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Internal fixation surgery to treat closed humeral shaft fracture does not significantly improve 12-month outcomes versus nonoperative functional bracing

Surgery Not Superior for Closed Displaced Humeral Shaft Fractures

Findings based on 12-month functional outcomes for surgery compared with functional bracing
All-cause mortality and stroke are comparable at 30 days and one year after transcatheter aortic valve replacement among patients with bicuspid and tricuspid valve stenosis

Outcomes Similar After TAVR in Bicuspid, Tricuspid Anatomy

All-cause mortality, stroke comparable at 30 days, one year after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
In clinical practice guidelines from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Updated Guidelines Issued for Management of Diverticulitis

CT scan is most appropriate initial imaging modality; lifestyle interventions can reduce risk
The antiobesity medications phentermine and topiramate may help mitigate weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

Antiobesity Meds May Curb Weight Regain After RYGB

Statistical models suggest phentermine, topiramate, combination can slow, prevent weight regain
Modest delays in cancer surgery due to the COVID-19 pandemic could have a significant impact on survival

Delays in Cancer Surgery Due to COVID-19 Could Harm Survival

Per-patient delay of three or six months would result in an estimated 92,214 or 208,275 life-years lost
Spending on inpatient services

Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.

Authors say increasing investment in primary care could slow future health care spending growth
Worldwide

28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19

About 45 weeks needed to clear surgery backlog if countries up surgical volume by 20 percent later
Millennial and Generation X medical residents and fellows experience similar rates of burnout and have similar levels of empathy

Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows

Length of medical-system exposure, not generational traits, contribute to burnout
Most physicians believe they have seen false-negative results for a COVID-19 diagnostic test

Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results

One in 10 physicians worldwide report seeing at least one case of COVID-19 reinfection
Bowel abnormalities have been identified on abdominal imaging of some inpatients with COVID-19

Bowel Abnormalities Described in Inpatients With COVID-19

Bowel wall abnormalities identified on 31 percent of 42 CT scans, associated with ICU admission