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MedPage Today Surgery

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Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:35:03 -0400


PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a biomarker for Parkinson's disease, therapy for blood clots after casting or knee arthroscopy, avoiding sickle cell crises, and CABG versus stenting.

D.C. Week: 'Cures' Act Goes to President's Desk

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Also, a push to ditch the ACA's Independent Payment Advisory Board

MedPAC to Lobby for Scratching ASC Update Again

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Congress should require centers to submit cost data

U.S. Study: 'Risk Creep' For TAVR Began Before FDA Approval (CME/CE)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Mitral repair also on slow climb, per TVT Registry

B-52 Study: Estrogen Deprivation Bombs for Breast Ca (CME/CE)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Endocrine therapy fails to improve pre-surgery complete response rates

SABCS: Ibandronate Therapy Falls Short (CME/CE)

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- No significant benefit to adding the bisphosphonate to breast cancer regimen

Nephrology Training Programs a Hard Sell

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Pay, lifestyle issues may hamper interest in the specialty

Surgical Costs Cut with Feedback and Incentives (CME/CE)

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Surgeon scorecard eased supply spending in one health system

Gamma Knife Unlikely to Beat Epilepsy Surgery (CME/CE)

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- But no conclusions can be drawn from underpowered ROSE trial

Morning Break: First Up in 2017 ACA Repeal; Smart Phones, Dumb Dx

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:40:45 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff

The 9 Most Important Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Should be addressed in all clinical trial reports, authors say

Heparin Doesn't Dent VTE Risk After Knee Scoping, Leg Casting (CME/CE)

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Higher doses or longer treatment not recommended

Make the Diagnosis: Lesion Decision

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:47:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 39-year-old female presents with a back lesion (depicted below) observed during a physical examination when the patient was seen for a chronic cough. Upon biopsy, the lesion was diagnosed as superficial spreading melanoma. In addition, the patient had lymphadenopathy in the right axilla, and a sentinel lymph node biopsy was consistent with melanoma in three lymph nodes with no extracapsular extension present. A full staging workup was negative for any additional involvement. What would be the most appropriate therapy for this patient?

Bariatric Surgery Mitigates Afib Risk (CME/CE)

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 30% risk reduction among the surgery cohort

New FIRST Analysis: Trainees Prefer Loose Limits on Duty Hours

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- But they also see negative effect on rest and leisure time