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November 17, 2022

Tiered Outpatient OR Strategy Increases Efficiency, Reduces Costs Tiered Outpatient OR Strategy Increases Efficiency, Reduces Costs

A redesign of outpatient orthopedic operating room services increased efficiency and reduced costs at a tertiary care academic hospital in Ontario, Canada, according to a new […]
November 10, 2022

Two Simple Interventions Reduce Surgical Infections Two Simple Interventions Reduce Surgical Infections

Routine glove and instrument changes prior to closing abdominal incisions can reduce surgical site infections (SSIs), according to a large clinical trial conducted in low- and […]
November 7, 2022

Is Overlapping Surgery the Answer to the Pandemic Backlog? Is Overlapping Surgery the Answer to the Pandemic Backlog?

With use of so-called high-intensity theater (HIT) lists, two surgical teams, working simultaneously, are able to perform a month’s worth of procedures in just 1 day. […]
October 20, 2022

One in Seven Older Adults Die Within a Year After Surgery One in Seven Older Adults Die Within a Year After Surgery

Dr Thomas Gill One in seven older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, with significantly greater mortality among individuals who are over age […]
September 14, 2022

Handing the Surgeon’s Scalpel to a Robot Handing the Surgeon’s Scalpel to a Robot

In 2004, the United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) dangled a $1 million prize for any group that could design an autonomous car that […]
September 13, 2022

Private Equity Increases Purchases of ENT Practices Private Equity Increases Purchases of ENT Practices

PHILADELPHIA — Private equity (PE) firms have fostered a consolidation of physician practices in a variety of medical specialties over the past decade. They are now […]
September 13, 2022

Hashimoto Thyroiditis Lowers Recurrence of BRAF+ Tumors Hashimoto Thyroiditis Lowers Recurrence of BRAF+ Tumors

PHILADELPHIA — The presence of Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) has a protective effect against recurrence for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Even in the presence of […]
August 25, 2022

Fewer Retained Surgical Items With RF Chips and TeamSTEPPS Fewer Retained Surgical Items With RF Chips and TeamSTEPPS

Surgical teams who use radiofrequency (RF) identification chips and the TeamStepps protocol dramatically decrease the chance of accidentally leaving surgical items in the patient’s body, a […]
August 23, 2022

New Adrenalectomy Guidelines Cover Surgery, Multispecialty Care New Adrenalectomy Guidelines Cover Surgery, Multispecialty Care

New adrenalectomy guidelines from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons are aimed at assisting both specialist and general surgeons with perioperative adrenal care, including guidance on […]
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