Although healthcare professionals tend to believe women are more concerned about the cosmetics of scarring than men, a study published online in the American Journal of Men's Health has uncovered exactly how men feel about their scars.
Since those who undergo cardiac surgery are more likely to receive allogeneic blood transfusions, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital set out to investigate the effects of reinfusing autologous blood lost during cardiopulmonary bypass.
Since nearly half of all Staphylococcus aureus infections harbor difficult-to-cure methicillin-resistant (MRSA) isolates, identifying MRSA risk factors could improve infection prevention and treatment, as well as reduce resistance patterns.
For most mistakes, it is best to apply the "ABC" rule: acknowledge the error and accept responsibility, be gentle with yourself, and correct it, make amends, and move on. But if the blunder occurs in the surgical suite, it is not that simple.
Many gynecologic surgeries that formerly required large incisions and lengthy hospital stays are simpler today due to smaller incisions, less blood loss, and improved mobilization. As a result, same-day discharge after robotic-assisted hysterectomy - an option that only recently became available - now seems possible.