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Accuracy of Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (FAST)

Rachel J. Kwon.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 822 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in trauma surgery. It deals with focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST). How accurate is surgeon-performed ultrasound to assess...

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Acute Appendicitis

Michael P. Catanzaro and Rachel J. Kwon.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 977 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark historical study in surgery involving management and treatment of acute appendicitis. It describes the history of the disease, gives a summary...

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Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Geoffrey Stricsek, Omaditya Khanna, Alexandra Emes and James Harrop.

in Medical Management of Neurosurgical Patients

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Emergency Medicine; General Surgery; Primary Care. 5661 words.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be a complex injury pathology with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Care for the patient with spinal cord injury is dictated by their neurological status...

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Antiepileptic Medication Use in Neurosurgical Patients

Megan Margiotta and Timothy Ambrose.

in Medical Management of Neurosurgical Patients

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Emergency Medicine; General Surgery; Primary Care. 6481 words.

When caring for neurosurgical patients, many will either be started on a new antiepileptic medication or will be continued on a regimen that had been started prior to hospitalization....

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Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy in Obese Patients with Diabetes

Michael Choi and Miguel Burch.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1291 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in bariatric surgery. In obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, does bariatric surgery plus intensive medical therapy achieve...

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Bile Duct Injury in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Justin Steggerda, Eric Simms and Miguel Burch.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1878 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Can we improve safety and reduce the risk of bile duct injury during laparoscopic...

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Blood Glucose Management in the Neurosurgical Patient

Kevin Furlong and Satya Villuri.

in Medical Management of Neurosurgical Patients

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Emergency Medicine; General Surgery; Primary Care. 5896 words.

It is well established that both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are important markers for poor outcomes and increased inpatient mortality in both critically ill and general floor patients....

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Breast Cancer after Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy in Patients with BRCA Mutation

Rachel J. Kwon.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 828 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in breast surgical oncology. Does prophylactic bilateral mastectomy reduce the incidence of breast cancer in patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2null...

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Cardiac Stents versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Severe Coronary Artery Disease

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1323 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark study known as the SYNTAX trial, which compared percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to treat...

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Carotid Endarterectomy for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1350 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark surgical study known as the ACST trial, which compared surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Is carotid...

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Carotid Endarterectomy for Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Hardik A. Amin.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1370 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark surgical study known as the NASCET trial, which compared surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for patients with symptomatic carotid...

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Child-Pugh Score for Mortality in Cirrhosis

Rachel J. Kwon.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1126 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark historical study in surgery deriving the Child-Pugh score for mortality in cirrhosis. It describes the history of the disease, gives a summary...

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Classification of Surgical Complications

Andrew Gonzalez and SreyRam Kuy.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1077 words.

This landmark paper proposed a graded classification model for surgical complications and determined that there is a direct correlation between complication grade and patient length of...

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Common Neurosurgical Procedures

Kevin Hines, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Pascal M. Jabbour, Robert H. Rosenwasser and M. Reid Gooch.

in Medical Management of Neurosurgical Patients

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Emergency Medicine; General Surgery; Primary Care. 6182 words.

Medical management of the neurosurgical patient can be complicated. These patients may suffer from a difficult neurosurgical pathology while still living with challenging comorbidities. As...

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A Comparison of Laparoscopically Assisted and Open Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Arielle C. Dubose and SreyRam Kuy.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1235 words.

The landmark COST trial compared outcomes between minimally invasive surgery and open surgical resection for patients with colon cancer. The study found that patients with operable right,...

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Diagnosis and Management of Sodium Disorders in the Neurosurgical Patient

Jesse Edwards, Sharad Sharma and Rakesh Gulati.

in Medical Management of Neurosurgical Patients

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Emergency Medicine; General Surgery; Primary Care. 7951 words.

Sodium disorders are the most common electrolyte abnormality among hospitalized patients and even more common in the neurosurgical patient population. Timely diagnosis and careful...

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Early Goal-Directed Therapy in Sepsis

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1161 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in surgical critical care. Does immediate recognition and management of sepsis improve outcomes? Starting with that question, it...

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Early versus Late Tracheostomy for Intubated Patients

Rachel J. Kwon.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1077 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in surgical critical care. Does early tracheostomy reduce mortality in ventilated critically ill patients? Starting with that question,...

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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair and Outcomes in Patients Unfit for Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Lloyd M. Jones, Wayne W. Zhang, SreyRam Kuy and Tze-Woei Tan.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1491 words.

This randomized controlled trial, the endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) trial 2, compared outcomes of EVAR and medical management of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients who were...

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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair versus Open Repair in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

F. Ben Pearce, Tze-Woei Tan and Wayne W. Zhang.

in 50 Studies Every Surgeon Should Know

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Primary Care. 1576 words.

This chapter provides a summary of the landmark EVAR Trial 1, which compared endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) with open repair in patients judged to be fit for both...

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