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Advantages and Disadvantages of GA and spinal anesthesia (SA) in TEP operations

In this study, researchers compared the advantages and disadvantages of GA and spinal anesthesia (SA) in TEP operations. To compare TEP inguinal hernia repair performed when the patient was treated under spinal anesthesia (SA) with that performed under general anesthesia (GA). Laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair is an effective and safe method for the treatment of inguinal hernia.

Characteristics of Traumatic Forensic Cases Admitted To ED

In a new study, investigators reported that the majority of traumatic medico-legal cases were male age 18-44 years, the most common source of trauma was traffic accidents and in the summer months. When writing a forensic report, emergency physicians made mistakes in noting physical examination findings and identifying external traumatic lesions.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Risk of Diabetes-associated Complications

An analysis conducted by investigators from the Surgical Department of the University of Heidelberg in cooperation with the Study Center of the German Surgical Society reported that in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that weight loss surgery helps prevent the development of microvascular complications—which affect small blood vessels—better than medical treatment. The study findings published in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS).

Recommendations Guide Physicians about Appropriate Vaccines for Adult Patients

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released its 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, for adults with changes to the administration of the herpes zoster and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines. The schedule includes a colorful cover page with references, resources, approved acronyms, and instructions for specific patient populations.

Regular Exercise Improves Lung Function in Smokers

Leisure-time vigorous physical activity is associated with better lung function among current smokers, according to a new study published in  Thorax . The study was led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation.