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Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations | Feature

Experts have released recommendations on the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. The document emphasizes ensuring that candidates understand the data about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, including a lack of survival benefit, as well as possible benefits, complications, and alternatives to this procedure.

Submit a Cartoon Caption! | Feature

Submit a caption and scroll down to see what your colleagues have submitted so far! Check back regularly! Captions:   “Karen, do you recall how many hands

How Physical Activity Can Impact Your Risk of Cancer | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions | Feature

Patients with advanced cancer who have recent or ongoing discussions about their prognosis and life expectancy appear to have a better understanding of the nature of their illness, according to a study. Having these conversations may help patients make more informed end-of-life care decisions.

Gender Disparities in Acute Pulmonary Embolism | Feature

Previous studies have suggested that the incidence of acute PE is higher in women than men among those aged 55 and younger, but research is still lacking

Guidance on Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship | Feature

Infectious disease experts have developed a guideline on implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. The document emphasizes the customization of interventions based on local needs and resources.

Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Assessing Adult Morbidity & Mortality | Feature

More than 60 years ago, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was first recognized as a cause of bronchiolitis in infants. “RSV has long been thought of as a

Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Thoracic Surgery | Feature

Perioperative atrial fibrillation (AF) and flutter (POAF) is among the most common cardiac arrhythmias occurring in patients undergoing thoracic surgical procedures. POAF has been linked to longer

Surgery & Supplements: Transparency Is Critical | Feature

Dietary supplements, including multivitamins, are no longer just taken by “weekend warriors,” but also by mainstream America, including a growing number of women. According to data from

Postoperative Complications: Revising the Rule of W | Feature

A mnemonic for teaching and clinical decision support has been developed to help identify the timing and relative frequency of common postoperative complications. The mnemonic can assist surgeries involving patients with myocardial infarction, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, and venous thromboembolism.

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