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Published: June 26, 2017

  • Nationwide recall of succinylcholine Three lots of succinylcholine manufactured by Hospira, repackaged by Fagron Sterile Services and distributed nationwide to hospitals and clinics, are being recalled, in addition to the more than 50 lots of injectable solutions Hospira recalled last week. The recalls were prompted by the detection of microbial growth during a routine simulation of Hospira's manufacturing process. Call Stericycle at (888) 628-0728 to arrange a return.
  • Standardize antibiotics after appendectomy Administering a standardized antibiotic protocol involving 5 days of cefuroxime and metronidazole does not increase risk of SSIs in patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery for complicated appendicitis, compared with 10 days of non-standardized antibiotic treatment, according to new research. The shorter duration and standardized antibiotic protocol did contribute to lower medical costs, notes the study.
  • Same-day penile implants on the rise Inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery in outpatient settings is on the rise, having increased from 54.3% of all IPP surgery (outpatient and inpatient) in 2005 to 83.2% in 2015, according to recent research. Of 40,488 IPP surgeries studied during the 10-year period studied, 75% were virgin implants, 22.2% revisions and 2.8% were device removals.
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