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Endoscopic Revision of Lumbar Spinal Fusions

This study investigated the utility of endoscopic foraminotomy for targeted revision surgery in patients with persistent radiculopathy following lumbar fusion surgery.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Giving patients rosuvastatin before surgery does not prevent complications, study finds

Perioperative rosuvastatin does not prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation or perioperative myocardial damage in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery and is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, a large randomised study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Giving patients rosuvastatin before surgery does not prevent complications, study finds

Perioperative rosuvastatin does not prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation or perioperative myocardial damage in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery and is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, a large randomised study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Lumbar Drain in Skull Base Surgery Reduces CSF Leak Rate

The reductions in cerebrospinal fluid leaks with the lumbar drain were substantial enough to end the randomized trial early.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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After an Injury With a Screwdriver, a Second Surgery Is Needed to Prevent Retinal Detachment

A 45-year-old man's random accident results in a race against the clock to save the vision in his right eye. Can you correctly identify the type of injury he suffered?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Should We Be Treating Preoperative Patients for S aureus?

Commentary on a study published in the Annals of Surgery on the benefit of screening for S aureus in preoperative surgical patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Remote-Access Thyroidectomy an Option for Some, ATA Says

Thyroid-surgery procedures that spare the neck incision are "niche" and really should be recommended only for selected patients and when performed by high-volume surgeons, experts conclude.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Is brain surgery harder than rocket science?

Readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts  
theguardian.com
over 3 years ago
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Unmanned robot surgery works in pig trial - BBC News

An unmanned robot has successfully stitched together a pig's bowel, moving science a step closer to automated surgery, say experts.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
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over 3 years ago
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
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over 3 years ago
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
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over 3 years ago
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
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over 3 years ago
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
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over 3 years ago
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
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over 3 years ago
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MoM Hip Implant Failure Linked to Manufacturing Variation

Bilateral prosthesis, smaller liners, female sex, and production after 2006 were associated with increased risk for revision surgery in patients with metal-on-metal hip implants.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease found safe

A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 3 years ago
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Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: Excellent Outcomes

For select patients, minimally invasive mitral valve (mini-MVR) surgery provides excellent outcomes without increasing hospital costs, compared with conventional mitral valve surgery, according to results from the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative (VCSQI) database.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Femto Trial Results Awaited From Cataract Surgery Meeting

New findings from a prospective randomized trial comparing femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with traditional phacoemulsification will be presented at the upcoming symposium.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago