Surgery

A Cardiologist's Take on Providing Preoperative Clearance

A Cardiologist's Take on Providing Preoperative Clearance

Calling a preoperative evaluation a "clearance," in fact, belittles the purpose of the assessment, and provides little in terms of meaningful information to the surgeon.

Increased Rates of New Persistent Opioid Use After Minor and Major Surgery

Increased Rates of New Persistent Opioid Use After Minor and Major Surgery

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Elevated rates of new persistent opioid use were found in patients undergoing both minor and major surgical procedures.

Sleep Quality Linked With Postoperative Pain Intensity In Children

Sleep Quality Linked With Postoperative Pain Intensity In Children

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An association was found between sleep quality and next-day pain intensity in children undergoing major surgery.

Migraine Is a Risk Factor for Stroke, Readmission After Surgery

Migraine Is a Risk Factor for Stroke, Readmission After Surgery

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Patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk for ischemic stroke after surgery, leading to more hospital readmissions.

Reducing Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

Reducing Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

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A prophylactic low dose of dexmedetomidine was found to reduce the incidence of delirium in older adults following surgery.

Increasing The Rate of Knee Replacement Surgery With Decision Aid

Increasing The Rate of Knee Replacement Surgery With Decision Aid

A decision aid can increase the rate of total knee replacement surgery among black patients with knee OA.

Rates of Chronic Opioid Use Increase Following 7 Common Surgeries

Rates of Chronic Opioid Use Increase Following 7 Common Surgeries

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Chronic opioid use following surgery occurs because surgery may unmask an individual's susceptibility toward long-term opioid use

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