Surgery

Predicting poor pain control following elective spine surgery

Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed and validated a clinical prediction scale that can be used to determine which patients are more likely to experience inadequate pain control following elective spine ...

Surgery

Nonopioid pain protocol feasible after sports orthopedic surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing common orthopedic sports procedures, a multimodal, nonopioid pain protocol featuring little or no use of opioids is feasible for managing postoperative pain, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fibroid-related QOL better with myomectomy for uterine fibroids

(HealthDay)—For women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, fibroid-related quality of life at two years is better for those undergoing myomectomy than those undergoing uterine-artery embolization, according to a study published ...

Surgery

Better hip replacements when surgeon operates often

The higher the proportion of primary hip replacement operations a surgeon performs annually, the better the results are, a thesis at the University of Gothenburg shows. On the other hand, it makes little difference to the ...

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