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Wound protectors lower risk of surgical site infections
protection devices could significantly decrease the risk of surgical site infections after lower gastrointestinal surgery, particularly dual-ring devices, new research suggests.A meta-analysis of 12 randomized, controlled trials with 3,029 participants found that the use of wound protectors during surgery was associated with ......(full story)
‘Clean and sober’ ex-prisoners have better HIV suppression
– Prisoners living with HIV who have drug- or alcohol-abuse disorders and are given extended-release naltrexone prior to release are significantly more likely to have improved viral suppression at 6 months, compared with fellow HIV+ prisoners who do not, investigators in two ......(full story)
When to worry about congenital melanocytic nevi
HAWAII – Children born with two or more melanocytic nevi of any size should have an MRI to check for brain lesions, ideally within the first 6 months, according to Jennifer Huang, MD, a pediatric dermatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.Two or more ......(full story)
Women aged 35-39 years at greater risk for stillbirth
aged 35 years and older had a higher risk for giving birth before 34 weeks of gestation but only women aged 35-39 years had a higher risk for stillbirth, according to research published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology.Line Elmerdahl Frederiksen of Aarhus ......(full story)
Unscheduled visits for pain after hernia surgery common, costly
surgery for complex ventral hernia repair, a significant number of patients make unscheduled calls or visits to the clinic or ED because of pain. And although these calls and visits are costly in health care resources, many patients do not receive an ......(full story)
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