• female vs. male surgeons

    Female surgeons vs. male surgeons: who is better?

    Research conducted in Canada evaluated the performance of male vs. female surgeons on three criteria, including the risk of death within 30 days after surgery, and female surgeons had slightly better results.

  • appendicitis might not need antibiotics

    Appendectomy might not be needed for appendicitis

    A large Finnish study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that about 75% of people who present with uncomplicated appendicitis do not need surgery to cure them, and that they can be treated with antibiotics and close observation.

  • surgery

    Surgeries performed close to the weekend could present greater risks

    A large study published in the British Medical Journal showed that people having surgeries during the weekend had a 82% higher risk of dying within 30 days of surgery than those who were operated on a Monday. Also, later in the week was riskier. Of the weekdays, Friday was the most risky, with a 44% elevated risk.