Surgery

FDA warning ups hysterectomy complications for uterine fibroids

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing hysterectomy for uterine fibroids, there was an increase in major and minor 30-day complication rates following the issuing of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration black box warning against ...

Surgery

Oral antibiotics cut risk of SSI in colorectal CA resection

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing left colon and rectal cancer resections, the addition of oral antibiotics to mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) is associated with a reduced rate of surgical site infections (SSIs), according ...

Surgery

Minimally invasive sx use up for paraesophageal hernia repair

(HealthDay)—A minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach is increasingly being used for paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair, accounting for almost 80 percent of PEH repairs in 2012, according to a research letter published ...

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