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A Walker, Olive Oil, and a Hematoma: General Surgery News Report

Researchers recently reported that new technology can measure microbial aerosol contaminants in the operating room. Their goal is to use the technology to decrease the risk for surgical site infections.

Surgeons need to manage patient expectations for those who decide against breast reconstruction when undergoing a mastectomy.

A recent trial revealed that magnetic sphincter augmentation controls regurgitation in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease better than increasing their proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) dose.

Collaboration among a surgeon, pathologist, and radiologist decreased positive margins in patients undergoing lumpectomy, a new study found.

What do walker balls, extra virgin olive oil, and a subungual hematoma have in common? Leo Gordon, MD, explains, as he recounts an intriguing patient experience.

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  • Reviewed by
    Dori F. Zaleznik, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Retired), Harvard Medical School, Boston

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