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Surgery General

How Operative Duration Affects Clinical Outcomes

Infectious complications, particularly surgical site infections (SSIs), are well documented to increase costs, morbidity, mortality, and length of stay (LOS). Surgical operative duration has long been suggested as a risk factor...

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Identifying High-Risk Patients for EVAR

Advanced cross-sectional imaging and enhanced screening efforts have enabled physicians to identify abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with greater frequency. Several studies have compared the outcomes of open repair with...

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A Smoking Cessation Strategy for Thoracic Surgeons

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States, and almost 90% of all lung cancers are caused by smoking tobacco. The dangers of smoking are well documented; the harms extend beyond...

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Cryosurgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

Most men currently diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are likely to have the disease eradicated by one of the available treatment modalities, but the focus on health-related quality of life associated with treatment has...

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