Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Comparison of laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure and laparoscopic intracorporeal suture in pediatric hernia repair

1. Among children requiring inguinal hernia repair, those receiving laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure had a faster time to recovery, experienced fewer complications, and had...

Rivaroxaban noninferior to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation and bioprosthetic mitral valves

1. Patients who received rivaroxaban had a statistically significantly longer mean time until occurrence of a major clinical event compared to those who received...

Updated SYNTAX score II 2020 provides accurate risk stratification for mortality and cardiovascular events

1. The revalidated SYNTAX score II 2020 was effective at predicting 10-year all-cause mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) vs. coronary artery...

Efficacy and safety of short-term therapy with indigo naturalis for ulcerative colitis

1. Short-term indigo naturalis therapy demonstrated symptomatic improvement in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Treatment options for ulcerative colitis...

Intravenous iron prior to abdominal surgery may reduce risk of readmission

1. Intravenous iron prior to major abdominal surgery in anemic patients was not associated with decreased need for blood transfusions post-operation. 2. Preoperative intravenous iron...

Drug-eluting stents for saphenous vein grafts associated with better outcomes than bare-metal stents

1. Among patients who have received a saphenous vein graft during coronary bypass surgery and later experience treatment failure, deployment of a drug-eluting stent...

Incidence, risk factors, and in-hospital mortality of post-operative AKI following aortic dissection repair

The Incidence, Risk Factors and In-Hospital Mortality of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients After Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: A Single-Center Retrospective...

Pre-hospital administration of TXA for patients at risk of hemorrhage not associated with improved...

1. In trauma patients at risk for hemorrhage, pre-hospital administration of tranexamic acid did not significantly improve 30-day mortality compared to a placebo. 2. 30-day...

Early physical therapy effective in reducing disability for acute low back pain and sciatica

1. Early physical therapy (EPT) was more effective than usual care alone for reducing disability, back pain, and fear-avoidance beliefs at 4 weeks. Benefits...

Early surgical intervention for symptomatic renal and ureteral stones is associated with reduced narcotic...

1. Among those presenting with symptomatic nephrolithiasis, patients electing for trial of passage with medical expulsion therapy were more likely to receive a prescription...
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