Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

[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.com Primer:  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...

[PEDIATRICS] Anesthesia administered prior to age 3 shown to be associated with cognitive deficits...

Image: CC Abbreviations: - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Receptive - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Expressive - Colored Progressive Matrices - adjusted risk ratio We...

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