This study reports that universal decontamination using a low-cost preoperative protocol may be considered as an additional prevention strategy for surgical site infections in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery with hardware implantation.
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 study identifies variation in open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries by health insurance status.
This study determines whether a particular method of cubital tunnel surgery or a perioperative risk factor carries a greater risk of postoperative local complications.
This observational study evaluates the costs associated with surgical quality and the relative financial burden on hospitals and payers.
This survey study examines patients’ self-reported presence and severity of symptoms and quality of life after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
This review summarizes the epidemiology, prevalence, and managment of peripheral arterial disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
This study reports whether clearance of nonmelanoma skin cancer in excisional specimens can be predicted based on the appearance of a lesion after biopsy and on the demographic characteristics of the patient.
This study evaluates the injury patterns, surgical indications, and costs of hospital admission for helmeted and unhelmeted riders.
This article reviews the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
This cohort study evaluates the effect of an endovascular-first protocol for patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm on perioperative mortality and associated early clinical outcomes.
An elderly man presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of new-onset, persistent lower abdominal and flank pain that was sharp and constant with intermittent radiation to the back and associated anorexia with a 10-kg weight loss. What is your diagnosis?