"Adults are living longer, and many are maintaining a very active lifestyle, creating the need for long-lasting joint replacements," says Robin Pourzal, PhD, a research scientist in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.
Despite professional recommendations to delay elective colon resection for patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis, early surgery appears to be common.
The authors found that gastric bypass surgery was associated with improved long-term survival for all patients undergoing surgery at ages older than 35 years.
"This is an unbelievably exciting day for our hospital and our team, but more importantly for patients living with HIV and end-stage organ disease. For these individuals, this means a new chance at life."
Data once only found in paper patient files can be accessed electronically in the OR and command stations during surgery, on patients’ mobile devices before and after to improve engagement, in the facility where the procedure is being performed and...
“From a pricing perspective, we’ll offer a glimpse into the current market share of antibiotic and standard bone cement products, and take a look at the lowest, average, and highest prices paid so hospitals will have a starting point for investigating...
"Making sure patients receive appropriate tests and screenings is a critical part of providing high-quality health care, but it can be challenging and time-consuming to get patients to follow through due to a variety of reasons," said the study's lead...
"Managing post-surgical pain is key to promoting early postoperative mobility, reducing medication side effects, and increasing patient satisfaction," says Dr. Moucha.
Nudges, including peer comparison, accountable justification and suggested alternatives, helped reduce numbers.
Less than two-thirds of surgery patients receive a transplant either pre-emptively or within a year of starting dialysis.