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Surgical oncology for the general surgeon(0)

July 2, 2021

The latest advances in tumor biology as they pertain to the surgical care of cancer patients are summarized.

Using the palliative performance scale to increase goals of care conversations

The results of a quality improvement initiative at Rutgers New Jersey University Hospital, Newark, focused on increasing goals of care conversations in older patients with low pre-injury palliative performance scale scores.

 

Surgical emergencies in advanced cancer patients: How to navigate a perilous time

Seeking input from a patient’s oncologist is key when managing common clinical scenarios in advanced cancer patients.

Reducing duration of postoperative prophylactic antibiotics in neonatal surgery

The results of a quality improvement initiative in the intensive care unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, focused on reducing inappropriate prophylactic antibiotic use in neonatal patients.

Clinical trial for patients with incidentally discovered T2 or T3 gallbladder cancer: OPT-IN/EA2197

Describes the aim and structure of the OPT-IN trial, which was developed to address the high recurrence rates seen in patients with presumably localized disease after re-resection of incidentally diagnosed gallbladder cancer.


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