The role of an anesthesiologist during surgery is not solely to make the patient more comfortable: if a patient becomes hemodynamically unstable, the anesthesiologist is required to administer CPR — sometimes against a patient's wishes.
"Flow" is dependent on reaching a number of optimal conditions, including intense concentration and loss of self-consciousness. So why don't surgeons feel the flow?
Mortality was also higher in patients who underwent emergent surgery and were admitted during the weekend.
Researchers observed a statistically significant association between the complete handover of anesthesia care and adverse postoperative outcomes.
Interdisciplinary care was associated with shorter duration of hospital stay, fewer post-interventional complications, and lower rates of readmissions.
A meaningful number of patients may choose nonoperative management for treatment of acute appendicitis.
Data show little support for the use of emotional intelligence assessment and weak support for personality factors, including agreeableness, extraversion, and independence.
The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders appears to be high for surgeons and interventionalists.
Researchers observed different weight loss patterns following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
The prevalence of burnout in surgical residents was driven by exhaustion and depersonalization.
For patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, overlapping surgery is not associated with morbidity, mortality, or worsened functional status.
The FDA has approved the Senhance System to help facilitate minimally invasive surgery for adult patients.
Sham surgeries result in positive outcomes for the patient more often than expected.
Patients treated by female surgeons were less likely to die within 30 days than patients treated by male surgeons.
There's no reason why something as critical as making sure that our surgeons are competent should be left to chance.
Dan's story and the story most young surgeons have both start with the same simple premise: the more you practice something, the better you get.
The law surrounding informed consent has evolved from asking what a reasonable surgeon would have disclosed to focusing on what a reasonable patient would have wanted to know.
Informed decisions that would allow safe, controlled and efficient organ donations in the absence of a declaration of brain or cardiac death remains a complete nonstarter.
The rise is attributed to more widespread insurance coverage and growing acceptance of transgender people.
Though low overall, the odds of dying double if the procedure is done on Saturday or Sunday.
The program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance for pre-op patients.
Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research.
Patients treated by surgeons with the most complaints had more complications in the month following surgery.
There was a reduction in overall mortality following a decrease at teaching hospitals with otolaryngology programs.
A history of autoimmune diseases or malignancy may predispose some patients to developing GBS.
This showed a reduction in the risk of health care-associated infections in patients undergoing surgical procedures.
Implementing lean practices at VA hospitals shown to drop mean patient wait times for elective general surgical procedures and increase operative volumes.
A large variation in Medicare payments across hospitals for patients rescued from perioperative complications has been reported.
According to this survey, 73% of practicing cardiothoracic surgeons are either satisfied, very satisfied, or extremely satisfied with their careers.
According to a presentation at the 2016 WCA conference in Hong Kong, iPads were just as effective as sedatives in calming down children before their surgery.
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