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Robotically assisted surgical device for laparoscopic procedures cleared by FDA

Robotically assisted surgical device for laparoscopic procedures cleared by FDA

The FDA has cleared the Senhance System, which allows surgeons to control robotic arms for gynecologic and colorectal procedures.

Postoperative mortality lower among patients treated by female surgeons

Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.

Longer anesthesia duration linked to increased surgical complications

Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.

Opinion

Basal insulin for surgical diabetic patients

Basal insulin, with or without nutritional correction, is the best approach to manage blood glucose in noncritically ill surgical patients.

Are sterile gloves necessary for minor procedures?

The use of non-sterile gloves for minor procedures may haver a lower rate of infection compared with sterilized gloves.

Advice for helping your patients manage pain after surgery

With these tips, a clinician can prepare a patient undergoing surgery control post-operative pain.

Clinical Features

Wrist pain after a fall: a simple fracture?

Wrist pain after a fall: a simple fracture?

After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.

Carcinoid appendix

Carcinoid appendix


A patient with a history of a carcionid tumor on their appendix did not return to a physician for follow up.

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