This randomized clinical trial reports that erythromycin administration increases gastric emptying among patients undergoing emergency surgery under general anesthesia.
Cassidy et al developed and implemented a set of multidisciplinary standardized interventions to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications in patients. The I COUGH program emphasizes incentive spirometry, coughing and deep breathing, oral care (brushing teeth and using mouthwash twice daily), understanding (patient and family education), getting out of bed at least 3 times daily, and head-of-bed elevation. See also the invited critique by Leavitt.
This review of 536 423 pediatric patients 0 to 17 years old using the National Trauma Data Bank from 2007 to 2012 develops a risk prediction calculator for venous thromboembolism in children admitted to the hospital after traumatic injury.
This case serues of patients undergoing liver transplant reports on damage control as a viable strategy for liver transplant recipients with coagulopathy or hemodynamic instability after allograft reperfusion.