Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain

1. Significantly greater pain improvement was observed in patients in the intervention group compared to the control. 2. Patients in the pain-control intervention group demonstrated...

Bariatric surgery superior to medical therapy for diabetes at five-years: The STAMPEDE trial

1. Bariatric surgery significantly reduced and sustained glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels compared to medical therapy at five-year follow-up. 2. Both gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy...

Clinical decision tool may discriminate need for ICU in children with traumatic brain injury...

1. Based on this secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study, certain clinical features, including lower GCS score, and head CT findings, including midline...

Inhibition of the immunoproteasome may improve graft acceptance [PreClinical]

  1. A targeted immunoproteasome inhibitor, DPLG3, was found to have high selectivity for the immune cell proteasome and was not toxic to other cell...

Prophylactic LMWH not associated with prevention of VTE after arthroscopy or casting: The POT-KAST...

1. Prophylactic low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for 8 days post knee arthroscopy demonstrated no change in the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) or major bleeding...

Centrifugal-flow devices noninferior to axial-flow in advanced heart failure: The ENDURANCE trial

1. Centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) were found to be noninferior to traditional axis-flow devices for the treatment of New York Heart Association...

External compression computed tomography may increase diagnostic accuracy in appendicitis

  1. In a prospective trial of 168 patients with suspected acute appendicitis (AA), patients that underwent external compression (EC) computed tomography (CT) demonstrated higher...

Tonsillectomy may have short-term benefits in recurrent throat infection

1. This meta-analysis reviewed studies comparing tonsillectomy to watchful waiting and found an improvement in throat infections, healthcare utilization, and school absences within the...

Tranexamic acid reduces bleeding risk during coronary artery surgery: The ATACAS trial

1. Tranexamic acid demonstrated a significantly lower risk of bleeding complications and transfusion requirements compared to placebo in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. 2. There...

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel similar in preventing cardiovascular events in PAD: The EUCLID trial

1. In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), there were no significant differences between ticagrelor and clopidogrel therapy in terms of the risk of...
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