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One-third of children undergoing tonsillectomies can do so without using opioids to manage pain

ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible

Majority of children opioid-free intraoperatively do not need opioids postoperatively
Colorectal surgery patients treated as part of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program have less pain and use nearly half as many opioids as pre-ERAS patients

ASA: Enhanced Recovery Program Cuts Opioid Use After Colorectal Surgery

Findings show colorectal surgical patients can better manage pain with fewer opioids
Patients with infective endocarditis and substance use disorder have a more than twofold risk for dying following valve surgery compared with patients without substance use disorder

Substance Use Disorder Ups Risk for Death After IE Valve Surgery

Midterm postoperative period (six months to five years) a particularly vulnerable period
Opioids are commonly not needed but are overprescribed at discharge among women who undergo cesarean deliveries (CDs)

ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section

Change in computerized order sets reduces use of oxycodone to treat pain after cesarean delivery
Resident race

Trainee Demographics Tied to Passage of U.S. Surgical Boards

White and single residents more likely to pass the American Board of Surgery examinations
Initiating public reporting was associated with a significant decrease in valve surgery for all infective endocarditis cases

Public Outcomes Reporting Tied to Drop in Valve Replacements

Fewer aortic valve surgeries performed for people with endocarditis, regardless of injection drug use
Patients in the United States and Canada receive prescription opioids after surgeries at a rate that is approximately seven times higher than the rate in Sweden

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden
In patients who truly have proton pump inhibitor-refractory heartburn

Surgery May Be Best Option for Some With Refractory Heartburn

Heartburn that is both truly PPI-refractory and reflux-related occurs in a minority of patients
The postoperative risk for pulmonary embolism extends more than six weeks for six types of surgery

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study
For transgender individuals with a diagnosis of gender incongruence

Gender-Affirming Surgery May Aid Long-Term Mental Health

Longitudinal association identified in individuals with a gender incongruence diagnosis