Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Addition of IV acetaminophen with propofol or dexmedetomidine reduces risk of post-operative delirium in...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, post-operative scheduled intravenous (IV) acetaminophen combined with propofol or dexmedetomidine reduced risk of post-operative delirium in older patients...

Quick Take: Factors associated with unplanned reoperation after above-knee amputation

Unplanned reoperation is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in patients that have undergone above-knee amputation (AKA). While there are certain unifying features...

Quick Take: Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment...

Patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) have a predisposition towards premature joint degeneration. While physiotherapy and modified activity represents the principal treatment for symptomatic FAI,...

Symptomatic and non-symptomatic heart failure associated with increased postoperative mortality in non-cardiac elective surgery

1. In this retrospective cohort study, 90-day postoperative mortality after non-cardiac surgeries was higher for patients with symptomatic or non-symptomatic heart failure than patients...

Paracetamol plus ibuprofen significantly reduces post-operative morphine use in total hip arthroplasty patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, ibuprofen plus paracetamol significantly reduced morphine consumption in post-operative patients who underwent a total hip arthroplasty compared with...

Quick Take: Hypofractionated versus conventional fractionated postmastectomy radiotherapy for patients with high-risk breast cancer:...

Breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy followed by radiotherapy is commonly used in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. There is growing interest in delivering postmastectomy...

Quick Take: Association of Surgical Intervention for Adhesive Small-Bowel Obstruction With the Risk of...

Surgeons are often presented with the challenge of determining the appropriate management for adhesive small bowel obstruction (aSBO). While non-operative management leaves the responsible...

Quick Take: Hospital admission on weekends for patients who have surgery and 30-day mortality...

Previous work has suggested that healthcare interventions on weekends may be associated with increased mortality, but findings have been inconsistent. In this matched cohort...

The POET trial: oral antibiotics in stable endocarditis patients noninferior to intravenous treatment

1. Patients with left sided infective endocarditis who switched to oral antibiotics once stable had similar composite adverse event outcomes compared to patients treated...

EEG-guided anesthetic administration unlikely to reduce post-operative delirium

1. In this randomized controlled trial, EEG-guided anesthetic administration during surgical interventions did not reduce the incidence of delirium compared to anesthetic administration as...
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