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22 01, 2020

January 22, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-23T20:37:21+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Does Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block Reduce Postoperative Pain after Hip Surgery? According to a randomized, prospective trial published in the January issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, preoperative fascia iliaca compartment block in hip fracture patients significantly reduced postoperative opioid consumption and improved patient satisfaction. Patients were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca compartment block just prior to anesthesia initiation or a control group. Acetaminophen consumption for mild pain, tramadol consumption [...]

20 01, 2020

January 20, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T22:19:57+00:00January 20th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Measures Success Rate of Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Revision Massive Rotator Cuff Tears A retrospective chart review published in the January issue of Arthroscopy found a low clinical success rate for latissimus dorsi transfer in the treatment of revision massive rotator cuff tears. Data were collected from an institutional shoulder outcome registry for latissimus dorsi transfer patients with a history of failed rotator cuff repair and at least one year of follow-up. Final [...]

17 01, 2020

January 17, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T17:29:08+00:00January 17th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Heart Failure Increases Short-term Mortality in Hip Fracture According to a study published online in Injury, older hip fracture patients with heart failure have a greater risk for short- and long-term postoperative mortality. Between January 2004 and June 2018, 1,992 patients (1,992 hips) who received hip fracture surgery at one of two hospitals were stratified into two groups: nonheart failure (n = 1,782) and heart failure (n = 210; mild [n = 119], [...]

15 01, 2020

January 15, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T17:49:04+00:00January 15th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Evaluates Outcomes in Revision ACLR with Double-bundle Anterior Technique According to a study published online in Arthroscopy, most patients who undergo primary anatomic double-bundled (DB) anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) who require revision could be treated with one-stage revision with the DB method using preexisting tunnels. Researchers retrospectively reviewed 487 patients who underwent primary anatomic DB ACLR; 40 subsequently required revision ACLR. Most patients (n = 38, 95 percent) underwent one-stage revision with [...]

13 01, 2020

January 13, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T18:08:45+00:00January 13th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Evaluates Practices to Grow Physician Connection with Patients A study published online in JAMA identified best practices physicians can employ in clinical encounters with patients to foster presence and connectedness. Evaluable practices were gathered through a systematic literature review that yielded 73 studies and 27 primary care encounter observations, as well as qualitative interviews with physicians, patients, and nonmedical professionals who participate in intense interpersonal interactions (firefighter, chaplain, social worker, etc.; n = [...]

10 01, 2020

January 10, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T18:18:25+00:00January 10th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Examines Correlation Between Postoperative Glucose and Outcomes after Arthroplasty for PJI According to a retrospective study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty, postoperative glucose variability may be predictive of adverse outcomes following arthroplasty for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Records for patients with PJI of the hip and knee that included at least one year of follow-up and either two glucose values per day or more than three overall during [...]

8 01, 2020

January 8, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-09T21:35:50+00:00January 8th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: How Have Hospital Mergers Affected Quality of Care? According to a study published online in The New England Journal of Medicine, hospital mergers and acquisitions adversely impacted patient experiences but did not significantly affect readmission or mortality rates. Medicare claims and Hospital Compare data spanning 2007 through 2016 were evaluated for four quality care measures: a composite of clinical-process measures, a composite of patient-experience measures, mortality, and the rate of readmission after discharge. [...]

6 01, 2020

January 6, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-09T21:38:29+00:00January 6th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Risk Factors for Extended LOS and Nonhome Discharge after TKA A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty examined predictors of extended hospital length of stay (LOS) and nonhome discharge following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Data were collected from the Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Association COMPdata administrative hospital discharge database on unilateral TKAs performed at 151 nonfederal hospitals in Illinois between January 2016 and June 2018. Extended LOS was defined as [...]

23 12, 2019

December 23, 2019 | Today’s News

By |2019-12-31T17:14:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Analyzes Hemiarthroplasty Outcomes Based on Hospital and Surgeon Volume A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty evaluated complication rates following hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture treated at high-volume hospitals and by high-volume surgeons. The New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System 2001–2015 dataset was queried for hemiarthroplasty patients aged 60 years or older. Hospitals with fewer than 50 annual hip arthroplasty cases and surgeons with fewer than 10 annual cases [...]