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Magnetic Surgery: First Prospective Clinical Trial Results Magnetic Surgery: First Prospective Clinical Trial Results

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:15:15 +0100

Find out about the exciting new role a novel magnetic surgical system could have in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Mass Shootings Trigger Change for Emergency Medicine

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:35:04 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Emergency responders rethink what it takes to save lives (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Could Money Spent on Diabetes Medications Pay for Surgery? Could Money Spent on Diabetes Medications Pay for Surgery?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:13:45 +0100

Those with obesity are more likely to stop taking glucose-lowering medication for diabetes 6 years after bariatric surgery than controls. Could money earmarked for drugs be redirected to pay for operations?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



New York Surgeon Gets 13 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud New York Surgeon Gets 13 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:02:49 +0100

A federal judge also ordered Syed Imran Ahmed, MD, to pay millions in restitution and fines. The court found he billed more than $85M for procedures he never performed and upped charges with a false code.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



TransEnterix files expanded 510(k) application for Senhance robotic platform

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:36:42 +0100

TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today it filed an FDA 510(k) submission looking to expand the indications for its Senhance robotic surgical platform to include laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgeries. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company said that with the additional indications, its Senhance system would be cleared for use in the most common abdominal surgeries in the US in general surgery, gynecology and colorectal surgery. TransEnterix said it is hopeful to receive approval for the expanded indications by the mid-year. “We have performed more than 150 Senhance surgeries across a wide range of general surgery and colorectal cases since we purchased a Senhance System less than a year ago. Our clinical experience, and those of other European ...



Staying Safe During Gluteal Fat Transplantation Staying Safe During Gluteal Fat Transplantation

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:12:01 +0100

When it comes to patient safety during gluteal augmentation with fat transplantation, what do plastic surgeons need to know?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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SIEA Flap for a Total Parotidectomy Defect SIEA Flap for a Total Parotidectomy Defect

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:03:39 +0100

Is this reconstructive technique a safe and effective option for volume replacement after parotidectomy?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Surgeons, Patients See Surgical Scarring Differently Surgeons, Patients See Surgical Scarring Differently

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:52:43 +0100

Patients and physicians often disagree about the final outcomes of surgical scars, a systematic review confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:52:18 +0100

Living-donor liver transplantation appears to have significant benefits in pediatric transplant patients, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Elevated Perioperative Stroke Risk with PFO (CME/CE)

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Unclear which, if any, strategies for prevention may work (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



' Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer'Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:52:01 +0100

Patients with esophageal cancer who opt out of surgery when it is recommended may not live as long as their peers who have surgery, according to research presented January 30 at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Noncolorectal Surgery? Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Noncolorectal Surgery?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:14:58 +0100

Could the implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols help optimize postoperative outcomes of non-colorectal abdominal procedures?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



A Bacteria-Specific Antibiotic Gel to Improve Wound Healing A Bacteria-Specific Antibiotic Gel to Improve Wound Healing

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:14:50 +0100

What benefits might a bacteria-specific topical antibiotic gel offer over standard therapy for chronic wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Imaging vs Immunohistochemistry in Primary Aldosteronism Imaging vs Immunohistochemistry in Primary Aldosteronism

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:14:50 +0100

When it comes to the subclassification of primary aldosteronism to help guide surgery, immunohistochemistry and imaging findings do not always correlate.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Women Face Unique Obstacles When Pursuing Surgery as a Specialty Women Face Unique Obstacles When Pursuing Surgery as a Specialty

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:51:12 +0100

Medscape speaks with the researchers behind a recent gender-focused survey about the factors that may increase the ranks of women in surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Old Age Not Necessarily a Risk Factor for Surgical Complications Old Age Not Necessarily a Risk Factor for Surgical Complications

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:51:09 +0100

Older adults may not necessarily be at risk for surgery complications just because of their age, but their risk for serious complications may be at least doubled if they ’ re frail or suffering from dementia, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Make the Diagnosis: What Do You Spy on This Eye?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:59:32 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 64-year-old fisherman who hadn't seen his doctor in about a decade went in concerned about ocular pain. He had noticed a small raised area in the corner of his eye about 15 years earlier. Over time the area had slowly grown to a bulbar conjunctival plaque over a small area of his eye, but it had only ever caused a little bit of eye irritation. Now the pain and occasionally blurred vision made him worry that it would lead to a permanent loss of vision. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 02:19:42 +0100

Using intracameral antibiotics after cataract surgery is associated with lower endophthalmitis rates, a new meta-analysis shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Future Surgeon Workforce: Sufficient to Treat Cancer Patients? Future Surgeon Workforce: Sufficient to Treat Cancer Patients?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:06:00 +0100

Will our surgical workforce in 2035 be sufficient to care for the anticipated number of patients with cancer? Dr Lowenfels comments on a recent study published in Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Intuitive Surgical shares fall despite Q4 earnings beat

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:35:46 +0100

Shares in Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) have fallen today despite the surgical robotics giant posting fourth quarter earnings that handily topped consensus on The Street. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company posted losses of $38.8 million, or 35¢ per share, on sales of $892.4 million for the 3 months ended December 31, seeing a 119% swing to the red on the bottom line while sales grew 17.9% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.54, significantly ahead of the $2.27 consensus on Wall Street where analysts were looking for sales of $864 million, which the company handily topped. Losses in the fourth quarter reflected $318 million, or $2.83 per diluted share, of income tax expenses resulting from the 2017 Tax Ac...



Surgeons Trained Outside Of Universities Do Just Fine Surgeons Trained Outside Of Universities Do Just Fine

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:59:42 +0100

General surgeons who trained in residency programs at community hospitals can achieve patient outcomes that are similar to their peers who were trained in university hospitals, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Robotic or Lap Surgery for Ventral Hernias? General Surgery News Report

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 02:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, decision-making for parastomal hernias (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Reducing Treatment Burden of Anti-VEGF: Ophthalmology Times

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, cataract surgery associated with lower mortality risk in women (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



German Killer Nurse Charged With 97 New Murders German Killer Nurse Charged With 97 New Murders

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:45:04 +0100

German public prosecutors on Monday said they had brought new charges against a killer nurse already serving a life sentence for murdering two patients, accusing him of killing another 97 people with lethal injections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children? It's Worth It Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children? It's Worth It

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:24:05 +0100

Dr William Basco comments on one of the first trials to compare surgery with medical treatment in children with drug-resistant epilepsy.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Intralesional Steroid Injections Effective in Airway Stenosis Intralesional Steroid Injections Effective in Airway Stenosis

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:26:18 +0100

Serial intralesional steroid injections (ISI) administered in the office are safe and effective in many patients with airway stenosis, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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General Anesthesia at Least as Good as Sedation for Thrombectomy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Similar infarct size, but possibly better reperfusion and outcomes in trial (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Women Fare Best Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Women Fare Best

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:28:27 +0100

Which patients were the most and the least satisfied following surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis? The findings of this study highlight several key factors that may impact outcomes.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:02:22 +0100

Healing of contaminated and dirty surgical wounds is significantly faster with closed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) than with open-NPWT, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:02:02 +0100

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) appears to be a better alternative than transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Have Robotics Had a Detrimental Effect on Surgical Residency?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Learning at the console vastly different from open surgical training (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)

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TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:52:10 +0100

Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a durable treatment for selected chronic pancreatitis patients, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:51:55 +0100

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Alternative Surgery for Peyronie's Disease Avoids Prosthesis Implant Alternative Surgery for Peyronie's Disease Avoids Prosthesis Implant

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:51:28 +0100

Surgery that combines penile revascularization with penile corrective techniques is an effective alternative to prosthesis implantation in some men with Peyronie's disease that is accompanied by erectile dysfunction, researchers from Turkey report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:51:24 +0100

Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:51:16 +0100

Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Race-specific Models More Accurately Predict Surgical Risks for Black Children Race-specific Models More Accurately Predict Surgical Risks for Black Children

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:51:03 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Endocrinologist Ran Pill Mill With Bike Gang, Murdered His Wife Endocrinologist Ran Pill Mill With Bike Gang, Murdered His Wife

