However, lean mass and absolute grip strength decline after surgery.
Starting with physical therapy and having surgery only if that failed was as effective as immediate surgery in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Peripheral nerve decompression surgery may be effective in reducing migraine headache frequency and intensity.
Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.
Women more likely to think surgery is needed for health, less likely to consider it ‘easy way out’.
Findings of early trials based on epicardial fat pad injections during cardiac surgery.
Eighty-five percent of patients report partial or complete resolution of headaches postoperatively.
Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes.
Healthy human appendix contains intraneuronal -synuclein aggregates, truncation products.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with greater weight loss at 1, 3, and 5 years than sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding.
Decline in episodic memory scores seen with older age slower after vs before cataract surgery.
Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids.
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.
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.
Lumpectomy, radiotherapy tied to reduction in breast cancer mortality vs lumpectomy, mastectomy.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Committee has updated their 2012 evidence-based guidelines.