This cohort study examines whether a blunt or penetrating mechanism of injury alters the risk of venous thromboembolism.
The study evaluates trends in transfusion rates for major abdominal oncologic resections to assess changes in recent clinical practice (given the accumulating evidence of the deleterious effects of blood transfusion).
This cohort study reports findings that support a restrictive postoperative transfusion strategy in patients with stable coronary artery disease following noncardiac surgery.
This data analysis of US military casualties in Afghanistan reports that a 2009 mandate from the Secretary of Defense resulted in 75.2% of missions achieving transport from combat injury to treatment facility in 60 minutes or less.
In this prospective study, the economic impact of using liberal vs restrictive blood transfusion triggers in patients undergoing pancreas, liver, or colorectal surgery is assessed.
Franken et al compare short-term (30-day) outcomes between laparoscopic and open partial hepatectomies. An Invited Commentary by Biehl follows.