Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Multicomponent intervention linked to improved guideline adherence in long-term opioid therapy

1. In this cluster-randomized trial targeting primary care clinicians (PCC) treating patients with long-term opioid therapy in safety-net practices, a multicomponent intervention increased guideline...

Electrocardiograms following annual health visit are common despite being low yield

1. Electrocardiograms (ECGs) are performed commonly following annual health visits in low risk patients but with substantial variation between practices and physicians. 2. Patients for...

Radiofrequency denervation not effective in chronic low back pain

1. This series of multi-center, non-blinded randomized control trials found that there was either no improvement or no clinically important improvement in chronic low...

Homozygous complement component CD55 mutations cause novel gastrointestinal syndrome

1. Researchers used whole-exome sequencing to define the novel CHAPLE syndrome, characterized by a homozygous CD55 mutation with hyperactivation of complement, angiopathic thrombosis, and...

Combination treatment with calcineurin inhibitors and IL-2 enhances transplant survival [PreClinical]

1. Blood from liver transplant patients treated with a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) showed increased levels of apoptotic regulatory T cells (Tregs) and lower IL-2...

Demand for FMT likely to increase with rise in multiply recurrent C. difficile cases

1. Multiply recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (mrCDI) incidence has increased disproportionately to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), independent of known risk factors for CDI. 2. There is...

Cardiovascular testing after emergency department presentation may not reduce risk of myocardial infarction

1. Based on this retrospective cohort study, noninvasive testing done within 30 days of patient presentation with chest pain at the emergency department reduced...

Electroacupuncture linked to improvements for stress urinary incontinence

1. Electroacupuncture was found to result in less urinary leakage for women with stress urinary incontinence compared to sham electroacupuncture after 6 weeks. Evidence Rating...

ICD therapy significantly reduces death risk in patients with ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy

1. Patients with ICD therapy had an overall reduction in all-cause mortality compared to conventional care. 2. The rate of sudden death was decreased in...

Fecal immunochemical testing demonstrates good diagnostic accuracy for high-risk individuals

1. Meta-analysis of available studies evaluating the use of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients at higher than average personal...
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