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Editor’s Note A blood management program at Johns Hopkins using a hemoglobin transfusion threshold of 7 g/dl in orthopedic surgical patients reduced blood use by 32.5% and resulted in similar or improved outcomes. Improved outcomes were primarily in patients 65 years of age or older. For this study, researchers evaluated 1,507 patients before and 2,402 […]
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Editor’s Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on August 17 issued a Safety Alert for SynCardia Systems’ (Tucson, Arizona) Temporary Total Artificial Heart Companion 2 Driver System. Final results from a post-approval study indicate higher mortality and stroke rates for patients initially supported with the C2 Driver System compared to patients initially supported with […]
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Editor’s Note Interventions at the physician or organizational level (eg, workflow changes) were found to be better tools for creating change in postoperative opioid prescribing than interventions at the patient level (eg, patient education), in this review. This analysis of eight studies published after 2000 that included 2,272 patients found several effective interventions for postoperative […]
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Editor’s Note Preliminary data, reported August 15, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that drug overdose mortality in the US hit record high levels last year, increasing to more than 72,000 deaths. The increase in mortality was driven mainly by fatalities involving fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Overdose deaths from synthetic opioids […]
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