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Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Participation in sports, including sports with high activity scores, seems safe after total knee arthroplasty, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 6 to 10 in New Orleans. Read More >
AAOS: Participation in Sports Safe After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Despite low-level evidence, stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis is expanding, with centers reporting high clinical efficacy and direct-to-consumer mean cost exceeding $5,000 for each therapy, according to a study presented at the annual meeting Read More >
AAOS: Stem Cell Tx for Knee OA Costs About $5,000 Per Injection
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Men have increased incidence of cervical sprains and fractures associated with sports, with football the most common cause of sprains and cycling the most common cause of fractures in males, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Ame Read More >
AAOS: Football Is Leading Cause of Cervical Injury in U.S.
Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis is safe and prevents chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection after kidney transplantation from HCV-infected donors to noninfected recipients, according to a study published online March 6 in the Annals of Internal Read More >
Prophylaxis Can Prevent HCV Infection in Kidney Recipients
Mon, Mar 5, 2018 - The prevalence of hearing loss in preschool children who had heart surgery in infancy may be above 20 percent, according to a study published in the January issue of The Journal of Pediatrics. Read More >
High Prevalence of Hearing Loss Seen After Infant Heart Surgery
Fri, Mar 2, 2018 - A shared decision support intervention is beneficial for patients considering destination therapy left ventricular assist device placement, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Shared Decision-Making Beneficial for Destination Therapy LVAD
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 - About 11 percent of patient encounters with a diagnosis code of transsexualism or gender identity disorder involve gender-affirming surgery, and more than half are not covered by an insurance plan, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in JAMA Read More >
U.S. Trends in Gender-Affirming Surgery Explored
Wed, Feb 28, 2018 - Balanced crystalloids offer some benefits versus saline in critically ill and noncritically ill adults, according to two studies published online Feb. 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the Society of Critical Care Medicine' Read More >
Balanced Crystalloids Cut Kidney Events in Critically Ill