Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Ultrasonic dissection does not add time benefit over conventional dissection techniques in pancreatic surgery

Image: CC Key study points: 1. Ultrasonic dissection conferred no additional operative time benefit over conventional dissection techniques in surgery of the pancreatic head. 2. Ultrasonic dissection...

Annual seminar helps surgery residents prepare for future management roles

Image: Copyright M.Succi Key study points:­­­­­ Annual one-day seminar improves residents’ perceptions of their abilities to carry out managerial skills Primer: Management skills and training has been...

Meta-analysis suggests novel oral anticoagulants might be safer than warfarin for atrial fibrillation

Image: CC/J. Heuser Key Study Points: The use of novel oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation was associated with small but statistically significant reductions in several outcomes:...

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs) may be reused after explantation

Image: PD Key study points: There were no  infectious complications after the implantation of the used and resterilized implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). Only 2 out of the 106 reimplanted...

Autologous chondrocyte implantation can restore normal knee function in younger patients with full-thickness cartilage...

Image: PD Key study points: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) to treat full-thickness cartilage lesions in younger patients lead to significant improvement in functional outcomes, pain and...

Asymptomatic carotid stenosis increases risk for cognitive dysfunction

Image: PD Key study points: 1. Patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis, unilateral or bilateral, are at higher risk for cognitive deficits than those without carotid stenosis. 2....

ACGME duty hour rules in residency did not change residents’ reported hours of sleep

Image: CC/Earls.  Key study points:­­­­­ 1. Implementation of ACGME duty hour rules for residents did not change the reported hours of sleep between 2003 and 2009...

A phase I trial of neural stem cells in a disease of myelination shows...

Image: CC/N.Benvenisty Key study points:  Transplantation of human central nervous system stem cells, with 9 months of immunosuppression, is well-tolerated within a year of transplant. Clinical and...

Decreasing incidence of heart failure observed in Ontario, Canada

Image: CC/JHeilman. Pulmonary edema in heart failure.  Key findings: This study noted a substantial decrease in the incidence of heart failure in Ontario during the study...

Optimal 3-variable risk-adjustment model developed for use in global surgery outcomes research

Image: CC/ArmyMed Key study points: This study compared models using a receiver operator curve analysis, and found that less than 6 variables are necessary to develop...
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