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Same-Day Discharge Increasing for Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Faster increase seen for total hip arthroplasty, while total knee arthroplasty has slightly higher odds of complications

Fourth Vaccine Dose May Up COVID-19 Immunity in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Fourth dose of mRNA vaccine increased antispike IgG titers in some kidney transplant recipients with weak serologic response after three doses

More Kidneys From Deceased Donors With AKI Being Transplanted

Procurement and transplant of stage 3 AKI kidneys has increased, but discard rate is still high

Long-Term Medication Usage After Bariatric Surgeries Compared

Patterns of medication use for obesity-related comorbidities slightly more favorable following gastric bypass versus sleeve gastrectomy

Factors ID’d for Eventual Surgery in Patients With Appendicitis

Presence of an appendicolith increases risk for undergoing appendectomy after starting antibiotic therapy for acute appendicitis

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA

Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Removing Race May Up Equity in Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant

Race coefficients applied to calculation of eGFR in non-Black transplant candidates to demonstrate more equitable preemptive listing

Selected Procedures May Be Performed by Surgical Residents Alone

Patient outcomes similar for certain procedures performed by residents alone, attending surgeons alone, residents assisted by attending surgeons

Intrathecal Morphine + Oral Gabapentin Aids Pain Management

Combination improved pain management for teens undergoing spinal fusion for scoliosis