The agency is seeking input on ways to decrease the risk of bacterial contamination in platelets stored for 5 and 7 days after collection.
The study findings have troubling implications for opioid abuse among surgical patients.
BOSTON – Managing anemia prior to cardiac surgery saved a hospital more than $100,000 in transfusion costs in a pilot program.
BOSTON – Change perioperative routines.
Does surgical repair of hip fractures in nursing home residents with advanced dementia reduce adverse outcomes?
BOSTON – Annual costs savings approached $89,000 and fewer units of platelets were discarded because of expiration.
Collaborating in surgical comanagement improves the satisfaction of the hospitalists and surgeons involved.
BOSTON – Missed doses of enoxaparin correlate with increased incidence of deep vein thrombosis.
Strategy offers the potential to minimize inpatient admissions while decreasing oral narcotic use.
Laparoscopic and vaginal gynecologic surgery are associated with a lower incidence of postoperative VTE, compared with laparotomy.