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For high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

Restricting Blood Transfusions OK in Cardiac Surgery

Restrictive approach does not increase risk for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients
Major bleeding occurs in about 4 percent of lower-extremity peripheral vascular intervention procedures

Study Looks at Risk for Bleeding in Percutaneous Tx of PAD

Major bleeding in lower-extremity peripheral vascular interventions tied to higher in-hospital mortality
For patients with first-time permanent hemodialysis access placement

Many Surgeons Still Performing Inappropriate Vascular Access Sx

About 20 percent fail to meet arteriovenous fistula rate benchmark
Patients whose surgeons have higher numbers of coworker reports about unprofessional behavior may be at increased risk for postsurgical complications

Surgeons’ Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk

Risk increased when four or more reports were made in the 36 months before a patient's surgery
Following implementation of an opioid-sparing pain management strategy

Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control

Patients surveyed following surgery and only a small 'rescue' opioid Rx postop
Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms detected using sonication on extracted hardware
For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis

Mortality No Different With TAVR for Bicuspid, Tricuspid Stenosis

Patients receiving TAVR for bicuspid versus tricuspid stenosis had increased 30-day risk for stroke
The Opioid Safety Initiative has been effective for decreasing opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty

Opioid Safety Initiative Can Decrease Opioid Prescriptions

Reduction seen in opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
The burden of new-onset atrial fibrillation is considerable following transcatheter aortic valve implantation and surgical aortic valve replacement

Burden of New-Onset A-Fib Considerable After TAVI, AVR

Odds of in-hospital mortality increased in TAVI, AVR hospitalization with new-onset atrial fibrillation
Among patients with gallstones

Cholecystectomy Reduces Risk for Stroke in Patients With Gallstones

Asymptomatic and symptomatic gallstone patients have lower overall stroke risk after cholecystectomy