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FDA Greenlights Imaging Agent to Detect Residual Cancer After Lumpectomy

โ€” Pegulicianine used with an approved imaging system achieved overall diagnostic accuracy of 84%

 FDA APPROVED pegulicianine (LumiSight) over a photo of the product.

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The Hidden Cost of Poor Hospital Waste Management

Proper disposal of OR trash could save the healthcare system millions -- and help the environment

Apr 18, 2024
Oral Antibiotics Alone Miss the Mark for Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis

But adverse events, quality of life, and patient satisfaction similar to oral/IV approach

Apr 17, 2024
Don't Rule Out Breast Cancer Surgery for 90-Year-Olds

Retrospective study suggests survival benefit over conservative management

Apr 15, 2024
Surgery May Be More Cost-Effective Than Wegovy in Adults With a BMI 35+

Annual price of semaglutide would have to drop significantly to be comparable

Apr 12, 2024
Don't Rule Out Breast Cancer Surgery for 90-Year-Olds

Retrospective study suggests survival benefit over conservative management

Surgery May Be More Cost-Effective Than Wegovy in Adults With a BMI 35+

Annual price of semaglutide would have to drop significantly to be comparable

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Usefulness Questioned for Transplant Center Report Cards

Ratings look like noise due to volatile score changes every half year

Apr 11, 2024
A photo of surgeons working on a donor heart on a sterile bench.
Make the Diagnosis: A Martial Arts Misstep: Whatโ€™s the Damage?

An 11-year-old boy presented to the emergency room due to an injury that occurred earlier that day. Can you diagnose the patient?

Apr 11, 2024
Illustration of anterior shoulder pain
Brain Injury More Severe From Falls at U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

People with border wall falls were less likely to receive follow-up care

Apr 10, 2024
A photo of a section of the U.S./Mexico border wall in Calexico, California.
Early Minimally Invasive Removal of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Shows Benefit

Outcomes appeared to be driven by lobar hemorrhage

Apr 10, 2024
A computer rendering of a brain hemorrhage
Immunotherapy After Definitive Therapy Flops in Head and Neck Cancer

No event-free survival benefit with atezolizumab versus placebo in phase III trial

Apr 10, 2024
AACR over a photo of San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA
Botulism After 'Botox'? NEJM Ignored Nazi Atrocities; Jungle Jack's Alzheimer's

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ทฌวัษ็ว๘app staff

Apr 08, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Nerve Stimulation for Sleep Apnea May Not Work for All

Body mass index, sleeping position influence outcomes

Apr 05, 2024
A computer rendered cutaway of the human skull with the hypoglossal nerve highlighted
Condemned Inmate Could Face 'Surgery Without Anesthesia,' Lawyers Say

Procedure involves incision that could be several inches wide and several inches deep

Apr 05, 2024
A photo of inmate Brian Dorsey at the Potosi Correctional Center in Washington County, Missouri.
Evidence Strengthens for De-Escalating Axillary Surgery in Breast Cancer

Trial suggests axillary dissection can be avoided in some patients with early breast cancer

Apr 03, 2024
A computer rendering of a transparent body with the skeleton and axillary lymph nodes highlighted.
After Lariat LAA Ligater Disappoints in aMAZE, Is a Path Ahead Still Possible?

Adjunctive LAA ligation did not help efficacy of catheter pulmonary vein isolation

Apr 02, 2024
A medical illustration of a left atrial appendage
Microwave Ablation a Safer Option for Multifocal Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma?

Observational study suggests promising benefits of skipping surgery

Apr 02, 2024
 A computer rendering of a beam of light passing through a thyroid tumor.
GLP-1 Users May Have Increased Endoscopy-Related Aspiration Pneumonia Risk

Overall incidence is still low, however

Apr 01, 2024
A photo of a gastroenterologist holding an endoscope.
Culprit Lesion PCI Before Diagnostic Angiography for Faster STEMI Reperfusion

Strategy for shorter needle-to-balloon time appeared safe in preliminary data

Mar 29, 2024
Photo of a doctor performing a coronary angiography.
CDC: Latest COVID Vax Cuts Hospitalization Risk in Immunocompromised People

But fewer than one in five of this vulnerable group have received the updated shot

Mar 28, 2024
A photo of a vial of Comirnaty monovalent XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccine and several single-use syringes.
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