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Surgery duration linked to infectious complications, hospital stay

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research indicates that operative times are independently and directly linked to the risk of infectious complications and the length of hospital stay. “These data show that operative duration remains associated with increasing infectious complications in a broad...

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Growth rate of small abdominal aortic aneurysms predicts need for intervention

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Only about half of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) will increase in size, and those that grow less than 1.5 mm per year are seldom of clinical relevance, new research suggests. The findings, based on 25 years of aneurysm surveillance in the UK, indicate that at...

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Chlorhexidine-alcohol tops povidone-iodine for surgical site antisepsis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prepping a patient’s skin with chlorhexidine-alcohol rather than with povidone-iodine reduces both superficial and deep incisional infections after clean-contaminated surgery, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine for January 7. “No published...