Pancreatic adenocarcinoma carries a high mortality rate in part due to its late stage at diagnosis. Its indolent nature and vague presenting symptoms are thought to contribute to this phenomenon.
For the few scientists who receive a Noble prize, the impact and relevance of their research is unquestionable. For the rest of us, how does one quantify the impact a
Penetrating cardiac injury has increased in frequency in recent years and is well defined both in its repair and prognosis. However, there is little data to guide the t
OBJECTIVES: Military surgical subspecialists are challenged to maintain surgical skills and competency in the setting of low-volume practice interrupted by deployments.
Published literature suggests that skills required by deployed US Military General Surgeons are dissimilar to their CONUS practices and skills training. Furthermore, th
Since the FDA’s approval of the LINX device in 2012 for the treatment of GERD, multiple studies have demonstrated the safety, efficacy, short and long-term outc
Objectives: With healthcare costs rising hospitals look to cut costs and eliminate inefficiencies in multiple areas of care. Operating room (OR) costs represent approximately
Acute respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients with severe thoracic or polytrauma remains difficult to treat, often resulting in
The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the beneficial or harmful effects of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomies for non-acute gallb
We present the unusual case of a 19 year-old female with history of chronic abdominal pain in the setting of previous Ladd procedure for intestinal malrotation who was found to have a retained appe