Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Radical prostatectomy significantly improves survival in localized prostate cancer: the SPCG-4 trial

1. Among men under 75 years of age with localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy was associated with a significant survival benefit compared to watchful...

Quick Take: Risk of Appendiceal Neoplasm in Periappendicular Abscess in Patients Treated With Interval...

Patients presenting with appendicitis are typically stratified as having either uncomplicated or complicated acute appendicitis, the latter of which may include the formation of...

Quick Take: Effect of Total Intravenous Anesthesia vs Volatile Induction With Maintenance Anesthesia on...

Emergence agitation, characterized by confusion, disorientation, crying, moaning, shouting, or screaming after general anesthesia, can lead to serious adverse events including increased injury, pain,...

Large spike in drug use-associated infective endocarditis linked with opioid epidemic

1. Researchers have identified a significant increase in hospitalizations due to infective endocarditis related to drug use.2. Heart valve surgeries among patients with drug...

Survival greater in cervical cancer patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy compared to minimally invasive techniques:...

1. This randomized controlled trial of women with early-stage cervical cancer reports that patients who underwent minimally invasive radical hysterectomy had lower rates of...

Improved survival with open surgery compared to minimally invasive radical hysterectomy among early cervical...

1. A retrospective cohort study noted that minimally invasive surgery was associated with a higher risk of death compared to open surgery among women...

Gastric bypass most effective for weight loss among common bariatric procedures

1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was found to be the most effective bariatric procedure reviewed in this study in terms of patient weight loss.2. The...

Quick Take: The IRIS Trial: Effect of cricoid pressure compared with a sham procedure...

The administration of anesthetic agents during induction results in a loss of protective upper airway reflexes, and thus may be associated with an increased...

Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for musculoskeletal pain not linked with adverse outcomes...

1. In this retrospective cohort analysis, patients with a history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, or heart failure presenting to primary care physicians for...

Physical therapy noninferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for partial nonobstructive meniscal tears

1. In this randomized controlled trial, patient-reported knee function did not significantly differ between those randomized to physical therapy compared to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy...

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