Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

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...

Atorvastatin loading before percutaneous coronary intervention improves outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome

1. In this prespecified secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial, patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who received a loading dose of atorvastatin...

Designer opioid receptor agonist provides pain relief without opioid side effects in nonhuman primates...

1. Mu opioid peptide (MOP) receptor agonists provide effective pain relief, but are associated with severe side effects such as respiratory depression, opioid-induced hyperalgesia,...

Medicare bundled payments for lower extremity joint replacements results in fewer discharges to post-acute...

1. Medicare patients randomized to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundle payment model were less likely to be discharged to a post-acute...

Supraglottic airway resuscitation likely more or just as effective as endotracheal intubation for out-of-hospital...

1. In an American, randomized controlled trial, supraglottic airway (SGA) resuscitation was associated with marginally better neurological outcomes and 72-hour survival compared to endotracheal...

Pregabalin may increase the risk of death when coprescribed with opioids

1. Patients coprescribed opioids and pregabalin had significantly increased odds of opioid-related death compared to opioid prescription alone. 2. More than half of Ontario residents...

Bariatric surgery linked to significant reduction in microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes

1. Patients who received gastric bypass surgery had lower rates of diabetic neuropathy at follow up that remained stable throughout the study. 2. Bariatric surgery...

Transplantation followed by antiviral therapy cured hepatitis C in 100 percent of patients receiving...

1. All 20 patients included in the study were cured of HCV following antiviral therapy. 2. Similar eGFR scores were found between nontransplant and transplant...

Early in-bed cycling and electrical stimulation no different than standard rehabilitation for global muscle...

1. There was no difference in muscle strength at discharge between intensive care unit (ICU) patients who underwent in-bed cycling and electrical stimulation compared...
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