Are ORs Really Clean? General Surgery News Report

A recent analysis found that hospital operating rooms are dirty and equipment may be contaminated with bacteria.

What can we expect from the future of robotic surgery? Experts discuss the evolution of robotics and the possibilities for assisted surgery.

Surgeons are working on a consensus to help reduce bile duct injuries from laparoscopic cholecystectomies.

"Prevention is better than cure," says Johannes Jeekel, MD, PhD, reflecting on his priorities as a physician.

As diagnostics for breast cancer improve, will fewer patients require surgery? Experts discuss the field of breast cancer surgery and the role surgeons will play in the future.

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Diarrhoea usually cures itself in three to four days with rehydration (drinking a lot of liquids). When should ORS be used? The real danger is the loss of liquid and nutrients from the child's body, which can cause dehydration and malnutrition. The grocery stores call this "fronting the shelves.". Diarrhoea usually stops in three or four days.