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Readmissions are higher in homeless veterans discharged to the community after surgery

Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans

Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients
Patterns of potential opioid misuse are positively associated with subsequent opioid overdose

Patterns of Potential Misuse Help Assess Risk of Opioid Overdose

Positive link for subsequent opioid overdose with greater numbers of prescribers and pharmacies
Airway bioengineering appears feasible for tracheal and bronchial reconstruction

Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction

Bioengineered tracheal and bronchial reconstruction reported using stented aortic matrices
Doptelet (avatrombopag) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with chronic liver disease who are slated to have a medical or dental procedure.

FDA OKs Doptelet for Liver Dz Patients Undergoing Procedures

Doptelet reduces the need for platelet transfusion or any rescue therapy on day of procedure
Implementation of a perioperative surgical site infection prevention bundle may reduce the rate of surgical site infection among patients undergoing hysterectomy

Surgical Site Infection Rate Can Be Reduced in Hysterectomy

Implementation of perioperative prevention bundle linked to reduction in surgical site infection rate
The drug abuse epidemic in the United States has been associated with an increase in the recovery of organs from brain-dead donors

Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.

No difference in survival between recipients of organs from drug-intoxicated donors, other donors
Breath analysis shows potential for noninvasive diagnosis of esophagogastric cancer

Breath Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis of Esophagogastric CA

Good diagnostic accuracy with area under the curve of 0.85, sensitivity and specificity of 80, 81 percent
For patients undergoing resection of colorectal liver metastases

V600E BRAF Mutation Tied to Worse Survival in CRC Liver Mets

Worse overall, disease-free survival with V600E BRAF versus KRAS mutation in colorectal liver metastases
Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence medical students and residents in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their clinical decision-making

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Stigmatizing language may transmit bias, influence trainees' attitudes
Patients undergoing urological procedures use just over half of their initial prescription of opioids

AUA: Many Have Unused Opioids After Urologic Procedures

Patients use just over half of initial prescription; highest percentage of unused meds for cystectomy