COVID-19 triggers new bariatric/metabolic surgery guidance
May 15, 2020
Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, comorbidities should factor into which eligible patients should be the first to receive bariatric surgery.
Triage, L&D, postpartum care during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 6, 2020
N95 masks and eye protection should be provided to all HCWs involved in the intrapartum management of untested asymptomatic patients.
Obstetrics during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 6, 2020
Leading with compassion is vital to easing pregnant patients’ – and ob.gyn. practitioners’ – anxiety and stress.
Acetaminophen plus ibuprofen cut patient-controlled morphine after total hip arthroplasty
April 29, 2020
Is the perioperative/early postoperative use of acetaminophen-ibuprofen associated with less patient-controlled morphine administration after total hip arthroplasty?
Pandemic strains blood supply for COVID-19 and noninfected patients
April 16, 2020
“There needs to be a significant call out for people to make every effort to donate blood.”
Guidelines on delaying cancer surgery during COVID-19
March 26, 2020
The American College of Surgeons has issued new guidelines for cancer surgery in the era of COVID-19.
The hospitalized postbariatric surgery patient
March 20, 2020
To provide the best care, hospitalists should be aware of common and important complications.
FDA advises stopping SGLT2 inhibitor treatment prior to surgery
March 18, 2020
The changes affect canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, and ertugliflozin, and were made because surgery may put patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors at a higher risk of ketoacidosis.
Initial ultrasound assessment of appendicitis curbs costs
February 2, 2020
Patients at low to medium risk for appendicitis can benefit from initial ultrasound to assess need for further action.
Cultivating patient activation through technology
January 3, 2020
The key to success will likely involve tailoring interventions to individual patients.