The FDA has cleared the Senhance System, which allows surgeons to control robotic arms for gynecologic and colorectal procedures.
Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.
Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.
A 20-year study found that patients with early-stage prostate cancer who have surgery to remove their tumor do not live longer than those who receive no treatment.
Researchers developed a protocol to demonstrate the efficacy of rivaroxaban in lowering the risk of venous thromboembolism among orthopedic joint surgery patients.
Updated guidelines for safely sedating pediatric patients have been released by the AAP and AAPD.
Women with Crohn disease who use oral contraceptives for more than 1 year have an increased risk of surgery.
Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.
After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.
A patient with a history of a carcionid tumor on their appendix did not return to a physician for follow up.
After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.
About 5% of medication administrations during the perioperative period include errors or adverse drug events.
Basal insulin, with or without nutritional correction, is the best approach to manage blood glucose in noncritically ill surgical patients.
Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.
Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.
After major surgery, returning to the same hospital for any complications increases survival.
Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics instead of surgery.
Clinicians in the operating room were sued for defamation after insulting a patient while he was under anesthesia.
Offering preoperative testing and evaluations in one convenient location can significantly reduce surgical cancellation rates.
The patient, aged 69 years, had a 43-year history of type 1 diabetes and was scheduled to undergo a chest wall resection.
Cesarean delivery linked to more complications and lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births.
The use of non-sterile gloves for minor procedures may haver a lower rate of infection compared with sterilized gloves.
Spray-dried fibrin sealant promotes clotting when other methods are "ineffective or impractical."
A patient, aged 60 years, was admitted to the hospital to undergo renal transplant therapy. He had a history of type 2 diabetes for 15 years.
Educational intervention improves patient outcomes after discharge from hospital.
When creating outpatient diabetes management plan, the patient's inpatient medication regimen should be considered but not necessarily replicated.
But 'duodenal switch' procedure also linked to more complications.
A patient, aged 57 years, was admitted to the hospital to undergo gastric bypass surgery. He had a history of type 2 diabetes for ten years.
With these tips, a clinician can prepare a patient undergoing surgery control post-operative pain.
Health-care providers need to focus on how to help patients undergoing major surgery effectively manage their pain.