Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Total hip arthroplasty versus hemiarthroplasty for management of hip fractures

1. In this randomized controlled trial, the incidence of secondary procedures within 2 years did not differ significantly between patients that received a total...

Peroral endoscopic myotomy in patients with idiopathic achalasia

1. In this multicenter randomized trial, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) generated clinical success in controlling symptoms of achalasia similar to the current gold standard...

Mortality and Health Care Utilization Among Medicare Patients Undergoing Emergency General Surgery vs Those...

1. Older adults who undergo emergency general surgeries face similar rates of hospital use, days away from home and work, and one-year mortality rates...

MIV-711 effective in reducing bone and cartilage manifestations for patients with osteoarthritis

1. In this double-blind phase 2a trial, cathepsin K inhibitor MIV-711 did not show a significant benefit in reducing pain but proved effective in...

Association of prehospital plasma transfusion with survival in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock when...

1. Prehospital plasma transfusion is associated with increased survival in the setting of hemorrhagic shock, particularly with longer transport timesEvidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)It...

Expanding heart transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C

1. The rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT)-negative donor hearts is low, and survival rates in patients...

Preoperative NT-proBNP concentration may help improve perioperative risk estimation

1. In this prospective cohort study involving patients who had inpatient noncardiac surgery, those with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) values of greater than...

Survival outcomes after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy versus open distal gastrectomy with nodal dissection for...

1. Laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy is non-inferior to open distal gastrectomy for clinical stage IA and IB gastric cancer in terms of relapse-free survival at...

Association of Anticoagulant Therapy With Risk of Fracture Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

1. Direct oral anticoagulants, specifically apixaban, were associated with lower risk of fracture in patients with atrial fibrillation compared to warfarin.Evidence Rating Level:...

Trampoline-related fractures on the rise

1. Between the years 2008 and 2017, researchers noted a significant rise in the number of trampoline-related fractures.2. Though still most commonly occurring at...
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