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Month: March 2012

Incivility in Surgery

Hospitals and medical centers are increasingly beginning to appreciate that disruptive behavior in the operating room (OR) is a problem deserving of serious attention. The costs associated with incivility in the OR can be...

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A New Look at Leaving Without Being Seen in EDs

A decrease in access to EDs throughout the United States has strained the healthcare system significantly. When patients leave the ED without being seen, the emergency care delivery system has failed to provide care to...

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Bariatric Surgeries: Assessing Safety Profiles

A systematic review and meta-analysis has found that laparoscopic bariatric surgery appears to be safer than open bariatric surgery for those requiring the operation. Wound infection and incisional hernia risks were lower for...

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The Effect of Pregnancy on Common Surgeries

Postoperative maternal morbidity after appendectomy and cholecystectomy does not appear to be increased with pregnancy, according to a review of data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The analysis found...

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Heart Failure Complicates Infective Endocarditis

An international study suggests that in patients with infective endocarditis complicated by heart failure (HF), the severity of HF appears to be strongly associated with surgical therapy and subsequent mortality. The research...

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