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Dramatic Surge in Opioid Use Among Cardiac Surgery Patients

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
The number of patients with opioid use disorder prior to undergoing cardiac surgery increased nine-fold in 15 years, with high rates of postoperative complications reported, new research confirms.
Medscape Medical News

Readmissions High After Endovascular Therapy for Stroke

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Patents undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke have a high rate of 30-day non-elective hospital readmission but no higher than those receiving thrombolysis alone, a new large cohort study suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Alcohol Abuse After Bariatric Surgery Common, Concerning

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Bariatric surgery, particularly Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, significantly increases the risk of developing alcohol use disorder.
Medscape Medical News

Electrical Stimulation May Prevent Opioid-Overdose Death

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Electrical stimulation, either through an implantable pacemaker-like device or externally via a defibrillator-type of device, shows promise in getting people who overdose on opioids breathing again.
Medscape Medical News

Children With Severe Autism Excluded From Research

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Children with more severe levels of autism are increasingly being left out of research studies, a concerning finding that could give an incomplete and biased picture of the disorder, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Fewer Transfusions Safe, but Quality of Life May Suffer

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
When blood management programs limited transfusions, anemia often persisted after discharge, but rehospitalizations, further transfusions, and mortality did not increase, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Screen New Moms for Depression at Well-Child Visits, AAP Says

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Half of new mothers with peri- or postpartum depression go undiagnosed and untreated, often with harmful effects on their child, the American Academy of Pediatrics writes in an updated policy statement.
Medscape Medical News

Mental Health Treatment Now Available at Walmart

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
The clinic offers a new model for care of mild mental health needs, with more serious cases referred to appropriate providers; more clinics are planned.
Medscape Medical News

Genetic Testing Misses Half of Women at Risk for Breast Cancer

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Nearly half of all breast cancer patients do not meet the criteria for genetic testing, even though they are almost as likely to have a pathogenic variant as those who do meet the criteria.
Medscape Medical News

Orthobiologics for Knee Osteoarthritis: Fact, Fiction, or Fantasy?

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Dr Bert R. Mandelbaum on the evidence, and lack of evidence around orthobiologic treatments for osteoarthritis.
Medscape Orthopedics

Latent TB: Updated Treatment Recommendations

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
CDC has updated guidance and resources for the treatment of latent TB infection--with important changes.
CDC Expert Commentary

Five Top Stories in Women's Health

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
If you missed any of these practice-changing stories, here's your second chance to be up to date.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Better Score to Predict Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
A revised version of the DiaRem scoring system helps predict longer-term remission with a range of different bariatric surgical procedures.
Medscape Medical News

Bacteria-Ridden Stethoscopes Abound in Hospitals

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Stethoscopes used in an ICU were loaded with bacteria, including bacteria that may be associated with nosocomial infections, and standard cleaning only modestly reduced bacteria levels, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians, Patients Vow to Overturn Ruling Striking Down ACA

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
The law will stand until January 1, but it's unclear what will happen after that.
Medscape Medical News

Six Michigan Physicians Charged in $464M Pain Pill Conspiracy

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
Federal prosecutors have charged six Detroit-area physicians with fraudulent billing in connection with a scheme to hook patients on opioids and then force them to undergo unnecessary procedures.
Medscape Medical News

Bond, James Bond, Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help, Study Shows

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
With a drinking problem at the severe end of the spectrum, 007 would benefit from alcohol education and a supportive workplace culture that provides strategies for managing workplace stress.
Medscape Medical News

Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
EMA review finds omega-3 fatty acid medicines are not effective for secondary prevention after myocardial infarction and rules they should no longer be authorized for such use.
News Alerts

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know

Medscape Today - 1 hour 31 min ago
A guide to the latest on this chronic disease, from emerging treatments to the risk factors to be on the lookout for.
Medscape Ophthalmology
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