This Viewpoint reviews the study results of and reactions to the Salminen et al acute appendicitis trial and provides recommendations for surgeons who will be confronted by patients questioning whether they need surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses the current liver allocation policy, which has led to increasing geographic disparity in access to liver transplantation across the United States.
This study finds that patients operated on by surgeons trained in residency programs that were ranked in the top tertile were significantly less likely to experience adverse events than were those operated on by surgeons trained in programs that were in the bottom tertile.
This observational study assesses the effect of patient and hospital factors on mortality and readmission rates after surgical procedures and costs of surgery at safety-net hospitals.
This study evaluated improvement in obesity-related comorbidities after bariatric surgery and identified clinical factors associated with these responses.
This cohort study reports findings that support a restrictive postoperative transfusion strategy in patients with stable coronary artery disease following noncardiac surgery.
This case series reports that patients with systemic inflammatory disease are at high risk for postoperative complications, type II endoleak, sac expansion, and additional interventions after endovascular aneurysm repair.
This study of patients undergoing hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery reports significant variability in hospital costs associated with patient and hospital characteristics.
This study compares the availability of trauma care resources in Ghana in 2004 vs 2014.
This systemic review assessed interventions to introduce or improve palliative care for surgical patients.
Haut proposes that the findings from Salminen et al’s clinical trial are not enough to shift from the use of appendectomy to antibiotics in the treatment of appendicitis.
This article examines fluorescent labeling of tumor cells during surgery and its impact on intraoperative detection of cancer cells.
A 64-year-old man from the Philippines presented with 5 months of progressive fatigue, worsening jaundice, and a 13-kg weight loss and no fever, chills, or abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?
A pregnant woman in her 30s in the first trimester was evaluated for incidentally detected anemia. At colonoscopy, she was found to have a 3 × 4-cm ulceroproliferative lesion in the rectum 7 cm from the anal verge. A biopsy specimen was reported as moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. No other lesion was found in the rest of colon. What is your diagnosis?
This study examines pulmonary resection as a diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for patients with known or suspected lung cancer.
Using the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, this study reports on the association between marital status and postoperative function.
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