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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 4 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 4 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  
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over 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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 4 years ago
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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 4 years ago
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Patient-reported Outcomes After Management of Diverticulitis

Do patients report improvement from their diverticulitis symptoms after surgery? This new study offers some results.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Total Hip Replacement

When a hip joint is injured or has arthritis, it may need to be replaced. See what to expect before and after hip surgery.  
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over 4 years ago
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Five Minutes with … Atul Gawande

The professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, founder of the Safe Surgery Checklist, and chair of the Lifebox Foundation, talks about the new programme aimed at cutting surgical site infections that currently cause complications in 30% of surgery in low income countries  
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No need to develop a special interest category for emergency general surgery

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days. Sign up for a free trial  
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over 4 years ago
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Just 20% of Hysterectomies for Pelvic Pain Find Endometriosis

Those found to have endometriosis are twice as likely to undergo oophorectomy at the time of surgery.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pre-op Screening and Post-op Care

Many patients with obstructive sleep apnea--both adult and pediatric--are undiagnosed before surgery, putting them at increased risk of complications. Should OSA screening be required before surgery?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy and Surgery in Rectal Cancer

A longer waiting interval between the end of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery may increase the rate of pathological complete response in rectal cancer.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Care for Elderly After Major Surgery Takes Mental, Physical Preparation

After major abdominal surgery, elderly patients are often discharged to postacute care (PAC) facilities even when they are functionally independent and without postoperative complications.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Symptom Duration Matters in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy

Patients treated with decompressive surgery within 4 months of symptom presentation show improved outcomes for degenerative cervical myelopathy.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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IPD Reoperation Rates Still Hamper Benefit in Spinal Stenosis

The latest randomized trial again shows similar outcomes to surgery with a percutaneous interspinous process device in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, but with increased reintervention.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago