Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Study suggests testing certain protein combinations can enhance sensitivity of fecal immunochemical test used...

1. Testing for certain combinations of 4 proteins was found to have a sensitivity for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas higher than...

Cluster analysis identifies phenotype groups for atrial fibrillation with unique clinical outcomes

1. Cluster analysis of a population of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) identified four unique phenotypes using variables not traditionally associated with AF classification. 2....

Anti-TNF agents and thiopurines are associated with a slight increase in lymphoma in IBD...

1. In this retrospective cohort study, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients on anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents or thiopurines had a higher rate of...

Congenital heart surgery in trisomy 13 and 18 linked to decreased inpatient mortality

1. Congenital heart surgery (CHS) in patients with trisomy 13 (T13) and trisomy 18 (T18) was significantly associated with a reduction in in-hospital mortality...

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds linked to increased risk of adverse events at mid- and long-term

1. In comparison to everolimus-eluting metallic stents (EESs), bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) increased the chances for thrombotic events at both mid- and long-term follow-up. 2....

Evidence suggests that patient navigators and provider reminders may improve follow-up after positive fecal...

1. Interventions including patient navigators and provider reminders may be associated with improved follow-up for positive fecal blood tests. 2. There is low evidence to...

Adding postpolypectomy surveillance to fecal immunochemical testing is not cost-effective

1. Fecal immunochemistry testing (FIT) screening alone reduced mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC). 2. Adding postpolypectomy surveillance colonoscopy was not found to be cost effective...

Sentinel lymph node dissection not inferior to complete axillary lymph node dissection for women...

1. For women with invasive breast cancer and metastases to 1 or 2 sentinel lymph nodes, treatment with sentinel lymph node dissection alone was...

High recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients treated with laparoscopic antireflux surgery

1. Among patients receiving laparoscopic antireflux surgery, 17.7% experienced recurrent GERD requiring medication or secondary antireflux surgery 2. Factors associated with recurrence included older age,...

Outreach efforts improve rates of colon cancer screening

1. This randomized clinical trial showed that among persons aged 50-64 years, mailed outreach invitations offering either fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) or colonoscopies increased...
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