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Outcomes Better for Lumbar Fusion Surgery Aligned With Guidance

Odds of achieving minimal clinical important difference increased 3.04-fold for care concordant with evidence-based medicine

Opioid Discharge Prescription Guideline Satisfies Most Patients

93 percent of 229 patients undergoing surgery satisfied with guideline, which was based on their usage the day before discharge

Mortality Up With Surgery Within Six Weeks of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

When possible, delay of at least seven weeks after SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis should be sought; however, mortality rates higher for those with ongoing symptoms

Many Women Feel Left Out of Decisions on Breast Cancer Care

Large proportion of women believe their surgeon effectively made the decision on their reconstructive surgery options

Frequency of Urgent Vitreoretinal Surgery Down During Pandemic

Decreases seen in intravitreal injections, lasers and cryotherapy, retinal detachment repairs, other vitrectomies

ASH Issues Guidance for Preventing, Treating VTE in Cancer

Use of thromboprophylaxis not recommended for ambulatory patients at low risk for VTE who are receiving chemotherapy

Optimal Therapy for Esophageal Cancer Feasible in Fit Elderly

Those 70 years and older have similar postoperative complication scores and long-term survival

Text Message System Useful for Monitoring Postoperative Opioid Use

System deployed in 2,444 patients during 16-month period showed that 61 percent of opioid tablets remained unused

Adult Cardiac Surgery Down, Outcomes Worse During Pandemic

Nationally, surgery volume dropped 53 percent, with larger declines in areas harder hit by COVID-19

Prenatal Myelomeningocele Repair Tied to Better Function

Benefits seen for self-care skills, mobility, and motor function at ages 5 to 10 years