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Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Pediatric Organ Transplant

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Pediatric Organ Transplant

Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery.

Gastric Bypass May Aid Muscle Strength, Physical Performance

However, lean mass and absolute grip strength decline after surgery.

Peripheral Nerve Decompression Surgery May Be Effective in Migraine

Peripheral nerve decompression surgery may be effective in reducing migraine headache frequency and intensity.

Opinion

Basal insulin for surgical diabetic patients

Basal insulin, with or without nutritional correction, is the best approach to manage blood glucose in noncritically ill surgical patients.

Are sterile gloves necessary for minor procedures?

The use of non-sterile gloves for minor procedures may haver a lower rate of infection compared with sterilized gloves.

Advice for helping your patients manage pain after surgery

With these tips, a clinician can prepare a patient undergoing surgery control post-operative pain.

Clinical Features

Physical Therapy May Allow Patients With Meniscal Tears to Avoid Surgery

Physical Therapy May Allow Patients With Meniscal Tears to Avoid Surgery

Starting with physical therapy and having surgery only if that failed was as effective as immediate surgery in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Wrist pain after a fall: a simple fracture?

Wrist pain after a fall: a simple fracture?

After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.

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