Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: 2-cm versus 4-cm surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than...

The ideal surgical excision margin for patients with thick (>2 mm) localized cutaneous melanomas is unclear, where the risk of recurrence must be weighed...

Cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulant use does not increase bleeding risk

1. In this randomized controlled trial, cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulation does not increase bleeding risk when compared to hot snare polypectomy with...

Quick Take: Trends in diverting loop ileostomy vs. total abdominal colectomy as surgical management...

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated...

Tanezumab provides modest benefit for osteoarthritis

1. In this randomized controlled trial, subcutaneous tanezumab resulted in moderate improvements in joint pain and physical function for patients with osteoarthritis compared to...

Quick Take: Association Between Preoperative Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescription Patterns and Mortality After Noncardiac...

Strategies to amend clinician prescription patterns are of critical importance in addressing opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths across the United States. One potential approach...

Quick Take: Pexidartinib versus placebo for advanced tenosynovial giant cell tumour (ENLIVEN)

Tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm that arises in the joints, bursae, or tendon sheaths. The standard treatment is surgical...

Quick Take: Comparison of Outcomes After Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Among Patients...

In patients who have previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) can be a complicated procedure due to...

Quick Take: Safety and Efficacy of the Addition of Lapatinib to Perioperative Chemotherapy for...

Current international guidelines recommend a combination of perioperative chemotherapy and surgery in the treatment of operable gastroesophageal cancer. However, given high mortality rates in...

Quick Take: Assessment of use of arteriovenous graft vs. arteriovenous fistula for first-time permanent...

For patients with end-stage renal disease, the type of hemodialysis access selected has a direct effect on complication rates and associated healthcare costs. Typically,...

Quick Take: Association of Cortical Stimulation–Induced Seizure With Surgical Outcome in Patients With Focal...

Cortical stimulation during intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) is used in defining the epileptogenic zone in patients with epilepsy, with the aim of removing the seizure...
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