Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Low and middle-income countries show greater post-operative mortality following cancer surgery

1. Low- and middle-income countries have a higher 30-day mortality in colorectal and gastric cancer surgeries compared with high-income countries. 2. Although the rate of...

Metabolic surgery may be more effective than medical therapy for long-term control of type...

1. 10-year remission rates were significantly higher for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) than medical therapy. 2. Patients in the BPD and...

Multimodal pain regimen of generic medications following trauma found to achieve adequate pain control

1. A multimodal pain regimen using generic medications reduced opiate exposure and achieved adequate pain control for adults following trauma. Evidence Level Rating: 1 (Excellent) Effective...

Local block with liposomal bupivacaine does not reduce postoperative opioid use for patients undergoing...

1. In patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair with mesh placement, liposomal bupivacaine transversus abdominus plane block did not reduce postoperative opioid use when...

Perioperative changes of response to antiplatelet medication in vascular surgery patients

1. The incidence of having reduced antiplatelet activity to aspirin (ALR) increased after vascular procedures. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Though clinical guidelines often recommend antiplatelet...

Occult blood in feces is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke and...

1. Positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) results were associated with increased incidences of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, and all-cause mortality. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While...

COVID-19 infection associated with increased risk of perioperative pulmonary and septic complications

1. COVID-19 infected patients were found to be at an increased risk of postoperative pulmonary and septic complications compared with a matched, non-infected cohort. Evidence...

Video laryngoscopy improves the first-attempt success rate of orotracheal intubation in infants

 1. 93% of infants in the video laryngoscopy group were successfully intubated on first attempt compared to 88% in the direct laryngoscopy group. 2. Significantly...

First human facial re-transplantation after graft failure and irreversible necrosis

1. At 30 months post-procedure, facial retransplantation using vascularized composite allotransplantation demonstrated good motor and sensory function. 2. At 2-years post-procedure, the patient was able...

Ticagrelor non-superior to clopidogrel in the reduction of PCI-related myocardial necrosis

1. There was no significant difference in periprocedural myonecrosis between ticagrelor and clopidogrel among patients undergoing high-risk elective PCI. 2. Ticagrelor treatment was associated with...

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