Surgery

Guidance issued for elective orthopedic surgery during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In new guidelines from the International Consensus Group, published in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, recommendations are presented for the reintroduction of elective orthopedic surgery ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

International recommendations for nontuberculous mycobacteria

NTMs are closely related to tuberculosis bacteria and can (but do not need to) cause infectious diseases in humans. They are called "nontuberculous mycobacteria" (NTMs) to distinguish them from tuberculosis bacteria. There ...

Medical research

Expert U.S. panel develops NIH treatment guidelines for COVID-19

A panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts has developed treatment guidelines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These guidelines, intended for healthcare providers, are based on published and preliminary ...

Oncology & Cancer

When to get your next colonoscopy

The colorectal cancer mortality rate in the United States is down more than 50% from what it was two decades ago, when doctors started using the colonoscopy more as a screening tool than a diagnostic tool.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidelines for hepatic failure in the intensive care unit

For critical care specialists, hepatic failure poses complex challenges unlike those of other critical illnesses. A new set of evidence-based recommendations for management of liver failure is presented in the March issue ...

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