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:08:20 +0100

An endocrinologist has been charged with the murder of his wife almost 6 years after she was shot dead. Prosecutors say he was embroiled in a scheme with a motorcycle gang to illegally prescribe opiates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Patients Prefer Surgery for Appendicitis, Survey Shows Patients Prefer Surgery for Appendicitis, Survey Shows

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:27:49 +0100

Most people choose surgery for appendicitis, but almost 10% choose antibiotics alone, suggesting surgeons should describe the risks and benefits of this option to patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:52:13 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Autogenous Conduits for Leg Bypass Surgery Used Less Often in Female Dialysis Patients Autogenous Conduits for Leg Bypass Surgery Used Less Often in Female Dialysis Patients

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:28:27 +0100

Autogenous conduits improve patency in hemodialysis patients undergoing lower-extremity bypass surgery, but are used less often in women than in men, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Anti-VEGFs Before Vitrectomy Helpful in Diabetic Retinopathy Anti-VEGFs Before Vitrectomy Helpful in Diabetic Retinopathy

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:28:15 +0100

Pretreatment with agents blocking vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) offers several advantages in patients with complicated proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) undergoing vitrectomy, according to pooled data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



A Closer Look at Robotic Surgery Cost, Use, and Trends A Closer Look at Robotic Surgery Cost, Use, and Trends

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:52:25 +0100

Dr Lowenfels comments on several studies examining costs, outcomes, and recent trends in robotic surgery compared with other procedural approaches.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Achilles Tendon Repair Using Cryopreserved Umbilical Tissue Achilles Tendon Repair Using Cryopreserved Umbilical Tissue

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:14:36 +0100

What benefits might the use of viable umbilical tissue in Achilles tendon repair offer over standard of care?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:54:54 +0100

Are surgeons who perform laparoscopic surgery at a greater risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



UK Hospitals Defer Routine Surgeries Due to NHS Pressure UK Hospitals Defer Routine Surgeries Due to NHS Pressure

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:45:00 +0100

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has apologised after hospitals in England were advised to cancel all non-urgent operations.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence? Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0100

If prehabilitation has the potential to improve outcomes in GI cancer surgery, why is evidence lacking?Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Targeted Pre-Op Care for Seniors May Boost Outcomes (CME/CE)

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Program participation linked to shorter hospital stays, fewer readmissions (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



When VA Outsources PCI, Some Patients Lose (CME/CE)

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Survival disadvantage seen with angioplasties at non-VA centers -- but not with CABG (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Pancreatic Cancer Resection Rates Low in Europe and U.S. Pancreatic Cancer Resection Rates Low in Europe and U.S.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:35:26 +0100

Resection rates for pancreatic cancer remain low in Europe and the U.S., even for patients with early-stage tumors, according to data from seven population-based registries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Redefining the Stress Cortisol Response to Surgery Redefining the Stress Cortisol Response to Surgery

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:14:22 +0100

A new study measures stress cortisol levels in response to surgical procedures of differing severity. What are the implications?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Application of a Skin Adhesive to Maintain Seal in NPWT Application of a Skin Adhesive to Maintain Seal in NPWT

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:14:42 +0100

A technique using a cyanoacrylate-based tissue adhesive may offer a new method of maintaining an airtight seal in NPWT.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injury Common in Surgeons Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injury Common in Surgeons

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 23:06:44 +0100

Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Even Thoracic MRI Safe for'Legacy' ICDs, Pacemakers Even Thoracic MRI Safe for'Legacy' ICDs, Pacemakers

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:01:07 +0100

With this cohort study and MagnaSafe,"it is hard to understand the position of the CMS to restrict access to patients with MRI-conditional labeling of their leads and ICD systems," said a researcher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Children With Vocal Nodules Benefit from All Types of Voice Therapy

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Direct, indirect forms of treatment both helped quality of life in trial (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Higher HDL Might Help Prevent AKI After Heart Surgery Higher HDL Might Help Prevent AKI After Heart Surgery

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:21:27 +0100

Higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL) concentrations may be protective against acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Few Patients With Dementia, Surgical Abdomen Get Palliative Care Few Patients With Dementia, Surgical Abdomen Get Palliative Care

