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Are Hospital-acquired Conditions Inherent in Bariatric Surgery?
By Jeannette Wick
The patients who are most likely to develop a hospital-acquired condition after bariatric surgery are precisely those who stand to benefit the most from undergoing the procedure.
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Remedying the Faults of Peer Review
By Jeannette Wick
Although hospitals routinely implement peer review processes to ensure that physicians are meeting the prevailing standards of care, the procedure has been associated with controversy.
Impact of Trauma on Aging Baby Boomers
By Jeannette Wick
Out of all possible factors, trauma is the single largest cause of death among Americans aged 46 years or younger.
Fatality Risk Falling in Total Hip Replacement
By Jeannette Wick
Thanks to better anesthetics, new surgical techniques, and more consistent anticoagulant use to prevent venous thromboembolism, mortality after total hip replacement surgery is rare. Nevertheless, a patient’s risk of death briefly increases following the procedure.
Study Finds Improved Surgical Care for Primary Hyperparathyroidism
By Jeannette Wick
Since removing the abnormal glands through parathyroidectomy (PTx) is the sole curative intervention for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), a team of researchers from the Section of Endocrine Surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles recently tracked trends in the frequency and quality of PTx.
Cholecystectomy for Gallstone Pancreatitis: Does Timing Matter?
By Jeannette Wick
When gallstones are the source of acute pancreatitis, the condition can be life threatening.
Missed Opportunities in Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Jeannette Wick
For many procedures, minimally invasive surgery is superior to open surgery because it typically involves a few small incisions, rather than one large open cut.
Residents in the Operating Room: Discordant Opinions about Learning
By Jeannette Wick
A new study explores the disparity in surgical residents' and their attending surgeons' perceptions operating room guidance.
Recovery Trajectories for Short-stay Surgery Vary Considerably
By Jeannette Wick
Though hospital stay duration was once used as a surrogate outcome for surgical recovery, the increasing popularity of short-stay surgery has eliminated that measure, making it harder for hospitals to track recovery trajectories and more difficult for surgeons to plan physical, psychological, and social postoperative courses for prospective patients.
Bleeding Likely during Bridging Anticoagulation for Orthopedic Surgery
By Jeannette Wick
Surgeons’ concerns about a controversial process to transition high-risk patients off anticoagulation may be warranted.