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Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After Kidney Transplant

β€” Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis worked in all 10 cases in pilot trial

A photo of a surgeon holding a kidney from a living donor prior to surgery.

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VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

Large claims-based study provides some answers

Dec 01, 2023
Disgraced Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini Sees New Wave of Media Attention

A podcast, Netflix series, and TV adaptation examine regenerative medicine doctor's wrongdoings

Nov 30, 2023
Rude Awakening on Trying to Keep Donor Hearts Usable With Common Hormone Infusions

Long-standing practice of levothyroxine supplementation fails in randomized trial

Nov 30, 2023
Henry Kissinger Dies; Humana, Cigna in Merger Talks; Male Surgeons More Pricey?

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 30, 2023
Rude Awakening on Trying to Keep Donor Hearts Usable With Common Hormone Infusions

Long-standing practice of levothyroxine supplementation fails in randomized trial

Henry Kissinger Dies; Humana, Cigna in Merger Talks; Male Surgeons More Pricey?

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

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Stronger Quads May Lower Risk for Knee Replacement Surgery

Higher quadricep-hamstring ratio associated with 82% lower odds in NIH cohort

Nov 29, 2023
RSNA over a photo of McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois.
Pelosi vs Trump on ACA; Life Expectancy Rises; Legal Definition of Death Questioned

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 29, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Stephen Colbert Has Surgery for Ruptured Appendix

Recent studies have focused on whether appendicitis can be managed with antibiotics alone

Nov 28, 2023
A photo of Stephen Colbert serving ice cream during Writers Guild of America strike.
Medical Staff Credentialing Case Heads to New Jersey Supreme Court

Neurosurgery practice claims hospital skipped due process to orchestrate its ouster

Nov 28, 2023
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Stephen Colbert's Surgery; BA.2.86 Variant Triples; Ransomware Attack Hits Hospitals

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 28, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Hashimoto's Patients Felt Better for 5 Years After Thyroidectomy

But high complication rate should dissuade clinicians from routinely offering treatment

Nov 27, 2023
A computer rendering of antibodies attacking the thyroid gland.
Diagnostic Imaging Not Yet Enough for Biopsy-Free Radical Prostatectomy

Study validates concerns about benign prostatic hyperplasia-related PSMA-PET false positives

Nov 27, 2023
A photo of a senior man lying in a CT scanner.
Male vs Female Surgeons; China Beefs Up Fever Clinics; C. Diff Survives Disinfecting

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 27, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Days Before Surgery, Clerical Error Cuts Off Patient's Insurance

Lost in the mix of Medicaid "unwinding"

Nov 26, 2023
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Two Approaches for Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis Go Head-to-Head

Upfront endoscopic necrosectomy wins out on reinterventions, time to clinical improvement

Nov 24, 2023
A computer rendering of a transparent body with the pancreas highlighted.
Mahvash Disease Case Resolved With Liver Transplantation

Rare disease should be part of the differential in the presence of massive pancreaticomegaly

Nov 22, 2023
A photo of surgeons performing a liver transplant.
Who's Deejaying in the OR? And What Are They Playing?

The ins and outs of listening to music while operating

Nov 21, 2023
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Opinion
Wondering Which Specialty to Choose? Consider This

Pediatric specialists are in high demand, and the work is immensely satisfying

Nov 18, 2023
A photo of a female neurosurgeon in the operating room.
Impaired Neurodevelopment in Preemies Screened for Retinopathy: Nature or Nurture?

Study highlights role of insurance type/socioeconomic factors in neurodevelopmental outcomes

Nov 18, 2023
A photo of a female physician examining the eye of a premature infant.
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