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For young adults undergoing aortic valve replacement

TAVR Increasingly Being Used in Young Adults Despite Uncertainty

TAVR volumes increased 134 percent from 2013 to 2017; valve choice associated with age
Black patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion surgery are more likely to have postoperative complications

Outcomes for Spinal Fusion Surgery Worse in Black Patients

Postop complications, readmission, longer stay, higher costs more likely compared with white patients
A prehabilitation program is associated with shorter length of stay and lower total episode payment after surgery

Postoperative Length of Stay, Costs Down With Prehabilitation Program

Program includes walking and education on nutrition, smoking cessation, psychological preparation for surgery
For myelomeningocele

Prenatal Surgery Yields Lasting Benefits for Myelomeningocele

No difference found in overall adaptive behavior at school age; more children walk independently
A surgical gown shortage in the United States is causing surgeries to be postponed

Surgical Gown Shortage Reported in the United States

Recall of 9 million gowns due to possible contamination could affect timing of surgeries
Outreach to female medical students may improve recruitment into orthopedic surgery resident programs

Regional Outreach Boosts Female Residency Recruitment

Annual workshops offered to female medical students helped boost their matches for orthopedic surgery residency
Most external ventricular drain closures performed in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage last less than one minute

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Intracranial pressure equilibrium reached in only 22.9 percent of external ventricular drain closures
Certain surgical gowns and surgical packs made by Cardinal Health may not be sterile and should not be used

FDA Warns of Surgical Gowns That May Not Be Sterile

Issue affects Level 3 surgical gowns and procedural packs that contain these gowns
Patients are very satisfied with Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma in situ

Satisfaction High With Mohs Surgery for Melanoma In Situ

Short-term, long-term patient satisfaction high with Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma in situ
Hospitals that launch robotic surgery programs have a broad and immediate increase in the use of robotic surgery

Robotic Surgery Saw 8.4-Fold Increase From 2012 to 2018

Immediate adoption at hospitals seen with decrease in traditional laparoscopic procedures