Medications

Cesarean section quality initiative cuts opioid use

(HealthDay)—The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, a quality improvement initiative that made changes to preoperative and postoperative processes, leads to reductions in opioid use without increased pain and ...

Surgery

Study finds bowel preparation for colon surgery unnecessary

In recent decades, patients in Europe coming in for colectomies, or surgical procedures targeted at the colon, have not been routinely subjected to what is known as bowel preparation, where the bowel is emptied before the ...

Surgery

Reducing exposure to opioids after cesarean delivery

An effort to improve the scheduled cesarean section delivery experience found that changes to preoperative and postoperative processes can lead to reductions in opioid use without increased pain and with faster recovery, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

No benefit to negative pressure wound therapy after C-section

(HealthDay)—For obese women, use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy versus standard dressings does not reduce superficial surgical site infections after cesarean section, according to a study published in the ...

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