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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study using a nationwide claim-based database to evaluate factors influencing the use of preoperative blood tests prior to low-risk surgery. Specifically, we evaluated the fixed effects of the Bayesian generalized linear mixed model using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods when examining the influence of institutional factors [14].
The majority of procedures that take place at the study hospital involve low-risk surgery in patients <60 years of age and with an ASA grading of 1 or 2.
The size of the air-travel effect on VTE risk was comparable to that of low-risk surgery. Other factors associated with increased VTE risk were body mass index from 25 to 30 kg/[m.sup.2], or greater than 30.