Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Hospital elder life program linked to improved function, lower risk of delirium in post-operative...

1. In this randomized clinical trial in China of a tailored, family-involved hospital elder life program (t-HELP) was linked to a substantially lower risk...

Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes...

1. A three-month course of amoxicillin provides no clinically significant benefit over placebo for treatment of chronic back pain with previous disc herniation and...

Quick Take: Sex-Based Disparities in the Hourly Earnings of Surgeons in the Fee-for-Service System...

1. Female surgeons earn less in a fee-for-service system than their male counterparts despite a lack of differences in hours worked or procedure duration,...

Quick Take: Assessment of laparoscopic distal gastrectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced gastric...

1. Patients undergoing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer have better postoperative outcomes when compared to those undergoing traditional open distal gastrectomy.Evidence...

Mixed outcomes from surgical evacuation of cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage

1. In this meta-analysis, the proportion of patients with cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage who underwent surgical evacuation and had a favorable functional outcome was not...

Quick Take: Sacrospinus hysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension in women with...

1. Sacrospinous hysteropexy for uterine prolapse may be associated with a decreased incidence of anatomical recurrences of the apical compartment and/or bulge symptoms when...

The CLASS trial: laser ablation and surgery improve quality-of-life for varicose vein patients compared...

1. In patients with primary varicose veins followed for 5 years after treatment, those randomized to receive laser ablation or surgery reported greater improvements...

Quick Take: Differing risk of mortality in trauma patients with stab wounds to the...

Stab wounds are managed operatively and, in select cases, non-operatively, depending on a patient’s hemodynamic stability, the anatomic location of the stabbing, and whether...

Quick Take: Breast Cancer Recurrence in the Nipple-Areola Complex After Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy With Immediate...

Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in the setting of breast cancer preserves the nipple-areola complex (NAC) and breast skin envelope. While previous studies have shown that...

FDG-PET scanning demonstrates prognostic significance in prosthetic valve infective endocarditis

1. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) findings showed prognostic significance in prosthetic valve endocarditis by predicting risk of major cardiac and embolic...
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