Researchers compared mortality and life expectancy among patients treated with bariatric surgery or usual obesity care to examine the impact of bariatric surgery’s affect on life expectancy.
Researchers sought to evaluate myomectomy, as compared with uterine-artery embolization, in women who had symptomatic uterine fibroids and did not want to undergo hysterectomy.
Antibiotic therapy was found to shorten recovery time for pediatric patients with uncomplicated appendicitis, thereby avoiding surgery.
Researchers state surgery should be considered for patients who demonstrate an inadequate response to medical therapy.
Patients with early-stage breast cancer who undergo mastectomy with or without reconstruction are at risk of prolonged opioid use.
During the current new coronavirus pandemic, a large number of physician anesthesiologists pivoted from working in the operating room to treating COVID-19 patients in intensive care units.
Recommendations have been developed for use of anesthesia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preoperative metformin prescriptions may be associated with decreased postoperative mortality and readmission among patients with diabetes undergoing a major surgical procedure,
Dedicated OR equipped with negative pressure system, dedicated anesthesia machine required.
Fast induction of anesthesia with adequate muscle relaxation recommended to prevent cough.
Dyspnea score change positively linked to air trapping extent change, end-expiratory tracheal shape change.
Self-esteem improved after 5 years in surgical group, but no improvement seen in overall mood.
Immediate adoption at hospitals seen with decrease in traditional laparoscopic procedures.
Researchers sought to evaluate the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on joint pain, physical function, and health-related quality of life.
Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer.
Rates of postoperative mortality high across all levels of the Operative Stress Score for frail patients.
The FDA released a draft guidance to help women have access to information about the risks and benefits of breast implants.
For individuals with obesity, bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk for skin cancer, including melanoma.
Postoperative antibiotic prescriptions are associated with reduced rates of infections after facial plastic surgery.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced a set of practice- and system-level recommendations in a position statement presented at the 2019 AAP National Conference & Exhibition.