Gallbladder surgery study fails to link lack of sleep to complications

11/7/2013 | HealthDay News

An analysis of records for 331 surgeons in Ontario found no differences in complication rates for gallbladder surgeries done following a surgeon's night off and those done after they performed an overnight surgery, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Lead researcher Dr. Christopher Vinden of London Health Sciences Center-Victoria Hospital said because gallbladder surgery is very common, if sleep deprivation among surgeons was a factor in complication rates it would likely be seen with that procedure.

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