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Supplemental oxygen during colorectal surgery reduces risk of wound infection

Supplemental oxygen during colorectal surgery reduces risk of wound infection

Association of aprotinin with reduced glucose levels during CABG surgery

Association of aprotinin with reduced glucose levels during CABG surgery

C. elegans, free-living soil nematodes, pave way for better anesthetics

C. elegans, free-living soil nematodes, pave way for better anesthetics

Nitric oxide may  help sickle cell patients

Nitric oxide may help sickle cell patients

Medicare patients have a substantially higher risk of early death following bariatric surgery than previously suggested

Medicare patients have a substantially higher risk of early death following bariatric surgery than previously suggested

Long-term alcoholics are at a higher risk for postoperative infections following elective cardiac surgery

Long-term alcoholics are at a higher risk for postoperative infections following elective cardiac surgery

Open nephron-sparing surgery remains the most desirable for the patients

Open nephron-sparing surgery remains the most desirable for the patients

Heparinase I is not a suitable replacement for protamine

Heparinase I is not a suitable replacement for protamine

Minimally invasive colorectal surgery may have a less pronounced inflammatory response

Minimally invasive colorectal surgery may have a less pronounced inflammatory response

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error five years after landmark IOM report

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error five years after landmark IOM report

Specific variants of genes predict bleeding after heart surgery

Specific variants of genes predict bleeding after heart surgery

Genetic link to kidney damage after heart surgery

Genetic link to kidney damage after heart surgery

Study investigates value of "Center of Excellence" designation

Study investigates value of "Center of Excellence" designation

Child heart deaths at Bristol fall below national average

Child heart deaths at Bristol fall below national average

Cochlear implantation leads to a higher quality of life in elderly patients

Cochlear implantation leads to a higher quality of life in elderly patients

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Safety first for all 40 million patients admitted for surgery in the U.S

Safety first for all 40 million patients admitted for surgery in the U.S

Continuous insulin monitoring does not raise hospital costs

Continuous insulin monitoring does not raise hospital costs