A man in his 50s with a history of smoking and chronic hypertension is admitted with sudden-onset upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, moderate epigastric tenderness with rebound and guarding but no history of previous surgery or trauma, and hemodynamic instability. What is your diagnosis?
This case-control study evaluates if abstinence from smoking on the day of surgery is associated with a decreased frequency of surgical site infection in patients who smoke cigarettes.
This study analyzes the effectiveness and safety of endobronchial valves in a high-risk veteran population with a history of smoking.
This population-based study uses data from a large health claims database to evaluate the incidence of bone fracture and characteristics that may be associated with nonunion of the fractures.
This narrative review summarizes recent advances in understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia.
This cohort study evaluates the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
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 results obtained in a population of patients with Crohn disease who have undergone side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty.
A 52-year-old woman with a history of diabetes mellitus and cigarette smoking who had a prior laparoscopic cholecystectomy was referred to our institution for severe postprandial epigastric abdominal pain that had been ongoing for several months and unintentional weight loss. What is your diagnosis?
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.
Warner et al tested the hypothesis that current and former smoking at the time of admission for inpatient surgery, compared with never smoking, are independently associated with higher incremental health care costs for the surgical episode and the first year after hospital discharge.
Musallam et al evaluate the association between current and past smoking on the risk of postoperative mortality and vascular and respiratory events in patients undergoing major surgery.
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