Obstetrics & gynaecology

Tissue adhesive, sterile strips similar after cesarean section

(HealthDay)—With cesarean deliveries, wound complications are similar for tissue adhesive and sterile strips when used after closure of a Pfannenstiel skin incision, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Comparing skin closure options for cesarean delivery

In a study to be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, in the oral concurrent session, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, researchers with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore ...

Oncology & Cancer

Complications in one-third undergoing total laryngectomy

(HealthDay)—About one-third of patients undergoing total laryngectomy (TL) have complications and 13.9 percent are readmitted within 30 days, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in Cancer.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sutures or staples? The best choice for closing a C-section

In the largest study to date comparing sutures (stitches) versus surgical staples for closing a C-section, researchers found a 57 percent decrease in wound complications in women who were sutured versus those who received ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sutures deemed superior to staples for C-section closure

(HealthDay)—Compared with staple closure, suture closure of the skin after cesarean delivery is associated with a reduced incidence of wound complications, according to research published online May 6 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Surgery

Sutures not superior to staples for closure in GI surgery

(HealthDay)—Compared with standard procedure using staples, skin closure with subcuticular sutures does not reduce the incidence of wound complications after open gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, according to research published ...

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