Tag Archives: postoperative

Consider Lower Peak Pulmonary Pressure to Improve Intraop and Postop Outcomes

Posted on 11/28/19 by Allied Anesthesia

As you know, postoperative pulmonary complications, or pulmonary injury, is a well-documented group of complications that occur after most major surgeries. With these complications come the following negative outcomes: Increased patient mortality rate by four times Increased hospital and ICU length of stay More than $20,000 in institutional expenses (per event) Among your cardiac surgery […]

Methadone for Post-Op Pain? A Drug to Watch

Posted on 09/18/19 by Dr. Edward Digiamarino, M.D.

What medical practitioner hasn’t struggled with pain management before, during and after surgery? The relief of postoperative pain, in particular, continues to challenge practitioners today. As you know, even after minor surgical procedures, more than 50% of patients experience moderate to severe pain. So, it naturally follows: We are always looking for the next best […]