Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery: Few advantages, high costs

Clinical studies on robot-assisted surgery for indications in the thorax and abdomen have so far shown few advantages for this cost-intensive surgical method. This is the result of a recent analysis by the Ludwig Boltzmann ...

Surgery

Post-op complications low for orbital floor fracture repair

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing orbital floor fracture repair, total operative time and postoperative complications are similar for cases performed by plastic surgeons versus ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons, according ...

Surgery

Longer anesthesia duration tied to more surgical complications

(HealthDay)—Increased anesthesia duration is associated with significantly increased rates of surgical complications, especially the need for postoperative transfusion, among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction ...

Surgery

Individualized SBP tx cuts risk for post-op organ dysfunction

(HealthDay)—Management targeting an individualized systolic blood pressure (SBP) is associated with reduced risk of organ dysfunction among patients undergoing major surgery who are at increased risk of postoperative complications, ...

Health

Self-reported function IDs post-op course in elderly

(HealthDay)—Self-reported function is more informative than frailty phenotype in predicting a negative postoperative course in older adults, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the Journal of the American ...

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