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Pulmonary embolism prevalent in COPD flare-ups

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A meta-analysis of study data suggests that up to one in four patients who are hospitalized for an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a pulmonary embolism. “A diagnosis of pulmonary embolism should be considered in patients with exacerbation...

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Weekend admission tied to bleeding peptic ulcers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients who are admitted on a weekend for bleeding peptic ulcers have worse survival than their peers admitted on a weekday, according to the results of two studies appearing Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology for March. By contrast, weekend admission for hemorrhage...

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Demand for joint replacement to exceed surgeon supply in 2016

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Seven years from now it is very unlikely there will be enough surgeons in the US to perform the estimated 427,500 total hip and 1,046,000 total knee arthroplasties that patients will need, according to study findings presented this week at the American Academy of Orthopedic...