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The Efficacy of Ab Externo Canaloplasty by Using a Nonabsorbable Suture and No Viscoelastics; IOP Results, Intraoperative and Early Complication Rates within 6-Month Follow-Up Period.

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Klinik für Augenheilkunde, Sankt-Johannes-Hospital Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany.

Background: To report the efficacy of ab externo canaloplasty by exclusively using only a nonabsorbable suture as a standalone operation or combined with phacoemulsification in terms of mean intraocular pressure (IOP), medication reduction, and intra- and postoperative complication rates as well as additional glaucoma surgery.

Patients And Methods: Forty-eight patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and 50 eyes were divided into two groups according to the operation performed (Group A canaloplasty, n = 34 and Group B canaloplasty combined with phaco, n = 16), respectively. The success criteria were evaluated between three IOP ranges: a) IOP ≤ 16 mmHg, b) ≤ 18 mmHg, and c) ≤ 21 mmHg. Read More

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Ready-to-Use Micronized Human Acellular Dermal Matrix to Accelerate Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Prospective Randomized Pilot Study.

Adv Skin Wound Care 2021 May;34(5):1-6

At the Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea, Hyung Min Hahn, MD, is Assistant Professor; Dong Hwan Lee, MD, is a Resident; Il Jae Lee, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Acknowledgments: The authors thank Editage (www.editage.co.kr) for English language editing. This research was supported by a Korea Health Industry Development Institute grant to Ajou University Medical Center. The authors have disclosed no other financial relationships related to this article. Submitted May 28, 2020; accepted in revised form September 3, 2020.

Objective: To examine and report clinical outcomes of a ready-to-use micronized dermal matrix for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and compare it to treatment with conventional negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) only.

Methods: The researchers randomly allocated 30 DFUs Wagner grade 2 or higher from 30 adult patients into two groups. The control group (n = 15) was treated with conventional NPWT, and the experimental group (n = 15) was treated with micronized dermal matrix and NPWT. Read More

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Knee Osteoarthritis: An Umbrella Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Clin J Sport Med 2021 Mar 1. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne Vic, Australia; and Hewett Consultants, Minneapolis, Rochester, Minnesota.

Objective: To conduct a systematic review of reviews to summarize the (1) risk for development and (2) prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and surgical treatment and (3) compare prevalence rates between surgical and nonsurgical treatment of ACL injury.

Date Sources: Five electronic databases were searched using medical subject heading and text words up to February 2020 to identify English language reviews.

Study Selection: Studies were included if they were a systematic review or meta-analysis. Read More

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[Evaluation of secondary refinement procedures following free microvascular tissue reconstruction of the upper extremity].

Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

BG Klinik Ludwigshafen, Klinik für Hand-, Plastische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Schwerbrandverletztenzentrum, Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie der Universität Heidelberg.

Background:  The primary cosmetic and functional outcome following successful upper limb salvage using free tissue transfer can often be unfavourable, which may motivate patients to undergo secondary procedures. In this study, we sought to identify predictors for secondary procedures and to analyse the type and number of these procedures.

Patients And Methods:  Patients who underwent free tissue transfer to the upper extremity between 2010 and 2017 were included in a retrospective cohort study: patients with secondary procedures to optimise the functional and aesthetic flap design (S cohort) vs. Read More

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Chinese Association for the Study of Pain: Expert consensus on chronic postsurgical pain.

World J Clin Cases 2021 Mar;9(9):2090-2099

Department of Algology, The Affiliated T.C.M Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000, Sichuan Province, China.

Chronic postsurgical pain is a common surgical complication that severely reduces a patient's quality of life. Many perioperative interventions and management strategies have been developed for reducing and managing chronic postsurgical pain. Under the leadership of the Chinese Association for the Study of Pain, an editorial committee was formed for chronic postsurgical pain diagnosis and treatment by experts in relevant fields. Read More

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Repair of unilateral combined orbital floor and medial wall fracture using two titanium mesh plates: a modified technique.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Mar;9(6):463

Department of Ophthalmology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.

