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Aortic valve replacement linked to increased mortality in elderly

Aortic valve replacement linked to increased mortality in elderly

Aside from age, other high mortality factors included left ventricular dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, COPD, and diabetes.

Better glycemic control, weight reduction with surgical treatment for youths with T2D, severe obesity

For adolescents with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity, surgical therapy facilitates glycemic control and weight reduction better than medical therapy.

Patent foramen ovale associated with stroke risk after noncardiac surgery

Patients diagnosed with PFO prior to noncardiac surgery have an elevated ischemic stroke risk.

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

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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