surgical complications

Retained foreign object after gyn surgeryA woman sues after a surgical needle was accidentally left in the patient during a vaginal prolapse surgery. Plus more cases.
Is cosmetic surgery safe for seniors? New dataThe number of Baby Boomers who want cosmetic surgery is growing, but just how safe is surgery in this population?
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgery
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgeryPostoperative patients with PXF pose both short- and long-term concerns due to the underlying pathological changes that occur from the fibrillar deposition with some complications arising years after the surgery.
Intraoperative hemostasis keeps complications to a minimumAlthough still considered rare, hemorrhagic complications remain the most common of the complications that can occur following dermatologic surgery, according to results of a study.
Postop complications significant predictor for readmissionsPostoperative complications are the most significant predictor for readmissions following plastic surgery procedures, according to a recent study.
Medical groups provide clearer anti-infective guidelinesPerhaps overzealous in the past, leading organizations have simplified guidelines regarding prophylactic use of anti-infective agents before and during skin surgeries, according to an expert.
Patch testing may prove useful pre- and postimplant surgeryWhatever the medical indication, patients with a clinical history of jewelry or metal allergy who are scheduled to receive metal implants could benefit from patch testing prior to prosthetic device implantation, as the screening test can help identify a patient’s potential hypersensitivity to the implant chosen by the surgeon, says James Taylor, M.D.