Surgery Information Center Archive
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.
Postoperative Complications of Pediatric Appendicitis Increase Risk for Adverse Events, Greater Hospital Resource Use
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.
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.
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 obesity
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.
Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.
A 20-year study found that patients with early-stage prostate cancer who have surgery to remove their tumor do not live longer than those who receive no treatment.
Researchers developed a protocol to demonstrate the efficacy of rivaroxaban in lowering the risk of venous thromboembolism among orthopedic joint surgery patients.
Updated guidelines for safely sedating pediatric patients have been released by the AAP and AAPD.
Women with Crohn disease who use oral contraceptives for more than 1 year have an increased risk of surgery.
Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.
After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.
The number of medical malpractice claims made against anesthesiologists has significantly decreased since 2005.
About 5% of medication administrations during the perioperative period include errors or adverse drug events.
Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.
After major surgery, returning to the same hospital for any complications increases survival.
Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics instead of surgery.
Clinicians in the operating room were sued for defamation after insulting a patient while he was under anesthesia.
Offering preoperative testing and evaluations in one convenient location can significantly reduce surgical cancellation rates.
Cesarean delivery linked to more complications and lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births.
Spray-dried fibrin sealant promotes clotting when other methods are "ineffective or impractical."
Educational intervention improves patient outcomes after discharge from hospital.
But 'duodenal switch' procedure also linked to more complications.
After a surgeon administered a dye that resulted in the death of a patient, cognitive bias was found to be the cause of the deadly hospital error.
The odds of cesarean delivery were two-fold higher for patients whose obstetricians performed fewer than 60 deliveries per year.
Most patients undergoing cardiac surgery have conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.
Readmission risk was significantly reduced with early PCP follow-up among patients who underwent high risk surgery.
In women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, the optimal time for referral to cancer genetic specialists is unknown.
More than 80,000 children undergo appendectomies each year.
Introducing a single full-time orthopedic trained PA in the hospital setting benefited patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.
A new study suggests that a transitional care program involving cardiac surgery NPs reduces readmission for discharged coronary artery bypass graft patients.
Compared with the original surgical lung injury prediction model, SLIP-2 may be a better tool for uncovering high-risk patients.
Laparoscopic power morcellation pose a cancer risk, agency says.
Doctors successfully used leeches as a temporary drainage system until patient regenerated own veins.
California court of appeals reverses malpractice ruling on medical objects left in body.
Risk of long-term mortality is lower compared with watchful waiting.
Transfusion receipt linked to adverse cardiovascular events, regardless of bleeding complications.
Relative to all-cause postsurgical visits, rates are low for clinically significant surgical site infections, but absolute number of affected patients still large.
Patients who underwent lumbar disc herniation had greater improvements in pain, functioning and disability than those treated nonoperatively, but the latter group also fared relatively well.
A teen is declared brain dead after complications following a routine tonsillectomy.
ReSure Sealant gel breaks down over seven days and is naturally flushed away by the eye's tears.
A jury sided with the parents of an injured child in their lawsuit against two physicians and a nurse practitioner at Tufts Medical Center.
A patient is permanently disabled after a surgeon perforated his small intestine during a hernia surgery and failed to repair the injury.
The ADHD risk for patients who undergo early cardiac surgery should be conveyed to parents.
Anxiety is psychological risk factor for chronic post-surgical pain, regardless of the type of surgery performed.
As many as eight neurosurgery patients may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare incurable prion disease.
Soft tissue and musculoskeletal trauma common in blast injuries.
Risk is greater for fractional radiation dose of 20 Gy or higher.
PTSD symptoms predict clinical benefit better than psychiatric diagnosis.
Follow-up postoperative x-rays are rarely of value when patient history and exam are normal.
Pediatric patients with spondylolisthesis who had lower baseline quality of life scores benefited most from surgery.
Excess complications result in more hospitalizations, greater costs and higher mortality.
The iKnife enables near-real-time characterization of human tissue, differentiating between histologic tumor types, primary and metastatic tumors.
Patients undergoing reconstructive spine surgery fared better with general anesthesia and epidural than anesthesia plus narcotics.
Most patients undergoing ambulatory surgery accepted and were highly satisfied with telehealth.
The volume of cervical spine surgeries, as well as associated costs increased from 2002 to 2009, without a significant improvement in mortality.
Most patients are pleased and free of symptoms 13 years after open carpal tunnel release.
Trauma patients more likely to fill more than one opioid Rx pre-injury and were more likely to be using opioids for longer than 12 weeks post-surgery.
Certain MRI findings may predict outcomes for patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation who undergo lumbar spine surgery.
A surgeon mistakenly removed the wrong kidney from a 76-year-old patient at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Denosumab has been approved to treat cases in which the tumor can't be surgically removed, or might lead to a severe outcome such as loss of a limb.
Vertebral fracture risk increases by 21% with each additional injection.
But advantages disappear over open surgery when a concomitant decompression is necessary.
Aspirin for 28 days is non-inferior to and as safe as dalteparin for preventing venous thromboembolism.
MRI reduces the rate of misdiagnosis of acute lesions and hidden lesions before percutaneous cement augmentation procedures.
Among patients receiving their first ICD, using long-detection intervals reduced the number of inappropriate shocks delivered.
Surgical and medication errors down, but suicide up in Minnesota's annual adverse medical event report.
Hogan alleges he underwent several unnecessary endoscopic procedures that destabilized his injured back and significantly damaged his earnings potential as a professional wrestler.
U.S. surgeons make mistakes, such as leaving a foreign object inside a patient's body or performing operations on the wrong part of the body, frequently.
Smoking associated with worse saphenous vein graft patency at one and two years after CABG.