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:09:12 +0100

Patients with dementia who develop acute surgical abdomen have high rates of in-hospital mortality and non-routine discharge, but rarely receive palliative care, according to a new U.S. study using data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Improved Outcomes With Self-expanding TAVR System Improved Outcomes With Self-expanding TAVR System

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:49:37 +0100

The new CENTERA transcatheter aortic valve appears to be safe and effective, yielding low mortality, significantly improved hemodynamics, and a low rate of adverse events.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:45:45 +0100

Deep sedation is a comparable, safe alternative to general anesthesia for patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) for mitral regurgitation, new research from Germany suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Safe Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Saving Nipple Sensation Safe Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Saving Nipple Sensation

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Find out about the'unsafe zone'of the breast that should be avoided during reduction mammoplasty to preserve nipple sensation.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Why a Walk in the Park Beats a Stroll on the Street Why a Walk in the Park Beats a Stroll on the Street

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 21:15:47 +0100

Older adults who take a daily constitutional may want to avoid traffic-jammed city streets and head to a park instead because polluted air diminishes the benefits of exercise, a UK study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Low Booster Vaccination Rates After Trauma Splenectomy Low Booster Vaccination Rates After Trauma Splenectomy

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:33:14 +0100

Timely booster vaccination rates are very low after trauma splenectomy, according to a study of medical records.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Patient-Specific Guidance for Opioid Use After Inpatient General Surgery Patient-Specific Guidance for Opioid Use After Inpatient General Surgery

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:44:25 +0100

For inpatients having general surgery, receiving opioids the day before hospital discharge best predicts postdischarge use, according to a new guideline from Dartmouth University surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



No Difference in Infant Cognitive Scores for Brain Injury Tx (CME/CE)

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Shunting vs two-part procedure had similar results in African infants (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Nerve Transfer May Restore Function in Stroke Victims (CME/CE)

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Significant improvements seen for spastic arm hemiplegia in Chinese study (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Perioperative Gabapentin May Help Patients Stop Opioids Sooner Perioperative Gabapentin May Help Patients Stop Opioids Sooner

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:23:16 +0100

Perioperative administration of gabapentin won't curb postoperative pain, but it may help patients discontinue opioid use after surgery, researchers in California suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Novel TAVR Valve Achieves Pacing and Leak Rates On Par With Surgery (CME/CE)

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Pivotal study shows lowest-yet PPM rate for transcatheter aortic valves (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



' Powerful Trend': Chemo Use for Breast Cancer Drops'Powerful Trend': Chemo Use for Breast Cancer Drops

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:26:42 +0100

Between 2013 and 2015, the use of chemotherapy in early-stage breast cancer in the United States sharply decreased, according to a study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Cutting Carbon Emissions in Healthcare: Target the OR Cutting Carbon Emissions in Healthcare: Target the OR

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:06:20 +0100

Addressing climate change in healthcare should target the operating theater, which has a large carbon footprint, mostly as a result of the use of anesthetic gases and energy demands, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:14:36 +0100

How might endovascular aneurysm repair benefit patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm who are physically frail and ineligible for open repair?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



400,000 Children Risk Starvation in Volatile Congo as Aid Dries Up 400,000 Children Risk Starvation in Volatile Congo as Aid Dries Up

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:55:35 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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' Loss of Control' Eating After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Worse Outcomes in Teens'Loss of Control' Eating After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Worse Outcomes in Teens

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:23:17 +0100

In obese adolescents, “ loss of control ” eating declines sharply right after bariatric surgery but then gradually increases thereafter, and may adversely affect long-term weight outcomes, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:27:00 +0100

Dr Lowenfels comments on a report, published in Surgery, that compares the two procedures for AAA. What have we learned to date?Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



10 Commandments of Hernia Repair: General Surgery News Report

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:35:02 +0100

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Black Patients Face Delays in Surgery for Adhesive Small-bowel Obstruction Black Patients Face Delays in Surgery for Adhesive Small-bowel Obstruction

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:52:24 +0100

Black patients are more likely than whites to have delayed surgical management of adhesive small-bowel obstruction (SBO), according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Managing Abdominal Hernias Managing Abdominal Hernias

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Learn about nonsurgical and surgical management for three common types of abdominal hernias, as well as postoperative care, in this review.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Modern Surgeons: Still Masters of Their Trade? Modern Surgeons: Still Masters of Their Trade?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:15:06 +0100

