Surgery

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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...

Odanacatib for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis

1. The cathepsin K inhibitor odanacatib reduced the risk of fracture but was associated with significantly increased risk of cardiovascular events, specifically stroke, in...

Hospital elder life program linked to improved function, lower risk of delirium in post-operative...

1. In this randomized clinical trial in China of a tailored, family-involved hospital elder life program (t-HELP) was linked to a substantially lower risk...

Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes...

1. A three-month course of amoxicillin provides no clinically significant benefit over placebo for treatment of chronic back pain with previous disc herniation and...

Quick Take: Sex-Based Disparities in the Hourly Earnings of Surgeons in the Fee-for-Service System...

1. Female surgeons earn less in a fee-for-service system than their male counterparts despite a lack of differences in hours worked or procedure duration,...

Quick Take: Assessment of laparoscopic distal gastrectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced gastric...

1. Patients undergoing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer have better postoperative outcomes when compared to those undergoing traditional open distal gastrectomy. Evidence...

Mixed outcomes from surgical evacuation of cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage

1. In this meta-analysis, the proportion of patients with cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage who underwent surgical evacuation and had a favorable functional outcome was not...

Quick Take: Sacrospinus hysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension in women with...

1. Sacrospinous hysteropexy for uterine prolapse may be associated with a decreased incidence of anatomical recurrences of the apical compartment and/or bulge symptoms when...
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