Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Aspirin alone likely safest antithrombotic therapy after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement

1. Aspirin combined with warfarin was linked with increased bleeding but not less thromboembolism compared with aspirin alone after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement.2. Dual...

Quick Take: Association of Screening and Treatment for Preoperative Asymptomatic Bacteriuria with Postoperative Outcomes...

It has been previously demonstrated that asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is associated with an increased incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) and urinary tract infection...

Modified FOLFIRINOX results in longer disease-free survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients compared to...

1. Randomized control trial of patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma demonstrates that adjuvant therapy with a modified FOLFIRINOX regimen results in significantly longer disease-free...

Negative colonoscopy screening linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer-related death

1. Among average-risk adults, negative findings of a screening colonoscopy was linked to reduced risk of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer related-deaths compared to...

Opioids unlikely to provide clinically meaningful reduction in chronic non-cancer pain

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of patients with chronic non-cancer pain, though opioids showed small improvements in pain, physical functioning, and sleep...

Patients with low back pain or pain at multiple sites at highest risk for...

1. Risk factors for chronic opioid use were highest in patients that had multiple sites of pain or low back pain.2. The authors...

Radical prostatectomy significantly improves survival in localized prostate cancer: the SPCG-4 trial

1. Among men under 75 years of age with localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy was associated with a significant survival benefit compared to watchful...

Quick Take: Risk of Appendiceal Neoplasm in Periappendicular Abscess in Patients Treated With Interval...

Patients presenting with appendicitis are typically stratified as having either uncomplicated or complicated acute appendicitis, the latter of which may include the formation of...

Quick Take: Effect of Total Intravenous Anesthesia vs Volatile Induction With Maintenance Anesthesia on...

Emergence agitation, characterized by confusion, disorientation, crying, moaning, shouting, or screaming after general anesthesia, can lead to serious adverse events including increased injury, pain,...

Large spike in drug use-associated infective endocarditis linked with opioid epidemic

1. Researchers have identified a significant increase in hospitalizations due to infective endocarditis related to drug use.2. Heart valve surgeries among patients with drug...

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