Background: Compared to isolated orbital wall fracture, combined orbital floor and medial wall fractures are more likely to be required surgical correction due to a higher possibility of complications. However, it remains a challenge to repair concomitant orbital fracture using a one-piece implant due to the complex anatomic structures of the orbit. Aiming to reduce surgical difficulties and enhance therapeutic effects, we repaired unilateral combined orbital floor and medial wall fractures using two separated modified titanium mesh plates in this study. Read More

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Concurrent bile duct resection versus concomitant thrombectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma associated with bile duct tumor thrombus: a propensity score matching analysis.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Mar;9(6):457

Department of Hepatic Surgery VI, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with bile duct tumor thrombus (BDTT) is uncommon in clinical practice. Surgical resection can achieve better survival than non-operative palliative treatments. However, there is great controversy regarding the optimal surgical modality, particularly regarding the approach to remove BDTT in patients with HCC with macroscopic BDTT. Read More

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Retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy versus open surgery for non-tuberculous pyonephrotic nonfunctioning kidney: a single-center experience.

Transl Androl Urol 2021 Mar;10(3):1212-1221

Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Background: Patients with obstructive pyonephrotic nonfunctioning kidney (OPNK) often require simple nephrectomy for long-term severe clinical symptoms. We aimed to analyze the outcomes of retroperitoneal laparoscopy versus open surgery for OPNK.

Methods: The study included clinical data of 69 patients with non-tuberculous OPNK from January 2015 to June 2019 in a single center. Read More

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Positive association between preoperative lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio and risk of the status of positive surgical margins by prostate cancer: results in 497 consecutive patients treated only by radical prostatectomy.

Transl Androl Urol 2021 Mar;10(3):1133-1142

Department of Urology, The Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.

Background: Positive surgical margins (PSM) is one of the most important factors affecting the prognosis of prostate cancer (PCa) patients after radical prostatectomy (RP). Although some studies have found the preoperative systematic inflammation-based scores the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) can predict the incidence and prognosis of PCa, few studies have explored the predictive value of preoperative systematic inflammation-based scores on the PSMs for PCa patients after RP.

Methods: From June 2014 to September 2020 a total of 497 patients underwent RP at our institution. Read More

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Comfortable suture angle with optimized trocar position aids renorrhaphy during retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

Transl Androl Urol 2021 Mar;10(3):1030-1039

Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Background: This study investigated a comfortable suture angle (CSA) with optimized trocar position for closing the defect during renorrhaphy in retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). The feasibility, usefulness, and safety of achieving the CSA with modified trocar position were determined for different tumor types.

Methods: Two optimized trocar positions were introduced for different tumor types. Read More

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An Interdisciplinary Management of Severe Facial Asymmetry Due to Hemifacial Microsomia.

Contemp Clin Dent 2020 Oct-Dec;11(4):387-394. Epub 2020 Dec 20.

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopeadics, Faculty of Dentistry, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

This case report outlines the importance of an interdisciplinary approach and a patient centric outcome for the treatment of facial asymmetry resulting from hemifacial microsomia. Different treatment modalities are available to treat asymmetries. However, the best treatment outcome can be achieved only when the treatment plan is individualized for every patient. Read More

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December 2020

Human amniotic membrane grafts for retinal breaks in diabetic tractional retinal detachment and combined tractional and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

Sci Rep 2021 Apr 13;11(1):8035. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, Changhua Christian Hospital, No. 135, Nanxiao Street, Changhua City, Taiwan.

To describe the surgical outcomes of using human amniotic membrane (hAM) grafts in the management of retinal breaks in diabetic tractional detachment (TRD) and combined tractional and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (CTRRD). A retrospective case series of 10 eyes with TRD or CTRRD receiving pars plana vitrectomy with hAM grafts implantation, compared with 13 controls receiving the same surgery without hAM grafts. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and re-detachment rate were compared between two groups. Read More

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Management of a Complex Case during COVID-19 Time Using One-day Digital Dentistry: A Case Report.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2020 Nov 1;21(11):1284-1292. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Aim And Objective: The aim of the present case report is to describe the digital management of an implant prosthetic rehabilitation performed by the use of different digital technologies, which allowed to successfully perform in 1 day both the surgical and the prosthetical stages with a minimally invasive approach and a high standard of care.

Background: Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting dental everyday practice. Clinicians have to reduce the number of patients per day and the time they spend in the dental office. Read More

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November 2020

Incarcerated paraoesophageal hernia complicated with distal oesophageal perforation: a combined laparoscopic and endoscopic approach.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 13;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 13.

General Surgery, Esophagogastric Surgery Unit, Centro Hospitalar Tamega e Sousa EPE, Guilhufe, Portugal.

