• UNC Researchers Find Increase in Comorbidities among Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure

    14 days ago - By UNC Healthcare

    Melissa Caughey, PhD, instructor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the senior author of a recently published study that shows an increase in comorbidities and mortality risk among hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HFpEF and HFrEF.
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  • Opioid prescription rates increased in patients undergoing THA, TKA from 2014 to 2017

    14 days ago - By Healio

    Despite the implementation of policies restricting opioid overprescription, recently published study results showed a “substantial increase” in the percentages of patients receiving opioids after total hip and knee arthroplasties.
    From 2014 to 2017, researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston examined opioid prescription rates and pain control in 86,058 patients who underwent THA and 150,573 patients who underwent TKA .
    The researchers subsequently analyzed the patients for opioids prescribed and total morphine mg
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