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Surgery News (1928)

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Among individuals with end-stage renal disease, there was a decrease in the excess risk of all-cause mortality from 1995 to 2013, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Read More >
Recent Decrease in Excess Risk of All-Cause Mortality in ESRD
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Contrast-enhanced laparoscopic ultrasonography does not appear to increase the detection rate of liver metastasis during robotic-assisted surgery for primary colorectal cancer, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Journal of Clinical Ul Read More >
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound No Aid for Metastasis Detection
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Requiring insurers that participate in Medicare or Medicaid to also participate in Marketplaces in the same geographic area could improve access to insurance, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - Telemedicine follow-up enables more comprehensive diabetes foot ulcer care, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Read More >
Telemedicine Facilitates Diabetes Foot Ulcer Care
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - For patients undergoing surgery, gabapentin does not reduce the time to pain cessation, but can increase the rate of opioid cessation, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Gabapentin Doesn't Cut Time to Pain Cessation After Surgery
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - For postoperative patients there is considerable variation in the amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge, according to research published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Amount of Opioids Prescribed After Hospital Discharge Varies
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - The incidence of lower urinary tract injuries is 0.33 percent for patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopy for benign indications, according to a review published online Dec. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Read More >
Urinary Tract Injury Incidence Low in Gynecologic Laparoscopy
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - Preoperative levels of serum total cholesterol do not correlate with postoperative pain following laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer, according to research published online Nov. 23 in PAIN Practice. Read More >
No Link Between Pre-Op Cholesterol, Post-Op Pain