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Mortality Sky-High After MI at Vascular Surgery, But MI Risk Low

Do the registry results mean practice is hitting a 'natural limit' on preoperative risk-factor management? Certainly, they suggest more can be done medically to protect patients with perioperative MI. Medscape Medical News

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Cardiotwitter Takes the ISCHEMIA Study to Heart

The ISCHEMIA trial was a hot topic on Twitter even before it was presented at last month's American Heart Association meeting in Philadelphia. Here's how the commentary unfolded on social media. Medscape Medical News

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Vocal Fold Paralysis Recovery Time Linked to Nerve Injury Site

Level of injury in patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) is associated with maximum time to recovery, according to new case series. Reuters Health Information

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Superiority of Surgery vs Stents in Left Main 'Unarguable'

Prof. John McMurray reviews the EXCEL 5-year data with John Mandrola. The primary composite outcome was similar for the two strategies but 'that's maybe not the most important part of the story'. theheart.org on Medscape

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a Georgia hospital on Wednesday where he had been undergoing treatment for a urinary tract infection, his spokeswoman said. Reuters Health Information

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Laparoscopy-Assisted Distal Gastrectomy Effective for Clinical-Stage-I Gastric Cancer

Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) performed by experienced surgeons provides outcomes similar to those of open distal gastrectomy (ODG) with nodal dissection for patients with clinical-stage-IA or -IB gastric cancer, according to a noninferiority phase-3 trial. Reuters Health Information

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Pregnancy OK for Those With Prior Uterine Rupture, Dehiscence

Despite common wisdom that women with prior uterine rupture or dehiscence should avoid another pregnancy, outcomes were nearly all good in a recent case series. Medscape Medical News

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Cognitive Aids May Improve Surgeons' Care of Deteriorating Patients

Cognitive aids increased adherence to best practice in the treatment of deteriorating surgical patients in simulation studies, researchers report. Reuters Health Information

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Bariatric Surgery Improves Outcomes for Mom, Infant

Women who had bariatric surgery between their first and second pregnancies had better pregnancy and birth outcomes, a study found. Medscape Medical News

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