The purpose of the General Surgery Training Outcomes Project: Evaluating the Impact of the
Curriculum on General Surgery Resident Training and Evaluation is to analyze data collected
as a normal course of the general surgery curriculum. The information collected is data
readily available and routinely collected on all participants in the general surgery
curriculum at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Campus. This information may lead to
improvement in ... Read More
Patients who on taking clopidogrel are randomized to either continue clopidogrel into
general surgery or discontinue clopidogrel 7 days before surgery. All patients resume
clopidogrel after surgery. The investigators track the development of bleeding complications
that may develop within 90 days of the surgery. Patients are medically cleared to be in
either arm of the study by their cardiologist and surgeon. There is currently no evidence to
support for or ... Read More
The investigators are conducting this study to find out if intravenous (injected through the
vein) infusion of lidocaine and ketamine administered with general anesthesia is as
effective as a paravertebral block in lessening pain after surgery and that both of these
techniques are superior to general anesthesia alone in reducing pain immediately after
surgery and in the long-term.
The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a difference in patient outcomes with
general anesthesia versus spinal anesthesia when given in addition to popliteal and adductor
canal nerve blocks for foot and ankle surgery. Popliteal and adductor canal nerve blocks are
injections of local anesthetic agents near nerves in the back and front of the knee going to
the foot and ankle that provide numbness during and after surgery. These peripheral nerve
... Read More
Source: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
During non urgent surgery, general anesthesia might induce enterocyte damage. I-FABP is a
performant biomarker of enterocyte damage. We aimed to study whether patient ongoing general
anesthesia for non-urgent surgery have an elevation of plasma I-FABP concentration.
To determine whether the use of a paravertebral block in patients undergoing reconstructive
surgery for breast cancer results in decreased immediate post-operative pain compared with
patients having only general anesthesia.
1. To determine whether the use of a paravertebral block in patients undergoing
reconstructive surgery for breast cancer results in decreased post-operative pain in
the ... Read More
Bone loss may occur after bariatric (weight loss) surgery, but standard methods of measuring
bone density in obese patients are potentially inaccurate. This study uses quantitative
computed tomography to examine changes in bone mineral density after bariatric surgery. We
are also studying mechanisms which may explain bone loss after bariatric surgery.
Use of neuraxial agents in anesthesia for cardiac surgery is expanding. We have used
combined general-spinal anesthesia for cardiac surgery for 12 years. We hypothesized that
compared to general anesthesia, the combined techniques would provide comparable
intraoperative hemodynamics and improved postoperative analgesia. This study subjected these
techniques to a double-blind randomized trial.
This study evaluates the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias during the perioperative period in
patients undergoing open kidney cancer surgery in the lateral position. All the participants
will be randomly allocated to receive general (Group G) or combined epidural/general
anaesthesia (Group G/E). The anaesthetic technique is standardized. The Holter monitor will
be applied at the evening before the surgery, tracing continuously for a period of 24 hours
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The purpose of this study is to investigate an intervention to prevent complications after
pancreas surgery. The goal is to determine if placing a stent into the pancreatic duct
before surgery will decrease or prevent leaking from the pancreatic duct after surgery.
Leaks are common after pancreas surgery and can result in serious problems and
post-operative pain. The study will compare two groups. One group will have the stent before
surgery, and the other ... Read More
The investigators designed a study to determine whether with combined general-transversus
abdominis plane block anesthesia or standard general anaesthetic would provide same level of
cytokines in patients undergoing Laparoscopic Colonic Surgery.
Source: Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease
The purpose of this study is to compare results of general Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery
(VATS) operations under no-intubated thoracic epidural anesthesia (NTEA) versus those of a
control group operated under general anesthesia with double-lumen endotracheal intubation.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if prediction of general anaesthesia level by the
Smartpilot® View device can improve the quality of anaesthesia in patients undergoing hip
The primary hypothesis is that disease-free survival is improved in patients undergoing
resection for tumor thought to be stage I-III primary non-small cell lung cancer in patients
with combined general-epidural anesthesia & analgesia as compared to patients receiving
general anesthesia and postoperative patient-controlled opioid analgesia. Patients having
surgery for resection of potentially curable lung cancer will be randomized to combined
general and ... Read More
Laparoscopic technique and epidural anesthesia have been proposed to improve postoperative
outcome following colorectal cancer surgery. The investigators hypothesize that the
inflammatory response is attenuated by laparoscopic surgery and epidural anesthesia compared
to traditional open surgery under general anesthesia.