U.S. kidney transplants grow in number and success
August 24, 2021
Data from 1996 to 2019 show more U.S. kidney transplants recently than ever before, and steady improvements in graft and patient survival.
Urologic surgery tied to persistent opioid usage, particularly with tramadol
August 23, 2021
“For me, the take-home message is that tramadol should not necessarily be considered less habit forming than other opioids, although further research is needed to substantiate this,” Dr. Sarah Faris said.
Major musculoskeletal surgery in children with medically complex conditions
August 10, 2021
The guide meticulously details the steps required to successfully prepare for an operation and post-operative recovery.
Accelerated surgery for hip fracture did not lower risk of mortality or major complications
July 27, 2021
In patients with hip fracture, does surgery within 6 hours of diagnosis improve outcomes versus standard care?
Simple risk assessment predicts post-PCI ischemic events
June 15, 2021
Determining if PCI patients have just one or more guideline-based risk features predicts their odds of ischemic events, and can be used to tailor antiplatelet therapy, suggests a real-world analysis.
Postop palliative care may improve outcomes for those undergoing high-risk surgery
June 3, 2021
Does palliative care consultation improve perception of care for high-risk surgery patients?
Infective endocarditis with stroke after TAVR has ‘dismal’ prognosis
May 7, 2021
More than half die during the index hospitalization and two-thirds within the first year, a new study shows.
Expert emphasizes importance of screening for OSA prior to surgery
May 6, 2021
Hospitalists should standardize the process for obstructive sleep apnea screening of all patients heading into the operating room.
Delay surgery by 7 weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis, study shows
March 11, 2021
Risk for death was about 3.5 to 4 times higher in the first 6 weeks after surgery among people with a preoperative COVID-19 diagnosis.
Limiting antibiotic therapy after surgical drainage for native joint bacterial arthritis
January 21, 2021
Is 2 weeks of antibiotic therapy after surgical drainage for native joint bacterial arthritis noninferior to 4 weeks of antibiotic therapy?