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Clark Chen, MD, PhD explains that the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma, is also one of the most deadly cancers. Despite efforts to find treatments and cures for the disease, the average survival of these patients is 14 months. However, new...
Falls before surgery may be a predictor of post-operative complications, such as comas, infections and blood clots, in elderly patients, Reuters reports. The finding is based on a study in JAMA Surgery that linked the number of falls an elderly person...
Post-operative venous thromboembolisms (VTE) are often used as a metric to determine hospital quality, but a new study in JAMA has found that this may be a poor measure, Reuters reports. The study looked at 2,786 hospitals, deemed either high quality...