Tag: Research

Study: Weight-loss drug semaglutide boosts repeat surgery risk

Editor's Note Popular weight-loss \ drug semaglutide could significantly increase risk for repeat operations patients with diabetes who undergo lumbar surgery. According to a May 8 report in Medscape Medical News, the findings are pending review for publication and reportedly provides the first evidence on the impact of semaglutide on…

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By: Matt Danford
May 17, 2024
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Study: Thrombectomy beneficial in high-risk acute stroke patients with large infarct

Editor's Note Building on previous evidence favoring thrombectomy even in high-risk cases, the prospective randomized LASTE trial finds the surgical procedure could reduce mortality and improve funcational outcomes in patients with acute stroke and large infarct of unrestricted size. Medpage Today reported the news May 8. Originally published in the…

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By: Matt Danford
May 16, 2024
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Majority of American adults have CKM syndrome, at risk for heart disease

Editor's Note Nine out of 10 American adults have Cardiovascular, kidney, and metabolic syndrome (CKM)—interrelated factors that progress to heart disease—and almost 10% already have heart disease, according to a report published in JAMA by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. HealthDay news reported on the…

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By: Matt Danford
May 16, 2024
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Study: Surgical team diversity improves patient outcomes

Editor's Note The more diverse the surgical team, the better the outcomes for patients and the lower the cost of care, according to a study of more than 700,000 operations at 88 hospitals in Ontario, Canada. Published May 15 in the British Journal of Surgery, findings show that surgeon-anesthetist teams…

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By: Matt Danford
May 15, 2024
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Study: Standard preoperative fasting instructions sufficient for diabetic patients

Editor's Note Recent research suggests that minimizing the risk of perioperative pulmonary aspiration in diabetic patients does not require different fasting instructions. However, at least one expert has questioned the results, and widespread glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists for the treatment of both type 2 diabetes and weight loss can…

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By: Matt Danford
May 14, 2024
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Study: Knee arthritis surgery neither delays nor hastens total replacement

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Editor's Note Arthroscopic surgery for arthritis patients does not impact long-term incidence of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study published April 18 in Jama Network Open. The secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial focused on 178 adults diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and referred for…

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By: Matt Danford
May 8, 2024
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Study: Reverse total shoulder replacement long-term outcomes similar to traditional surgery

Editor's Note Research suggests patients qualifying for surgical treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) could benefit just as much from reverse total shoulder replacements (RTSR) as traditional anatomical total shoulder replacement (TSR). Led by the University of Oxford and involving researchers from the University of Bristol, the data appeared April 30 in…

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By: Matt Danford
May 8, 2024
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Wearables could help surgeons maintain healthy posture during lengthy procedures

Editor's Note Wearable technology is a useful means of mitigating the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in surgeons by providing biofeedback on posture during lengthy operations, according to a recent study in Journal of Nuerosurgery: Spine. In an April 22 report, AZO Sensors details how researchers from Baylor College of Medicine collaborated with…

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By: Matt Danford
May 8, 2024
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Study: Bariatric surgery improves kidney transplant eligibility for patients with obesity

Editor's Note Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy improves eligibility for kidney transplants in patients with obesity as well as advanced chronic kidney disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study. According to a May 2 report on the results, the surgical weight-loss procedure also reduces the risk of cardiovascular conditions, such as diabetes…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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Premature mortality rates higher for lesbian, bisexual female nurses

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Editor's Note Sexual orientation has a significant impact on all-cause mortality rates among female nurses, according to a study published April 25 in Jama. The prospective cohort study focused on 90,833 women initially recruited in 1989 for Nurses’ Health Study II whose sexual orientation had been identified in 1995. Of…

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By: Matt Danford
May 7, 2024
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