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What’s Snow Got to Do with It? Most Elderly Hip Fractures Occur in Warm Months and Indoors

Think the shorter winter days, ice and snow put your older loved one at greater risk for a fall and broken hip? Think again. A preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting shows that the majority of falls occur during warm months, and a greater number of the falls happen indoors rather than out.

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Breast Cancer, Lumpectomy, Lumpectomies

Using Radar to Make Breast Surgery Easier for Women

Women who need breast surgery to remove an abnormality that cannot be felt, also known as a non-palpable breast lesion, now may benefit from the convenience and comfort provided by an advanced new tissue locating technology offered at Rush University Medical Center. The SAVI SCOUT Radar Localization System helps to decrease the time a woman is in the operating room, increase the success rates of lesion removal and reduce the amount of healthy breast tissue that is removed during the procedure.

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Anesthesia, Opiods

Eliminating Opioids From Anesthesia Decreases Post-Surgery Nausea, Study Shows

Opioid-free general anesthesia is safe, effective and dramatically decreases postoperative nausea, according to a single-center study of more than 1,000 patients being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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ACS Honors Five Members with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

Last night, five surgeons received the 2017 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Awards and Surgical Volunteerism Awards in recognition of their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved patients abroad.

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lung-sparing surgery, Lobectomy, lobectomy for lung cancer, Lung Cancer

Lung-Sparing Surgery Allows Lung Cancer Patient to Return to Active Lifestyle

After Victor Gryniewicz was diagnosed with lung cancer, surgeons at two hospitals said his entire right lung would have to be removed. But Loyola Medicine thoracic surgeon James Lubawski, MD performed lung-sparing surgery that preserved 65 percent of the lung's function.

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Botox® Injections May Provide Relief for Children and Teens with Hard-to-Treat Migraines

Hope may be on the horizon for children and teens who suffer from migraine headaches that don’t respond to traditional treatment. Injections of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) may provide significant relief, suggests a small preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Mount Sinai’s Raja M. Flores, MD, Is Honored by the NYPD

One of 13 physicians appointed as a member of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Paul Myles, M.D., with its Excellence in Research Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Paul Myles, M.D., with its 2017 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his outstanding research achievements as a primary investigator in perioperative medicine and patient-centered outcomes. Dr. Myles’ research has led to major contributions to the field of anesthesiology.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Recognizes Arnold J. Berry, M.D., M.P.H., with its Excellence in Education Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Arnold J. Berry, M.D., M.P.H., with its 2017 Excellence in Education Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to resident and graduate education in anesthesiology. The award is presented annually to an ASA member who has made significant contributions to the field through excellence in teaching, development of new teaching methods, or the implementation of innovative educational programs in anesthesiology.

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Genetic Testing, Warfarin, warfarin dosing, joint surgery, Blood Thinners, intermountain medical center, intermountain heathcare, GIFT Study, Thrombosis, JAMA, Genetics

Genetic Testing Can Help Determine Safest Dose of Blood Thinner for Joint Surgery Patients, Study Shows

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A new five-year study of nearly 1,600 patients finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.







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