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Practice of wound closure techniques among emergency physicians and surgeons in Makkah City Hospitals in Saudi Arabia.

J Public Health Res 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Specialized Surgery Department, King Abdullah Medical City.

Background: Wound suturing is a procedure performed by medical and surgical specialists. While there are many different suturing techniques and materials used to treat patients, the choice of which to employ depends on different variables that affect the outcome of the procedure.

Design And Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted to provide descriptive data regarding the practice of wound closure techniques, and to develop an awareness of scar formation factors. Read More

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Healthcare Resource Utilization in Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Three-Year Cost Evaluation of Truven Health Marketscan Research Databases.

J Surg Res 2021 Apr 10;264:408-417. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue MC 7375, Madison, WI 53792.

Background: Inguinal hernia repair is the most commonly performed elective operation in the United States, with over 800,000 cases annually. While clinical outcomes comparing laparoscopic versus open techniques have been well documented, there is little data comparing costs associated with these techniques. This study evaluates the cost of healthcare resources during the 90-d postoperative period following inguinal hernia repair. Read More

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