Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injury experience significant delays in being transferred to a specialist treatment centre and receiving surgery, compared with younger patients, study findings show.
Researchers have failed to find sufficient evidence to conclude whether concomitant lymph node dissection or ipsilateral adrenalectomy with radical nephrectomy improves oncologic outcomes for patients with locally advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that an exclusion diet combined with medical treatment can increase healing rates in patients with chronic anal fissure who have been referred for surgery.
Continuous intracompartmental pressure monitoring is highly accurate for the detection of acute compartment syndrome after tibial diaphyseal fracture, say UK researchers who believe it may allow diagnosis before signs and symptoms occur.
Patients who have post-stroke aphasia might achieve slightly enhanced improvement in language and functional communication if they receive intensive – versus regular – speech and language therapy, a study finds.
Research supports the use of perioperative beta blockade in patients with cardiovascular risk factors undergoing nonvascular procedures, finding this treatment to significantly improve short-term survival.