anticoagulants) during heart surgery.

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WoundCheck, University Of Wisconsin At Madison, wound monitoring, Readmissions, Surgical Site Infections, American College Of Surgeons

Postoperative Wound Monitoring App Can Reduce Readmissions and Improve Patient Care

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A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

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Kidney Transplant, Transplantation

Scott & White Medical Center Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program Sets Record

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140 patients received a life-saving kidney or combined kidney-pancreas transplant in a year

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surgical weight loss, Obesity, Fitness, Exercise

The Medical Minute: Lifestyle Determines Success After Surgical Weight Loss

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With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them.

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Dialysis, Transplantation

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Joint Replacement, hip, knee, Convalescence

Patients Who Live Alone Can Safely Be Sent Home After Joint Replacement

Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery, suggests a study in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Arthroplasty, Joint Replacement, Infection, next generation sequencing, periprosthetic joint infection, Antibiotics

Novel Method of Isolating Infecting Organisms After Joint Replacement

Next-generation Genomic Sequencing could help identify infecting organisms and guide treatment for patients with joint-replacement infection

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Melanoma, MD Anderson Cancer Center, clinical trial, Surgery, Targeted Therapy, BRAF, MEK

Presurgical Targeted Therapy Delays Relapse of High-Risk Stage 3 Melanoma

A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Lancet Oncology. Patients who had no sign of disease at surgery after combination treatment did not progress to metastasis.

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Joint Replacement, Physical Therapy, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Hospital For Special Surgery

Study: Patients Benefit From One-on-One Education and Custom Microsite Before Joint Replacement

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A Hospital for Special Surgery study finds that patients who had an education session with a physical therapist and access to a web-based microsite prior to joint replacement achieved physical therapy goals more quickly compared to patients who did not have the session or access to the site.

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Organ Donation, organ translant

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