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Specialties, Surgical

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  • BACKGROUND: Immunoassays are used in almost all medical and surgical specialties, but they suffer from interference from proteins such as antibodies in some patients' sera [1].
  • Eighty percent of rheumatology believe steroid usage decreases the yield of TA Bx, compared to 62% of surgical specialties (p = 0.04) [2].
  • Intensive care units and surgical specialties had more frequent MRSA cases [3].
  • SETTING: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,000-bed, tertiary-care hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri. PARTICIPANTS: OR personnel in four surgical specialties (gynecologic, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, and general) [4].
  • Cefotetan has been studied in different surgical specialties in prophylaxis and treatment of postoperative infections for its particularly broad spectrum of activity, covering both aerobic and anaerobic organisms, and for the very low incidence of side-effects [5].

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  2. Diagnostic and management trends of giant cell arteritis: a physician survey. Drehmer, T.J., Khanna, D., Markert, R.J., Hawkins, R.A. J. Rheumatol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  3. Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a university hospital in the Canary Islands. Montesinos, I., Salido, E., Delgado, T., Lecuona, M., Sierra, A. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. Use of personal protective equipment and operating room behaviors in four surgical subspecialties: personal protective equipment and behaviors in surgery. Akduman, D., Kim, L.E., Parks, R.L., L'Ecuyer, P.B., Mutha, S., Jeffe, D.B., Evanoff, B.A., Fraser, V.J. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. (1999) [Pubmed]
  5. Prevention and control of surgical infections. Bertelli, A., Germiniani, R. Drugs under experimental and clinical research. (1992) [Pubmed]
  6. Review of cyanoacrylate tissue glues with emphasis on their otorhinolaryngological applications. Ronis, M.L., Harwick, J.D., Fung, R., Dellavecchia, M. Laryngoscope (1984) [Pubmed]
  7. A census of patients waiting for treatment or consultation in surgical specialties in an English health region. Donaldson, L.J., Pugh, E.J., Smyth, J.E. Community medicine. (1989) [Pubmed]
  8. Frequency of atopy, allergy, and previous general anaesthesia in surgical specialties. Fee, J.P., McDonald, J.R., Dundee, J.W. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. (1980) [Pubmed]
  9. OrthoGraphics. A two-dimensional surgical planning system. Lotwin, R.S., Baerg, R.H. Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery. (1993) [Pubmed]
  10. Latest advances in surgical specialties: Part III. Pokalo, C.L. Today's OR nurse. (1991) [Pubmed]
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