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Published: December 18, 2017

  • 5 degrees of tilt makes a big difference in IOPRobot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in the 25-degree Trendelenburg position may reduce the risks of position-related ophthalmic complications without increasing the difficulty of the surgical procedure, according to a study in December 2017 Prostate International that compared IOP during RARP in 25-degree and 30-degree Trendelenburg positions
  • Sinus stents promote post-op healing Bioabsorbable steroid-releasing sinus stents improve the outcomes of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis who undergo endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery. Researchers say the drug-delivering stents address scarring, preserve drainage and ventilation of the sinus, and reduce inflammation during healing.
  • Black patients report less healthcare discriminationAlthough about 20% of the population reports discrimination based on ethnicity, weight, socioeconomic status and other factors, racial discrimination accounts reported by black patients have decreased from 8.2% to 2.5% in the past 6 years, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers attribute that decrease to medical schools emphasizing implicit bias training in students, which could help root out unconscious discrimination.
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