Clinical CareMetabolic Surgery Linked to Significantly Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Researchers have associated metabolic surgery with lower risk for all-cause mortality, coronary artery events, cerebrovascular events, heart failure, nephropathy, and...
FinanceSurgical Savings: Erase Waste With ERAS
A clinical protocol is proving that it can make a positive impact in the operating room and on the bottom...
FinanceOsteoporosis, Bone Fractures Cost Medicare $6.3B
The study predicts that the total cost of care associated with osteoporotic fractures will be $95 billion in 2040.
Clinical CareWhen Is a Doctor Too Old for the Job?
Particularly among surgeons, cognitive decline and degraded skills raise concern over patient safety.
Clinical CareFemale General Surgery Residents Expect Lower Salaries Than Men
Women also took dim view of salary negotiation, survey shows.
Clinical CareAVP Hormone Treatment Stems Blood Loss in Trauma Patients
Penn Medicine researchers believe their findings show that administering AVP to trauma patients with severe bleeding could become standard practice...
Clinical CareWeight Loss Shortens Hospital Stays, Improves Outcomes for Obese Knee Surgery Patients
Weight loss of at least 20 pounds was also associated with a 72% reduction in the odds of being discharged...
Clinical CareUrinary Catheter Not Needed for Joint Replacement Surgeries
A retroactive study found no differences in urinary complications between patients who used a Foley catheter and patients who did...
Clinical CareMobile Stroke Units Quicken Surgical Treatment by 10 Minutes
Every second counts for patient outcomes when a stroke blocks blood flow to areas of the brain.
Clinical CareDoctors Can Change Opioid Prescribing Habits, But Progress Comes In Small Doses
After guidelines for operations were issued in October 2017, surgeons in Michigan reduced by nearly one-third the number of pills...
FinanceTo Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun
Hospital costs in the U.S. are so high that it made financial sense for a surgeon from Milwaukee and a...
Clinical CareNew Guidelines Promote Expansion of Bariatric Surgery to Treat Obesity
New guidelines for bariatric surgery update recommendations that were set more than two decades ago.