Rethinking preop testing
ORLANDO – Think twice before ordering that preoperative test, experts say.
Opioids still overprescribed for postop pain management
Excessive opioid prescriptions can lead to waste and misuse.
Hospital safety program curbs surgical site infections
An AHRQ-designed program significantly reduced SSIs and improved safety culture in Hawaiian hospitals.
Postop delirium management proposed as hospital performance measure
Delirium rates varied across hospitals.
ESBL-B before colorectal surgery ups risk of surgical site infection
MADRID – ESBL-B appears to be a factor in infection after colorectal surgery.
Challenging dogma: Postop fever
A new “Rule of W” for diagnosing postoperative fever should reflect the most frequent complications.
Multidisciplinary care improves surgical outcomes for elderly patients
Interdisciplinary perioperative care associated with fewer complications, rehospitalizations for seniors.
Brief preoperative score predicts postoperative complications in the elderly
Can a geriatric assessment scale, performed by nonphysician surgical staff, be used to predict postoperative complications in the elderly?
Summary of guidelines for DMARDs for elective surgery
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Antiplatelet therapy can be continued through surgery without increased risk of reintervention for bleeding
Does continuing antiplatelet therapy through noncardiac surgery increase the risk of postoperative blood transfusion or surgical reintervention...