"What's stressful about the work environment is never going to change. But what we were interested in changing was the nursing personnel's reaction to those stresses," a study author said.
CERTAINTY features the patented freshness technology of SILVADUR™, which helps reduce, inhibit and minimize the growth of bacteria so scrubs stay fresh and odor free.
It is hoped the scaffolds can be used to replace eardrums when they become severely damaged, reducing the need for patients to have their own tissue used in reconstruction surgery.
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
“I was one of the early adopters when it was released to the public, and it’s a technology that’s really changed a lot of our approaches, not only with wound care but also tendon repair,” the surgeon said.
Approximately 1 percent of patients undergoing cardiac surgery require dialysis to treat severe AKI that arises after surgery, and the incidence is higher among patients with pre-operative chronic kidney disease.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports better surgical outcomes by combining an evidence-based enhanced recovery program and infection prevention.
"The disparity exists regardless of region, program type, academic rank, general internal medicine specialty, age, or years of experience. In addition, we found that the gap in salary has not narrowed over the past five years," a lead study author said.
Initially, physicians may not consider SBV as a potential diagnosis as it is typically observed in newborns.
"For more than 60 years, surgeons have suspected that intestinal microbes played a causative role in leakage after intestinal surgery," said the study's senior author, "but we were never certain how much they contributed, which bacteria were involved or how to prevent it."
Despite extensive procedures to sterilize small and large bone fragments used in joint replacement or reconstructive surgeries, the rate of infection remains around 5 percent and can reach 11 percent or even higher in bone repairs for gunshot wounds or reconstruction after tumor removal.
HIMSS celebrates the positive influence nurses and informatics nurses have on the quality of patient care during National Nurses Week, held May 6-12.
He has been one of the grand old men of our Department of Surgery and a force of nature since he joined the staff 40 years ago!