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Cardiovascular Risk Reduction for Surgery
This episode explores what is needed to make surgery safer for the patient with cardiovascular disease.
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04/02/14 Vascular Surgery
Physical therapy as effective as surgery for lumber spinal stenosis
- Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) who followed an evidence-based, standardized physical therapy (PT) regimen achieved similar symptom relief and improvements in physical functioning as...
Making hip surgery safer
- Experts have issued new guidelines for certain surgeries that are performed in patients with hip fractures.
Protecting nerve tissue during bowel surgery
- After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage.
Preoperative Tests Still Too Frequent for Cataract Surgery
- Preoperative medical tests are still being ordered too frequently for Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery, despite evidence that such tests have no effect on surgical outcomes.