Pulmonary hypertension linked to complications after head and neck procedures
SAN DIEGO – The odds of in-hospital mortality were not significantly different for those with PHTN.
Risk models fail to predict lower-GI bleeding outcomes
Seven complex clinical risk stratification models did not do as well.
No change in postoperative pain with restrictive opioid protocol
The implementation of an ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing protocol after gynecologic surgery was associated with significant declines in opioid...
Overprescribing opioids leads to higher levels of consumption
The study findings have troubling implications for opioid abuse among surgical patients.
How to slash colorectal surgery infection rates
BOSTON – Change perioperative routines.
Palliative care update highlights role of nonspecialists
The latest guideline revision aims to establish a foundation for “gold-standard” palliative care.
Launching a surgical comanagement project
Collaborating in surgical comanagement improves the satisfaction of the hospitalists and surgeons involved.
EHR-guided strategy reduces postop VTE events
BOSTON – Missed doses of enoxaparin correlate with increased incidence of deep vein thrombosis.
Post-mastectomy pain strategy allows for safe, same-day discharge
Strategy offers the potential to minimize inpatient admissions while decreasing oral narcotic use.
VTE risk after gynecologic surgery lower with laparoscopic procedures
Laparoscopic and vaginal gynecologic surgery are associated with a lower incidence of postoperative VTE, compared with laparotomy.