Top News: #Surgery

Here are the top read news for #Surgery:

Studies Find Tracking Surgical Complications Doesn’t Improve Outcomes:

Amid growing interest in rewarding “quality” health care, two new studies found that tracking and comparing hospitals’ rates of surgical complications and deaths doesn’t necessarily improve outcomes. Read more



Surgery genericInfections main reason surgery patients land back in hospital: study:

CHICAGO — Surgery patients end up back in the hospital most often because of incision infections that don’t show up until after they’re sent home, according to a study that found unexpected readmission rates vary widely. Read more


Patients Actively Warmed During Surgery Still Experience Hypothermia, Study Finds:

Body temperature decreases during the first hour of surgery, even when patients are actively warmed with forced air, reports a new study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Furthermore, patients who experience the most hypothermia are more likely to require blood transfusions. Read more


A nurse consoling a patient before surgeryDistraction techniques may reduce pain, anxiety during conscious surgery:

For some surgical procedures – such as the removal of varicose veins – the patient remains awake. Though safe, the patient can experience some pain and anxiety. But in a new study, researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK say simple methods of distraction could help ease such experiences. Read more