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Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms detected using sonication on extracted hardware

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value

Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030

Fifty-six percent of cancer survivors diagnosed within past 10 years; 64 percent aged ≥65

Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity

Social, behavioral factors account for greater portion of premature mortality than does health care

Opioid Safety Initiative Can Decrease Opioid Prescriptions

Reduction seen in opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary

Dentists write 10 percent of all prescriptions for antibiotics in the United States

Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported

Most Americans do not know that state medical board is best resource to contact in case of complaint

Gastric Bypass Tied to Higher Fracture Risk Versus Gastric Band

Increased risk seen for fractures of the hip, wrist, and pelvis, regardless of age

Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices

In addition, decreases seen in weekly work hours and in the occurrence of >16 consecutive hour shifts

Carotid Atherosclerosis Predicts CV Events in Psoriatic Disease

After controlling for Framingham Risk Score, TPA, mean and max cIMT predict incident CVEs