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European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

11 Nov, 2017 | 19:14h | UTC

European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (free PDF articles):

– Editorial

– Executive Summary

– Intensive care

– Mechanical prophylaxis

– Patients with preexisting coagulation disorders and after severe perioperative bleeding

– Inferior vena cava filters

– Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

– Neurosurgery

– Surgery in the elderly

– Surgery in the obese patient

– Surgery during pregnancy and the immediate postpartum period

– Day surgery and fast-track surgery

– Chronic treatments with antiplatelet agents

– Aspirin

 


Traumatic brain injury: integrated approaches to improve prevention, clinical care, and research

11 Nov, 2017 | 19:06h | UTC

Traumatic brain injury: integrated approaches to improve prevention, clinical care, and research – The Lancet Neurology (free registration required)

 


Meta-analysis – Tranexamic acid: is it about time?

11 Nov, 2017 | 17:14h | UTC

Effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness and safety of antifibrinolytics in acute severe haemorrhage: a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from 40 138 bleeding patients – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: Tranexamic acid: is it about time? – The Lancet (free) Rapid use of blood drug could save thousands of lives, study finds – The Guardian (free) AND Severely bleeding patients must receive lifesaving drug within minutes, not hours – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Review: Surgical Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma

28 Oct, 2017 | 23:38h | UTC

Surgical Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma – Surgical Clinics of North America (free)

 


Review: Recent Updates of the Diagnosis and Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with a Hip Fracture

17 Oct, 2017 | 17:58h | UTC

Recent Updates of the Diagnosis and Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with a Hip Fracture – Hip & Pelvis (free)

 


Systematic review: Diagnostic and therapeutic treatment modalities for acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding

12 Oct, 2017 | 18:23h | UTC

Diagnostic and therapeutic treatment modalities for acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review – Endoscopy International Open (free)

 


Research: Percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of high-risk patients presenting with acute cholecystitis

12 Oct, 2017 | 18:19h | UTC

Percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of high-risk patients presenting with acute cholecystitis: Timing and outcome at a single institution – American Journal of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Percutaneous Cholecystostomy: An Alternative to Urgent Surgery for Cholecystitis? – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Research: Stair-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments

12 Oct, 2017 | 18:17h | UTC

Stair-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments – The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Injuries on stairs occur in all age groups and abilities – Reuters (free)

 


Simple preventive actions by parents linked to fewer child injuries

7 Oct, 2017 | 22:42h | UTC

Simple preventive actions by parents linked to fewer child injuries – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Keeping Children Safe: a multicentre programme of research to increase the evidence base for preventing unintentional injuries in the home in the under-fives – Programme Grants for Applied Research (free)

“Children more than twice as likely to attend hospital for stair falls if safety gate not used. Home hazards studied” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 


Review – Rib Fractures: To Fix or Not to Fix? An Evidence-Based Algorithm

7 Oct, 2017 | 21:59h | UTC

Rib Fractures: To Fix or Not to Fix? An Evidence-Based Algorithm – Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (free)

 


Managing Head Trauma in Children

3 Oct, 2017 | 21:55h | UTC

Managing Head Trauma in Children – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related Articles: Reducing Head CT Use for Children With Head Injuries in a Community Emergency Department – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Development and Internal Validation of a Clinical Risk Score for Treating Children With Mild Head Trauma and Intracranial Injury – JAMA Pediatrics (free PDF) AND Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort stud – The Lancet (free PDF)

 


Review – Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle: Pearls and Pitfalls of ED Management

1 Oct, 2017 | 15:12h | UTC

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle: Pearls and Pitfalls of ED Management – emDocs (free)

 


Review: Preventing catastrophic haemorrhage in pancreatitis

30 Sep, 2017 | 13:11h | UTC

Pancreatitis: Preventing catastrophic haemorrhage – World Journal of Gastroenterology (free)

 


Randomized clinical trial of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis

24 Sep, 2017 | 21:24h | UTC

Randomized clinical trial of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis – British Journal of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

See also a  related meta-analysis suggesting the safety of nonoperative treatment for uncomplicated cases (free) and a recent guideline that incorporates the possibility of non-operative treatment for uncomplicated disease (free)

“1st RCT to show uncomplicated appendicitis resolve even without antibiotics (let alone surgery)” (RT @villesallinen see Tweet)

 


Randomised Controlled Trial: Low-dose CT for the diagnosis of appendicitis in adolescents and young adults

20 Sep, 2017 | 20:40h | UTC

Low-dose CT for the diagnosis of appendicitis in adolescents and young adults (LOCAT): a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled non-inferiority trial – Lancet Gastroenterology &Hepatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Low-Dose CT Doesn’t Impair Clinical Outcomes in Younger Patients with Suspected Appendicitis – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


Review: Surgical Meshes

16 Sep, 2017 | 18:17h | UTC

Past, Present and Future of Surgical Meshes: A Review – Membranes (free)

 


Review: Digital innovations and emerging technologies for enhanced recovery programmes

14 Sep, 2017 | 19:50h | UTC

Digital innovations and emerging technologies for enhanced recovery programmes – British Journal of Anaesthesia (free)

Related: Enhanced recovery pathway for colorectal surgical patients improves outcomes, reduces cost – ACS, via EurekAlert (free) AND Clinical Practice Guidelines for Enhanced Recovery After Colon and Rectal Surgery From the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (free) AND Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines and Reviews in our collection (free) AND ERAS Society Website (free).

 


Meta-analysis: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in trauma

11 Sep, 2017 | 13:52h | UTC

Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in trauma: a systematic review of the literature – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

Related meta-analysis: A meta-analysis of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) or open aortic cross-clamping by resuscitative thoracotomy in non-compressible torso hemorrhage patients – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


Viewpoint: Public Reporting of Surgical Outcomes: Surgeons, Hospitals, or Both?

8 Sep, 2017 | 02:29h | UTC

Public Reporting of Surgical Outcomes: Surgeons, Hospitals, or Both? – JAMA Forum (free)

 


Review: Variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients

1 Sep, 2017 | 20:38h | UTC

Variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients – Gastroenterology Report (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias

29 Aug, 2017 | 15:03h | UTC

2017 update of the WSES guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


Review: Blunt vertebral vascular injury in trauma patients

26 Aug, 2017 | 15:42h | UTC

Blunt vertebral vascular injury in trauma patients: ATLS® recommendations and review of current evidence – Journal of Spine Surgery (free)

 


Review: Coma After Acute Head Injury

26 Aug, 2017 | 15:33h | UTC

Coma After Acute Head Injury – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 


Splenic trauma guidelines for adult and pediatric patients

24 Aug, 2017 | 20:39h | UTC

Splenic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines for adult and pediatric patients – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

16 Aug, 2017 | 13:31h | UTC

The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: Estimates From a Retrospective Cohort Study of 6.5 Million Pregnancies – Annals of Surgery (free)

Source: Journal Watch ($)

“we found that the risk associated with nonobstetric surgery was relatively low, confirming that surgical procedures during pregnancy are generally safe”

 


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