mdlinx mdlinx

Surgery News Articles

MDLinx Surgery is your ultimate resource for the latest General Surgery and subspecialty surgery news articles published in over 2,000 peer-reviewed medical journals and popular press. Our diligent team of medical editor’s rank sort and summarize Surgery news articles with topics ranging from: Cardiac Surgery, Critical Care, Vascular, Thoracic, Peds Surgery, Neurosurgery and much more. On this page you may also find bonus content that includes articles highlighted by our physician editor, D. Scott Cunningham, MD, PhD, that are “must-read “ as well as clinical pearls taken from our Smartest Doc quiz competition.

As an MDLinx member you can stay current in less than 5 minutes a day via newsletters that encompass a list of the top ranked Surgery articles delivered directly to your inbox. As a member you may also receive monthly updates about upcoming Surgery conferences, Category 1 & 2 CME opportunities, Market Research invitations and much more!

Your Unread Messages in Surgery

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Articles

Latest (66) Full Text Articles (1860)
Ranked, sorted, and summarized by MDLinx editors from the latest literature
Topics:

1 Safety and Effectiveness of a New Fibrin Pleural Air Leak Sealant: A Multicenter, Controlled, Prospective, Parallel-Group, Randomized Clinical Trial Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 8, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 7, 2011

2 Analysis of Survival in 300 High-Risk Patients up to 2.5 Years After Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 8, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 7, 2011

3 Validity of the 6 min walk test in prediction of the anaerobic threshold before major non-cardiac surgery Full Text British Journal of Anesthesia, October 8, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 7, 2011

4 Outcomes Associated With Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting: The Importance of Age Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 8, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 7, 2011

5 Repeated and Aggressive Pulmonary Resections for Leiomyosarcoma Metastases Extends Survival Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 8, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 7, 2011

6 Preparation for pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction using a patient-specific laparoscopic simulator: a case report Full Text Journal of Medical Case Reports, October 8, 2012

7 Induced Interleukin-19 Contributes to Cell-Mediated Immunosuppression in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With Cardiopulmonary Bypass Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 8, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 7, 2011

8 Robotic Gastrectomy as an Oncologically Sound Alternative to Laparoscopic Resections for the Treatment of Early-Stage Gastric Cancers Full Text Archives of Surgery, October 7, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 6, 2011

9 Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Transfemoral Versus Transapical Approach Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 7, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 6, 2011

10 Pulmonary Resection for Metastatic Adrenocortical Carcinoma: The National Cancer Institute Experience Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 7, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 6, 2011

11 The "Rib-Like" Technique for Surgical Treatment of Sternal Tumors: Lessons Learned From 101 Consecutive Cases Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 7, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 6, 2011

12 The Effect of a Multidisciplinary Thoracic Malignancy Conference on the Treatment of Patients With Esophageal Cancer Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 7, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 6, 2011

13 Elevation of Antidonor Immunoglobulin M Levels Precedes Acute Lung Transplant Rejection Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 7, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 6, 2011

14 Intraoperative Factors and the Risk of Respiratory Complications After Pneumonectomy Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 6, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 5, 2011

15 Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Resected Pulmonary Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinomas: A Single Institution Experience Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 6, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 5, 2011

16 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplant: Midterm Outcomes Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 6, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 5, 2011

17 The Model for End-stage Liver Disease Score Full Text Archives of Surgery, October 5, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 4, 2011

18 Cumulative Radiation Dose From Medical Imaging Procedures in Patients Undergoing Resection for Lung Cancer Full Text Annals of Thoracic Surgery, October 5, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 4, 2011

19 Surgical Site Infections and Cost in Obese Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery Full Text Archives of Surgery, October 4, 2012 Original Publication Date: October 3, 2011

20 Clinical value of total white blood cells and neutrophil counts in patients with suspected appendicitis: retrospective study Full Text World Journal of Emergency Surgery, October 3, 2012

93 available pages FirstPrevious 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Last

Clinical Pearls in Surgery

Highlights in Surgery

Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

Read the article summary

NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

Read the article summary

Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

Read the article summary

Get reports via email to claim your reading activity at MDLinx as Category 2 CME (It takes less than a minute)

Most Popular Surgery Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

1 Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy using 42-French versus 32-French bougie: The first-year outcome Obesity Surgery, March 3, 2014

2 Are Today's New Surgeons Unprepared? The New York Times, December 13, 2013

3 Traditional lateral ileostomy versus percutaneous ileostomy by exclusion probe for the protection of extraperitoneal colo-rectal anastomosis: The ALPPI (Anastomotic Leak Prevention by Probe Ileostomy) trial. A randomized controlled trial European Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 13, 2014

4 Outcomes of robotic-assisted colorectal surgery compared with laparoscopic and open surgery: A systematic review Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, February 7, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

5 Reduction of postoperative ileus by early Enteral Nutrition in patients undergoing major rectal surgery: prospective, randomized, controlled trial Annals of Surgery, March 7, 2014

6 Bariatric surgery and its impact on cardiovascular disease and mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis International Journal of Cardiology, March 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Johns Hopkins review throws doubt on wound care treatment EurekAlert!, December 24, 2013    Free full text

8 Effect of breast conservation therapy vs mastectomy on disease-specific survival for early-stage breast cancer JAMA Surgery, January 20, 2014

9 Comparison of gastrojejunal anastomosis techniques in laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass: Gastrojejunal stricture rate and effect on subsequent weight loss Obesity Surgery, March 6, 2014

10 Venous thromboembolism risk in mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: Analysis of the 2005 to 2011 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data Sets Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, February 28, 2014

11 Treatment a breakthrough for burn victims USA Today, January 13, 2014    Free full text

12 A simple method to inset and position polyurethane-covered breast implants Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 12, 2014

13 Transumbilical endoscopic costal cartilage harvesting: A new technique Annals of Plastic Surgery, March 25, 2014

14 Two hundred seventy-five single-incision laparoscopic gastric band insertions: What have we learnt? Obesity Surgery, March 14, 2014

15 Effects of gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes in patients with BMI 30 to 35 Obesity Surgery, March 20, 2014

16 Effect of perioperative transfusion of old red blood cells on postoperative complications after free muscle sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap surgery for breast reconstruction Microsurgery, March 11, 2014

17 Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in women following gastric bypass Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, March 10, 2014

18 Adaptive ageing surgeons ANZ Journal of Surgery, March 3, 2014    Review Article

19 3 Things Doctors Should Know About Obamacare U.S. News & World Report - Health, December 17, 2013

20 Is the high superior tension technique an equivalent substitute for progressive tension sutures in postbariatric abdominoplasty? A comparison prospective study Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, March 4, 2014

Indexed Journals in Surgery: Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgerymore

Other Topics in Surgery

Register now to view all the MDLinx contents (FREE)!

  • Stay current on the latest literature, research and clinical news
  • Get special communications and offers from MDLinx and our sponsors
  • Receive invitations to paid market research
View Samples and Register

Stay current - Media Tool

Newsletter
RSS
Follow
Like

Receive the latest mecial news
updates for free via email

Sign up!

Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest news in your specialty automatically added to your newsreader or your personal My Yahoo!, Google, My MSN or My AOL page. Learn More

Close