Surgery Gateway

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  • Minimizing “failure to rescue” in surgery

    August and colleagues examine the factors leading to their transhiatal esophagectomy program achieving low mortality rates. The findings show that focus on avoiding "failure to rescue" and a surgeon-driven commitment to quality improvement may lead to low mortality rates for this surgical procedure.

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014, 8:9
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    Percutaneous versus surgical tracheotomy

    In critically ill adult patients, percutaneous tracheotomy techniques can be performed faster than a surgical tracheostomy and also reduce stoma inflammation and infection.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:544
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    Less invasive choice for pancreatic surgery

    Compared to conventional multi-port laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, a transumbilical single-incision approach is a better choice for experienced laparoscopic surgeons with excellent cosmetic effect, less postoperative pain and shorter post-operation lengths of hospital stay

    BMC Surgery 2014, 14:105
  • Overestimation of methylation

    Previous reports of DNA hypermethylation in patients may be overestimated as a consequence of the use of non-quantitative methodology.

    Clinical Epigenetics 2014, 6:22
  • Image attributed to: Lasseigne et al., BMC Medicine

    DNA methylation altered in kidney cancer

    A panel of DNA methylation markers distinguishes kidney tumors from noncancerous tissue in patients with renal cell carcinoma, suggesting that epigenetic biomarkers could be used to detect kidney cancer early and monitor therapy response.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:235


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