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24 02, 2020

From the Well | Day 48

By |2020-02-24T16:50:21+00:00February 24th, 2020|Legislation|

          From The Well February 24, 2020 West Virginia Capitol Update Day 48     We are heading into the last two weeks of the session. A total of 1,513 bills were introduced in the House and 842 were introduced in the Senate. The House has passed 160 bills, which are now before the Senate. The Senate has passed and advanced 153 to the House.   Yesterday was the last day for bills to [...]

21 02, 2020

From the Well | Day 45

By |2020-02-21T17:45:24+00:00February 21st, 2020|Legislation|

          From The Well February 21, 2020 West Virginia Capitol Update Day 45     House passes broadband bill   The House of Delegates passed HB4015, which enacts the Vertical Real Estate Management and Availability Act, and calls for the Office of Technology to accept proposals for a vendor to manage the state's vertical real estate. The bill designates a fund to deposit any revenues from the management of the vertical real estate and [...]

21 02, 2020

February 21, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-02-24T17:01:30+00:00February 21st, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Reviews Primary and Revision THA Outcomes with Highly Porous Coated Titanium Acetabular Cup According to a systematic review published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty, highly porous coated titanium acetabular cup use in primary and revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) was associated with satisfactory short- and midterm clinical outcomes. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed/MEDLINE), Embase, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched using the following keywords: “titanium” or “highly-porous” [...]

20 02, 2020

From the Well | Day 44

By |2020-02-20T16:45:33+00:00February 20th, 2020|Legislation|

          From The Well February 20, 2020 West Virginia Capitol Update Day 44     House Finance advances oil and gas tax credit bills   The House of Delegates Finance Committee approved two bills Wednesday creating separate tax credits in hopes of boosting development in the natural gas industry including attracting a natural gas storage hub and an ethane cracker plant.   House Bill 4421 aims to encourage the development, transportation and use of natural gas [...]

19 02, 2020

From the Well | Day 43

By |2020-02-19T17:23:19+00:00February 19th, 2020|Legislation|

          From The Well February 19, 2020 West Virginia Capitol Update Day 43     House passes foster care bill   By a vote of 96-1, the House of Delegates passed a sweeping foster care bill that more clearly defines that guardians ad litem — the people who speak on behalf of children — are indeed speaking with children and hearing them out. It also increases the per diem reimbursement for foster families while [...]

19 02, 2020

February 19, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-02-20T16:46:50+00:00February 19th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Deep SSI Incidence Based on Wound Treatment for Trauma-related Lower Limb Fracture A randomized clinical trial published online in JAMA did not observe significant differences in deep surgical site infection (SSI) incidence between operative patients with major trauma-related lower limb fractures treated with incisional negative pressure wound therapy versus standard wound dressing. The study spanned 24 trauma hospitals and encompassed 1,548 patients (mean age, 49.8 years; 38 percent were female) treated operatively for [...]

18 02, 2020

From the Well | Day 42

By |2020-02-18T18:45:08+00:00February 18th, 2020|Legislation|

From The Well February 18, 2020 West Virginia Capitol Update Day 42     Students appeal to legislature to continue GSA and GHA High school students addressed legislators Monday about their experiences in the Governor's School for the Arts and Governor's Honors Academy. Isabel Menon (Frank's niece) shared how being part of the GHA motivated her to learn more and to know more, and appealed to them to continue funding both programs.     Senate Finance passes sweeping [...]

17 02, 2020

February 17, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-02-18T18:46:38+00:00February 17th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Assesses Impact of Corticosteroid Injections Before and After Rotator Cuff Repair A study published online in Arthroscopy observed an increased risk of revision surgery in primary rotator cuff repair patients who receive preoperative corticosteroid injections. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Embase, and MEDLINE databases were searched for relevant studies reporting on adverse events associated with corticosteroid injection use before or after primary rotator cuff repair. Ten [...]

14 02, 2020

From the Well | Day 38

By |2020-02-18T18:55:22+00:00February 14th, 2020|Legislation|

          From The Well February 14, 2020 West Virginia Capitol Update Day 38     Critical infrastructure protection act passes House   After considerable debate over whether the bill infringed on the right to civil disobedience, HB 4615, the West Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, passed the House Thursday.   “If you want to exercise your freedom of speech, your freedom of assembly, any of your God-given rights, we enjoy that here,” said Delegate [...]

14 02, 2020

February 14, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-02-18T18:52:52+00:00February 14th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Compares Aspirin to Other Anticoagulants to Prevent VTE Prophylaxis following Joint Replacement Aspirin was not significantly more effective compared to other anticoagulants in preventing postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) patients, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) were identified through searches of the MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases, as [...]