In a retrospective case series, van der Wilden and coauthors determine the rate, causes, predictors, and consequences of failure of nonoperative management in grade IV and grade V blunt renal injuries.
This study investigates the effect of uneven MitraClip application on the anterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral valve to eliminate mitral regurgitation during mitral valve repair.
Matsushima and colleagues tested the hypothesis that outcomes of trauma care for geriatric patients are affected differently by the volume of geriatric cases and nongeriatric cases of the institution. Zenilman provided a related invited commentary.
This cohort study examines whether a blunt or penetrating mechanism of injury alters the risk of venous thromboembolism.
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.
This retrospective cohort study found that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass resulted in greater weight loss than adjustable gastric banding but a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term subsequent hospitalizations. See also the Invited Commentary by Dimick and Finks.
This single-center study of patients undergoing vascular surgery determines the association between kidney disease and long-term postoperative cardiovascular-specific mortality.
Thereaux et al assess the safety of revision procedures by comparing the 30-day outcomes of primary gastric bypass vs revisions following failed adjustable gastric banding. They performed a retrospective review using logistic regression models to compute odds ratios across preoperative body mass index quartiles. See the Invited Commentary by Gagner.
This case series reports that patients with systemic inflammatory disease are at high risk for postoperative complications, type II endoleak, sac expansion, and additional interventions after endovascular aneurysm repair.
This cohort analysis compares the outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury before and after implementation of the Brain Injury Guidelines protocol.
This prospective randomized clinical trial may help to establish guidelines for the treatment of superficial femoral artery lesions.