Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

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...

Comparative analysis of wounds from oral mucosa versus skin reveals novel therapeutic targets for...

1. Comparative profiling of wounds induced in the oral mucosa versus skin revealed expression of genes that prime the oral mucosa for wound healing....

Mean platelet counts shown to decrease during pregnancy

1. Retrospective analyses demonstrated evidence of mean platelet count decline during pregnancy beginning as early as the first gestational trimester 2. Platelet counts were significantly...

Using HCV-infected kidneys greatly reduces wait time for transplantation and improves survival for patients...

1. Use of HCV-infected kidneys increased patients’ quality-adjusted life expectancy. 2. Lower costs were associated with HCV-infected kidneys compared to transplanting HCV-uninfected kidneys to HCV-positive...

Primary HPV testing may detect cervical neoplasms earlier and more accurately than cytology

1. In this Canadian, randomized controlled trial, the use of primary HPV testing compared with cytology resulted in a significantly lower likelihood of CIN3+...

Placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators significantly decreases following Department of Justice investigation

1. In this multicenter, longitudinal, serial cross-sectional analysis, there were 457 hospitals across 43 states that reached a monetary settlement with the Department of...

Enzalutamide reduces risk of metastatic prostate cancer in at-risk men

1. Prostate cancer patients with a rapidly risking prostate-specific antigen (PSA) despite chemical or physical castration had lower rates of metastasis when treated with...

Fruquintinib increases overall survival in metastatic colorectal carcinoma

1. In this phase 3 randomized controlled trial, fruquintinib increased median overall survival and progression-free survival compared to placebo in patients with colorectal cancer...
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