Coronary artery bypass grafting has potential benefits for patients over age 80 with reasonable surgical risk

Patients over age 80 are considered high-risk candidates for coronary artery bypass grafting, not only because of normal wear and tear on the body, but also because of comorbidities and risks of complications after surgery. No hard-and-fast guidelines are available to assess the risks and benefits for octogenarians. Patients and physicians often choose not to […]

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U.S. agency sought answers from Tesla on Autopilot in April 2021 -letter

U.S. auto safety regulators in April 2021 asked Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) about incidents involving its cars striking parked emergency vehicles while using Autopilot months before it opened a formal probe, according to a letter recently made public. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent Tesla an eight-page letter seeking a meeting and answers “to […]

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Taking opioids at home after surgery: More harms than benefits

A new study conducted at the RI-MUHC concludes that prescribing opioid analgesics at discharge after surgery does not reduce postoperative pain and increases the risk of adverse events. Widespread opioid prescribing at discharge after surgery has contributed to an unprecedented crisis of addiction and overdose in North America. Considering the risks associated with this practice […]

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