In an era of medical engineering and technological progress, where do modern surgeons fit in?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Study: Two-Year Extension of Aromatase Inhibitors Is Long Enough (CME/CE)

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:15:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- No extra benefit from 5-year extension in breast cancer patients (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



The Day of Cancer Surgery: Any Impact on Outcomes? The Day of Cancer Surgery: Any Impact on Outcomes?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:25:00 +0100

Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing surgery performed on different days of the week and whether it has any relationship to outcomes.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Trastuzumab No Benefit In Low-HER2 Breast Cancer (CME/CE)

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:45:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- New findings should ditch use of drug for women not clearly HER2-positive (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Tattooed Wish for Withholding Treatment Not Good Enough, Doctors Say Tattooed Wish for Withholding Treatment Not Good Enough, Doctors Say

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:29:31 +0100

Consumers are often told,"Put it in writing." But in the case of a hospitalized Florida man facing death, displaying his wish by having it tattooed on his chest wasn't good enough.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Elevated Troponin After Non-Cardiac Surgery Signals Mortality Risk

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:15:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- 30-day death risk more than doubled, and it persisted (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Readmission Rates High After Revascularization for PAD Readmission Rates High After Revascularization for PAD

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:58:39 +0100

More than one in six patients were rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge after peripheral arterial revascularization, costing a median $11,013 per readmission, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Hospitals Strategize on Saline as Supply Stays Low After Maria Hospitals Strategize on Saline as Supply Stays Low After Maria

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:00:27 +0100

The deadly hurricane slammed production in Puerto Rico, a huge US supplier of saline and other medical supplies. Now clinicians nationwide are looking for new ways to deal with the shortage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)






Naldemedine for Opioid-Induced Constipation Naldemedine for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0100

This peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist is showing promise in patients with cancer and opioid-induced constipation.Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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CREST Failed to Dampen Enthusiasm for Carotid Stenting in Elderly (CME/CE)

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Continued to rise despite 2010 study suggesting it was inferior to surgery (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



Surgeon Logan Lynch Starts at St. Bernards (NEA Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Lynch completed an internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he spent the last year as administrative chief resident of general surgery. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)



ECG Watch Band; ASA for Venous Ulcers; Chocolate, Balding, and More

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)



How Safe Is Laparoscopic Surgery for Adhesive SBO? How Safe Is Laparoscopic Surgery for Adhesive SBO?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:10:17 +0100

Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that cautions surgeons using a laparoscopic approach for treating a bowel obstruction.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Insurance Explains Half of Racial Disparity in CRC Survival Insurance Explains Half of Racial Disparity in CRC Survival

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:16:34 +0100

Differences in health insurance coverage account for about half of the substantial disparity in survival between black and white patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a U.S. study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)

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Stool-based Protein Biomarkers Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Stool-based Protein Biomarkers Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:29:50 +0100

Several stool-based protein biomarkers are more sensitive than the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and Readmissions Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and Readmissions

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

How has the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program impacted the rates of readmissions after inpatient surgery -- particularly among Medicare patients?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Traction-Assisted Internal NPWT for Wounds Under Tension Traction-Assisted Internal NPWT for Wounds Under Tension

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

Traction-assisted internal NPWT using bridging retention sutures may be a safe and effective option for complex wound closure.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Vessel Sizing, Operator Technique Affect BVS Implant Outcomes Vessel Sizing, Operator Technique Affect BVS Implant Outcomes

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:29:31 +0100

Vessel sizing and operator dilation technique are associated with outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation, according to an analysis from the ABSORB trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:12:47 +0100

Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pressure to calculate risk. It doesn't ask for family history, ethnicity, or physical activity level, all of which play a role in heart health. A stroke-risk scoring system called C...

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Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:40:12 +0100

Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:35:19 +0100

Drs Beckman and Soffin from Hospital for Special Surgery explain safe and synergistic methods of controlling pain.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Pentagon Pays for Service Members' Gender-Reassignment Surgery Pentagon Pays for Service Members' Gender-Reassignment Surgery

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:07:29 +0100

The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)



Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:04:09 +0100

Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)