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By: Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
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.
In the future, topical chelators and novel agents will be available to improve wound healing in patients with iron aberrations or inflammatory states.
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.
A perioperative dose of pregabalin can reduce pain after an oculoplastic eyelid procedure, according to the results of a small study.
As more pediatric surgical procedures being conducted as same-day procedures, parents are assuming responsibility for their children's immediate post-operative pain management.
Appearance-altering realities in television and social media are not just a recreational pastime for Americans. They influence attitudes toward cosmetic surgery.
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.
Surgery to address drug-resistant epilepsy may improve psychoses, according to a study.
The issue of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, which increases duration of treatment and hospital length of stay, is complicated in the surgical suite.
Surgeons and endocrinologists have wondered if bisphosphonate use might reduce revision hip replacements, and a new study indicates they may help.