Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Centrifugal-flow pumps improve complication free survival compared to axial flow-pumps: The MOMENTUM 3 trial

1. Advanced heart failure patients randomized to receive centrifugal-flow pumps demonstrated higher rates of 2-year survival free of disabling stroke or reoperation to remove...

Optimizing organ donations from overdose deaths may help address national organ shortage

1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs...

Higher short-term mortality demonstrated for women compared with men after ST-elevation myocardial infarction

1. In a modern cohort of patients with readily available primary percutaneous coronary intervention, woman experienced greater mortality rates then men following ST-elevation myocardial...

Inhibiting mitochondrial responses after intra-articular fracture slows progression of posttraumatic osteoarthritis

1. Intra-articular fractures (IAFs) often lead to posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) through mechanisms that involve mitochondria. 2. In a porcine model of IAF, inhibition of mitochondrial...

Human neural stem cell grafts in rhesus monkeys improve motor function after spinal cord...

1. Following cervical spinal cord injury, rhesus monkeys were grafted with human neural progenitor cells. 2. Over the course of 9 months, grafted human neural...

Colonoscopy significantly reduces mortality from colorectal cancer in Veterans Affairs study

1. Colonoscopy in veterans was associated with reduced mortality from both left and right-sided colorectal cancer. 2. Mortality was reduced by 61% in patients screened...

Stricter state firearm laws associated with lower rates of firearm suicide and homicide

1. Strong state firearm laws were associated with lower firearm suicide and homicide rates and overall suicide rates regardless of surrounding state laws. 2. States...

iPad app that allows patients to order tests doubles colon cancer screening rates in...

1. Digital health intervention resulted in significantly higher colon cancer screening rates among participants. 2. No statistically significant relationship was observed between the digital health...

Single PSA screening increases prostate cancer detection but does not change mortality

1. In this randomized controlled trial, men who were screened with a single PSA test had higher diagnoses of prostate cancer than those who...

HCV-infected kidney donors could save lives

1. No HCV infection was detected in patients receiving HCV-infected kidneys 12 weeks following treatment. 2. No antiviral treatment-related complications occurred recipients of HCV-infected kidneys. Evidence...
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