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Preoperative transcatheter arterial embolization reduces blood loss in nonspine metastasis surgery

March 3, 2015

Preoperative transcatheter arterial embolization was an effective way to reduce blood loss during surgery for metastases of the extremities from hepatocellular carcinoma, with no reports of major complications, according to researchers.

The researchers conducted a retrospective review of medical records from 285 patients with bone metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma to the pelvis and extremities who underwent surgical intervention between 1997 and 2012. Seventy-five patients were selected for inclusion in the study to assess the effects of preoperative embolization on blood loss and clinical outcomes following surgical treatment. Patients’ mean age was 64.6 years, and the average follow-up period was 8.2 months.

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Expert discusses ASCO's policy statement on obesity–cancer link

March 3, 2015
Nearly 500,000 Americans are projected to be diagnosed with obesity-associated cancers annually by 2030, according to an ASCO press release. As previously reported in…
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No evidence of progressive permanent deformation found in distal tibia fracture fixation methods

March 3, 2015
Although the use of three distal bicortical screws in the distal tibial fragment had the greatest acute biomechanical stability compared with two points of distal…
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Operative, nonoperative treatment of pediatric clavicle factures offer similar outcomes

March 2, 2015
Researchers found no significant differences in outcome measures between pediatric patients treated operatively and nonoperatively for clavicle fractures, according to…
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No significant differences found between simple, vertical mattress shoulder repair

March 2, 2015
Although no significant differences were found in contact pressure between suture labral repair and vertical mattress labral repair of the shoulder, researchers found an…
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Comparison of Open and Percutaneous Lumbar Pedicle Screw Revision Rate Using 3-D Image Guidance and Intraoperative CT

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Complications arising from a malpositioned screw can be both devastating and costly. The incidence of neurologic injury…
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A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants
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Sperling offers insights on RSA

February 13, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — John W. Sperling, MD, offers several "pearls" for orthopedic surgeons regarding reverse shoulder…
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