Latest Surgery: Misc. news

Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes

Patients can achieve better outcomes by choosing a hospital and a surgeon with adequate, ongoing experience performing a specific surgery, according to a new report entitled Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group's Report on High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals.

MS Relapse Risk Not Increased in Postoperative Period

Exposure to a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia does not seem to increase the risk for postoperative multiple sclerosis relapse, according to a study published online June 25 in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

Prescribing Fewer Tablets Can Cut Post-ACL Surgery Opioid Use

For patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, prescribing fewer tablets is associated with lower postoperative opioid consumption, according to a research letter published in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Oliceridine Studied for IV Pain Relief After Abdominoplasty

Oliceridine is being proposed as an analgesic option for the relief of moderate to severe acute postoperative pain, according to a study recently published in Pain Practice.