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House calls from PAs reduce hospital readmissions after cardiac surgery

House calls from PAs reduce hospital readmissions after cardiac surgery

After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.

Patients may have increased suicide risk after bariatric surgery

Patients may have increased suicide risk after bariatric surgery

Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.

Continuity of care improves survival after major surgery

Continuity of care improves survival after major surgery

After major surgery, returning to the same hospital for any complications increases survival.

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

Updated information 
on MRSA infections

Updated information 
on MRSA infections

The number of hospital-acquired MRSA infections is down; however, 
community-acquired MRSA infections continue to rise.

Erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer

Erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer

As a side effect of radical prostatectomy, the favored treatment for many, erectile dysfunction can affect a man's mental and physical quality of life.

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