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Data suggest BMI cutoffs for hernia surgery could be unnecessary

Editor's Note The impact of body mass index (BMI) on hernia recurrence is likely overstated, and symptomatic patients should not be denied abdominal wall reconstruction procedures due to an arbitrary BMI cutoff of 35 kg/m2. This is the conclusion of a study published February 1 in the journal Surgery by…

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By: Matt Danford
February 16, 2024
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Cleveland Clinic continues to embrace hybrid, remote work

Editor's Note:  Cleveland Clinic’s remote, hybrid workforce continues to expand even as other companies bring employees back to the office, Becker’s Hospital Review reported on January 12. More than 11,000 employees of Cleveland Clinic spend at least a portion of their week working online, a number that has increased from…

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By: Matt Danford
January 16, 2024
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Study reveals significant benefits of antiviral COVID-19 drugs

Editor's Note This new study from the Cleveland Clinic found that use of COVID-19 antiviral drugs Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir) and Lagevrio (molnupiravir) reduces risk of hospitalization and death in high-risk patients with mild disease, even against Omicron subvariants. The findings were published in JAMA Network on September 21. The study included…

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By: Brita Belli
October 1, 2023
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Cleveland Clinic survey examines American men’s health habits

Editor's Note A new national survey by Cleveland Clinic finds a disconnect between men’s perception of their health and their actual health habits. A total of 1,000 US men, 18 years of age and older, were surveyed. In the survey, 81% of men said they believe they are leading a…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 7, 2023
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Cleveland Clinic London surgeons perform TKA assisted by augmented reality

Editor's Note The Cleveland Clinic announced, on August 16, that surgeons at its London facility successfully performed a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with the assistance of an augmented reality-based platform designed with artificial intelligence and machine learning. Augmented reality, which gives a 3D visualization of the joint, helps with planning…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 28, 2023
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Mobilization associated with fewer postoperative complications, shorter hospital stays

Editor's Note In a recent study led by researchers at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, mobilization after elective surgery was found to be associated with fewer postoperative complications and shorter lengths of stay (LOS), and is an important component of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols. This retrospective observational study…

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By: Lindsay Botts
May 31, 2023
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