Management of hyperkalemia in CKD: Two new drugs

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) face a well-known increased risk of hyperkalemia, associated with an increase in short- and long-term mortality. In the past, the disorder was mainly......

New plating for patella fractures

Can a new patella fracture fixation construct improve outcomes versus traditional tension band techniques? Researchers in New York and Seattle investigated a new plating technique with multiplanar...

A real pain in the groin: Injection versus neurectomy

Chronic inguinodynia affects around 11 percent of patients after open inguinal herniorraphy. What is the superior therapeutic approach in this situation? Researchers at Máxima Medical Center in......

Management of hyperkalemia in CKD: Two new drugs

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) face a well-known increased risk of hyperkalemia, associated with an increase in short- and long-term mortality. In the past, the disorder was mainly......

New plating for patella fractures

Can a new patella fracture fixation construct improve outcomes versus traditional tension band techniques? Researchers in New York and Seattle investigated a new plating technique with multiplanar...

A real pain in the groin: Injection versus neurectomy

Chronic inguinodynia affects around 11 percent of patients after open inguinal herniorraphy. What is the superior therapeutic approach in this situation? Researchers at Máxima Medical Center in......

Postoperative pulmonary complications

Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) are common, costly, and increase patient mortality. German researchers at the Department for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Johann Wolfgang......

Improving dialysis access for elderly HD patients

When commencing hemodialysis (HD) in elderly patients, there are two factors to consider say scientists at New York’s Renal Research Institute: one, using a catheter is associated with a higher......

Periprosthetic joint infection: Oral linezolid-rifampin most (cost) effective

Patients with periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) require prolonged courses of systematic antibiotics, which often lead to less-than-optimal clinical outcomes as well as increased healthcare......

Breast conserving therapy: Shaving off the margins

Reinterventions for involved margins after breast-conserving surgery are a common procedure. In the present Italian study, the authors investigated whether the cavity shave margins (CSM) technique...

Reflexes aid in the intraoperative monitoring of analgesia

Postoperative pain immediately after surgery could be prevented by long-lasting analgesics before the end of the anesthesia. This approach requires tools to correctly estimate the......

Phosphorus binders: Do they or don’t they improve mortality?

To date, there is no agreement whether the benefits of phosphorus binders extend to those without end stage renal disease, say nephrologists at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In...

THA: Which way for optimal implant survival?

In Norway, total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been an increased performed minimally invasive surgery (MIS) through an either anterior or anterolateral approach, report orthopedic surgeons at the......

Don’t hold your breath: Incentive spirometry after bariatric surgery

The combination of obesity and foregut surgery puts patients undergoing bariatric surgery at high risk for postoperative pulmonary complications, say the authors of the present US-American study.......

Impact of prehospital intubation on trauma patients

National German guidelines state that intubation is required in unconscious patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 3 to 8, report anesthetists at the University Medical Center......

Hemodialysis: Age, access and mortality

In Japan and elsewhere, all hemodialysis (HD) patients are generally recommended to create a fistula first. However, creating a mature arteriovenous fistula (AVF) can be challenging in elderly......

Excuse me, is this fracture fresh?

The clinical value of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) for fresh fracture is well known, but strangely enough, there is no agreed definition what a “fresh” fracture actually is, say......

Breast malignancies in children

Pediatric breast malignancies are a thankfully rare occurrence, but this also means that literature is limited on this topic, says the present US-wide study. Here, the authors compared pediatric......

Spinal deformity surgery in the elderly: No increased complications

Surgical treatment for adult spinal deformity improves the patients’ quality of life and is therefore increasingly common. However, interventions in the elderly automatically raise concerns about......

Trust me, I’m a surgeon

In the US, the general public’s trust in the medical profession has decreased since the heydays of the 1960’s, where close to 75 percent said they had “great confidence” in their doctors; in 2012,...

Cardiac output monitoring devices in perioperative medicine

Measuring cardiac output (CO) is essential for the treatment decision-making process in critically ill and high-risk surgical patients. To aid physicians, researchers from Belgium, France, Japan......

Once upon a time: The story of erythropoetin and biosimilars

Anemia is the most common complication of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the decreased production of erythropoietin (EPO) is the main etiologic factor. The first recombinant human......

Femoral cartilage deformation: Walking just as “bad” as running

Orthopedics mainly have to deal with damaged cartilage. By contrast, orthopedics at the University of North Carolina decided to focus on cartilage deformation in healthy individuals: The present......

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