Explore the latest in perioperative care and consultation, including prevention and management of perioperative medical complications.
This case-control cohort study compares the total number of opioid pain medications prescribed after gynecologic and abdominal surgery, the number of requests for opioid prescription refills, and postoperative pain scores and complications before and after implementation of an ultrarestrictive opioid prescription protocol.
This systematic review and meta-analysis compares the pooled results of randomized clinical trials that examined the effect of antibiotic preventive therapy on postoperative complications in patients undergoing rhinoplasty.
This cross-sectional cohort study uses the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to evaluate whether an association exists between preoperative anemia and postoperative 30-day morbidity and mortality outcomes following thyroidectomy in adult patients with thyroid cancer.
This population-level analysis of medical records from the Nationwide Readmissions Database evaluates risk factors, causes, and costs of hospital readmission after head and neck cancer surgery reconstruction.
This study describes opioid prescribing and consumption for a variety of surgical procedures and investigates factors associated with opioid consumption after surgery.
This observational study compares postoperative use of opioids between the United States and Hong Kong in patients undergoing head and neck surgery.
This cohort study uses the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005-2014 database to identify risk factors associated with unplanned reoperation following major head and neck surgical procedures.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effect of lighter vs higher sedation levels during spinal anesthesia on incident delirium in patients who were undergoing hip fracture repair.
This prepost intervention study investigates the association of lowering the default number of pills when prescribing opioids in an electronic medical record (EMR) system with the amount of opioid prescribed after procedures among patients undergoing common outpatient procedures.
This simulation study uses case vignettes to determine how wound photography affects surgeons’ abilities to diagnose surgical site infections in a pragmatic setting.
This cohort study examines whether aspirin as a single agent is inferior to other anticoagulation agents for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism or major bleeding events after unilateral primary total knee arthroplasty.
This cross-sectional study assesses the prevalence of preoperative opioid use and the characteristics of patients undergoing surgery who report opioid use.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the incidence of postoperative venous thromboembolism and use of venous thromboembolism prevention methods among Korean patients with gastric cancer.
This systematic review assesses evidence of interventions that aim at reducing postsurgical opioid prescribing.
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