In case you missed any of our headlines this week, here is a sampling of the biggest stories.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on nationwide health care subsidies in King v. Burwell and researchers explored functional rhinoplasty for sleep apnea, among other news.
Functional rhinoplasty alone improves obstructive sleep apnea
Functional rhinoplasty may have the potential to significantly improve the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with nasal obstruction, with the most prominent improvement in patients with a BMI less than 30. Read more
Supreme Court upholds health care subsidies in states without exchanges
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 6-3 in King v. Burwell, stipulating that the IRS may extend tax credits and premium subsidies for health insurance to consumers in states that do not set up their own health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Read more
Researchers create new breast reconstruction risk assessment tool using TOPS database
Researchers created a more individualized risk analysis assessment for patients undergoing breast reconstruction to more accurately assess risk factors in an individual patient rather than relying on data from population-based metrics. Read more
Breast reconstruction with TRAM method yields higher risk of VTE
In a cohort of breast reconstruction patients, researchers found a significantly higher rate of venous thromboembolism in the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous reconstruction group when compared to the latissimus and implant reconstruction groups. Read more