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Editor’s Note An incentive spirometer reminder after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) improved patient adherence and, in turn, improved the atelectasis severity score and multiple subsequent clinical outcomes, this study finds. In this study of 212 patients who had CABG surgery, 145 were randomized by hourly reminder SpiroTimer “bell on” (experimental group, 71) or “bell […]
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Editor’s Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on July 17 identified the recall by Teleflex of its Neonatal ConchaSmart Breathing Circuit with Dual Heated Limb and ConchaSmart Column as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of complaints of cracks in the swivel wye adaptors, which may cause breathing distress because […]
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Editor’s Note The risk of adverse events increases with each additional day of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis, and extended duration does not lead to additional surgical site infection (SSI) reductions, finds this study. In this study of 79,058 patients having surgical procedures in the VA healthcare system, increasing the duration of surgical prophylaxis was not associated […]
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Editor’s Note The US drug overdose mortality rate dropped 5.1% to 68,557 deaths last year, compared with 72,224 in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported on July 17. It’s the first time overdose mortality has declined since 1999. The CDC noted that the death counts are provisional based on a current […]
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