This prospective analysis showed that time to irrigation and debridement did not affect the development of local infectious complications, provided it was performed within 24 hours of arrival.
Salottolo et al investigate the effect of age on the association between the Glasgow Coma Scale score and anatomic severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI). See the invited commentary by Yeh.
Emr and colleagues aimed to demonstrate that (1) mechanical ventilation with tidal volume and positive end-expiratory pressure settings used routinely on surgery patients causes acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome in normal rats and (2) preemptive application of airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) blocks drivers of lung injury and prevents acute respiratory distress syndrome.
This study describes the broad spectrum of nonvascular surgery cases that require intraoperative vascular surgery assistance.
Brooke et al evaluate whether primary care provider follow-up is associated with lower 30-day readmission rates after high-risk (thoracic aortic aneurysm repair) and low-risk (ventral hernia repair) surgical procedures.
This retrospective multivariate regression analysis shows that laparoscopic colectomy results in a significant reduction in health care costs and utilization in the short- and long-term postoperative periods.
This single-center study of patients undergoing vascular surgery determines the association between kidney disease and long-term postoperative cardiovascular-specific mortality.
This randomized clinical trial reports that erythromycin administration increases gastric emptying among patients undergoing emergency surgery under general anesthesia.
This retrospective review finds that the primary factor for development of a successful TAVR program development is integration of the cardiac team.
This Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature describes the assessment of randomized clinical trials addressing surgical procedures.