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Reducing duration of postoperative prophylactic antibiotics in neonatal surgery(0)

May 4, 2021

The results of a quality improvement initiative in the intensive care unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, focused on reducing inappropriate prophylactic antibiotic use in neonatal patients.

Clinical trial for patients with incidentally discovered T2 or T3 gallbladder cancer: OPT-IN/EA2197

Describes the aim and structure of the OPT-IN trial, which was developed to address the high recurrence rates seen in patients with presumably localized disease after re-resection of incidentally diagnosed gallbladder cancer.

Reducing returns to the operating room

Technology has continued to drive advances in surgery toward more minimally invasive, cost-conscious, patient-centric procedures. At the same time, the battle to prevent surgical complications has taken center stage as a means to improve patient outcomes and reduce overall health care costs for both patients and hospitals. Complications and their associated costs after surgical intervention […]

Neoadjuvant immunotherapy: Results in melanoma show promise and pave the way for other solid tumors

It is astonishing to consider that it was only 10 years ago that the first immune checkpoint blockade inhibitor garnered Food and Drug Administration approval. Modern immunotherapy began as single-agent therapy in patients with widely metastatic disease in just a few types of cancer, whereas today, hundreds of different agents targeting various aspects of the […]

Australian hospital calls in the COPS to improve care of older patients

As the world’s population ages, older people are increasingly presenting to the hospital with surgical problems that require assessment and management. Older patients face different challenges than their younger counterparts, including an increased risk of complications, death, and functional decline.1,2 The presence of frailty, cognitive impairment, and multiple comorbidities also contributes to poorer postoperative outcomes […]


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