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Two-year outcomes were similar between women who underwent transvaginal sacrospinous ligament fixation and those who underwent transvaginal uterosacral ligament suspension to correct apical vaginal or uterine prolapse and stress incontinence in the first randomized trial to compare the two approaches.
MIAMI BEACH (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – An elevated bilirubin level on postoperative day 3 after major hepatectomy may be a harbinger of hepatic insufficiency that leads to poor outcomes – including an increased risk of death.
MIAMI BEACH (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A combination of teamwork and leadership led to a 50% reduction in readmission after pancreatectomy in a large academic facility.
MIAMI BEACH (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Intraoperative ultrasound during resection of colorectal liver metastases changed operative management in 43% of cases, according to
Preimplant biopsy of donor kidneys doesn’t accurately predict the organs’ viability and leads to many acceptable kidneys being discarded, according to two separate reports published online in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Extended follow-up confirms that radical prostatectomy continues to substantially reduce mortality from any cause, mortality from prostate cancer, and the risk of developing metastases over the long term, compared with watchful waiting, investigators reported March 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In an article titled “Sizzle magnets: a worrisome buzz in the emergency department” published February 27, 2014, the telephone number for the National Battery Ingestion Hotline was misstated. The correct number is 202-625-3333. The type of burn that can occur when a battery is swallowed also was misstated. It was a chemical burn.
Using ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging instead of computed tomography to diagnose children’s acute appendicitis resulted in similar clinical outcomes, a study found.
NAPLES, FLA. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Without a single life lost at area hospitals, the medical response to the Boston Marathon bombings was by all accounts remarkable. But what if police and other first-responders had tourniquets and were trained in their use?
SILVER SPRING, MD. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, citing numerous problems with cangrelor’s clinical trial program, has recommended against approval of the short-acting intravenous antiplatelet drug.
MIAMI BEACH (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Studies continue to confirm it: When it comes to complex surgical procedures, higher volume equals better outcomes. But like the chicken-or-egg conundrum, researchers are asking which factor comes first – surgeon or facility.
MIAMI (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – There appears to be no difference in the rate of anastomotic leak in pancreaticogastrostomy compared with pancreaticojejunostomy reconstruction after a Whipple procedure, but pancreaticogastrostomy does appear to increase the risk of some serious postoperative complications,
SNOWMASS, COLO. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Familiarity with the option of minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement is causing some top surgeons to broaden their use of nonsurgical valve replacement.
SAN DIEGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – During 20 months of follow-up, the diagnosis of penicillin “allergy” in hospitalized patients was associated with 10% more total hospital days and a spike in
SNOWMASS, COLO. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – During a recent 15-year period in which the annual arthroplasty rate for osteoarthritis and other noninflammatory arthritides doubled, the arthroplasty rate for rheumatoid arthritis actually declined. Moreover, the mean age at the time of arthroplasty for RA rose.
Acute kidney injury is not only common after implantation of a left ventricular assist device, it is also an independent predictor of 30-day and 1-year all-cause mortality, according to a retrospective, single-institution study.
NAPLES, FLA. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – They sizzle, they buzz, they vibrate. And they’re sending some children to the emergency department.
ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Prior lung resection is associated with increased early mortality and with a more than twofold increased risk of renal failure requiring dialysis in lung transplant recipients, data from the United Network for Organ Sharing suggest.