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Prophylactic Steroids May Prevent Complications of Thyroidectomy

Rates of postoperative hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction lower with single preoperative dose of dexamethasone versus placebo

AAOS: Knee Replacement Readmissions Higher Among Marijuana Users

Readmission rates higher for preoperative marijuana users compared with nonusers at 90 days and at one year following total knee arthroplasty

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Up for Racial, Ethnic Minority HCWs

Vaccine hesitancy highest among Black and Hispanic or Latino health care workers; concerns include side effects, newness of vaccine

Model Predicts Risk for Patients on Waitlist for Cardiac Surgery

Clinical risk model predicts risk for composite outcome of death and unplanned cardiac hospitalization for patients on cardiac surgery waitlist

Risk Factors ID’d for Lower-Limb Amputation for PAD in Urban Areas

In metropolitan areas, lower median household income and higher Distressed Communities Index score tied to increased amputation rate

Current, Recent SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Up VTE Risk After Surgery

Substudy of prospective cohort study shows link between SARS-CoV-2 infection and increased risk for postoperative venous thromboembolism

Learning Environment Issues Tied to Medical School Burnout

Those reporting mistreatment may also experience exhaustion, disengagement, and career regret

Survival Rates Lower for Black Liver Transplant Recipients

For Blacks versus Whites, differences in post-LT mortality narrowed between 2002 and 2009, increased between 2014 and 2018

State Limits on Initial Opioid Rx Duration May Influence Prescribing

Decreases in days of opioid prescribed for initial prescriptions in Medicare beneficiaries especially pronounced among surgeons, dentists

Outcome Measure Developed for Crohn’s Perianal Fistula

Crohn's Anal Fistula QoL has good internal consistency, excellent stability, good responsiveness and construct validity