Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Fecal microbiota transplantation improves remission rates in ulcerative colitis

1. In this randomized controlled trial, patients who received a donor fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) had a higher rate of steroid-free remission at 8-weeks...

The REGROUP trial: endoscopic and open vein-graft harvest associated with similar outcomes

1. Among patients randomized to an open or endoscopic vein-graft harvest technique for coronary-artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, there was no difference in major...

Hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy associated with lower complication rates compared to open esophagectomy

1. A hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy approach (Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy) was found to have lower rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications after 30 days as...

PCI for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis still performed infrequently

1. Revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of unprotected left main (ULM) artery remains an infrequently performed procedure in the United States.2. The patients undergoing...

Quick Take: Effect of intranasal ketamine vs. fentanyl on pain reduction for extremity injuries...

The provision of effective analgesia in children presenting with injuries in the emergency department presents as a challenge, with pain control efforts often proving...

Revisional surgeries common after bariatric surgery

1. Over one quarter of patients required revision surgery (including conversion to another procedure, corrective surgery, and reversal surgery) after initial bariatric surgery in...

Long-term glucosamine sulfate likely improves pain and function in knee osteoarthritis

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) receiving a variety of pharmacologic treatments, glucosamine sulfate was associated with...

Aspirin alone likely safest antithrombotic therapy after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement

1. Aspirin combined with warfarin was linked with increased bleeding but not less thromboembolism compared with aspirin alone after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement.2. Dual...

Quick Take: Association of Screening and Treatment for Preoperative Asymptomatic Bacteriuria with Postoperative Outcomes...

It has been previously demonstrated that asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is associated with an increased incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) and urinary tract infection...

Modified FOLFIRINOX results in longer disease-free survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients compared to...

1. Randomized control trial of patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma demonstrates that adjuvant therapy with a modified FOLFIRINOX regimen results in significantly longer disease-free...

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