This cohort study uses data from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the Vanderbilt Patient Advocacy Reporting System to examine whether patients of surgeons with a history of higher numbers of unsolicited patient observations are at greater risk for postoperative complications than patients whose surgeons generate fewer such unsolicited patient observations.
This case-control study evaluates if abstinence from smoking on the day of surgery is associated with a decreased frequency of surgical site infection in patients who smoke cigarettes.
A woman in her early 70s underwent laparoscopic right partial nephrectomy for oncocytoma. During workup, she was found to have an asymptomatic cystic lesion in right iliac fossa. What is your diagnosis?
This systemic review and meta-analysis analyzes the evidence concerning the pathologic outcomes of laparoscopic vs open rectal resection for rectal cancer among patients enrolled in randomized clinical trials.
This review provides an overview of best practices as set forth in the seventh edition of the Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
This study evaluates the effect of nativity status on clinical outcomes among Hispanic patients with breast cancer.
This pre- and postintervention study evaluates the association of the Best Case/Worst Case framework with surgical communication when communicating to older patients about treament options in high-stakes surgical decisions.
This qualitative research study examines the strategies and pitfalls that emerge during introductory meetings of peer surgical coaches and their coachees.
A man in his 50s presented with right upper abdominal pain he had experienced for 20 days, with high-grade fever and chills since the first week. Ultrasonography of the abdomen revealed a large hypoechoic area in the right lobe of the liver along with gallstones. What is your diagnosis?