This study reports on the Oncology NSQIP National Cancer Center Collaborative collecting 3 additional case characteristics representing greater operative complexity and risk with the aim to improve patient risk prediction and case-mix adjustment.
This cohort study uses New York Statewide Planning and Cooperation System data to describe the frequency of reoperation 90 days after breast conservation surgery among women in New York State between 2003 and 2013.
This meta-analysis reviews the evidence for and against protamine use, both in its association with increased thrombotic complications and with decreased bleeding, in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
This observational study reports that the survival advantage of endovascular over open aortic aneurysm repairs is maintained for 3 years, after which time, endovascular repair was associated with a higher mortality but mortality differences did not reach statistical significance during the study period.
This database analysis found that approximately one-fourth of patients undergoing initial breast conservation surgery for breast cancer will have a subsequent operative intervention. See also the Invited Commentary by Margenthaler and Vaughan.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis, Chang et al examine the effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery.