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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: General Surgery

General Surgery current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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June 2024

Appendectomy versus antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015038.pub2

Causes of death in patients operated for colorectal cancer 10.1016/j.surg.2024.01.007

ChatGPT: what every pediatric surgeon should know about its potential uses and pitfalls 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2024.01.007

Debridement for surgical wounds (updated Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD006214.pub5

Does practice make perfect? The impact of hospital and surgeon volume on complications after intra-abdominal procedures 10.1016/j.surg.2024.01.011

Early versus delayed appendicectomy for appendiceal phlegmon or abscess (updated Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD011670.pub3

Effectiveness of erector spinae plane block in reducing opioid consumption after colorectal surgery: a comprehensive meta-analysis 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2024.01.032

Entrustable professional activities in surgery: a review 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.8107

Generative artificial intelligence in surgery 10.1016/j.surg.2024.02.019

Imaging in vascular surgery 10.1016/j.mpsur.2024.02.009

Innovations in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a comprehensive overview 10.1016/j.mpsur.2024.04.001

Intraoperative hypotension and postoperative acute kidney injury: a systematic review 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2024.02.001

Limited health literacy is common among vascular surgery patients 10.1016/j.surg.2024.02.003

Management of complex acute biliary disease for the general surgeon: a narrative review 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.03.020

Mapping the discharge process after surgery 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.7539

Patient reported outcomes of emergency general surgery procedures 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2024.01.021

Performance in Irish selection and future performance in surgical training 10.1001/jamasurg.2024.0034

Robotic versus laparoscopic versus open nephrectomy for live kidney donors (updated Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD006124.pub3

The role of sealants for achieving anastomotic hemostasis in vascular surgery (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD013421.pub2

The state of artificial intelligence in pediatric surgery: a systematic review 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2024.01.044


American Journal of Surgery (May-Jun); Cochrane Library (Apr-May); JAMA Surgery (Apr-May); Journal of Pediatric Surgery (May-Jun); Surgery (May-Jun); Surgery-Oxford (May)

April 2024

Analysis of artificial intelligence in thyroid diagnostics and surgery: a scoping review 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.11.019

Artificial intelligence in surgical research: accomplishments and future directions 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.10.045

Association between COVID-19 diagnosis and postoperative outcomes in sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: A national cohort study 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.11.036

Bariatric surgery and longitudinal cancer risk: a review 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.5809

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for obesity (new NICE guideline IPG783)

Evaluating mesh fixation techniques for ventral hernia repair: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised control trials 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.09.015

Liver transplant as a treatment of primary and secondary liver neoplasms 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.6083

Postoperative plasma presepsin as a biomarker of postoperative infectious complications in different surgical departments: A meta-analysis and systematic review 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.11.024

Purse‐string skin closure versus linear skin closure in people undergoing stoma reversal (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD014763.pub2

Retracting the thyroid matters: Who develops asymptomatic transient thyrotoxicosis after parathyroidectomy 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2024.01.014

Risk of mortality following surgery in patients with a previous cardiovascular event 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.5951

Robotic colorectal surgery and future directions 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.10.046

Scoping review of the second victim syndrome among surgeons: understanding the impact, responses, and support systems 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.09.045

Single-use negative pressure wound therapy versus conventional dressings for the reduction of surgical site infections in closed surgical incisions: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.10.031

Social vulnerability is associated with higher risk-adjusted rates of postoperative complications in a broad surgical population 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.09.028

Surgeon sex and health care costs for patients undergoing common surgical procedures 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.6031

Telehealth for general surgery postoperative care 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.12.025

Uncut Roux‐en‐Y reconstruction after distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD015014.pub2


American Journal of Surgery (Feb-Apr); Cochrane Library (Feb-Mar); JAMA Surgery (Feb-Mar); NICE website (Feb-Mar)

February 2024

Abdominal access techniques DOI: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2023.11.004

Androcentric bias in surgical equipment - what challenges do women face? DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.09.049

Applications of liquid biopsy for surgical patients with cancer: a review DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.5394

Barriers and facilitators to clinical practice development in men and women surgeons DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.5125

Effects of gender on work-life balance satisfaction among trauma surgeons: A survey study DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.09.008

Extended-duration work shifts in surgical specialties DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2023.08.024

Help a mother out: The impact of acute care surgeon response in postpartum hemorrhage DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.07.032

The impact of hospital volume on liver resection: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2023.10.034

Increased risk of upstage when combinations of breast lesions of uncertain malignant potential are found on core needle biopsy: The need for surgical excision DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.10.004

Management of and indications for tracheostomy in care of the critically ill patient DOI: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2023.09.007

Outcomes of transanal total mesorectal excision compared to laparoscopic total mesorectal excision: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2023.10.006

Prevalence and risk factors for dysphagia in older adults after thyroid and parathyroid surgery DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2023.04.066

Primary care physician follow-up and 30-day readmission after emergency general surgery admissions DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.4534

Prophylactic mesh does not prevent parastomal hernia in long-term: Meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2023.09.038

Same day discharge in colorectal surgery: Who requires unplanned overnight monitoring? DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.09.037

Strategies to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery: A qualitative umbrella review of the collective evidence DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2023.10.005

Surgeon understanding and perceptions of social determinants of health DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2023.08.050

Surgical versus non‐surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (updated Cochrane review) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001552.pub3

Ventral hernias: understanding the pathogenesis, prevention and repair DOI: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2023.11.007

Sources used: American Journal of Surgery (Dec, Jan); Cochrane Library (Dec-Jan); Journal of Surgical Research (Jan, Feb); JAMA Surgery (Dec, Jan); Surgery – Oxford (Dec, Jan); Surgery – St Louis (Jan, Feb)