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ERAS guidelines for antenatal and preoperative care in caesarean delivery

The Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Society recently published Part 1 of the Society’s 3-part caesarean delivery guidelines, focussed on pre-operative care for women undergoing scheduled and unscheduled caesarean delivery, in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Caesarean delivery is the most common surgical procedure in the modern world.

Intraperitoneal bupivacaine to reduce postoperative opioid-use following laparoscopic appendectomy

Instilling post-operative intraperitoneal bupivacaine at the base of the caecum reduces postoperative pain scores and in-hospital opioid-use in patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy, as reported in the American Journal of Surgery by investigators of the Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI, United States (NCT03004222).