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Evaluating Prolonged Narcotic Use in Opioid-Naïve Surgical Patients
By Jeannette Wick
A study published in BMJ explains the long-term risks of opioid treatment in the postoperative setting.
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One Step Closer to Identifying Post-op Atrial Fibrillation Causes, Prevention
By Jeannette Wick
As the complications of postoperative atrial fibrillation include stroke and longer hospital stays, surgeons have spent decades searching for cost-effective ways to prevent and treat the condition.
Most Surgeons Skip Routine Pre-op Psychological Screenings
By Jeannette Wick
Survey results show that surgeons still have a long way to go in recognizing how psychological factors can impact the success of back surgeries.
Avoiding the Common Complications of Deep Brain Stimulation
By Jeannette Wick
Despite the generally positive history of deep brain stimulation, patients often have preconceptions about the procedure, especially its risks.
Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement Deemed Safer than Open-Heart Surgery
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers believe the less-invasive nature of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement systems allows patients to mobilize and recover in as little as one week, which contributes to the device's greater survival benefit compared to open-heart surgery.