Surgery

Risk of surgical complications up for overlapping hip surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture or total hip arthroplasty (THA), overlapping surgery is associated with increased risk of surgical complications, according to a study published online Dec. 4 ...

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

Post-Op complications measurements differ, study finds

How do medical professionals determine whether or not a patient has experienced a post-operative complication? A team of Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers has published results of a three-year study examining mechanisms ...

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