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This narrative review summarizes evidence that addresses commonly asked questions about cardiovascular risk assessment prior to noncardiac surgery, such as the role of preoperative stress testing and medication to reduce surgical risk and the need to discontinue anticoagulants.
This qualitative study examines how patient race and gender are associated with clinician recommendations for allocation of advanced heart failure therapies.
This case report describes a 44-year-old man who presented with positional headaches and other symptoms and was found to have spontaneous intracranial hypotension because of a cerebrospinal fluid–venous fistula.
This meta-analysis evaluates which factors are associated with diffusion-weighted imaging lesions and whether these lesions are associated with functional outcomes among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.
A 68-year-old woman with history of uterine carcinoma (unknown histology) treated 30 years prior had 2 months of generalized abdominal pain and distention but no fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, or weight loss. CBC and serum chemistries were unremarkable; CT and MRI showed pelvic ascites and an enhancing lesion at the base of the cecum; CEA level was 18 ng/mL (normal <5 ng/mL). What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?
This cohort study compares survival with adjuvant systemic chemotherapy vs active surveillance in patients with up-front resection of isolated synchronous colorectal peritoneal metastases.
This study investigates temporal trends in gender participation in membership, leadership, and presentations of women in the Pacific Coast Surgical Association.
This Viewpoint describes possible changes to the practice of surgical referrals for the resection of colorectal liver metastases.
This randomized clinical trial examines whether postoperative patient-controlled intravenous analgesia decreases the occurrence of gastrointestinal (GI) complications after pancreatic surgery compared with perioperative thoracic epidural analgesia.
This cohort study assesses whether sex disparities in wait list mortality and deceased donor liver transplant are associated with geographic location, candidate anthropometric and liver measurements, and Model for End-stage Liver Disease score.
This case series evaluates survival and radiographic and serologic measures of responses associated with administration of FOLFIRINOX or gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel as first-line chemotherapy in patients with previously untreated localized pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
This open-label randomized clinical trial examines the utility and safety of nasogastric decompression after pancreaticoduodenectomy by comparing the occurrence of postoperative complications among patients with or without postoperative nasogastric tube decompression.
This cross-sectional study uses data from the Premier Healthcare Database to compare in-hospital mortality, home discharge, and hospital length of stay among older adults with and without dementia who have undergone major surgical procedures.
This meta-analysis uses individual participant data from clinical trials to estimate associations between radial artery vs saphenous vein grafting techniques and cardiovascular outcomes at 10 years among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
This cohort study investigates whether preoperative patient frailty and operative stress are associated with postoperative mortality for patients undergoing elective vs emergent surgical procedures.
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