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Robotic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Does Not Cut Postop Infections

But overall incidence of postoperative complications significantly lower with robotic versus laparoscopic gastrectomy

Chewing Gum After Surgery May Reduce Gut Problems

Chewing gum after cardiac surgery associated with significant reduction in postoperative ileus

Prophylactic Steroids May Prevent Complications of Thyroidectomy

Rates of postoperative hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction lower with single preoperative dose of dexamethasone versus placebo

AAOS: Knee Replacement Readmissions Higher Among Marijuana Users

Readmission rates higher for preoperative marijuana users compared with nonusers at 90 days and at one year following total knee arthroplasty

Model Predicts Risk for Patients on Waitlist for Cardiac Surgery

Clinical risk model predicts risk for composite outcome of death and unplanned cardiac hospitalization for patients on cardiac surgery waitlist

Current, Recent SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Up VTE Risk After Surgery

Substudy of prospective cohort study shows link between SARS-CoV-2 infection and increased risk for postoperative venous thromboembolism

No Permanent Lung Damage Observed After COVID-19 Recovery

No difference seen between lung parenchyma of COVID-19 survivors and controls in specimens from unrelated elective lung resections

Adalimumab Efficacious Adjunct to Surgery for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Risk for postoperative wound infection, complications, hemorrhage no greater with adalimumab versus placebo in hidradenitis suppurativa

Preop Isolation May Up Risk for Postop Pulmonary Complications

Pandemic-related preoperative isolation linked to higher rates of postoperative pulmonary complications following elective surgery

NSAID Eye Drops May Suffice for Cataract Surgery Prophylaxis

Initiation of prophylactic treatment three days before surgery is not superior to initiation on day of surgery