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Long-term mortality after congenital heart surgery is higher than that of the general population for all forms of congenital heart defects

Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects

Long-term mortality elevated even for mild defects; overall survival improved over time
Readmissions are higher in homeless veterans discharged to the community after surgery

Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans

Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients
Airway bioengineering appears feasible for tracheal and bronchial reconstruction

Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction

Bioengineered tracheal and bronchial reconstruction reported using stented aortic matrices
Patients undergoing urological procedures use just over half of their initial prescription of opioids

AUA: Many Have Unused Opioids After Urologic Procedures

Patients use just over half of initial prescription; highest percentage of unused meds for cystectomy
For pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx

Early acetaminophen exposure after pediatric cardiac surgery may reduce rate of acute kidney injury
For nursing home residents with dementia and hip fracture

Surgery for Hip Fx Cuts Mortality in NH Residents With Dementia

Less pain, fewer pressure ulcers for nursing home residents with dementia after surgical hip fx repair
Many patients undergoing elective same-day or inpatient joint and spine surgery have unused opioids at one- and six-month follow-up

Many Patients Have Unused Opioids After Spine, Joint Surgery

Many patients reported unsafe storage and failure to dispose of opioids at one- and six-month follow-up
The introduction of public reporting of surgeon specific 90-day postoperative mortality in elective colorectal cancer surgery is associated with a reduction in observed 90-day mortality

Reporting Outcomes Per Surgeon Tied to Drop in CRC Sx Mortality

Reduction in mortality with intro of public reporting of surgeon specific 90-day post-op mortality
Patients use fewer opioids than are prescribed after hiatal hernia repair

Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery

Patients use fewer opioids than are prescribed after open, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
For patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer

Nodal Response to Pre-Op Tx Tied to Survival in Esophageal Cancer

Survival benefit of nodal response maintained among patients with nodal, but not primary response