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Month: January 2014

The Singing Nurse

Patients who heard him as he walked the halls belting out old love songs and Broadway hits started...

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My Turning Point

As an incurable compulsive introspect, I tend to brood, ponder, contemplate, and (of course) muse...

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STS 2014: Preventing SSIs in CABG

The Particulars: Surgical site infections (SSIs) can increase mortality, readmission rates, lengths of stay, and costs when compared with no SSIs. Investigators report that there is a need to reduce the rate of SSIs after...

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STS 2014: TAVR Availability Improves Outcomes

The Particulars: Recently, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) became a commercially available treatment for aortic stenosis in the United States. Little is known about the impact that TAVR has had on the overall...

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Discrediting a Paper About Discredited Practices

According to a study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 146 papers appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine over the first decade of this century contradicted medical practices previously thought to be effective. The...

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