Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, according to study results presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.Melissa Latorre, MD, MS, from NYU Langone Health, said GI complications in patients who undergo orthopedic surgery are common but underreported. Among the most common complications are constipation, ileus and bowel obstruction.After a surge of adverse events early last year, Latorre and colleagues conducted an analysis to find the root causesRead More

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