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Canada Talking to J&J About Setback as PM Frets Over Variants

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada said on Tuesday it was talking to Johnson & Johnson about reports that its COVID-19 vaccine might cause rare blood clots, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a surge in dangerous virus variants could threaten progress made so far. U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing the use of the […]

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Cushing Death Rate ‘Unacceptable’

Excess mortality among people with endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS) has declined in the past 20 years yet remains three times higher than in the general population, new research finds. Among more than 90,000 individuals with endogenous CS, the overall proportion of mortality ― defined as the ratio of the number of deaths from CS divided […]

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Advancing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

insights from industryDr. Marcos Quintela VasquezResearch and Development Innovation OfficerRBGO Research Group In this interview, News-Medical talks to Dr. Marcos Quintela Vasquez about the work he is conducting regarding the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer in partnership with CEAT and Porvair Sciences. Please tell us about CEAT, your project aims and how the group […]

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Frequency of urgent vitreoretinal surgery down during pandemic

(HealthDay)—The frequency of urgent or emergent vitreoretinal surgical procedures decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Noting that the American Academy of Ophthalmology indicated that urgent or emergent vitreoretinal surgical procedures should continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mark P. Breazzano, M.D., from the Columbia University Irving […]

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Post-surgery opioid prescribing guideline leads to high patient satisfaction with pain management

A prescribing guideline tailored to patients' specific needs reduced the number of opioid pills prescribed after major surgery with researchers reporting a greater than 90 percent patient satisfaction rate with pain management and the highest compliance rate to date with appropriate disposal of leftover pills. The study was selected for the 2020 New England Surgical […]

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Study examines to what extent surgical site infection rates correlate with surveillance quality audits

The incidence of surgical site infections after an operation is an important quality indicator for hospitals. An overview from six European countries published in 2017 documented increased costs and, in some cases, significantly poorer surgical outcomes due to SSIs. The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) and authorities in the U.S. have therefore defined criteria […]