Findings show smoking and 7 or more days of catheter use independently increase UTI risk.
A study was conducted to compare clinical outcomes following minimally invasive surgical off-pump ablation vs catheter ablation for AF treatment.
Researchers compared outcomes following general anesthesia vs procedural sedation for anterior circulation large-vessel occlusion acute ischemic stroke thrombectomy.
Odds of infection, venous thromboembolism, renal complications increased for patients with overweight, obesity.
No significant change seen in attributable risk of female sex for operative mortality, composite of operative mortality and morbidity from 2011 to 2020.
Reduced mortality and lower treatment costs seen for surgical treatment vs nonsurgical treatment.
Results were consistent for patients with and without pre-existing chronic kidney disease.
Researchers analyzed the outcomes of laparoscopic liver resection of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
Frequent cannabis users may have poor response to pain control after surgery and may require more rescue medications such as opioids.
An important new study offers much-needed data to inform older adults of the risks and benefits they must weigh when facing major surgery.
Findings seen vs nonsurgical care among individuals with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Postoperative benefits seen for mood, eating, and engagement.
A recent decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court overturned a 90-year-old precedent protecting nurses from liability if they were following a doctor’s order. The case has caused great concern among the medical community and could potentially result in more lawsuits against nurses.
There have been fewer than 20 cases of squamous cell carcinoma and fewer than 30 cases of various lymphomas reported in the capsule around breast implants.
A woman in her mid-50s presents to the emergency department with a history of nonradiating epigastric pain that began 36 hours ago. The patient notes that the pain has become more generalized. Can you make the diagnosis?
Is appendectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in adult patients necessary or are antibiotics enough?
Risk for relapse lower with removal of small, asymptomatic, secondary kidney stones during endoscopic removal of primary stone
Lower risk for dislocation, revisions seen vs manual arthroplasty.
Investigators compared rates of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia medication discontinuation in patients who underwent gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy.
Multimodal nonopioid regimen of NSAIDs and muscle relaxants provides similar or better pain control than opioids in ACL and rotator cuff surgeries.