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By Jeannette Wick
The issue of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, which increases duration of treatment and hospital length of stay, is complicated in the surgical suite.
By Jeannette Wick
A perioperative dose of pregabalin can reduce pain after an oculoplastic eyelid procedure, according to the results of a small study.
By HCPLive staff
Eliquis is also now indicated for reducing the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy.
More than 40% of women undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy and most patients are satisfied with the reconstruction decision-making process, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Surgery.
A defined process is necessary to help physicians hire the right staff for their practice, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
By Jeanette Wick
As more pediatric surgical procedures being conducted as same-day procedures, parents are assuming responsibility for their children’s immediate post-operative pain management.
For patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, cardiac resynchronization therapy and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapies are associated with clinical benefit, irrespective of patient race/ethnicity, according to a study published in the Aug. 26 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology..
There has been a shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery for commonly performed urological procedures, which has coincided with increasing rates of failure to rescue mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in BJU International.
Physicians and health care providers must be aware of their potential liability when ordering screening tests, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
For patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy, fluid restrictions with 3% hypertonic saline can significantly cut complication rates, according to a study published in the September issue of the Annals of Surgery.
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Although, broader adoption of electronic health records has given patients access to their lab results online, a new study indicates people may not understand what they are seeing.
Despite the assumption that larger practices provide better healthcare, a new study found smaller practices had fewer preventable hospital admissions.