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Latest Surgery News

Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment

Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 5 years of age are equivalent after brief general anesthesia or awake-regional anesthesia in infancy, according to a study published in the Feb. 16 issue of The Lancet.

Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years

In more than half of patients, hip replacements may be expected to last 25 years, while most knee replacements will last 25 years, according to two reviews published in the Feb. 16 issue of The Lancet.

Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

From 2010 to 2015, there was an increase in use of active surveillance or watchful waiting rates in men with low-risk and intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer, according to a research letter published online Feb. 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.