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M-A: Portal venous system thrombosis after bariatric surgery

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:16h | UTC

Portal venous system thrombosis after bariatric surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


RCT: An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in laparoscopic distal gastrectomy provided a faster recovery, a shorter postoperative hospitalization length, and lower medical costs without increasing complication and readmission rates

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:16h | UTC

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Short-term Outcomes of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Conventional Care in Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy – Annals of Surgery

Related: Consensus guidelines for enhanced recovery after gastrectomy – British Journal of Surgery AND Current status of the “enhanced recovery after surgery” program in gastric cancer surgery – Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


RCT: Low-dose aspirin safely suppresses the recurrence of colorectal polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:49h | UTC

Chemoprevention with low-dose aspirin, mesalazine, or both in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis without previous colectomy (J-FAPP Study IV): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, two-by-two factorial design trial – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pancreatic cystic neoplasms: a review of current recommendations for surveillance and management

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:27h | UTC

Pancreatic cystic neoplasms: a review of current recommendations for surveillance and management – Abdominal Radiology

 


Cohort study: Postoperative in-hospital mortality of patients with COVID-19 infection was more than double that in patients without COVID-19

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:21h | UTC

Postoperative In-Hospital Morbidity and Mortality of Patients With COVID-19 Infection Compared With Patients Without COVID-19 Infection – JAMA Network Open

Related: Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery AND Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk

 


M-A: Treatment for bleeding esophageal varices in people with decompensated liver cirrhosis

12 Apr, 2021 | 00:39h | UTC

Treatment for bleeding oesophageal varices in people with decompensated liver cirrhosis: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Treatment for bleeding from enlarged veins in the oesophagus (food pipe) in people with advanced scarring of the liver – Cochrane Library

Related Cochrane Reviews: M-A: Secondary prevention of variceal bleeding in adults with previous esophageal variceal bleeding due to decompensated liver cirrhosis AND Primary prevention of variceal bleeding in people with oesophageal varices due to liver cirrhosis: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

 


Meta-Analysis: Primary prevention of variceal bleeding in people with esophageal varices due to liver cirrhosis

8 Apr, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

Primary prevention of variceal bleeding in people with oesophageal varices due to liver cirrhosis: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Treatment to prevent first bleeding from dilated veins in the oesophagus resulting from advanced scarring of the liver – Cochrane Library

Related Cochrane Review: M-A: Secondary prevention of variceal bleeding in adults with previous esophageal variceal bleeding due to decompensated liver cirrhosis

 


RCT: Celecoxib for 3 years added to standard adjuvant therapy does not improve disease-free survival among patients with stage III colon cancer

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Effect of Celecoxib vs Placebo Added to Standard Adjuvant Therapy on Disease-Free Survival Among Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer: The CALGB/SWOG 80702 (Alliance) Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Celecoxib for Stage III Colon Cancer – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Short review | Assessment and management of dysphagia and achalasia

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:13h | UTC

Assessment and management of dysphagia and achalasia – Clinical Medicine Journal

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:01h | UTC

Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery – Annals of Surgical Oncology

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


M-A: Secondary prevention of variceal bleeding in adults with previous esophageal variceal bleeding due to decompensated liver cirrhosis

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:17h | UTC

Secondary prevention of variceal bleeding in adults with previous oesophageal variceal bleeding due to decompensated liver cirrhosis: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Prevention of rebleeding from enlarged veins in the food pipe (oesophagus) resulting from advanced liver disease – Cochrane Library

 


M-A: Similar oncological outcomes with laparoscopic vs. open rectal cancer resections

5 Apr, 2021 | 00:43h | UTC

Oncological outcomes of laparoscopic versus open rectal cancer resections: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials – British Journal of Surgery

 


ERAS Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Emergency Laparotomy: Part 1—Preoperative: Diagnosis, Rapid Assessment and Optimization

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:35h | UTC

Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Emergency Laparotomy Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations: Part 1—Preoperative: Diagnosis, Rapid Assessment and Optimization – World Journal of Surgery

 


Consensus Document: Management of superficial and deep surgical site infection

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:33h | UTC

Management of superficial and deep surgical site infection: an international multidisciplinary consensus – Updates in Surgery

Related Guidelines: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery AND Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization AND Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence AND APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

 


RCT: Using low-pressure pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic colonic resection improves postoperative recovery compared to standard pressure pneumoperitoneum

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:11h | UTC

Low-pressure versus standard pressure laparoscopic colorectal surgery (PAROS trial): a phase III randomized controlled trial – British Journal of Surgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


State of the Art Review | Management of colonic diverticulitis

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:14h | UTC

Management of colonic diverticulitis – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:33h | UTC

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery – Anaesthesia

Related: Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: No benefit from palliative radiotherapy after esophageal cancer stenting

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:52h | UTC

Palliative radiotherapy after oesophageal cancer stenting (ROCS): a multicentre, open-label, phase 3 randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 


Podcast | Abdominal pain: Physical exam series

17 Mar, 2021 | 02:25h | UTC

#261, #262 Abdominal Pain: Physical Exam Series – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

 


Cohort study: Association of ablative radiation therapy with survival among patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:09h | UTC

Association of Ablative Radiation Therapy With Survival Among Patients With Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer – JAMA Oncology (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Secondary cytoreduction followed by chemotherapy vs. chemotherapy alone in platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

Secondary cytoreduction followed by chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer (SOC-1): a multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Original study: Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Practice Guidelines for Fecal Incontinence

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:11h | UTC

Japanese Practice Guidelines for Fecal Incontinence – Journal of the Anus, Rectum and Colon

Part 1: Definition, Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology and Causes, Risk Factors, Clinical Evaluations, and Symptomatic Scores and QoL Questionnaire for Clinical Evaluations

Part 2: Examination and Conservative Treatment for Fecal Incontinence

Part 3: Surgical Treatment for Fecal Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence in a Special Conditions

 


The first modified Delphi consensus statement on sleeve gastrectomy

9 Mar, 2021 | 02:09h | UTC

The first modified Delphi consensus statement on sleeve gastrectomy – Surgical Endoscopy

 


RCT: Primary tumor resection plus chemotherapy vs. chemotherapy alone for colorectal cancer patients with asymptomatic, synchronous unresectable metastases

7 Mar, 2021 | 19:23h | UTC

Primary Tumor Resection Plus Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone for Colorectal Cancer Patients With Asymptomatic, Synchronous Unresectable Metastases (JCOG1007; iPACS): A Randomized Clinical Trial – Journal of Clinical Oncology

Original study: No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer – Medscape / Reuters

 

 


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