Surgery

Robotic surgery saw 8.4-fold increase from 2012 to 2018

(HealthDay)—Hospitals that launch robotic surgery programs have a broad and immediate increase in the use of robotic surgery, accompanied by a decrease in traditional laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, according to ...

Medications

Postop opioid Rx sevenfold higher in U.S., Canada versus Sweden

(HealthDay)—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, according to a study published online Sept. 4 ...

Surgery

Robotic surgery—what you need to know

While robots once were thought of as part of a far-off future, the use of robotic and other advanced technology now is part of everyday life. But when it comes to robotic surgery, some people may find it unnerving or intimidating. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Essure female sterilization device appears safe: study

(HealthDay)—Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Surgery

No link between pre-op cholesterol, post-op pain

(HealthDay)—Preoperative levels of serum total cholesterol (TC) do not correlate with postoperative pain following laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer, according to research published online Nov. 23 in PAIN Practice.

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