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2014-07-17 12:27:39

Mortality rates decrease for hip and knee replacement and spinal surgeries ROSEMONT, Ill., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that these surgeries are generally safe with mortality rates decreasing for total hip (THR) and total knee (TKR) replacement and spinal fusion surgeries, and complication rates...

2014-04-30 11:09:57

With better modern-day immediate post-surgical care, attention is drawn to the 30-to-90 day postoperative period as risky phase of operation has been extended, according to presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting Children with a heart defect called transposition of great arteries (TGA) are born with the two major blood vessels (aorta and the main lung artery) arising from the wrong sides of the heart. Consequently, blood is pumping inappropriately between the lungs and the rest of the...

2014-04-30 08:33:52

ON-Q's ability to adapt to changing pain relief needs over the first five days following surgery provides significant benefits for patients and providers IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- I-Flow LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q Pain Relief System (ON-Q), today announced the full findings of a Frost & Sullivan white paper documenting clinician perspective that ON-Q delivers superior pain control over the full length of the postoperative...

Due To Lack Of Symptoms, 85 Percent Of Heart Attacks After Surgery Go Undetected
2014-02-18 13:56:16

American Society of Anesthesiologists Without administering a simple blood test in the first few days after surgery, 85 percent of the heart attacks or injuries patients suffer could be missed, according to a study in the March issue of Anesthesiology. Globally, more than 8 million adults have heart attacks or injuries after surgery every year, and 10 percent of those patients die within 30 days. The study suggests a new diagnosis, Myocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery (MINS),...

2013-12-06 23:03:11

As healthcare costs rise in this country, the University of California, Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has initiated an innovative model to reform healthcare from the frontlines that improves the patient experience while simultaneously reducing costs. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 As healthcare costs rise in this country, the University of California, Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has initiated an innovative model to...

2013-08-19 15:28:40

While more patients in the U.S. are suffering from complications such as blood clots and infections after major cancer surgery, fewer are dying from their operations. The finding, part of a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital and others in the U.S., Canada and Germany, could lead to recommended changes in national health care policy and a reallocation of resources. The study was published online in British Medical Journal Open. Jesse Sammon, D.O., Henry Ford...

2013-06-20 23:27:04

Although as many as 25 percent of patients undergoing surgery suffer from sleep apnea, few hospitals have policies to help manage the risks of this condition during surgery, and there is little evidence to help guide anesthesiologists and surgeons caring for these patients. In a new editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, Stavros Memtsoudis, M.D., Ph.D., director of Critical Care Services at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, calls for a new research initiative to identify...

2013-03-21 14:43:00

Commencing surgery sooner may alleviate hip fracture complications A new study, presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), identifies predictors of complications and mortality following a hip fracture, including dialysis, cardiac disease, diabetes, and a longer time before surgery — the only modifiable risk factor when patients are hospitalized. Each year, more than 340,000 Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures....

2012-03-13 23:36:49

Study Published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons Finds Heavy Alcohol Use One Year Prior to Operation Is Associated with Longer Stays, More Days in Intensive Care and Increased Return to OR According to the results of a new study published in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, patients who score highest on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test—Consumption (AUDIT-C) experience longer postoperative hospital stays and more...

2010-11-16 13:10:33

The amount of intra-abdominal fat appears to be associated with the risk of complications following major liver surgery, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. However, appearing overweight or having a high body mass index (BMI) were not associated with increased post-surgical risks. About 65 percent of the U.S. population is currently overweight, with half of those qualifying as obese, according to background information in the...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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