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MedPage Today Surgery



Physicians...get the latest breaking news on Surgery. Free CME, accredited by the University of Pennsylvannia, is available for physicians and other medical professionals.



Published: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:35:04 -0400

 



Majority of Opioid Scripts Go to Patients with Mental Health Disorders

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:15:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- 51% of opioid prescriptions go to 16% of the population



Slow Medicine: When the Data Don't Match Your Experience

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Knee injections seem helpful, but data suggest they may be harmful



iMedicalApps: This Week's Top iOS Apps

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Pulmonology, plastic surgery, and allergy apps top the list



Study: Denervation May Reduce Recurrent Ventricular Arrhythmia (CME/CE)

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Procedure should be considered early in disease course, researchers say



Morning Break: The U.S. Tick Open; Wrong Testicle Surgery; Lead In Baby Food

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:15:00 -0400

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



Make the Diagnosis: Red Eye, Green Discharge

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:21:46 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 17 year old male presents to your office with a red left eye. He says that last night he began having pain, redness, and irritation, and upon wakening today the symptoms were much more severe. At first the discharge was scant, but over the course of the day it worsened such that he has to continually wipe away "thick, green material. On exam, visual acuities are 6/6 in the right eye vs. 6/15 in the left eye. The right eye is not injected and normal on slit lamp examination. On examination of the left eye, there is severe injection and bogginess of the conjunctiva 360 degrees with abundant mucopurulent discharge. Peripheral corneal infiltrates and a 1+ cell reaction are also present. There is an enlarged preauricular lymph node on the left side. External appearance of the left eye is shown here. You suspect gonorrhea conjunctivitis and arrange for urgent antibiotic treatment. In addition to gonorrhea treatment, co-treatment of what infectious agent is recommended?



Make the Diagnosis: A Toddler with Swollen Eyelids

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:20:04 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 4 year old male child is brought to your office by his mother who notes that his right eyelids have seemed red and swollen for the past 24 hours. She says that the child was outside playing in the backyard yesterday and thinks he was stung by a bee over the right upper eyelid. The redness and swelling began soon after. Although the child is in some discomfort, he seems otherwise well and is afebrile. On examination there is mild-moderate edema of the upper and lower eyelids but no apparent proptosis. Visual acuity is 20/20 bilaterally with normal extraocular movements, pupillary responses, and IOPs. What is the most likely diagnosis?



House Considers Bill to Reform Malpractice Laws

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:00:11 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Vote expected in near future



iMedicalApps: Medable Helps Hospitals Build Apps

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Synapse gives patients, physicians a chance to track health in real time



Study: More Than 1 in 3 Heater-Cooler Devices Contaminated

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- For 15% of samples, bacteria and fungi levels were off the charts



Experts: Restrictive Sharing Policies Have No Place at Medical Meetings

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Most societies now expect that information will be shared widely



iMedicalApps: University of Nebraska Launches Center for VR and AR

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- $119-million facility to advance tech in healthcare



Make the Diagnosis: Papule prevention possible?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:43:04 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 22-year-old woman asked her primary care physician about a number of tiny smooth brown and black papules that had slowly developed across her cheeks over the past year. She wondered if they were the same thing that her mother and aunt had, although they both had a lot more. Would she eventually have as many of the little papules as they did, or could she do something to prevent it?



Better Tattoo Removal Outcomes with Patch (CME/CE)

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Less edema, skin irritation, pain



No Survival Benefit with Node Dissection in Ovarian Ca

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:30:37 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Macroscopic complete resection drives outcomes