Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Association of prehospital plasma transfusion with survival in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock when...

1. Prehospital plasma transfusion is associated with increased survival in the setting of hemorrhagic shock, particularly with longer transport timesEvidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)It...

Expanding heart transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C

1. The rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT)-negative donor hearts is low, and survival rates in patients...

Preoperative NT-proBNP concentration may help improve perioperative risk estimation

1. In this prospective cohort study involving patients who had inpatient noncardiac surgery, those with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) values of greater than...

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,...
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