This Viewpoint reviews a meta-analysis investigating whether ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduces mortality in men older than 65 years and questions the math and recommendation.
This population-based cohort study investigates whether nonadherence to Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines for postoperative imaging surveillance is associated with poor outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair.
This prospective feasibility trial adds selective removal of clip-containing lymph nodes to sentinel lymph node dissection, with the possibility of identifying patients for limited nodal surgery after chemotherapy.
This study suggests that smoking cessation and control of diastolic blood pressure are direct actions that should be taken to reduce the rate of abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion.
Miller et al compare the effectiveness of ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of occult inguinal hernia.
Baucom et al determine whether dynamic abdominal sonography for hernia can be objectively used to characterize incisional hernias by measurement of mean surface area. See the Invited Commentary by Goldblatt.
To determine the safety and effectiveness of endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS)–guided transbronchial needle aspiration as a key component of a preoperative staging algorithm for lung cancer in veterans, Cornwell et al compared groups undergoing EBUS vs PET/CT only. The accuracy of nodal staging was compared with the final pathological staging after complete nodal dissection. See the Invited Commentary by Fisichella.
Dingeman et al compare the efficacy of ultrasonography-guided bilateral rectus sheath block (BRSB) and local anesthetic infiltration in providing postoperative analgesia after umbilical hernia repair in children. An invited critique by Warner follows.