Patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy were found to report comparable pain scores when receiving celecoxib perioperatively or ketorolac postoperatively.
In phase 2 study, surgery for abnormal acid GER in IPF patients was safe, well-tolerated.
Postoperative Complications of Pediatric Appendicitis Increase Risk for Adverse Events, Greater Hospital Resource UseSeptember 06, 2018
Complicated appendicitis in pediatric patients may result in surgical site infections, revisits, increased length of stay, and increased cumulative cost from all encounters.
Benefits include lower hip-related downstream costs and lower opioid use after arthroscopic surgery.
No significant reduction in percentage of patients prescribed opioids after general surgery.
A person's unwillingness to become an organ donor may be explained by a significant information deficit, mistrust for the medical establishment, or a moral opposition to killing.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Committee has updated their 2012 evidence-based guidelines.
Lumpectomy, radiotherapy tied to reduction in breast cancer mortality vs lumpectomy, mastectomy.
In high-volume centers, patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer may often be eligible for minimally invasive liver surgery via laparoscopy, thereby reducing potential morbidity risks associated with open surgery.
Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis.
But in past 3 decades, decrease in late mortality seen among those who underwent BMT in childhood.
Variation exists in opioid prescribing practices among clinicians in single-hospital systems, which prompts concern about the potential for opioid overprescribing.
Restricting perioperative fluid for abdominal surgery patients does not reduce complications: The RELIEF trialJune 19, 2018
Among patients at increased risk for complications undergoing abdominal surgery, those randomized to perioperative fluid restriction did not have increased disability-free survival at one year compared to patients who received liberal perioperative fluid management.
Associated with increased risk of composite end point of acute rejection, allograft failure
Surgeries by age 9 associated with higher long-term risks of respiratory, infectious, allergic diseases
Long-term mortality elevated even for mild defects; overall survival improved over time
Findings based on comparison to general anesthesia for knee and hip arthroplasty
Oral medication, botulinum toxin type A injections, and endoscopic decompression surgery were all compared in the treatment of patients with frontal secondary headaches due to STN and SON configuration.
Many patients reported unsafe storage and failure to dispose of opioids at one- and 6-month follow-up
The use of high doses of opioids — particularly long-acting opioids — during surgery may increase the risk for 30-day readmission.
Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use
Aside from age, other high mortality factors included left ventricular dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, COPD, and diabetes.
Better glycemic control, weight reduction with surgical treatment for youths with T2D, severe obesityMarch 22, 2018
For adolescents with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity, surgical therapy facilitates glycemic control and weight reduction better than medical therapy.
Patients diagnosed with PFO prior to noncardiac surgery have an elevated ischemic stroke risk.
The addition of HIPEC resulted in longer recurrence-free and overall survival among patients with ovarian cancer.
Preoperative risk factors were greater in African-American children compared with white children.
Nonuniversity-based residency-trained surgeons and university-based residency-trained surgeons have distinct practice patterns.
MEV aortic valve replacement is noninferior to SEV aortic valve replacement in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis.
The FDA has cleared the Senhance System, which allows surgeons to control robotic arms for gynecologic and colorectal procedures.
Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.