Latest Surgery: Misc. news

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Most external ventricular drain closures performed in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage last less than one minute, and intracranial pressure (ICP) equilibrium is not reached to allow accurate measurement of ICP before the drain is reopened, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Robotic Surgery Saw 8.4-Fold Increase From 2012 to 2018

Hospitals that launch robotic surgery programs have a broad and immediate increase in the use of robotic surgery, accompanied by a decrease in traditional laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Network Open.

Cannabis Use Disorder May Up Risk of Perioperative Heart Attack

Active cannabis use disorder is associated with an increased perioperative risk of myocardial infarction, according to a study published in the December issue of Anesthesiology.

ACS: Shorter Work Shifts Aid Acute Surgery Outcomes

Patient outcomes for appendicitis are improved with transition to a shift-based, acute care surgery model with shorter shifts, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons, held from Oct. 27 to 31 in San Francisco.