Paraoesophageal hernias are common, but symptoms are not always present nor pathognomonic of this condition, and patients may be suffering for many years before a diagnosis is made. Incarceration and strangulation are rare, but they are life-threatening complications, warranting an emergent surgical repair. Hiatal hernia incarceration causing distal oesophagus perforation is even rarer. Read More

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Modified commando procedure in complicated infective endocarditis ─ a case series.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 Apr 13;16(1):79. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Complicated infective endocarditis (IE) with perivalvular abscess and destruction of intervalvular fibrous body (IFB) has high mortality risk and requires emergent or urgent surgery mostly.

Case Presentation: We presented four patients with complicated infective endocarditis combined with perivalvular abscess and IFB destruction. Three patients had prosthetic valve endocarditis and one patient had native valve endocarditis. Read More

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PIVKA-II serves as a potential biomarker that complements AFP for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.

BMC Cancer 2021 Apr 13;21(1):401. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Laboratory, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin's Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Huanhuxi Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, 300060, China.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors of the digestive system and has high morbidity and mortality rates. It is essential to search new biomarkers to improve the accuracy of early HCC diagnosis. Therefore, we evaluated the diagnostic value of prothrombin induced by vitamin K deficiency or antagonist- II (PIVKA-II) as a potential biomarker that complements α-fetoprotein (AFP) in HCC by detecting the serum PIVKA-II levels. Read More

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Primary pancreatic hydatid cyst: a case report and literature review.

BMC Gastroenterol 2021 Apr 13;21(1):164. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

The Second Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 611731, Sichuan, China.

Background: Hydatid cysts are parasitic zoonoses that often occur in the liver. Pancreatic hydatid cysts are very rare and are usually misdiagnosed as pancreatic cystadenomas. At present, surgical resection combined with albendazole administration is the standard treatment for pancreatic hydatid cysts. Read More

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Long-Term Medical Therapy after Laparoscopic Excision of Ovarian Endometriomas: Can We Reduce and Predict the Risk of Recurrence?

Gynecol Obstet Invest 2021 Apr 13:1-7. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Gynecology and Human Reproduction Physiopathology, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche (DIMEC), IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Objectives: Up to 32% of women experience anatomic recurrence after conservative surgery for endometriomas, while pain recurs in 10-40% of cases. Long-term postoperative hormonal therapy is recommended to prevent disease recurrence. We evaluated the efficacy of long-term therapy with estroprogestins (EPs) or progestins (Ps) in preventing endometrioma recurrence, as identifiable cysts and subjective symptoms, after laparoscopic excision. Read More

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Moderating Effects of Race and Preoperative Comorbidity on Surgical Mortality in Infants.

J Surg Res 2021 Apr 10;264:435-443. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Electronic address:

Background: We sought to investigate the risk of pediatric surgical mortality associated with the combined effects of key preoperative comorbidities and race.

Methods: We performed a retrospective study that included infants who underwent inpatient surgical procedures between 2012 and 2017 and were entered into the NSQIP-P registry. We assessed additive moderation by estimating the proportion of mortality risk attributable to the combined effects of race and the presence of a preoperative comorbidity (attributable proportion [AP]). Read More

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Association of Psychosocial Factors and Hospital Complications with Risk for Readmission After Trauma.

J Surg Res 2021 Apr 10;264:334-345. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle, Washington; Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Background: Unplanned hospital readmissions are associated with morbidity and high cost. Existing literature on readmission after trauma has focused on how injury characteristics are associated with readmission. We aimed to evaluate how psychosocial determinants of health and complications of hospitalization combined with injury characteristics affect risk of readmission after trauma. Read More

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Management of Allen type III nail bed injuries and distal phalangeal fractures with and without fixation.

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Hand Surg Rehabil 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Division, Ankara City Hospital, Üniversiteler Caddesi, Bilkent Bulvarı No:1, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

For combined nail bed injuries and distal phalangeal fractures, fixation may be indicated when there is fracture instability and if a K-wire can be successfully placed in the fracture fragments. We determined the outcomes when these criteria were applied for patients with Allen type III injuries without substantial tissue loss. We retrospectively analyzed 57 patients who had surgery for nail bed injuries with distal phalangeal fractures between October 2017 and January 2020. Read More

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CatastROphiC expenditure rates and barriers fOr treatment aDherence In patients with colorectaL cancEr in India: CROCODILE study protocol.


Colorectal Dis 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Aims: Little is known about colorectal cancer treatment delivery in India and associated costs. The aim of this study is to identify financial and non-financial barriers for colorectal cancer treatment adherence in India.

