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A new clinical practice guideline on cardiovascular evaluation and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery adds some clarity around the controversial issue of beta-blocker therapy and updates other aspects of care.
WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Bowel preparation for vaginal reconstructive surgery does not affect postoperative bowel function and bowel symptoms one way or the other, according to a secondary analysis of a single-blind randomized trial examining various effects of mechanical bowel preparation.
Ethicon has initiated a worldwide withdrawal of the company’s morcellation devices because of the uncertainty over the risk-benefit profile of these devices when used in hysterectomies and myomectomies for women with fibroids, the company announced in a letter on July 30.
The Food and Drug Administration on July 24 approved an opioid tablet formulated to deter abuse if crushed, the agency announced.
Enteral contrast did not augment the accuracy of computed tomography in appendectomy patients, compared with intravenous contrast CT alone, according to a large multihospital
In an urban colorectal surgery department, a near-doubling in the proportion of surgical procedures performed laparoscopically accompanied significant declines in both severe postoperative morbidity and conversions to laparotomy, in a 14-year, single-hospital study reported in Annals of Surgery.
WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Obese women experienced significant improvements in sexual function over 6-24 months after bariatric surgery in a multistudy review, indicating that this outcome should be listed among the possible benefits of surgery in this patient population, Dr. Kalaivani Ramalingam said at a joint annual meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society.
A quality improvement program cut postoperative pneumonia rates by 43.6%, investigators reported July 23 in JAMA Surgery.
A hospital’s program to enhance recovery after colorectal surgery cut length of stay by 3 days and saved up to $4,800 per patient without increasing postoperative morbidity or 30-day readmission rates, investigators reported online July 23 in JAMA Surgery.
An estimated 1 in 370 women who undergo electric power morcellation during a minimally invasive hysterectomy have uterine cancer, with the risk of cancer and endometrial hyperplasia markedly increasing with age, according to an analysis using an insurance database of more than 500 U.S. hospitals.
Children receiving common urgent surgeries on the weekend face greater risks of death, blood transfusions, and surgical complications, according to a recent study.
The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs before hospital admission for severe blunt injury is associated with a reduced incidence of trauma-induced coagulopathy, results from a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study demonstrated.