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Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors

For men, women aged older than 65 years, small-head cemented metal-on-polyethylene cost-effective
A minimally invasive treatment for retinal detachment leads to favorable outcomes

Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Detached Retina

Benefits include sharper vision, less distortion, and reduced side effects over one-year follow-up
Intraoperative botulinum toxin injections show promise as a way to reduce the risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery

Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery

Findings of early trials based on epicardial fat pad injections during cardiac surgery
An ultrarestrictive opioid prescription protocol can reduce the number of opioids prescribed to patients after gynecologic and abdominal surgery without negative health consequences

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

UROPP reduces opioids prescribed after gynecologic, abdominal surgery without negative effects
Prescription opioid medications are overprescribed after simple arthroscopic meniscectomy

Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy

Only 573.5 of 3,765 pills prescribed were consumed by 102 patients undergoing meniscectomy

November 2018 Briefing – Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Surgery for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest...

November 2018 Briefing – Pathology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pathology for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest...

November 2018 Briefing – Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
Higher staffing levels in maternity units reduce the rate of cesarean deliveries

Higher Staffing Linked to Lower C-Section Rates

Findings based on staffing of obstetricians and midwives in France
Laryngectomy outcomes appear to be associated with hospital volume for such cases

Higher-Volume Hospitals Have Better Laryngectomy Outcomes

Reduced morbidity associated with a minimum hospital volume threshold of six cases/year