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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

Subacute normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen therapy restored drowning-induced cortical grey matter and white matter loss.

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Obese patients don’t need to lose weight before joint replacement surgery

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Germany's increasing contribution to global health

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Adductor canal nerve blockade equivalent to FNB blockade for pain control after ACL reconstruction | AOSSM
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Adductor canal nerve blockade equivalent to FNB blockade for pain control after ACL reconstruction | AOSSM

Quadriceps muscle activation deficits were lower for the ACB group at all timepoints.

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What's the best tool to prevent opioid-induced constipation?

Results of a meta-analysis of RCTs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol
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Antihypertensive use higher after partial vs radical nephrectomy

Hemodynamic parameters were comparable to radical nephrectomy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Surg
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Colorectal surgery: full bowel prep reduces surgical site infections

Oral antibiotics plus mechanical bowel preparation reduces risk by 80%.

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Excrescence raises high suspicion for abductor tendon tear | AOSSM
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Excrescence raises high suspicion for abductor tendon tear | AOSSM

Trochanteric excrescence had a specificity of 97%, PPV of 94%, and PLR of 12.8 for abductor tears.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obes Surg
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Score predicts diabetes remission following bariatric surgery procedures

The validated DiaRem score is derived from data readily available in the medical record.

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Risk of endocarditis significantly lower with mechanical vs biological heart valves
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Risk of endocarditis significantly lower with mechanical vs biological heart valves

The risk of endocarditis was approximately 50 per cent higher with a biological valve than with a mechanical prosthesis.

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British Thoracic Society welcomes new Tobacco Control Plan
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British Thoracic Society welcomes new Tobacco Control Plan

The vision is to create the first smoke-free generation, reducing the prevalence of smoking to 5% or less.

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Cannabinoid oromucosal spray fails to improve cancer pain

Two prior randomised double-blind studies reported encouraging results in patients with advanced cancer and chronic pain refractory to optimised opioid therapy.

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Second NSCLC: prior pneumonectomy shouldn’t preclude resection

Survival is better with resection than radiation therapy.

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Brain aneurysms are fairly common in women with FMD

US registry data show that about 1 in 8 women are affected.

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Testosterone increases lean mass in men undergoing ACL reconstruction | AOSSM
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Testosterone increases lean mass in men undergoing ACL reconstruction | AOSSM

Surgical trauma and post-op immobility can exacerbate loss of muscle, strength.

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Meta-analysis: is vasectomy linked to prostate cancer?

Meta-analysis of 53 studies in >14 million men gives the final verdict.

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Is radiotherapy really the best treatment for LARC?

Phase 2 trial demonstrates safety, efficacy of NACT with cetuximab or bevacizumab.

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