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Arthritis & Rheumatism

Pandemic hampers reopening of joint replacement gold mine

Dr. Ira Weintraub, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who now works at a medical billing consultancy, saw a hip replacement bill for over $400,000 earlier this year.

Medications

GI surgical outcomes worse with preop use of opioids, sedatives

(HealthDay)—Preoperative opioid and sedative use are risk factors for morbidity and mortality following colorectal resections, according to a study published in the July issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Cardiology

Guidelines detail how to manage aneurysms of visceral arteries

(HealthDay)—In evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery and published in a supplement to the July issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for ...

Medical research

Long-term risks of joint implants

Using highly complex analytical techniques, a group of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to observe in detail how different metals are released from joint implants and accumulate in the surrounding ...