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  • Spinal vs General Anesthesia in Hip Fracture Surgeries: It's a Draw

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    (MedPage Today) — Older adults who underwent hip fracture surgery fared about the same at 60 days post-procedure regardless of whether they received spinal or general anesthesia, a randomized study found.
    Among patients in the intention-to-treat… Read more »

  • What's the Best Way to Treat Femur Breaks From Bone Metastases?

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    (MedPage Today) — BALTIMORE — The use of long-stem hemiarthroplasty (LSHA) did not improve quality-of-life (QoL) or functional outcomes compared to intramedullary nailing (IMN) in treating pathological fractures of the pertrochanteric femur… Read more »

  • Pediatric Sarcoma Patients Face Late Amputation Risk Decades Later

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    (MedPage Today) — BALTIMORE — Pediatric patients who underwent limb salvage surgery (LSS) for lower extremity sarcomas had a substantial risk of undergoing late amputation, a researcher reported.
    In a retrospective analysis of data from the… Read more »

  • Take Sarcoma Research Based on Registry Data With a Grain of Salt

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    (MedPage Today) — BALTIMORE — The number of publications on sarcoma research that used registry databases has increased substantially over the last few years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all of these studies have the same level of… Read more »

  • No Benefit for Longer-Duration Antibiotic Prophylaxis After Limb Salvage

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    (MedPage Today) — BALTIMORE — There was no benefit with a longer- versus shorter-duration prophylactic antibiotic regimen in reducing surgical site infections after endoprosthetic reconstruction for lower-extremity bone tumors, the randomized… Read more »

  • Antibiotic Could Thwart Costly Sarcoma Surgery Complication

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    (MedPage Today) — BALTIMORE — Including an antibiotic with strong activity against anaerobic bacteria to standard perioperative prophylaxis following soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) resection was associated with lower wound complication rates, a… Read more »

  • Are the Strict COVID Plans for the Beijing Olympics Necessary?

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    (MedPage Today) — Beijing recently announced extraordinarily strict COVID-19 restrictions for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games: athletes must arrive vaccinated or submit to 3 weeks of solitary quarantine, and during the Games, all participants will… Read more »

  • Rise of Vigilante Medicine; Docs' COVID Relief Payouts Revealed; Biosimilar Barriers

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    (MedPage Today) — Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week.
    Rise of ‘Vigilante Medicine’
    Anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists are encouraging COVID… Read more »

  • Bone Trouble Common in Chronic Pancreatitis Patients

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    (MedPage Today) — More than half of chronic pancreatitis patients showed osteopathy on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) screening, researchers found in a prospective study.
    In a cross-sectional analysis involving nearly 300 patients with… Read more »

  • Doctors Work to Treat, Understand Post-Vaccine Shoulder Injury

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    (MedPage Today) — Within a few hours of getting her first COVID-19 shot, Leah Jackson had severe pain in her left shoulder.
    The New York City-based veterinarian said the nurse lodged the shot “extraordinarily high” into her left shoulder, hitting… Read more »

  • The Pill Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots After Knee Surgery

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    (MedPage Today) — The use of birth control pills appeared to boost the risk of blood clots in women undergoing simple knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, a new study found.
    The risk of post-surgery venous thromboembolism… Read more »

  • Are Young Female Athletes Taking More Hits to the Head?

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    (MedPage Today) — Reports of head injuries appeared to have surged in young female athletes over a 19-year period, a researcher reported.
    The number of female athletes, ages 14-18, who were treated for sports-related concussions and closed-head… Read more »

  • Survey: Two-thirds of Female Orthopedic Trainees Report Sexual Harassment

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    (MedPage Today) — More than two-thirds of U.S. female orthopedic medical trainees said they experienced sexual harassment on the job, and current residents are experiencing the same level of abuse as veteran physicians did years ago, a researcher… Read more »

  • Multi-Day Hospital Stays for Banged Up E-Scooter Riders

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    (MedPage Today) — E-scooter users broke bones from head to toe, and a third were so banged up, they were in-hospital for an average of 11 days, a researcher reported.
    In a study that tracked and compared the growth of e-scooter injuries from… Read more »

  • Paralympian Superstar Swimmer's Fibular Hemimelia

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    (MedPage Today) — Paralympian swimmer Jessica Long was born with bilateral fibular hemimelia, a congenital shortening or absence of the fibula.
    If you watched any of the Tokyo Olympics, you were no doubt moved by a commercial from Toyota that… Read more »

  • Gunshot Victims Cost One Hospital $672,000 a Month, and It's Only Going Up

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    (MedPage Today) — A single urban trauma center that treated nearly 1,000 gunshot victims over a more-than 2-year period spent an average of nearly $675,000 a month on their care, a new report finds.
    Over a 27-month period ending in 2018, the… Read more »

  • Ethics Consult: Take Iffy Research to Africa? MD/JD Weighs In

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    (MedPage Today) — Welcome to Ethics Consult — an opportunity to discuss, debate (respectfully), and learn together. We select an ethical dilemma from a true, but anonymized, patient care case, and then we provide an expert’s commentary.
    Last… Read more »

  • Ethics Consult: Skirt U.S. Rules and Conduct Research in Africa?

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    (MedPage Today) — You make the call Read more »

  • Doximity's Misinformation Problem; CDC's Provincetown Tip; Surgeons, Devices & Harm

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    (MedPage Today) — Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week.
    Doximity Full of Vaccine Misinformation
    A plethora of posts made by physicians on Doximity… Read more »

  • Tapering Opioid Dosage; Citing Retracted Studies: It's TTHealthWatch!

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    (MedPage Today) — TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso… Read more »

  • Urine Tests Before Surgery Blasted as Mostly Unnecessary

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    (MedPage Today) — “The vast majority” of urine tests conducted prior to scheduled surgeries to check for infections “were not plausibly indicated,” said researchers who examined claims data from private insurers and Medicare.
    And while the individual… Read more »

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