Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Comparison of Laparoscopic 270 Degree Posterior Partial Fundoplication vs Total Fundoplication for...

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder associated with reflux of gastric contents through the gastroesophageal junction. There are a wide variety of...

Thyroidectomy more effective than medication for Hashimoto disease with persisting symptoms

1. In this randomized controlled study, complete surgical removal of the thyroid in patients with persistent Hashimoto disease symptoms resulted in greater improvements to...

The PreVent trial: bag-mask ventilation decreases hypoxia in patients undergoing tracheal intubation

1. For intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing tracheal intubation, bag-mask ventilation between induction and laryngoscopy resulted in less hypoxia during the procedure.2. No...

Predictive model may help estimate bleeding risk with aspirin use

1. A model was constructed to predict bleeding risk in patients taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease.2. The predicted data closely match the observed...

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program shows high rates of inappropriate transmucosal immediate-release...

1. After 5 years of monitoring, the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program found that up to half of opioid non-tolerant patients were...

Overlapping surgery not associated with adverse patient outcomes

1. In this retrospective cohort study, overlapping surgery was not associated with increased in-hospital mortality or post-operative complication rates but was associated with increased...

Quick Take: Assessment of Trends in Transplantation of Liver Grafts From Older Donors and...

With an ever-increasing aging general population, older adults have the potential to contribute to an expansion of the donor pool. Organs from older donors...

Quick Take: Association between Periprocedural Neutropenia and Early Infection-related Chest Port Removal

Implantable subcutaneous chest ports are used in maintaining long-term central venous access. The use of these ports is common in a number of clinical...

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...
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