Annals of Surgery Archives
Professionalism and patient outcomes
Jul. 7, 2022—A study of more than 70,000 trauma patients found that those who received care from a service with a high proportion of physicians modeling unprofessional behavior were at a 24% increased risk of death or complications.
Diverticulitis surgery: guidelines needed
Feb. 10, 2022—Surgical removal of the colon for recurrent diverticulosis varies by geographic region and is associated with surgeon and hospital factors; stronger national guidelines are needed, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Study compares surgeries for low birthweight babies
Jan. 6, 2022— by Jessica Pasley More than 20 years ago, Martin Blakely, MD, professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, asked what seemed to be a simple question that took nearly two decades to answer: What is the best treatment for two conditions commonly diagnosed among low birthweight newborns called necrotizing...