Surgery

Home Surgery
From 2003 to 2016

Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors

However, liver graft discard from older donors remained increased from 2003 to 2016
From 2010 to 2015

Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

From 2010 to 2015, use of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased in low-risk disease
Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Of 146 protocols analyzed, 65 percent fully reported adverse events as intended by the protocol
In 2017

Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

Spending per person increased 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2017; utilization increased 0.5 percent
Children with recurrent tonsillitis have smaller germinal centers

Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis

Group A Streptococcus-specific CD4+ germinal center T follicular helper cells underrepresented
Although more women have hip fracture surgery

Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery

Women also less likely to receive anesthesia consultation, more likely to have timely surgery
Older patients with severe frailty undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement and surgical aortic valve replacement frequently experience subsequent functional decline or lack of improvement

Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR

Older patients with severe frailty often have decline or lack of improvement after the procedures
Visual simulation in an adaptive optics environment can capture optical and visual performance with real multifocal intraocular lenses

Simulation Captures Performance With Multifocal Intraocular Lens

Visual simulation captures individual optical, visual performance obtained with real M-IOLs
There is considerable race/ethnicity and income-level variation in the opioid epidemic

Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID’d in the Opioid Epidemic

Study, two research letters describe opioid prescribing trends and interactions with race, age
Longer emergency medical service response times are associated with higher rates of motor vehicle crash mortality

Delayed EMS Response Time Tied to Mortality After Car Accident

Longer emergency medical services response increases motor vehicle crash mortality in urban, rural settings