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ASA, APSF Update Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Testing Recommendations

All patients should be screened prior to presenting to health care facility when there is local, regional community transmission of SARS-CoV-2

ASA, APST Update Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Testing Recommendations

All patients should be screened prior to presenting to health care facility when there is local, regional community transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Outcomes Worse With Reinterventions After Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Patients with major residua had increased risks for postdischarge mortality, transplant, late reintervention

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Worse Noncardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings seen for older adults across sex, race, surgery type, and cardiac risk levels

Benefit of Intraoperative Urinary Catheter Questioned in Hernia Repair

No reduction seen in the risk for postoperative urinary retention

MRI Index Can Predict Postop Recurrence in Crohn Disease

In validation cohort, MONITOR index ≥1 had sensitivity of 87 percent, specificity of 75 percent, NPV of 75 percent

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic

More Physical Activity Reported by Those Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

But only 23.1 percent of respondents who underwent surgery reported meeting physical activity guidelines

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN