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A study in February’s Spine reports that use of bone morhphogenetic proteins (BMP) in spinal fusion surgery for older adults with lumbar stenosis reports that use of BMP has increased rapidly since 2003. Although BMP does not increase the risk of complications, its use isn’t associated with fewer . . .
Women who undergo major gastrointestinal (GI) surgery are less likely to die in the hospital than men according to a retrospective analysis of 307,124 patients. Researchers are unsure of he reason behind the difference. Read more . . .
A study in JAMA reports that bariatric surgery did not decrease mortality in patients with a mean age of 49.5 years who were followed for a mean of 6.7 years. Read more . . .
Standardization of medical-surgical products across hospitals and health systems can have significant benefits in cost savings, employee satisfaction, and the quality of patient care. North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System is now well into the process of standardizing products in many areas using multidisciplinary value analysis teams, and . . .
Make sure your ostomy patients leave the hospital with the knowledge and skills they need.
Rodney, age 47, was admitted to the hospital 2 days ago with rib and femur fractures and facial contusions. He appears well nourished and well groomed.
Pulse oximetry helps med-surg nurses meet the challenge of caring for the greater numbers of acutely ill patients they’re seeing.