Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Sentinel lymph node dissection not inferior to complete axillary lymph node dissection for women...

1. For women with invasive breast cancer and metastases to 1 or 2 sentinel lymph nodes, treatment with sentinel lymph node dissection alone was...

High recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients treated with laparoscopic antireflux surgery

1. Among patients receiving laparoscopic antireflux surgery, 17.7% experienced recurrent GERD requiring medication or secondary antireflux surgery 2. Factors associated with recurrence included older age,...

Outreach efforts improve rates of colon cancer screening

1. This randomized clinical trial showed that among persons aged 50-64 years, mailed outreach invitations offering either fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) or colonoscopies increased...

Physician notification increases patient participation in colorectal cancer screening

1. Providing physicians with a list of patients requiring colorectal cancer screening results in a small but significant increase in patient participation in fecal...

Re-analysis of evidence suggests that PSA screening significantly reduces the risk for death from...

1. PSA screening was associated with a reduction in risk for death from prostate cancer. 2. No differences in the effects of PSA screening were...

Extensive cancer screening may not improve outcomes for patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism

1. Although more extensive screening may detect more cases of occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) at the preliminary screening, it...

Canagliflozin reduces cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes: The CANVAS

1. Canagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, significantly reduced the risk of the primary composite outcome of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction,...

Midlife smoking, diabetes, and hypertension associated with late life dementia

1. Based on results of the Atherosclerotic Risk in Communities (ARIC) prospective cohort, midlife vascular risk factors associated with dementia included smoking, diabetes, prehypertension,...

Levosimendan not effective in reducing postoperative low cardiac output syndrome in select heart surgery...

1. Compared with placebo, levosimendan did not reduce the need for prolonged catecholamine infusion, use of left ventricular assist device, or renal replacement therapy...

Cerebral embolic protection devices not effective in surgical aortic valve repair

1. This randomized clinical trial showed that cerebral embolic protection devices did not significantly reduce the risk of CNS infarction among patients with calcific...
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