Methods: CROCODILE is a mixed-methods with a quantitative and a qualitative workstream. Read More

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Buccal Pedicle Flap Combined with Porcine Collagen Matrix: a Follow-up of 2 years on 40 Consecutive Cases.

Clin Adv Periodontics 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Director O.R.E.C.-Oral Reconstruction and Education Center Rome (Italy), Via Rovereto 6, Rome, 00198, Italy.

Introduction: A thick peri-implant mucosa is of importance to prevent recession, color alterations, bone remodeling and promote "creeping attachment". A volume stable porcine cross-linked collagen matrix has been recently introduced for soft tissue regeneration and volume maintenance. The aim of this study was to investigate peri-implant soft tissue healing and stability on 40 consecutive patients treated with buccal pedicle flap combined with the use of the collagen matrix. Read More

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Peroral endoscopic myotomy is equally safe and highly effective treatment option in achalasia patients with both lower and higher ASA classification status.

Esophagus 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Introduction: The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification system was developed as a simple categorization of patients' physiological status that predicts the operative risk. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a less invasive alternative to surgical myotomy in achalasia. As such, POEM seems to be an appealing option for high-risk patients with achalasia. Read More

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External treatment of traditional Chinese medicine for myasthenia gravis: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(15):e25475

Chengdu Eighth People's Hospital (Geriatric Hospital of Chengdu Medical College).

Background: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an archetypal autoimmune disorder. The conventional treatments for this disease are drugs, plasma exchange, surgical, and so on. However, this disease is difficult to cure. Read More

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Therapeutic effects of full endoscopic spine surgery via transforaminal approach in elderly patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: A retrospective clinical study.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2021 Mar;55(2):166-170

Department of orthopedic Surgery, 923nd Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Guangxi Province, China.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of full endoscopic spine surgery on clinical and radiological outcomes in elderly patients over 70 years with lumbar spinal stenosis, without any obvious segmental instability.

Methods: A total of 47 patients (27 males, 20 females; the mean age=74.23±5. Read More

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Sources of healthcare workers' COVID‑19 infections and related safety guidelines.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (Faculty of Medicine).

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of safety guidelines in the workplace, the authors analyzed the work-related exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and the source of COVID‑19 infections among healthcare workers (HCWs), together with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Material And Methods: A cross-sectional prospective study was conducted in tertiary hospitals in the Uusimaa region, Finland, with 1072 volunteers being enrolled in the study from among the HCWs at the Helsinki University Hospital. Overall, 866 (80. Read More

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Using Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) Scores to Select an Optimal Prostate Biopsy Method: A Secondary Analysis of the Trio Study.

Eur Urol Oncol 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Background: While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-targeted biopsy (TBx) results in better prostate cancer (PCa) detection relative to systematic biopsy (SBx), the combination of both methods increases clinically significant PCa detection relative to either Bx method alone. However, combined Bx subjects patients to higher number of Bx cores and greater detection of clinically insignificant PCa.

Objective: To determine if prebiopsy prostate MRI can identify men who could forgo combined Bx without a substantial risk of missing clinically significant PCa (csPC). Read More

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Long-term Survival Comparison of Repeated Breast-conserving Surgery Versus Mastectomy for Patients with DCIS with Ipsilateral Breast Tumor Recurrence: A Real-world Longitudinal Study.

Clin Breast Cancer 2021 Mar 5. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Department of the Endocrine and Breast Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Electronic address:

Background: Although patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) harbor excellent overall survival (OS) after breast-conserving therapy, the evidence regarding to surgical management for ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) is scarce. This study aimed to assess the prognosis of repeated breast-conserving surgery (BCS) versus mastectomy for IBTR in DCIS survivors.

Materials And Methods: Herein, 5344 DCIS cases with IBTR were identified during 702,748 person-years of follow-up, 3532 (66. Read More

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The effect of systemic lidocaine on post-operative opioid consumption in ambulatory surgical patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Perioper Med (Lond) 2021 Apr 13;10(1):11. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Anesthesiology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI, 02903, USA.

Background: Ambulatory surgical procedures continue to grow in relevance to perioperative medicine. Clinical studies have examined the use of systemic lidocaine as a component of multimodal analgesia in various surgeries with mixed results. A quantitative review of the opioid-sparing effects of systemic lidocaine in ambulatory surgery has not been investigated. Read More

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