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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.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence
31/12/69 - Complications of diabetes that affect the lower extremities are common, complex, and costly. Foot ulceration is the most frequently recognized complication. In a community-based study in the northwestern United Kingdom, the prevalence of active foot ulcers identified at screening among persons with…

Seesaw Nystagmus
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Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma
31/12/69 - Sentinel-lymph-node biopsy is a standard procedure in the care of appropriately selected patients with melanoma. The first Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial (MSLT-I) confirmed the value of early nodal evaluation and treatment. This prospective, international, randomized trial showed that…

The Enigma of Regional Lymph Nodes in Melanoma
31/12/69 - Because of an incomplete understanding of regional lymph nodes, they have been characterized either as active filters or barriers to the distant spread of disease or as passive indicators of the risk of distant spread. The truth almost certainly resides in a hybrid model that embraces aspects of…

Dysphagia after Occipitocervical Fusion
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Levosimendan for Hemodynamic Support after Cardiac Surgery
31/12/69 - Every year, more than 1 million patients undergo cardiac surgery in the United States and Europe. Acute perioperative left ventricular dysfunction is a major complication affecting up to 20% of such patients and is associated with increased mortality. Inotropic drugs (catecholamines and…

Levosimendan in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
31/12/69 - Cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass is a common procedure, with more than 1 million operations performed annually in the United States and Europe. Increasingly, patients who are referred for cardiac surgery are older and have multiple coexisting conditions, as compared with those…

Levosimendan for the Low Cardiac Output Syndrome after Cardiac Surgery
31/12/69 - The low cardiac output syndrome complicates 1 in 10 coronary bypass operations and is associated with a heightened risk of perioperative death. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is complex, with likely contributions from reperfusion injury, systemic inflammation induced by cardiopulmonary…

Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain
31/12/69 - Arteriovenous malformations of the brain are congenital anomalies of the blood vessels that are derived from maldevelopment of the capillary network, allowing direct connections between cerebral arteries and veins. The most common presenting symptoms are cerebral hemorrhage and seizures. Focal…

CABG at 50 (or 107?) ? The Complex Course of Therapeutic Innovation
31/12/69 - Anniversaries offer opportunities to commemorate crucial discoveries of modern medicine, such as vaccination (May 14, 1796), ether (October 16, 1846), and insulin (January 11, 1922). But zeroing in on specific dates can obscure important dynamics. Innovation in medicine is a complex and continuous…

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