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Complications of Daytime Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies Performed by Surgeons Who Operated the Night Before

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of the American Medical Association


Christopher Vinden; Danielle M. Nash; Jagadish Rangrej; Salimah Z. Shariff; Stephanie N. Dixon; Arsh K. Jain; Amit X. Garg
The debate between surgeon sleep deprivation and performance continues. This study looked at complications from laparoscopoic cholecystectomies (n=94,183) in surgeons who operateed the night before and found no difference in outcomes. Although lap cholecystectomies don't translate to cardiothoracic surgery, some of the discussion points apply. Also, there is an excellent editorial accompanied the article written by Michael Zinner and Julie Ann Freischlag.

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