Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

First-degree family history of breast cancer associated with increased risk of breast cancer in...

1. In this prospective cohort study, first-degree family history of breast cancer was associated with increased risk of breast cancer in women 65 years...

Aspirin comparable to rivaroxaban for extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis following arthroplasty: The EPCAT II...

1. Patients initially treated with rivaroxaban following total knee or hip arthroplasty experienced similar rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) regardless of continued rivaroxaban use...

Thrombectomy improves functional outcomes for imaging screened patients 6 to 16 hours after stroke:...

1. Patients presenting with ischemic stroke 6 to 16 hours after they were last known to be well had improved functional outcomes at 90...

Breast cancer screening using MRI versus mammography associated with more biopsies but lower cancer...

1. In women both with and without personal history of breast cancer (PHBC), screening MRI was associated with higher biopsy rates compared to mammography. 2....

Cranial electrical stimulation may be of modest benefit for treating depression and anxiety

1. Low-strength evidence suggests that cranial electrical stimulation (CES) may be moderately beneficial for patients with depression and anxiety. 2. There was insufficient evidence that...

ICD placement in CKD patients increases hospitalizations without survival benefit

1. Adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure with reduced LVEF who received implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) did not differ from matched...

Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale linked to increased perioperative stroke risk

1. A preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale was associated with an increased risk of stroke within 30 days of non-cardiac surgery. Evidence Rating Level: 2...

Hot tea consumption associated with increased esophageal cancer risk in high-risk individuals

1. Hot tea consumption in combination with excessive smoking or alcohol use was associated with a higher risk for esophageal cancer. 2. In the absence...

Pharmacist-led extended medication review and follow-up on discharge may decrease risk of readmission

1. In this randomized clinical trial, a pharmacist-led extended intervention, which included medication review, three motivational interviews, and telephone follow-up resulted in significant decreases...

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in heart failure reduces mortality and hospitalization: The CASTLE-AF...

1. Compared to medical therapy alone, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure reduced the risk of all-cause mortality and hospitalization. 2....
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