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Psychiatric inpatients at community-based hospitals are twice as likely to experience adverse events or medical errors as inpatients at Veterans Health Administration hospitals

VA Hospitals Have Lower Rates of Adverse Events in Psychiatric Units

Adverse events, medical errors lower in VA versus community-based inpatient psychiatric units
A deep learning algorithm has accuracy comparable to that of radiologists for the diagnosis of acute intracranial hemorrhage on head computed tomography

Deep Learning Algorithm Uses CT to ID Intracranial Hemorrhages

Neural network as accurate as board-certified radiologists, IDs some abnormalities they miss
Patients with infective endocarditis and substance use disorder have a more than twofold risk for dying following valve surgery compared with patients without substance use disorder

Substance Use Disorder Ups Risk for Death After IE Valve Surgery

Midterm postoperative period (six months to five years) a particularly vulnerable period
Second opinions rendered by dermatopathologists improve the reliability of melanocytic lesion diagnosis

Expert Second Opinions Up Reliability of Melanoma Diagnosis

In study, none of the second opinion strategies eliminated diagnostic misclassification
Compared with never-smokers

Long-Term Lung Function Declines Even for Prior Low-Intensity Smokers

Accelerated FEV1 decline found in former smokers for decades after smoking cessation
Patients who initially see a physical therapist or chiropractor for low back pain rather than a primary care physician are much less likely to be prescribed opioids

Chiropractors, Physical Therapists Prescribe Fewer Opioids

Odds of short- or long-term opioid use higher for initial visits with physicians for low back pain
Using the GRADE system to review new evidence

Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk Should Drive Screening

Panel issues weak recommendations for options in adults aged 50 to 79 years with no prior screening
Periodontitis is a possible risk factor for hypertension

Review Links Periodontitis to Increased Odds for Hypertension

Five of 12 interventional studies confirmed reduction in hypertension after periodontal treatment
Colorectal surgery patients treated as part of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program have less pain and use nearly half as many opioids as pre-ERAS patients

ASA: Enhanced Recovery Program Cuts Opioid Use After Colorectal Surgery

Findings show colorectal surgical patients can better manage pain with fewer opioids
One-third of children undergoing tonsillectomies can do so without using opioids to manage pain

ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible

Majority of children opioid-free intraoperatively do not need opioids postoperatively