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Major bleeding occurs in about 4 percent of lower-extremity peripheral vascular intervention procedures

Study Looks at Risk for Bleeding in Percutaneous Tx of PAD

Major bleeding in lower-extremity peripheral vascular interventions tied to higher in-hospital mortality
For patients with first-time permanent hemodialysis access placement

Many Surgeons Still Performing Inappropriate Vascular Access Sx

About 20 percent fail to meet arteriovenous fistula rate benchmark
For patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Prophylactic IVC Filters Worsen Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery

IVCF use before bariatric surgery tied to worse outcomes, longer hospital stay, and higher costs
Patients whose surgeons have higher numbers of coworker reports about unprofessional behavior may be at increased risk for postsurgical complications

Surgeons’ Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk

Risk increased when four or more reports were made in the 36 months before a patient's surgery
Patients undergoing partial knee replacement have a reduced risk for venous thromboembolism and opioid use in months 3 to 12 after surgery

VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement

But risk for five-year revision higher for those undergoing partial versus total knee replacement
Specific patterns of opioid administration to opioid-naive inpatients are associated with risk for long-term use after discharge

Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use

Outpatient use at 90 days was seen for 5.9 and 3.0 percent of patients with and without inpatient use
Three large drug makers have launched a legal challenge against the Trump administration's rule requiring the prices of drugs to be included in television ads.

Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads

Lawsuit against the rule filed Friday by Merck, Eli Lilly, and Amgen
Facial and head injuries from electric scooter accidents have tripled during the past decade

Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise

Many patients experiencing traumatic injuries not wearing appropriate helmets
Following implementation of an opioid-sparing pain management strategy

Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control

Patients surveyed following surgery and only a small 'rescue' opioid Rx postop
Drug- and alcohol-related mortality is significantly higher than expected in the seven years following bariatric surgery

Drug- and Alcohol-Related Deaths Higher After Bariatric Surgery

Standardized mortality rates from substance use higher after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass