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A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that “spinal augmentation did not improve mortality” in comparison to conservative therapy to treat vertebral compression fractures. The study compared 30-day and 1-year outcomes in patients that had newly...
An article in The Boston Globe reports that “Massachusetts hospitals are reporting more errors during surgery and invasive procedures.” Errors in hospitals have increased despite a decade-long campaign and new safety protocols, like checklists, to...

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Immediate Intravesical Chemo After Bladder Tumor Resection Curbs Recurrence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An updated meta-analysis supports the strategy of giving intravesical chemotherapy (IVC) immediately after bladder tumor resection to reduce the risk of recurrence. “However, contemporary methodology suggests low evidence...