Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

[BMJ] Tranexamic acid reduces mortality in traumatic bleeding

Image: CCKey findings: Tranexamic acid was found to significantly reduce all cause mortality in patients with traumatic bleeding, except in those with the lowest baseline...

[CIRCULATION] NSAID use after heart attacks associated with increased coronary risk, death

Image: PDPrimer: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are known to be harmful in patients with myocardial infarctions. In fact, in 2007 the American Heart Association...

[Neurology] Heavy alcohol intake and intracerebral hemorrhage: Characteristics and effect on outcome

Image:CC/SilktorkPrimer: Heavy alcohol consumption has long been considered a risk factor for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), yet there exists little research regarding the effect of...

[The Lancet] Longer duration of resuscitation efforts associated with increased survival in patients with...

Image: CC/RamaPrimer: When dealing with cardiac arrests, one of the biggest dilemmas facing clinicians is deciding when to stop resuscitation efforts. Little research evidence...

[JAMA] Prevalence and prognosis of unrecognized myocardial infarction determined by cardiac magnetic resonance in...

Image: CC. MRI of the heart. Primer: Pathology studies suggest that subclinical ruptures of coronary atherosclerotic plaques occur frequently, which may result in unrecognized myocardial...

[NEJM] Tight glycemic control versus standard care after pediatric cardiac surgery

Image: Public Domain. Pediatric surgery in Haiti.Primer: Tight glycemic control has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in certain critically ill adult patients,...

[NEJM] No difference in survival between intermittent androgen deprivation therapy and continuous therapy for...

Image: CC/EAS. Human PSA. Primer: Androgen deprivation therapy is the cornerstone for metastatic prostate disease. Intermittent therapy, essentially cycles of androgen deprivation followed by exposure...

[Ann Emerg Med.] Modified Sgarbossa rule associated with improved diagnostic utility for STEMIs

Image: Sgarbossa's rules. Courtesy of EMS12lead.comPrimer:  In patients presenting with an acute ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in the presence of a Left Bundle...

[BMJ] Kidney stones associated with increased risk of end-stage renal disease

Image: CC/James Heilman. Stone in kidney (arrow), CT scan. Primer: Kidney stones are a commonly encountered clinical problem, and while there is limited evidence linking...

[Ann Emerg Med.] False-negative FAST examination: associations with patient outcomes

Image: CC/ Positive FAST - fluid (black stripe, arrows) in Morison's pouch.Primer: The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) exam is a critical...
licensing as small

All-time hits