Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

[Physician Comment] Suture closure superior to staples after cesarean delivery

Image: PD  1. Suture closure following cesarean section offers significantly less morbidity than staple closure. 2. Although suture closure takes longer, it is economically and medically...

Remote ischemic preconditioning reduced myocardial injury in CABG patients

Image: PD  1. Remote ischemic preconditioning in CABG patients decreased myocardial injury in the first 72 hours after surgery. 2. All-cause mortality and rates of major...

The 3C Study: Alemtuzumab may reduce acute rejection following kidney transplant

1. Alemtuzumab induction treatment significantly reduced events of biopsy-proven acute rejection (BPAR) when compared with standard basiliximab-based therapy (BBT).  2. Kidney graft function at six...

Hopkins Frailty Score is best predictor of postoperative complications

Image: PD  1. Intermediately frail or frail patients, as determined by the Hopkins Frailty Score, had more post-op complications.  2. Some frailty-related predictors of complications may...

Continuous infusion of beta-lactams may be superior to bolus therapy

Jan 9th - Continuous infusion of beta-lactam antibiotics yielded a higher plasma concentration and higher rates of clinical cure in patients with severe sepsis.  Image: PD 1. ...

Sentinel lymph node surgery associated with a high false negative rate in node-positive breast...

Image: PD  1. Among women with node positive cN1 breast cancer, the false negative rate of sentinel lymph node surgery was 12.8%, above a previously...

Transvaginal ultrasound is the best diagnostic method for ectopic pregnancy

Image: PD 1. With a sensitivity of 88% and specificity of 88% for detecting ectopic pregnancy, transvaginal sonography was the single best diagnostic method of those...

Hamstring graft for ACL reconstruction achieves semitendinosus and gracilis tendon regeneration, but with functional...

Image: CC Key study points:     Semitendinosus and gracilis tendons are able to achieve regeneration and regain near normal points of insertion and cross sectional areas.  ...

MRI evidence of disc herniation is not predictive of clinical outcome in sciatica

Image: PD 1.  The presence of disc herniation or nerve root impingement on MRI did not distinguish patients with a favorable outcome from those with...

Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer are effective long-term

Image: PD 1. Mean subjective shoulder value increased from 29% preoperatively to 70% 2. Pain score improved from 7 to 13/15 points. 3. Inferior results were associated with insufficiency...
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