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Baseline Factors Associated With Improvements in Decompensated Cirrhosis After Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection.
Posted Date: 7/18/2018 2:33:00 PM
Issue: Gastroenterology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 36 - No. 8
Author(s): Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FACP
The BE3A (body mass index, encephalopathy, ascites, and serum levels of alanine aminotransferase and albumin) score can predict patients with decompensated hepatitis C virus cirrhosis, which might improve with direct-acting antiviral therapy.
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Cardiovascular Comorbidities of Pediatric Psoriasis Among Hospitalized Children in the United States.
Posted Date: 7/17/2018 3:17:00 PM
Issue: Dermatology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 35 - No. 1
Author(s): Bryan E. Anderson, MD
Pediatric psoriasis is associated with higher odds of multiple cardiovascular comorbidities among hospitalized patients.
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Activated Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Versus 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for Vitamin K-Antagonist Reversal.
Posted Date: 7/11/2018 2:33:00 AM
Issue: Anesthesiology - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 9
Author(s): Priya Ramachandran Menon, MD, MBBS
The low-dose activated prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) used in reversal of vitamin K antagonist-induced bleeding is as effective as standard dose of activated 4 factor PCC and does not burn a hole in the pocket.
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Oncologic Safety of Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in a Population With BRCA Mutations: A Multi-Institutional Study.
Posted Date: 7/10/2018 3:56:00 AM
Issue: General Surgery - July 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 11
Author(s): John R. Hyngstrom, MD, FACS
Prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy provides effective prevention of breast cancer events in women with known BRCA mutations.
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Predicting the Development of In-Hospital Cardiogenic Shock in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated by Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The ORBI Risk Score.
Posted Date: 6/27/2018 8:57:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 45 - No. 6
Author(s): Bhaskar Purushottam, MD
The ORBI score is a user-friendly and efficient tool to identify patients at high risk of developing cardiogenic shock during hospitalization following primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST elevation myocardial infarction.
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Time to Epinephrine Administration and Survival From Nonshockable Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Among Children and Adults.
Posted Date: 6/27/2018 8:57:00 PM
Issue: Cardiology - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 45 - No. 6
Author(s): Thomas Metkus, MD
Emergency medical agencies should consider ways to deliver epinephrine as early as feasible during resuscitation for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to initial non-shockable rhythms.
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Hospital-Based Acute Care Within 7 Days of Discharge After Outpatient Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery.
Posted Date: 6/22/2018 2:36:00 PM
Issue: Anesthesiology - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 8
Author(s): Niraja Rajan, MBBS
Many of the causes of acute care use after outpatient shoulder surgery are related to surgery and anesthesia and can be prevented.
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Risk Factors for Radial-to-Femoral Artery Pressure Gradient in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
Posted Date: 6/22/2018 2:36:00 PM
Issue: Anesthesiology - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 8
Author(s): Kanchi Muralidhar, MD

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Postoperative Chemoradiotherapy in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Aged 70 or Older With Positive Margins or Extranodal Extension and the Influence of Nodal Classification.
Posted Date: 6/15/2018 7:20:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 12
Author(s): Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

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Therapeutic Lateral Neck Dissection in Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Analysis on Factors Predicting Distribution of Positive Nodes and Prognosis.
Posted Date: 6/15/2018 7:20:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 12
Author(s): Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

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Prediction of Mortality and Morbidity in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 80 Years of Age and Older Undergoing Surgery.
Posted Date: 5/29/2018 9:47:00 PM
Issue: Otolaryngology - HNS - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 29 - No. 3
Author(s): Christopher Britt, MD
Patients aged >90 years with longer surgical procedures, larger procedures, dysphagia, and poor anesthesia candidates are at very high risk for significant morbidity and mortality after head and neck cancer procedures.
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Adverse Events in Facial Implant Surgery and Associated Malpractice Litigation.
Posted Date: 5/29/2018 9:45:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 35 - No. 11
Author(s): Joseph Bruce Bavitz, DMD

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Perception of Resources Spent on Defensive Medicine and History of Being Sued Among Hospitalists: Results From a National Survey.
Posted Date: 5/29/2018 9:43:00 PM
Issue: Neurology - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 24 - No. 10
Author(s): C. Monique Lucarelli, MD
Hospitalists’ perception of the cost of defensive medicine is high, but not influenced by a personal history of being sued.
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Effect of Haloperidol on Survival Among Critically Ill Adults With a High Risk of Delirium: The REDUCE Randomized Clinical Trial.
Posted Date: 5/11/2018 7:02:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 11
Author(s): Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

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Estimating Survival After Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Oral Cavity Cancer.
Posted Date: 4/25/2018 6:41:00 PM
Issue: Otolaryngology - HNS - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 29 - No. 2
Author(s): Christopher Britt, MD
Overall survival in treatment groups of patients with recurrent oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma undergoing salvage surgery is based on prior treatment modalities and age.
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Perception of Resources Spent on Defensive Medicine and History of Being Sued Among Hospitalists: Results From a National Survey.
Posted Date: 4/23/2018 3:51:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 16 - No. 2
Author(s): C. Monique Lucarelli, MD
Hospitalists’ perception of the cost of defensive medicine is high, but not influenced by a personal history of being sued.
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The PHQ-2 in Dermatology—Standardized Screening for Depression and Suicidal Ideation.
Posted Date: 4/17/2018 5:24:00 PM
Issue: Dermatology - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 34 - No. 9
Author(s): David L. Swanson, MD
According to a study assessing the suicide risk in dermatology patients by using patient health questionnaire-2, a positive test should be followed by 2 questions assessing suicide risk.
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Development and Validation of a Prediction Model for Pain and Functional Outcomes After Lumbar Spine Surgery.
Posted Date: 4/11/2018 7:00:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 19 - No. 2
Author(s): Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS

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Breast Radiology Malpractice Suits, National and Statewide Distinctions.
Posted Date: 1/29/2018 9:07:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 2
Author(s): Stephen R. Baker, MD

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Risk Factors and Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism in Elective Spine Surgery.
Posted Date: 1/29/2018 9:06:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 18 - No. 10
Author(s): Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
Postoperative heparin leads to more hematomas but no less venous thromboembolisms.
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