Health

2019 residency match day was largest in history

(HealthDay)—The 2019 Main Residency Match was the largest in history, with a record high of 38,376 applicants for 35,185 positions, according to 2019 Match Day results released by the National Resident Matching Program.

Cardiology

Brain health not affected by major heart surgery

Patients who undergo heart surgery do not experience major memory changes—either better or worse—when compared with those who have a much less invasive, catheter-based procedure, according to a study published online ...

Oncology & Cancer

Awake VATS can be safe option for some lung cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (AVATS) is a safe and feasible technique for patients with poor lung function and lung cancer, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the ...

Surgery

Walk test IDs risk of cognitive dysfunction post cardiac surgery

(HealthDay)—The six-minute walk distance (6MWD) test is useful in identifying patients with a higher likelihood of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) following cardiac surgery, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Decreased survival when surgery refused for esophageal cancer

(HealthDay)—Refusing surgery for esophageal cancer (EC) is associated with worse survival, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, held from Jan. 27 to 31 in Fort Lauderdale, ...

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