Articles tagged with "morbidity"

Ultrasound-Guided Needle Dye Injection by Surgeon Localizes Tumor

What is the effect of ultrasound-guided needle dye injection in localization of intraoperative tumors? Background: Locating and surgically excising non-palpable neck tumors in an accurate, efficient and safe manner, particularly in previously operated areas, can be a challenge. Preoperative imaging with computed tomography, magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography, or ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy are tools typically […]

Dysphagia May Lengthen Hospital Stay

Does the presence of dysphagia in hospitalized patients result in prolonged hospital stay and increased morbidity? Background: Dysphagia is a symptom that may be an indication of swallowing dysfunction. Swallowing dysfunction can result in aspiration, dehydration, malnutrition, pneumonia, pulmonary abscess and death. The implication of swallowing dysfunction on a patient’s hospital stay is uncertain. The authors […]