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New Approaches to Managing Postoperative Ileus
A recent review article provided updated information on classification systems, preventive techniques, pathophysiological mechanisms, and treatment options for postoperative ileus.
A research team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, set out to identify factors associated with variation in hospital hepatopancreatobiliary surgery charges.
Clinicians often discourage older patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy from pursuing surgery, worrying that lingering pathology, comorbidities, reduced physiological reserves, and age-related spinal cord changes will delay recovery.
Patients who experience traumatic injury in resource-poor and rural settings often fail to receive important accident scene care that would increase the likelihood of good surgical outcomes.
Deep brain stimulation is the most frequently used neurosurgical procedure for movement disorders. Patients generally experience few surgery-related problems, but a range of complications is possible.
Injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 44, and injury-related deaths are on the rise in 17 of the nation’s 50 states. These 10 states reported the highest rates of injury-related deaths.
Charles Edwards II, MD, had every intention of entering into a traditional medical practice when he completed his residency and fellowship. He really did.

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