Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.
Women more likely to think surgery is needed for health, less likely to consider it 'easy way out'.
Findings of early trials based on epicardial fat pad injections during cardiac surgery.
Eighty-five percent of patients report partial or complete resolution of headaches postoperatively.
Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes.
Healthy human appendix contains intraneuronal -synuclein aggregates, truncation products.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with greater weight loss at 1, 3, and 5 years than sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding.
Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids.
Decline in episodic memory scores seen with older age slower after vs before cataract surgery.
Patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy were found to report comparable pain scores when receiving celecoxib perioperatively or ketorolac postoperatively.
In phase 2 study, surgery for abnormal acid GER in IPF patients was safe, well-tolerated.
Postoperative Complications of Pediatric Appendicitis Increase Risk for Adverse Events, Greater Hospital Resource UseSeptember 06, 2018
Complicated appendicitis in pediatric patients may result in surgical site infections, revisits, increased length of stay, and increased cumulative cost from all encounters.
Benefits include lower hip-related downstream costs and lower opioid use after arthroscopic surgery.
No significant reduction in percentage of patients prescribed opioids after general surgery.
A person's unwillingness to become an organ donor may be explained by a significant information deficit, mistrust for the medical establishment, or a moral opposition to killing.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Committee has updated their 2012 evidence-based guidelines.
Lumpectomy, radiotherapy tied to reduction in breast cancer mortality vs lumpectomy, mastectomy.
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.
Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis.
But in past 3 decades, decrease in late mortality seen among those who underwent BMT in childhood.
Variation exists in opioid prescribing practices among clinicians in single-hospital systems, which prompts concern about the potential for opioid overprescribing.
Associated with increased risk of composite end point of acute rejection, allograft failure
Surgeries by age 9 associated with higher long-term risks of respiratory, infectious, allergic diseases
Long-term mortality elevated even for mild defects; overall survival improved over time
Findings based on comparison to general anesthesia for knee and hip arthroplasty
Oral medication, botulinum toxin type A injections, and endoscopic decompression surgery were all compared in the treatment of patients with frontal secondary headaches due to STN and SON configuration.
Many patients reported unsafe storage and failure to dispose of opioids at one- and 6-month follow-up
The use of high doses of opioids — particularly long-acting opioids — during surgery may increase the risk for 30-day readmission.
Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use
Aside from age, other high mortality factors included left ventricular dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, COPD, and diabetes.