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Tips on taking transfers from surgery

Talk directly to the surgeon, peek at the wound, and don't be afraid to call with questions, experts advised.
11 May 2022

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

A different score and factor to consider before surgery

Hospitalists should think beyond the Revised Cardiac Risk Index when providing preoperative assessments, attendees at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 learned.
4 May 2022

Functional limitations associated with higher mortality risk after emergency surgery

In an analysis of Medicare patients admitted for emergency general surgery in 1992 through 2013, the presence of chronic conditions or geriatric syndromes at baseline did not predict mortality, but patients who also had functional limitations had higher risk of death after surgery.
4 May 2022

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

March 2008

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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

Low-value preop screening frequently led to additional low-value care, study finds

Chest X-rays and EKGs of low-risk patients before low- or intermediate-risk surgery were followed by high rates of repeat tests, follow-up imaging, and follow-up visits, according to a retrospective analysis of Veterans Health Administration data.
27 Apr 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

January 2013

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

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