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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Surgery
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Surgery. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Swirl Sign ? Intestinal Volvulus after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
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Tranexamic Acid in Patients Undergoing Coronary-Artery Surgery
01/01/70 - Excessive bleeding and blood transfusions are common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, and in some of these patients, there is a need for reoperation because of life-threatening bleeding. Both blood transfusion and reoperation are strongly associated with poor outcomes after cardiac surgery.…

Ticagrelor versus Clopidogrel in Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease
01/01/70 - Peripheral artery disease is considered to be a clinical manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis affecting the vascular territories supplying the lower limbs. Most patients presenting with peripheral artery disease do not have a clinical history of cardiac or cerebral ischemic events, yet these…

Implantation of an Artificial Larynx after Total Laryngectomy
01/01/70 - To the Editor: Organ loss due to late-stage cancer is a heavy burden on both the patient and the health care system. Total laryngectomy in patients with advanced laryngeal or hypopharyngeal carcinoma is lifesaving, but it entails a substantial loss of quality of life because of altered…

Randomized Trial of Bilateral versus Single Internal-Thoracic-Artery Grafts
01/01/70 - Coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most commonly performed operations worldwide and has been established as an effective treatment for symptomatic multivessel coronary artery disease. The standard surgical approach is anastomosis of the left internal thoracic (mammary) artery to…

Five-Year Outcomes after Off-Pump or On-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting
01/01/70 - Coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) reduces the risk of death in patients with extensive coronary artery disease. CABG is usually performed with the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass (on-pump CABG). With this approach, perioperative mortality is approximately 2%, with an additional 5 to 9% of…

Everolimus-Eluting Stents or Bypass Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease
01/01/70 - Left main coronary artery disease is associated with high morbidity and mortality owing to the large amount of myocardium at risk. European and U.S. guidelines recommend that most patients with left main coronary artery disease undergo coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG). Randomized trials have…

Treatment of Left Main Coronary Artery Disease
01/01/70 - When coronary arteriography was developed in the early 1960s, the very high risk associated with obstructive left main coronary artery disease became evident; this risk was related to the large volume of myocardium supplied by this vessel. Among patients receiving the medical therapy available at…

Thromboprophylaxis after Knee Arthroscopy and Lower-Leg Casting
01/01/70 - Patients who undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and patients who are treated with casting of the lower leg are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (i.e. deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism). Venous thromboembolism is an important health problem that is associated with considerable…

Thresholds for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in England and the United States
01/01/70 - The decision about whether to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm requires consideration of a balance of risks, including aneurysm rupture if surgery is not performed and death due to aneurysm repair itself, as well as consideration of an individual patient?s probable life expectancy. The decision…

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