Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Assessment of laparoscopic distal gastrectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced gastric...

1. Patients undergoing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer have better postoperative outcomes when compared to those undergoing traditional open distal gastrectomy.Evidence...

Mixed outcomes from surgical evacuation of cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage

1. In this meta-analysis, the proportion of patients with cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage who underwent surgical evacuation and had a favorable functional outcome was not...

Quick Take: Sacrospinus hysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension in women with...

1. Sacrospinous hysteropexy for uterine prolapse may be associated with a decreased incidence of anatomical recurrences of the apical compartment and/or bulge symptoms when...

The CLASS trial: laser ablation and surgery improve quality-of-life for varicose vein patients compared...

1. In patients with primary varicose veins followed for 5 years after treatment, those randomized to receive laser ablation or surgery reported greater improvements...

Quick Take: Differing risk of mortality in trauma patients with stab wounds to the...

Stab wounds are managed operatively and, in select cases, non-operatively, depending on a patient’s hemodynamic stability, the anatomic location of the stabbing, and whether...

Quick Take: Breast Cancer Recurrence in the Nipple-Areola Complex After Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy With Immediate...

Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in the setting of breast cancer preserves the nipple-areola complex (NAC) and breast skin envelope. While previous studies have shown that...

FDG-PET scanning demonstrates prognostic significance in prosthetic valve infective endocarditis

1. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) findings showed prognostic significance in prosthetic valve endocarditis by predicting risk of major cardiac and embolic...

Quick Take: Efficacy of prehospital criteria in identifying trauma patients susceptible to undertriage

While the early recognition of severe traumatic injury is associated with improved morbidity and mortality, undertriage has been associated with poorer patient outcomes. Previous...

Quick Take: Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia versus thoracic epidural analgesia after open liver surgery

Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) can provide effective postoperative analgesia after major abdominal and/or thoracic surgery. The use of epidural analgesia, however, remains low and...

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...
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