Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Peri-operative interruption of DOACs associated with low rates of bleeding and thrombosis

1. The Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study evaluated the safety of standardized perioperative interruption of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for...

Quick Take: A multicenter trial of vena cava filters in severely injured patients

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common following major trauma. While delay in thromboprophylaxis initiation by more than 1 to 3 days is associated with a...

Cardiac device implantation complications vary widely among hospitals

1. Cardiac device implantation event complication rates were higher for ICDs than PPMs in this retrospective cohort study.2. Significant variation between hospitals was found...

Quick Take: The clinical and cost-effectiveness of total versus partial knee replacement in patients...

The two main surgical options for late-stage medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee are partial knee replacement (PKR) and total knee replacement (TKR). There...

Quick Take: Association between heart failure and postoperative mortality among patients undergoing ambulatory noncardiac...

Patients with heart failure are at an increased risk of experiencing postoperative adverse events and mortality. While ambulatory surgical procedures are perceived as being...

Quick Take: 2-cm versus 4-cm surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than...

The ideal surgical excision margin for patients with thick (>2 mm) localized cutaneous melanomas is unclear, where the risk of recurrence must be weighed...

Cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulant use does not increase bleeding risk

1. In this randomized controlled trial, cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulation does not increase bleeding risk when compared to hot snare polypectomy with...

Quick Take: Trends in diverting loop ileostomy vs. total abdominal colectomy as surgical management...

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated...

Tanezumab provides modest benefit for osteoarthritis

1. In this randomized controlled trial, subcutaneous tanezumab resulted in moderate improvements in joint pain and physical function for patients with osteoarthritis compared to...

Quick Take: Association Between Preoperative Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescription Patterns and Mortality After Noncardiac...

Strategies to amend clinician prescription patterns are of critical importance in addressing opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths across the United States. One potential approach...
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