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Minority Children Less Likely to Have Surgery Than White Children

Authors hope findings will reduce disparities in surgical access for minority children and raise awareness among clinicians

Online Heart Transplant Resources Overly Complex

Resources require high literacy levels and often lack translation to other languages

Outcomes Examined for Cannabis Users After Lower-Extremity Bypass

Cannabis use linked to reduced graft patency, increased amputation, and increased opioid use after lower-extremity bypass

Supraphysiological Oxygen During Surgery Linked to Organ Damage

Odds of acute kidney injury, myocardial injury, lung injury increased for those exposed to supraphysiological oxygen

Sleeve Gastrectomy Compared to Gastric Bypass for Teens With Obesity

Sleeve gastrectomy tied to lower health care utilization, but five-year death, complications, reoperation, revision similar to gastric bypass

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

Administration says it expects to issue updated draft guidance in the coming months

Vaginal Birth After C-Section Tied to Later Pelvic Floor Surgery

Heightened risk seen particularly for surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

Demographic Disparities Seen in Firearm Fatality Rates

Maximum rates of firearm homicides higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic versus White men

Left Digit Bias Seen in Acceptance of Organs for Donation

5.4 percent decrease seen in probability of any organ placement at age 70 versus 69 years

QOL Up With Pembrolizumab Versus Ipilimumab, HDI in Resected Melanoma

Quality of life favored the pembrolizumab arm versus standard-of-care arm receiving ipilimumab, high-dose interferon α 2b