Cost-effectiveness of radioguided occult lesion localization using 125I seeds versus hookwire localization before breast-conserving surgery for non-palpable breast cancer.

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The aim was to determine the cost-effectiveness of radioguided occult lesion localization using 125I-labelled seeds (125I seeds) versus hookwire localization in terms of incremental cost per reoperation avoided for women […]

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Does Esophagectomy Provide a Survival Advantage to Patients Aged 80 Years or Older? Analyzing 5,066 Patients in the National Database of Hospital-Based Cancer Registries in Japan.

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To determine whether esophagectomy provides a survival advantage in octogenarians with resectable thoracic esophageal cancer.Elderly patients with thoracic esophageal cancer do not always receive the full standard treatment; however, advanced […]

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Empowering Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, and Obstetricians to Incorporate Environmental Sustainability in the Operating Room.

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We review the existing research on environmentally sustainable surgical practices to enable SAO to advocate for improved environmental sustainability in operating rooms across the country.Climate change refers to the impact […]

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Prediction of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth Using Geometric Assessment of Computerised Tomography Images Acquired During the Aneurysm Surveillance Period.

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We investigated the utility of geometric features for future abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) growth prediction.Novel methods for growth prediction of AAA are recognised as a research priority. Geometric feature has […]

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Prophylactic Mesh Reinforcement for Prevention of Midline Incisional Hernias: A Publication Bias Adjusted Meta-analysis.

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To systematically review the published literature on the use of prophylactic mesh reinforcement of midline laparotomy closures for prevention of ventral incisional hernias (VIH) SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA:: VIH are common […]

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Prospective Assessment of the Abdominal Hernia-Q (AHQ)-Patient Burden, Reliability, and Longitudinal Assessment of Quality of Life in Hernia Repair.

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This study assesses the user burden, reliability and longitudinal validity of the Abdominal Hernia-Q (AHQ), a novel ventral hernia (VH) patient-reported outcomes measure (PROM).We developed and psychometrically validated the AHQ […]

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Racial Differences in Isolated Aortic, Concomitant Aortoiliac, and Isolated Iliac Aneurysms: This is a Retrospective Observational Study.

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Our aim was to describe the racial and ethnic differences in presentation, baseline and operative characteristics, and outcomes after aortoiliac aneurysm repair.Previous studies have demonstrated racial and ethnic differences in […]

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the outcomes in patients with Critical Limb Threatening Ischaemia and Diabetic Foot Infection.

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Examine the impact of Coronavirus-2019(COVID-19) pandemic on the outcomes in patients with critical limb threatening ischemia(CLTI) or diabetic foot infection(DFI).Patients with CLTI and/or DFI are at risk of amputations if […]

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Rates of Anastomotic Complications and their Management following Esophagectomy: Results of the Oesophago-Gastric Anastomosis Audit (OGAA).

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This study aimed to characterize rates and management of anastomotic leak (AL) and conduit necrosis (CN) after esophagectomy in an international cohort.Outcomes in patients with anastomotic complications of esophagectomy are […]

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International Core Outcome Set for Acute Simple Appendicitis in Children: Results of A Systematic Review, Delphi Study, and Focus Groups with Young People.

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To develop an international Core Outcome Set (COS), a minimal collection of outcomes that should be measured and reported in all future clinical trials evaluating treatments of acute simple appendicitis […]

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International Delphi Expert Consensus on Safe Return to Surgical and Endoscopic Practice: from the Coronavirus Global Surgical Collaborative.

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The aim of this work is to formulate recommendations based on global expert consensus to guide the surgical community on the safe resumption of surgical and endoscopic activities.The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Robotic versus Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: One-year Results from a Prospective, Multicenter, Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.

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The aim of this study was to compare clinical and patient-reported outcomes of robotic versus laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) at one-year post-operative.Despite a relative lack of research at low […]

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A Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial of Chemotherapy With or Without Algenpantucel-L (HyperAcute-Pancreas) Immunotherapy in Subjects with Borderline Resectable or Locally Advanced Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer.

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To compare the efficacy and safety of algenpantucel-L (HAPa; IND# 12311) immunotherapy combined with standard of care (SOC) chemotherapy and chemoradiation to SOC chemotherapy and chemoradiation therapy alone in patients […]

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Routine Esophagograms Following Hiatus Hernia Repair Minimizes Reoperative Morbidity: A Multicenter Comparative Cohort Study.

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Determine the utility of routine esophagograms following hiatus hernia repair and its impact on patient outcomes.Hiatus hernia repairs are common. Early complications such as re-herniation, esophageal obstruction and perforation, although […]

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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Impact of Proficiency-Based Progression Simulation Training on Performance Outcomes.

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To analyze all published prospective, randomized and blinded clinical studies on the PBP training using objective performance metrics.The benefit of ‘proficiency-based progression’ (PBP) methodology to learning clinical skills in comparison […]

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Intravenous Local Anesthetic Compared with Intraperitoneal Local Anesthetic in Laparoscopic Colectomy: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Controlling perioperative pain is essential to improving patient experience and satisfaction following surgery. Traditionally opioids have been frequently utilised for postoperative analgesia. Although they are effective at controlling pain, they […]

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Short-term Effects of Cancelled Elective Procedures due to COVID-19: Evidence from the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

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To determine whether delayed or cancelled elective procedures due to COVID-19 resulted in higher rates of emergency department (ED) utilization and/or increased mortality.On March 15, 2020, the Veterans Affairs (VA) […]

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Art Heals: Randomized Controlled Study Investigating the Effect of a Dedicated In-House Art Gallery on the Recovery of Patients following Major Oncologic Surgery.

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We sought to investigate the effect of exposure to a dedicated art gallery during the perioperative period on the recovery of patients undergoing major oncologic procedures.80 patients were randomized into […]

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Long-term Metabolic Morbidity and Steatohepatosis Following Standard Pancreatic Resections and Parenchyma-sparing, Local Extirpations for Benign Tumor: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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To assess metabolic dysfunctions and steatohepatosis after standard and local pancreatic resections for benign and premalignant neoplasms.Duodenopancreatectomy, hemipancreatectomy, and parenchyma-sparing, limited pancreatic resections are currently in use for nonmalignant tumors.Medline, […]

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The AUGIS Survival Predictor: Prediction of Long-term and Conditional Survival after Esophagectomy Using Random Survival Forests.

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To develop a predictive model for overall survival after esophagectomy using pre/postoperative clinical data and machine learning.For patients with esophageal cancer, accurately predicting long-term survival after esophagectomy is challenging. This […]

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Association Between Postoperative Complications and Long-term Survival after Non-cardiac Surgery among Veterans.

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To evaluate the relationship between postoperative complications and long-term survival.Postoperative complications remain a significant driver of healthcare costs and are associated with increased perioperative mortality, yet the extent to which […]

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The Role of Targeted Versus Standard Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Pancreatoduodenectomy in Reducing Postoperative Infectious Complications: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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Infectious complications are common following pancreatoduodenectomy, which in turn are associated with preoperative biliary drainage. Current guidelines recommend a first-generation cephalosporin as perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. However, some studies support the […]

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Clinical Significance of a Circulating Tumor Cell-Based Classifier in Stage IB Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Multicenter, Cohort Study.

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To investigate the effectiveness of a circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based classifier in stratifying stage IB lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD).Stage IB LUADs have an approximately 70% 5-year survival rate. The clinical application […]

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