Surgery

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For carefully selected pediatric patients

Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath

ODS is not associated with increased risk for adverse events among carefully selected patients
For physician mothers in procedural specialties

Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers’ Satisfaction

Being responsible for at least five tasks linked to desire to change career for moms in procedural specialties
The risk for surgical site infection after cesarean delivery is increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private health insurance

SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Odds of surgical site infection increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private insurance
Peripheral nerve blockade with regular local anesthetic and liposomal bupivacaine is associated with lower oral morphine equivalent use at 72 hours after major lower extremity amputation

Peripheral Nerve Block May Cut Opioid Use After Amputation

Peripheral nerve block helps improve pain control after major lower extremity amputation
Complication rates are low following surgery for pediatric thyroid disease at a high-volume center

Complication Rates Low for High-Volume Pediatric Thyroid Surgery

Low complication rates for surgical management of pediatric thyroid disease at high-volume center
Because of the danger of "serious harm" to patients

FDA: Patients Should Not Abruptly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid

Agency warns that rapid discontinuation can result in uncontrolled pain or withdrawal symptoms
The latest edition of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria has been released and includes 188 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics

New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria

New topics relate to clinically suspected vascular malformation of extremities, gestational trophoblastic disease
Chloroprocaine results in adequate anesthesia with quick recovery of sensory/motor functions for knee arthroscopy in the ambulatory setting

Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy

Shorter time to complete recovery from motor blockade seen for chloroprocaine compared with prilocaine
Several patient behaviors are associated with weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

Patient Behaviors Identified That Impact Weight Regain After RYGB

Independent links for sedentary time, eating fast food, eating when feeling full, eating continuously
Three factors can predict survival in patients with borderline resectable or locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Key to Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

Three factors independently linked to prolonged survival in BR/LA pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma