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Contrary to current guidelines

Outcomes Worse With No Surgery for Cholecystitis in Pregnancy

Most pregnant women managed nonoperatively despite guidelines calling for cholecystectomy
Preoperative opioid and sedative use are risk factors for morbidity and mortality following colorectal resections

GI Surgical Outcomes Worse With Preop Use of Opioids, Sedatives

Findings seen in patients undergoing colorectal resection for nontrauma reasons
Surgical delays do not seem to be life-threatening for women with ductal carcinoma in situ or with early-stage estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer

Surgical Delays Not Life-Threatening in Early Breast Cancer

Increased time to surgery linked to elevated odds of pathological upstaging in DCIS, not in invasive cancer
Persistent opioid use is a common concern after cardiac surgery

Persistent Opioid Use Seen in ~10 Percent of Patients After Cardiac Surgery

Higher opioid dosage prescribed at discharge associated with increased risk for new persistent use
Initial cast immobilization is recommended for adults with scaphoid waist fractures displaced by 2 mm or less

Cast Immobilization Recommended for Scaphoid Fractures

Below-elbow cast immobilization should be followed by surgery if nonunion of fracture is confirmed

July 2020 Briefing – Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Surgery for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

July 2020 Briefing – Pathology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pathology for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

July 2020 Briefing – Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
For women with symptomatic uterine fibroids

Fibroid-Related QOL Better With Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids

Mean score on health-related QOL domain of UFS-QOL higher than with uterine artery embolization
Symptomatic low back pain resolves in 82 percent of patients with hip and back pain who undergo total hip arthroplasty

Low Back Pain Also May Resolve in Some After Hip Replacement

Authors say careful evaluation of hip, back pain can help surgeons decide order of hip, spine intervention