For individuals with obesity, bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk for skin cancer, including melanoma.
Postoperative antibiotic prescriptions are associated with reduced rates of infections after facial plastic surgery.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced a set of practice- and system-level recommendations in a position statement presented at the 2019 AAP National Conference & Exhibition.
Current guidelines recommend 5 weeks of postoperative prophylactic anticoagulation, but a new study suggests the duration of this treatment ought to be extended.
Longitudinal association identified in individuals with a gender incongruence diagnosis.
Uncontained uterine power morcellation tied to higher mortality in women with undetected uterine cancer.
The prescribing of opioids to children may not be necessary after a number of common surgeries.
Unauthorized immigrant status linked to similar risks for graft failure, death vs US citizens/residents.
A set of factors was found to be associated with greater opioid consumption after major surgery.
Findings particularly strong with hysterectomy at younger age, even with ovarian conservation.
Regional variation considerable, with more than threefold variation between regions with highest, lowest use.
Interest in leadership, academic careers, research did not differ from that of male residents.
Vast majority of plastic surgery patients said they would use telehealth visits again
Authors urge reconsideration of recommendations for these types of bowel preps for elective colectomy.
Perioperative opioid fills linked to risk of return visit for constipation but not pain, dehydration or hemorrhage.
Chronic pancreatitis stems from a variety of pathogenic entities that result in chronic inflammation, fibrosis, and irreversible damage to the pancreas.
Patients with severe obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease may not experience long-term symptom relief from gastric bypass.
Prescribing fewer opioid pills after surgery and providing opioid use education before surgery may reduce postoperative opioid consumption.
For the first time in the United States, titanium bone-anchored implants were used to repair large annular defects during diskectomies.
Standardized mortality rates from substance use higher after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.