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.
Clinical CareThe Talk Seniors Need To Have With Doctors Before Surgery
It's a common complaint that surgeons don't help older adults and their families understand the impact of surgery in terms...
DOJ Files Anti-Kickback Lawsuit Against Life Spine Inc.
Suit alleges half of the company's sales were for procedures performed by surgeons who got kickbacks.
Clinical Care'Vast Majority' of Hospitals Don't Meet Volume Thresholds for High-risk Surgeries
Volume has long been considered one of the key metrics for predicting surgical success.
Clinical CareSurgeons' Opioid-Prescribing Habits Hard To Kick
A new data analysis shows that even as the CDC issued warnings, surgeons handed out many times the number of...
Clinical CareRude Surgeons Make Things Complicated for Their Patients
Patients of surgeons who were cited for unprofessional conduct had an 18% to 32% higher risk for complications.
StrategyStem Cell Company Persuades Employers To Steer Workers Toward Controversial Therapy
Instead of dealing with disapproving insurance executives, Regenexx appeals directly to employers large enough to fund their own health plans.
Clinical CareIncivility in Operating Rooms Associated with Diminished Clinical Performance
Even 'run of the mill' instances of rudeness in operating rooms can lower the performance level of surgical team members.