A recent decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court overturned a 90-year-old precedent protecting nurses from liability if they were following a doctor’s order. The case has caused great concern among the medical community and could potentially result in more lawsuits against nurses.
There have been fewer than 20 cases of squamous cell carcinoma and fewer than 30 cases of various lymphomas reported in the capsule around breast implants.
A woman in her mid-50s presents to the emergency department with a history of nonradiating epigastric pain that began 36 hours ago. The patient notes that the pain has become more generalized. Can you make the diagnosis?
Is appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adult patients necessary or are antibiotics enough?
Risk for relapse lower with removal of small, asymptomatic, secondary kidney stones during endoscopic removal of primary stone
Lower risk for dislocation, revisions seen vs manual arthroplasty.
Investigators compared rates of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia medication discontinuation in patients who underwent gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy.
Multimodal nonopioid regimen of NSAIDs and muscle relaxants provides similar or better pain control than opioids in ACL and rotator cuff surgeries.
November and December 2021 FDA drug approvals include treatments for hepatitis B, achondroplasia, cancer, and polycythemia vera.
Overall survival longer with secondary cytoreductive surgery followed by platinum-based chemotherapy vs chemotherapy alone.
The FDA issued orders that restrict the sale and distribution of breast implants to ensure that patients are informed about the risks associated with receiving breast implants.
The ASA suggests presurgical strategies to avoid postsurgical opioid reliance.
The AANA has rebranded as the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology as part of a yearlong effort designed to advance the science of nurse anesthesiology and advocate for CRNAs.
The occurrence rate of BIA-ALCL following breast augmentation with textured implants is variable, with the reported lifetime risk ranging from 1 in 355 to 1 in 86,029 patients.
A team of investigators conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess outcomes following salvage endoscopic surgery vs radiation therapy in patients with resectable, locally recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer.
Sexist and racial/ethnic microaggressions against female and minority surgeons and anesthesiologists are prevalent and linked to burnout.
Adults undergoing complex GI cancer surgery have a lower risk for adverse postoperative outcomes when receiving care from high-volume anesthesiologists.
Primary effectiveness of no additional surgical or interventional procedures related to the device and acceptable heart blood flow function at 6 months, was achieved by 89.2%.
Mortality is increased for patients undergoing surgery within 6 weeks of SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a study published online in Anesthesia.
Bariatric surgery was found to be safe for patients with congestive heart failure.