This Viewpoint discusses how social networks and social media are revolutionizing the field of surgery, particularly surgical education.
This retrospective analysis reports that increasing rates of emergent incisional hernia repair are troublesome owing to the significantly increased risk morbidity and mortality associated with emergent hernia repair. While this increased mortality risk is multifactorial, it is likely associated with older age and the accompanying serious comorbidities.
This study reports that participants found interprofessional simulations to be realistic and a valuable educational tool in learning nontechnical skills for emergency situations. Farmer provides a related Article .
This retrospective longitudinal study showed that a checklist-based quality improvement intervention did not affect rates of adverse surgical outcomes among patients undergoing general surgery in participating Michigan hospitals. See also the invited commentary by Urbach.
This retrospective review finds that the primary factor for development of a successful TAVR program development is integration of the cardiac team.
This retrospective cohort study finds a significantly increased risk for anastomotic complications after colorectal resection when postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed.
This randomized clinical trial shows that education and provision of incentive spirometry for unmonitored patient use does not result in statistically significant improvement in pulmonary dynamics following laparotomy.
This study addresses the need for accredited local surgical specialization programs and providing health care professionals with essential equipment and resources for anesthesia.
This retrospective review shows that most patients with stage IV colorectal cancer had undergone primary tumor resection but, beginning in 2001, a trend toward fewer resections was seen. Despite the decreasing resection rate, patient survival rates improved.
This retrospective analysis demonstrated that more than 2 million life-years were saved by solid-organ transplants during a 25-year study period.
This review describes new technologies and treatment options that will continue to advance the treatment of rectal cancer by a multidisciplinary team.
This Viewpoint examines the trends and predictors of the use of radiation for localized unresectable pancreatic cancer.
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