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Hospitals vary widely in adhering to aspirin guidelines

There was a 25-fold variation in the proportion of U.S. hospitals that adhered to guidelines about prescribing high-dose aspirin at discharge, with some hospitals discharging fewer than 10% of patients on high-dose aspirin and other hospitals discharging 100% of patients on the regimen, a study found.
20 Aug 2014

DOACs better than heparin for periop thromboprophylaxis, review finds

The systematic review and network meta-analysis found lower rates of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in surgical patients given direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) versus the standard dose of low-molecular-weight heparin, without a significant increase in bleeding.
16 Mar 2022

Beta-blockers before CABG not associated with better outcomes

Use of beta-blockers in patients who have not had a recent heart attack but are undergoing nonemergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery was not associated with better outcomes, a study found.
25 Jun 2014

September 6, 2023

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Frailty score may help predict postop mortality risk in the elderly

A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a new study.
14 May 2014

ESKD patients more likely to survive procedures when dialysis done closer to surgery

The 90-day mortality rate after a surgical procedure was 5.2% in Medicare patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) who last underwent dialysis three days prior to surgery, compared to 4.7% with dialysis two days prior and 4.2% with it one day prior, a retrospective study found.
9 Nov 2022

Cangrelor shows promise as bridging antiplatelet therapy in CABG patients

Among patients who discontinued thienopyridine therapy before cardiac surgery, those who used the investigational drug cangrelor had better maintenance of platelet inhibition than those who used placebo, a study found.
25 Jan 2012

Caring for cancer patients

Knowledge about the effects of cancer treatments on organ systems and the potential risks of surgery unique to cancer patients is becoming key.
15 Feb 2013

Gabapentin associated with delirium, pneumonia in older postop patients

A propensity-matched study found that patients ages 65 years and older who received gabapentin after surgery had a 3.4% risk of delirium and 1.3% risk of pneumonia, compared to 2.6% and 1.2%, respectively, in patients not taking the drug. Risk of in-hospital death was similar between groups.
28 Sep 2022

Lung-protective ventilation strategy appears to improve outcomes after abdominal surgery

Use of a lung-protective ventilation strategy during major abdominal surgery appears to improve outcomes, according to a new study.
7 Aug 2013

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