This review of patients treated for blunt cerebrovascular injury evaluates outcomes and clinical significance of indeterminate blunt cerebrovascular injuries.
This retrospective cohort study demonstrates that impaired sensorium significantly increases postoperative morbidity and mortality independent of other preoperative risk factors and comorbidities following nonemergent general surgical operations.
Bechara et al describe management of inadvertent carotid artery sheath insertion placed intraoperatively during attempted jugular venous cannulation for pulmonary artery catheter placement. Indes and Dardik provide an invited commentary.
Musallam et al evaluate the association between current and past smoking on the risk of postoperative mortality and vascular and respiratory events in patients undergoing major surgery.