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Perioperative AF: Assessing Long-Term Stroke Risks

Perioperative atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to signal a higher long-term risk of ischemic stroke among patients hospitalized for surgery. More research is needed to learn more about these associations and to optimize treatment strategies for patients with perioperative AF.

Trauma Surgeons: Lifeguards at the Shallow End?

"The trauma service these days consists mainly of babysitting recovering orthopedic and neurosurgical patients."

Renal Artery Stenting: Coming to a Consensus

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has released appropriate use recommendations for renal artery stenting. The document suggests that these procedures can open blockages in the kidney arteries in carefully selected patients and may benefit patients who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.

Lower-Extremity Amputations: Assessing Variations

Studies have shown that people with diabetes are about 10 times more likely to undergo a lower extremity amputation (LEA) than those without the disease. About 90% of diabetics who undergo an LEA have a pre-existing foot ulcer. Researchers have made many discoveries about how wounds heal, but these innovations have not led to the development of many new products for treating diabetic foot ulcers.…

Elective Major Orthopedic Surgery in Octogenarians

The rate of elective major orthopedic surgical procedures in patients aged 80 and older appears to be increasing, and overall adverse event rates are low. These procedures could be offered to this patient group as long as candidates are willing to accept the slightly higher risks.

Organ Donation in the ED

Emergency physicians (EPs) are at the forefront of efforts to save patients or preserve options for organ donation for those who cannot be saved. On average, 18 Americans die every day while waiting for transplantable organs. Studies suggest that identifying potential organs for donation early from the ED may help increase organ procurement.…


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Trauma Surgeons: Lifeguards at the Shallow End?

"The trauma service these days consists mainly of babysitting recovering orthopedic and neurosurgical patients."

Age and the Trauma Surgeon

"There was a time when I could do this for weeks at a time and still have the energy to play or go out with my wife. Now I drag home at the end of my off day and collapse into a snoring heap."

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

"Somehow my worth as a person has gotten all mixed up with my worth as a surgeon. There seems no separation or balance anymore."

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