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Night Surgery Not a Factor in Transplant Mortality, JHU Study Finds
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Heart and lung transplants that are done at night have no affect on patient survival, despite concerns about surgeon fatigue, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found.

“We aren’t suggesting that fatigue is good,” Ashish S. Shah, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the study’s lead author, said in a media release. “But what is important is that, at least in this specialty, it seems we’re able to deal with it without subjecting the patient to risk.”