Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Presence of rheumatic and musculoskeletal comorbidities were not associated with significant alterations in COVID-19...

1. There were no significant differences in symptom duration, length of hospital stay, and chest X-ray score between patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia with...

Anemia associated with increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease, but not ulcerative colitis

1. Anemia increased the risk of development of Crohn’s disease, inversely to hemoglobin concentration 2. Anemia was not associated with an increased risk of ulcerative...

Low molecular weight heparin associated with better outcomes than unfractionated heparin in pediatric trauma...

1. Among trauma patients aged 10 to 17, the use of low molecular weight heparin as compared with unfractionated heparin was associated with fewer...

Conditional risk of diverticulitis after non-operative management

1. Among patients managed without surgery, the conditional recurrence-free survival of diverticulitis increased with each year survived recurrence-free. 2. Lower age and higher comorbidity burden...

Addition of bevacizumab to standard therapy improves outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer

1. Adding bevacizumab to mFOLFOX6 therapy among patients with RAS mutant metastatic colorectal cancer led to an increased rate of liver metastases resection, which...

Bisphosphonate use and risk of atypical femur fractures

1. In this retrospective cohort study, the risk of an atypical fracture increased with longer duration of bisphosphonate use while discontinuation led to a...

Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy associated with similar outcomes as whote breast post-operative radiotherapy for breast...

1. Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer has comparable long-term cancer-related outcomes as whole breast post-operative radiotherapy, and lower mortality from other causes. Evidence Rating...

Diet and gastric bypass have similar metabolic benefits in diabetic patients

1. Diet alone had nearly identical benefits on insulin sensitivity compared to gastric bypass surgery. 2. The metabolic benefits from diet and gastric bypass surgery...

Use of drug-coated balloons for treatment of stenotic lesions in arteriovenous fistulas

1. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was superior to standard angioplasty for stenotic lesion treatment in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas. 2. Drug-coated balloon angioplasty was shown to be...

Bariatric surgery improves blood pressure control

1. In this randomized clinical trial, patients who received bariatric surgery were nearly 7 times more likely to achieve at least 30% reduction in...
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