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A liposomal bupivacaine incisional block at the time of cesarean delivery does not improve pain scores in the first 48 hours postoperatively

Liposomal Bupivacaine Block No Aid for Cesarean Pain

Pain scores, opioid use in the first 48 hours post-surgery were similar compared to placebo
Opioid dependence is more likely to occur in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis before surgery than afterward

Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis
As well as enhancing physical appearance

Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored

Psychological and emotional motivations more likely in patients wanting acne scar tx, tattoo removal
There are six broad factors that can affect inclusion within health care organizations

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion
The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma has set out a manifesto to halt "senseless" firearm violence and injury

Trauma Surgery Association IDs Steps to Curb Firearm Violence

14 recommendations include actions to be taken by federal government, professional bodies
Bariatric surgery is tied to lower overall incidence of microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk

Findings based on large study of patients with type 2 diabetes
For solid organ transplant recipients

C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients

Proven infections, antibiotic treatments in past three months tied to increased development of CDI
For older patients undergoing hip fracture repair

Sedation Level Doesn’t Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair

In subgroup analysis, heavier versus lighter sedation doubled risk of delirium in low comorbid states
Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Consolidating software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, protect privacy
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

Will promote development of high-quality AI that is transparent, aims to address bias, safeguards privacy