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.
Elevated rates of new persistent opioid use were found in patients undergoing both minor and major surgical procedures.
An association was found between sleep quality and next-day pain intensity in children undergoing major surgery.
Patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk for ischemic stroke after surgery, leading to more hospital readmissions.
A prophylactic low dose of dexmedetomidine was found to reduce the incidence of delirium in older adults following surgery.
A decision aid can increase the rate of total knee replacement surgery among black patients with knee OA.
Chronic opioid use following surgery occurs because surgery may unmask an individual's susceptibility toward long-term opioid use
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