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Total Thyroidectomy Offers Lasting Benefit for Hashimoto Disease

Positive treatment effect on general health score seen after 18 months persisted during five-year follow-up

Patient-Surgeon Gender Concordance Does Not Impact Postoperative Mortality

Gender concordance linked to slightly lower mortality for female patients, higher mortality for male patients, but the difference was not clinically significant

High BMI Increases Complications for Chest Masculinization Surgery

However, regardless of BMI, risk for severe complications during gender-affirming chest surgery are very low

Number of Cancer Treatments Provided Decreased in First Year of COVID-19

No significant change seen in type of cancer treatment provided for majority of cancer sites and stages evaluated

Opioid Use Down With Erector Spinae Plane Blocks in Lumbar Laminectomy

Bilateral erector spinae plane blocks combined with multimodal analgesia also reduces pain scores, need for antiemetic therapy

American College of Surgeons, Oct. 22-25

By Beth Gilbert HealthDay Reporter The annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons was held this year from Oct. 22 to 25 in Boston...

Orthopedics Not Viewed as Diverse Field

Black patients consider race of surgeon as more important in provider selection than White patients do

Delayed ACL Reconstruction Linked to New Meniscal Tears

Pediatric patients exhibit higher risk for new meniscal tears

Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity Lacking in Surgical Leadership

Furthermore, women and underrepresented racial, ethnic groups are clustered in roles that may not lead to future promotions

Five-Year Outcomes Similar With TAVR, Surgery in Low-Risk Patients

Similar outcomes seen for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis at low surgical risk