Surgery

Vertical plating offers benefit for mandibular body fractures

(HealthDay)—For treatment of mandibular body fractures, vertical plating offers equal or greater resistance to torsional forces and is associated with reduced incidence of postoperative complications and operative time, ...

Pediatrics

Results of pediatric genomic epilepsy tests often reclassified

(HealthDay)—The interpretation of genomic epilepsy tests has evolved rapidly in the last five years, and genetic variants identified in pediatric patients are often reclassified, according to research published online Nov. ...

Surgery

Surgeon-specific learning curve for transoral robotic surgery

(HealthDay)—The learning curve for transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (OPSCC) is surgeon-specific, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck ...

Oncology & Cancer

Inflammatory markers prognostic in primary sinonasal cancer

(HealthDay)—Pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) can predict survival for patients with primary sinonasal cancers (SNCs), according to a study published online Dec. 29 ...

Surgery

ASA: Low unplanned admission for dental procedure plus other Sx

(HealthDay)—Few pediatric patients having a dental procedure combined with another surgical procedure require unplanned admission for perioperative concerns, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the ...

Cardiology

Anticoagulation cuts TEC rate in adults after fontan surgery

(HealthDay)—For adults with atrial arrhythmia after Fontan operation, the risk of thrombotic and embolic complications (TEC) is reduced with anticoagulation therapy, according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue ...

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