A woman in her 40s with diabetes consulted an emergency department owing to a pain in the right groin, worsening since its onset 3 days before. What is your diagnosis?
This drug utilization study uses data from the Veterans Affairs Medical System to evaluate the effect of local infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty.
This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of a transversus abdominis plane block with dexamethasone and preperitoneal instillation of local anesthetic with dexamethasone vs control on postoperative quality of recovery following a bilateral total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.
An 84-year-old woman presented with 2 days of progressive abdominal distention and nausea, a distended abdomen without peritoneal signs on examination, an elevated white blood cell count, and segmental small-bowel dilatation on abdominal x-ray. What is your diagnosis?
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.
Chen et al evaluate laparoscopic triple neurectomy of the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerve trunks in the retroperitoneal lumbar plexus for treatment of refractory inguinodynia.