Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension

1. Meta-analysis of sham-controlled randomized trials of catheter-based renal denervation demonstrated reduction in ambulatory and office systolic blood pressures.2. Second-generation trials demonstrated greater reduction...

Quick Take: Prophylactic Irradiation of Tracts in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: An Open-Label,...

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a devastating cancer, with survival rates ranging from as low as 17% to 46%. Diagnosis and/or treatment usually involves an...

Quick Take: Efficacy and safety of biosimilar CT-P13 compared with originator infliximab in patients...

Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapies are commonly used in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. However, due to the high...

Quick Take: Combined Surgery and Extensive Intraoperative Peritoneal Lavage vs Surgery Alone for Treatment...

Gastric cancer is typically treated with surgical resection followed by chemotherapy. Peritoneal metastasis, caused by direct cancer cell dissemination, is the most common pattern...

Quick Take: Nationwide analysis of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in civilian...

Massive hemorrhage secondary to traumatic injury continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. While the use of temporary hemostatic measures including...

Quick Take: Long-term outcome of surgery versus conservative management for recurrent and ongoing complaints...

Roughly 20% of patients affected by diverticulitis experience recurrent symptoms after being treated conservatively, without surgery. This is complicated by the fact that persistent...

Mesenchymal precursor cell transplant did not improve weaning from device support in LVAD patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, the injection of mesenchymal precursor cells into the myocardium of patients undergoing a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)...

The Evolut Low Risk Trial: Self-expanding TAVR noninferior to surgery in low-risk patients

1. Among patients with severe aortic stenosis at low-risk for surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with a self-expanding valve was noninferior to surgical...

The PARTNER 3 Trial: TAVR with balloon-expandable valves has favorable post-surgical outcomes among low-risk...

1. This randomized control trial compared post-surgical outcomes between transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) with balloon-expandable valves or surgical valve replacement in low- risk surgical...

Tramadol may be associated with increased mortality among patients with osteoarthritis

1. In this retrospective cohort of patients with osteoarthritis, tramadol had a significantly higher risk of mortality over 1 year compared to NSAIDs, though...
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