GastrojejunostomyReports indicate that endoscopic full-thickness transoral outlet reduction (efTOR) is an effective method to overcome the complication of weight regain following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Neck CystsA study found that at least one 30-day postoperative complication, predominantly superficial surgical site infection, occurred in 5% patients who underwent pediatric branchial cleft cyst excision.
OsteoarthritisAn initial prescription of tramadol for osteoarthritis pain was associated with a significantly higher rate of mortality over 1 year of follow-up compared with common NSAIDs in patients 50 years and older.
Growth Disorders: 10 Cases of a Developing ProblemAbnormal growth can be the first indicator of an underlying disease process in an apparently healthy-looking youngster. Can you identify the following growth disorders and their diagnostic strategies?
Testicular Disorders: Trouble Doesn't Always Come in PairsThe testes are vulnerable not only to external trauma but also to conditions such as varicocele, hydrocele, orchitis, torsion, cryptorchidism, abscesses, and testicular cancer. Learn more about recognizing and managing the causes of testicular pathology.
Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisIPF is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause that primarily occurs in older adults. How do you identify and manage this frequently fatal condition?
Hard Hits: Blunt Force TraumaBlunt force injuries can affect multiple organ systems and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Can you identify and manage various types of blunt force trauma, as well as potential associated complications?
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