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Elective surgery is surgery that is not urgently required due to an emergency. Elective surgery may be performed for medical purposes, such as cataract surgery, or for other work such as breast implants. These are procedures that the person requiring them decides to undertake, and which may be helpful, but are not necessarily essential.
New tool seeks to predict postoperative delirium severity in older adults

New tool seeks to predict postoperative delirium severity in older adults

Delirium increases risk of cognitive dysfunction, but only in the first postoperative month

Delirium increases risk of cognitive dysfunction, but only in the first postoperative month

Researchers link protein clusterin to many facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk

Researchers link protein clusterin to many facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk

New report explores the wide-ranging questions on death

New report explores the wide-ranging questions on death

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass

Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass

That ‘living will’ you signed? At the ER, it could be open to interpretation.

That ‘living will’ you signed? At the ER, it could be open to interpretation.

Study evaluates wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario

Study evaluates wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario

Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola survivors with eye disease

Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola survivors with eye disease

Novel use for drug shows promise as effective treatment for postoperative nausea and vomiting

Novel use for drug shows promise as effective treatment for postoperative nausea and vomiting

Deltex Medical’s ODM system reduces complications following major surgery

Deltex Medical’s ODM system reduces complications following major surgery

New program improves outcomes for older people undergoing elective surgery

New program improves outcomes for older people undergoing elective surgery

Genetic, ethnic background may be underlying factors for acquired laryngotracheal stenosis

Genetic, ethnic background may be underlying factors for acquired laryngotracheal stenosis

Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications

Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications

Virtual reality tour of operating room helps reduce preoperative anxiety in children

Virtual reality tour of operating room helps reduce preoperative anxiety in children

FDA grants approval for new biosimilar to treat multiple types of cancer

FDA grants approval for new biosimilar to treat multiple types of cancer

Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain

Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain

Price transparency in medicine faces stiff opposition — from hospitals and doctors

Price transparency in medicine faces stiff opposition — from hospitals and doctors

Delays for emergency surgery linked to higher risk of death

Delays for emergency surgery linked to higher risk of death