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May 2020 Briefing – Surgery

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

May 2020 Briefing – Pathology

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

May 2020 Briefing – Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for May 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
A significant decline was seen in the monthly surgical case volume of acute type A aortic dissection in New York City after COVID-19

Significant Drop Seen in Type A Aortic Dissection After COVID-19

Monthly surgical case volume of aortic dissection declined 76.5 percent; volumes low in March, April
At two years after the end of the elective orthopedic surgery deferment related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Deferment of Elective Surgeries Due to COVID-19 Will Have Lasting Impact

Cumulative backlog includes more than 1 million surgeries at two years after end of elective surgery deferment
Internal fixation surgery to treat closed humeral shaft fracture does not significantly improve 12-month outcomes versus nonoperative functional bracing

Surgery Not Superior for Closed Displaced Humeral Shaft Fractures

Findings based on 12-month functional outcomes for surgery compared with functional bracing
Modest delays in cancer surgery due to the COVID-19 pandemic could have a significant impact on survival

Delays in Cancer Surgery Due to COVID-19 Could Harm Survival

Per-patient delay of three or six months would result in an estimated 92,214 or 208,275 life-years lost
Worldwide

28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19

About 45 weeks needed to clear surgery backlog if countries up surgical volume by 20 percent later
For patients undergoing elective surgery

Graduated Compression Stockings May Not Be Needed After Surgery

Low molecular weight heparin noninferior to LMWH plus GCS for preventing VTE after elective surgery
Thoracic surgeons have high career satisfaction

High Career Satisfaction Reported by Many Thoracic Surgeons

But 55.7 percent of cardiothoracic surgeons who responded report symptoms of burnout or depression