A comparison study of 2 approaches to radical hysterectomy found that disease-free and overall survival are worse with minimally invasive procedure than with abdominal open procedure, contradicting previous study findings.
A population-based study compared open abdominal radical hysterectomy with minimally invasive robot-assisted radical hysterectomy, and found a slight edge in survival among those who underwent the open procedure.
A retrospective study sought to determine the effectiveness of surgical intervention for elderly female nursing home residents with breast cancer.
A propensity-score matched analysis was used to determine the effect of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy in patients with TNETs.
Researchers investigated whether bleomycin posed concerns regarding pulmonary or operative outcomes following PC-RPLND in men treated with chemotherapy for IGCCCG good-risk germ cell cancers.
[Cancer Management and Research] Data from a total of 16,998 patients with breast cancer included in the SEER database were evaluated to determine the prognosis of various treatment options for elderly patients.
Self-care toolkits were found to reduce pain and other negative postsurgical experiences for women undergoing surgical procedures for breast cancer.
A research letter presents results of a study on opioid use among patients in the SEER database who underwent open resection vs VATS for non-small cell lung cancer.
Researchers presented results of a project designed to reduce opioid use while effectively managing pain and anxiety in patients who had undergone surgery for urologic cancer at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium.
A comparison study demonstrated the difference in survival rates between lobectomy and SBRT for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.
Oral care by a dentist was found to reduce pathogenic bacterial plaque thereby decreasing the risk of postoperative pneumonia, a potentially fatal adverse effect, in patients undergoing surgical procedures for cancer.
Most dermatologic procedures are performed with local anesthesia only. In this study, researchers sought to determine if hand-holding or squeezing a stress ball could ease patients' anxiety during skin excision procedures.
A prospective trial with more than 2000 women who underwent mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction sought to determine patient satisfaction with their breasts and quality of life annually over 4 years after their procedure.
Weight loss associated with bariatric surgery could reduce risk of hormone-related cancers, but an increased risk for colorectal cancer was seen in patients who underwent gastric bypass.
Using a comparator group, researchers sought to determine the impact of a diagnosis of solid tumor on outcomes among postsurgical ICU admissions in patients with cancer vs those without cancer.
A meta-analysis of 11 studies revealed the effects of smoking outcomes of primary radical radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
A study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress explored whether patients can safely bypass SICU after HNC surgery, transferring directly from PACU to a specialized unit within the SO.
Results of a retrospective review assessing the prevalence of chronic opioid use among patients with oropharynx cancer after surgery was presented at the 2018 American Head & Neck Society Annual Meeting.
Researchers sought to determine the benefit of managing microinvasive breast cancer similarly to invasive tumors in a retrospective study.
In a quasi-experimental pre-post study, researchers demonstrate the efficacy of the SEE-ACBT rehabilitation method on health-related and cost outcomes in patients with NSCLC who underwent curative lung resection.
Use of an opioid prescription protocol greatly reduced opioid use among patients who underwent gynecologic surgery, according to presentation at the 2018 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer.
Patients on hemodialysis that underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer experienced increased mortality.
This study sought to determine if continuing preoperative aspirin therapy would increase the risk of bleeding complications in patients undergoing thyroid surgery.
Study results presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference demonstrate the efficacy of SSI bundle element compliance and multidisciplinary clinical collaboration in reducing colon surgical site infections.
Highlights of the role for the CNS in the multidisciplinary perioperative clinical team were presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.
A revised orientation program that engaged CNS staff in new nurse orientation to the OR improved job satisfaction and staff retention.
The employment of radical nephrectomy, vs partial nephrectomy, was found to cause a 2-fold greater decline in eGFR decline and greatly increased mortality.
The presence of CKD may increase chances for poor outcomes following radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.
Researchers report on finding of a double-blind phase 3 study on the efficacy of adjuvant vemurafenib in patients with resected stage IIC to IIIB melanoma.
Researchers conducted a systematic literature search to identify studies investigating the effectiveness of preoperative exercise on outcomes among oncology patients undergoing surgery.
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