Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines developed for head and neck care during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In a special article published online March 31 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, guidelines are presented for head and neck physical examination and associated procedures during the coronavirus disease ...

Cardiology

TAVR equivalent to surgery at 2 years among low-risk patients

Patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) fared equally well compared with those undergoing open heart valve replacement surgery in terms of the combined risk of death, stroke or rehospitalization ...

Cardiology

TAVR found non-inferior to surgery in broad patient population

Patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) did not have a higher rate of death at one year compared with those who had their heart valve replaced via open-heart surgery, according to research presented ...

Medical research

Surgery superior to nonoperative care for persistent sciatica

Microdiscectomy is superior to nonsurgical care with respect to pain intensity in patients with sciatica lasting more than four months and caused by lumbar disc herniation, according to a study published in the March 19 issue ...

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