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January 2013

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Preop hyperglycemia but not HbA1c associated with noncardiac surgery outcomes

Patients with a high fasting or random glucose level before noncardiac surgery were more likely to have myocardial injury or die at 30 days, but no increased risk was seen among those with a high HbA1c level, a South Korean study found.
24 Mar 2021

March 2008

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Antiplatelet therapy linked to increased risk of post-pleural procedure bleeding

Although patients on antiplatelet therapy were at increased risk of bleeding, including serious bleeding, during the 24 hours following a bedside pleural procedure compared with controls, rates of bleeding and severe bleeding were low, a French study found.
16 Dec 2020

Guidelines recommend universal screening for cannabinoids prior to surgery

New recommendations from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine aim to help clinicians make safe, evidence-based decisions regarding the perioperative management of patients who consume cannabis.
11 Jan 2023

Restrictive postop opioid protocols associated with changes in opioid prescribing, chronic use

Opioids prescribed after surgery and rates of conversion to long-term therapy decreased after a protocol limiting postop opioid prescriptions to three days or fewer was implemented at a tertiary care cancer center.
11 Jan 2023

Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis may not reduce risk of surgical-site infection

Findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis of 52 studies support World Health Organization recommendations against continuing surgical antibiotic prophylaxis postoperatively.
3 Jun 2020

New guideline released on periop management of antithrombotic therapy

The American College of Chest Physicians issued 44 recommendations, covering use of vitamin K antagonists, heparin bridging, direct oral anticoagulants, and antiplatelet drugs in patients undergoing surgeries or procedures.
17 Aug 2022

Compression stockings may be unnecessary for VTE prophylaxis in most patients undergoing elective surgery

In a randomized controlled trial of patients at moderate or high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin alone was noninferior to a combination of low-molecular-weight heparin and graduated compression stockings.
20 May 2020

Nearly 1 in 7 community-living Medicare patients died within year after major surgery

Mortality rates after major surgery were 28% among patients who were frail and 33% among those with dementia, a prospective longitudinal cohort study of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries found.
26 Oct 2022

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