MDs doing wrong-site surgery: Why is it still happening?
September 30, 2021
“When they make a wrong-site error, usually the first thing they say is, ‘I never thought this would happen to me.’ ”
‘Lopioid protocol’ – low-dose opioids – proposed for fracture surgery
September 3, 2021
“Managing narcotics postoperatively can be challenging due to the fact that many people come into these fractures with a history of narcotic use.”
COVID-19 symptoms can linger for months
July 14, 2020
“Persistent symptoms are much worse for COVID patients than flu patients,” said Dr. Zijian Chen.
Restriction of Foley catheters in older trauma patients improved outcomes
June 8, 2020
Strict criteria to limit Foley catheters in older trauma patients reduced infection rates and speed discharge.
DOACs linked to lower fracture risk versus warfarin in AFib patients
May 20, 2020
The results suggest women may particularly benefit from DOAC use.
Opioid use curbed with patient education and lower prescription quantities
June 25, 2019
Postsurgery patients given education on opioids and prescribed fewer tablets took less medication.
Nearly one-quarter of presurgery patients already using opioids
July 18, 2018
Surgical patients should be asked about their opioid use and pain history.
Perioperative infliximab does not increase serious infection risk
February 6, 2017
The timing of a last dose of infliximab prior to elective knee or hip replacement surgery does not appear to affect the 30-day risk of serious infection after surgery.