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Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing: It's Complicated
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.
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Bisphosphonates after Hip Replacement Reduce Revision Risk
By Jeanette Wick
Surgeons and endocrinologists have wondered if bisphosphonate use might reduce revision hip replacements, and a new study indicates they may help.
Surgery May Help Epilepsy and Psychoses
By Jeannette Wick
Surgery to address drug-resistant epilepsy may improve psychoses, according to a study.
Stress Urinary Incontinence: Go Directly to Surgery?
By Jeannette Wick
Stress urinary incontinence has been associated with poor quality of life, social isolation, and depression. A new study compared the cost and cost effectiveness of 3 treatment strategies.
Pregabalin for Perioperative Pain after Oculare Surgery
By Jeannette Wick
A perioperative dose of pregabalin can reduce pain after an oculoplastic eyelid procedure, according to the results of a small study.
Cosmetic Surgery Goes Primetime
By Jeannette Wick
Appearance-altering realities in television and social media are not just a recreational pastime for Americans. They influence attitudes toward cosmetic surgery.
How Child Temperament Affects Analgesic Dosing at Home
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.
Carving the Fat from Patient Surgical Care
By Jeannette Wick
As a part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, 6 organizations representing surgeons have contributed lists of tests and procedures that can be unnecessary and a waste of money.
Iron, Skin, and Wound Healing
By Jeannette Wick
In the future, topical chelators and novel agents will be available to improve wound healing in patients with iron aberrations or inflammatory states.
Back Surgery Cost Varies by Location
By Jeannette Wick
One might expect surgeons and hospitals would be reimbursed by Medicare at similar rates for similar surgical procedures; however, a new study in Spine Journal indicates that is not the case.