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The majority of older women can tolerate surgery for operable breast cancer

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

Hormone therapy alone may be as good as surgery if life expectancy is less than four years
Aortic dissection during pregnancy or postpartum is rare

Aortic Dissection Is Rare Complication of Pregnancy

Most cases during pregnancy, postpartum period seen in women with aortopathy or family history

Insurance Tied to Odds of Cancer Surgery at High-Volume Centers

Uninsured, Medicare-, Medicaid-insured less likely to receive surgical cancer care at high-volume hospital
For women with ductal carcinoma in situ

Addition of Radiotherapy for DCIS Cuts Risk for Subsequent Cancer

Risk higher in first five years of follow-up for those treated with breast-conserving surgery alone
About 20 percent of high-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery will develop one or more major adverse cardiovascular events within one year

MACE Up for High-Risk Patients After Noncardiac Surgery

Incidence of MACE 20.6 percent within 365 days in patients at increased CV risk
Patients with large polycystic kidneys can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their kidney transplant surgery

Removal Plus Transplant Surgery Feasible in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Simultaneous bilateral laparoscopic nephrectomy can be done at the time of living donor kidney transplant
Bariatric surgery is associated with longer life expectancy than usual care among patients with obesity

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in Obesity

Adjusted median life expectancy three years longer with bariatric surgery than with usual obesity care
The amount of time spent with a provider is similar for postoperative follow-up visits performed with either an in-person visit or virtual visit

ACS: Virtual Postoperative Care More Efficient With High Satisfaction

Time spent with provider similar to in-person, but total clinic time shorter with virtual visit
Evidence-based guidelines successfully reduce postoperative opioid prescribing without increased refill rates

One Size May Not Fit All for Postoperative Opioid Prescribing

Guidelines reduce postoperative opioid prescribing but may result in inadequate pain control for some
For patients undergoing elective cancer surgery

COVID-19-Free Surgical Pathways May Aid Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Pulmonary complication, postoperative SARS-CoV-2 infection rates lower with COVID-19-free pathways