• Transcatheter aortic valve replacement associated with shorter hospital stay, more frequent discharge to home, compared to surgical aortic valve replacement

    8 days ago - By UNC Healthcare

    A new study by UNC researchers suggests that TAVR may lead to improved patient outcomes and lower health care costs.
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  • Surgical reduction of brachial plexus injuries in children may yield greater abduction contracture

    8 days ago - By Healio

    BOSTON - Compared with patients who had no reduction, pediatric patients with brachial plexus injuries who required surgical reduction experienced greater abduction contracture, which may lead to greater overhead motion but showed high risk for loss of midline function and lower perceived outcomes, according to results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting.
    Stephanie A. Russo
    Stephanie A. Russo, MD, PhD, and colleagues measured static glenohumeral joint angles with the arm resting by the side in abduction, external rotation and the hand-to-neck position
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