Surgery

Nonendoscopic nonmalignant polyp surgery increasing despite greater risk

FROM GASTROENTEROLOGY Rate of nonendoscopic surgeries for nonmalignant colorectal polyps significantly increased from 5.9 ...

Strategies to reduce colorectal surgery complications

REPORTING FROM MISS LAS VEGAS (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Colorectal surgery is rife with ...

Breast cancer care delayed when patients have high deductibles

FROM JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY High-deductible health insurance plans may be bad for women’s ...

Biomarker accurately predicted primary nonfunction after liver transplant

Increased donor liver perfusate levels of an underglycosylated glycoprotein predicted primary transplant nonfunction with ...

Racial disparities by region persist despite multiple liver transplant allocation schemes

FROM SURGERY Racial and regional disparities in liver transplant allocation persist despite multiple allocation ...

Preoperative penicillin allergy tests could greatly decrease SSI

FROM CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES Patients with reported penicillin allergies are significantly more likely to ...

Defining incisional hernia risk in IBD surgery

FROM ANNALS OF SURGERY Open surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been known ...

Pre–bariatric surgery weight loss improves outcomes

FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS Preoperative weight loss improves bariatric ...

Parental leave not available to all academic surgeons

FROM THE JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH Paid parental leave policies have been unevenly adopted ...