Surgery Information Center


Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Elevated Late Mortality Persists After Blood or Marrow Transplant

But in past 3 decades, decrease in late mortality seen among those who underwent BMT in childhood.

Majority of Patients With Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer Eligible for Laparoscopy

In high-volume centers, patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer may often be eligible for minimally invasive liver surgery via laparoscopy, thereby reducing potential morbidity risks associated with open surgery.


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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