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Surgical Management of Gallbladder Cancer Surgical Management of Gallbladder Cancer
How does simple cholecystectomy with adjuvant therapy compare with extended cholecystectomy in terms of outcomes?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Timing of gallbladder and weight loss surgery may help prevent complications
(Wiley) There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of gastric bypass surgery and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) when both procedures are clinically indicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Aug. 18, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Nemaura’s new Oceania distribution deal to Sanuwave’s promissory note expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Nemaura inks Oceania distribution deal for SugarBeat patch Nemaura announced in an Aug. 15 press release that it has signed a non-binding distribution deal with Device Technologies for exclusive rights to market the SugarBeat glucose monitoring system in Australia and New Zealand. The SugarBeat is a disposable, adhesive skin patch that is used by diabetics, providing a non-invasive and needle-free method of c...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Implants Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Brenner Medical Clinical Innovations Device Technologies K2M Masimo MedTech Nemaura Medical Sanuwave Si-Bone Source Type: news

Fortimedix launches short instruments for SymphonX single-port platform
Fortimedix Surgical said today it launched a shorter set of instruments for its SymphonX single-port surgical platform in the US. The newly launched product line offers shorter instrumentation for use with the SymphonX surgical platform, a single-port system designed for microlaparoscopic surgical procedures, Fortimedix said. The instrument portfolio for the SymphonX system includes products for grasping, mobilizing, dissecting, retracting, cutting, cauterizing, ligating and suction and irrigation of tissues and vessels, the Netherlands-based company said. “This product line extension was developed in response to sur...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Fortimedix Source Type: news

TransEnterix touts 1st micro-laparoscopic robotic surgeries with Senhance
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) today touted that its Senhance Surgical Robot system was used in the 1st 3mm micro laparoscopic robotic surgeries globally. The surgeries were performed at France’s CHU Saint-Ètienne and at Rome’s Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, the Research Triangle, N.C.-based company said, by Dr. Celine Chauler, Dr. Salvatore Aletti and Dr. Gabriele Barabino. “Patients are consistently interested in the least invasive approach possible. Utilizing 3mm microlap instruments with the Senhance Surgical Robot creates a virtually scarless approach with the precision of robotics to contr...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Bewildering Black Gallstones
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and vomiting. She reports constant pain radiating to her right shoulder for about six hours. She is febrile and the right upper quadrant of her abdomen is tender. Laboratory tests reveal leukocytosis, and an abdominal ultrasound reveals a thickening of the gallbladder wall and gallstones. She undergoes a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and several black stones are removed. What medication is associated with the diagnosis behind the black gallstones? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Less Pancreatitis With Adherence to Cholecystectomy Guidelines Less Pancreatitis With Adherence to Cholecystectomy Guidelines
Treating biliary pancreatitis according to cholecystectomy guidelines is associated with a smaller risk of recurrence and later hospitalization, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Contributors to Pregnancy Loss After Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy Contributors to Pregnancy Loss After Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy
Cervical incompetence, preterm labor, vaginitis or vulvovaginitis and sepsis increase the risk of adverse outcomes after appendectomy or cholecystectomy during pregnancy, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Lessons Learned Building Acclarent from Scratch: Interview with Bill Facteau, President and CEO of Earlens
Bill Facteau, President and CEO of Earlens Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Bill Facteau joined Earlens Corporation as Chairman, President, and CEO in November of 2013. Most recently, he was the Vice Chairman of ExploraMed as well as an Entrepreneur in Residence at New Enterprise Associates. Previously, Bill was at Johnson & Johnson from early 2010 through early 2012 as Worldwide President of their ENT Division. Facteau joined Johnson & Johnso...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Scott Nelson Tags: Blog EarLens medsider Source Type: news

Cholecystectomy: Is 72 Hours Still the Rule? Cholecystectomy: Is 72 Hours Still the Rule?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in the Annals of Surgery, that examined whether delaying gallbladder surgery affected the outcomes of patients with acute cholecystitis.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Early Versus Delayed Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis Early Versus Delayed Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis
Is laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis beyond 72 hours of symptom onset considered safe?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt touts data for Ofirmev injected acetaminophen
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:MNK) today released results from a clinical pharmacokinetic study evaluating the effect of IV morphine on the absorption of oral acetaminophen, touting the effectiveness of its Ofirmev IV administered acetaminophen over orally administered acetaminophen in adjunct to IV morphine. The results were presented at this year’s Pain Medicine Meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in San Diego. The UK-based company also presented data from 3 retrospective analyses on health economics regarding the use of IV acetaminophen compared to oral acetaminop...
Source: Mass Device - November 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Surgical Mallinckrodt Source Type: news

Timing of Gallbladder Cancer Reoperation Affects Survival Timing of Gallbladder Cancer Reoperation Affects Survival
In a first-of-its-kind study, surgeons say that when gallbladder cancer is incidentally discovered, the optimal interval between initial cholecystectomy and second surgery is 4 to 8 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Teleflex to close N.C. plant, lay off 104
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) is looking to shutter a North Carolina facility, with plans to lay off 104 employees at the facility. The company’s Ashboro subsidiary Arrow said in May it had plans to lay off 84 employees at the facility, and filed again last month with plans to lay off another 20. The layoffs are expected to go into effect in October. The company said it had 635 employees in Asheboro when it originally announced the impending closure in 2014. The layoffs come as the company plans to move its manufacturing operation from Asheboro to Mexico and the Czech Republic, according to a Triangle Business Journal rep...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Teleflex Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Title: Laparoscopic CholecystectomyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 3/26/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 2, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Teleflex launches Percuvance percutaneous laparoscopic system
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said yesterday it launched its 2nd-generation Percuvance percutaneous surgical system designed for percutaneous laparoscopic procedures in the U.S. The company said that along with the launch, the 1st clinical use of the device, in a sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic gastric band removal, were recently performed at the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery “These are increasingly common but often challenging procedures. Our experiences with the new system are consistent with other clinical studies, which showed that its handling and functionality ...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Surgical Teleflex Source Type: news

Intractable postoperative wounds caused by self-inflicted trauma in a patient with cutaneous Munchhausen syndrome presenting as a pyoderma gangrenosum-like lesion - Inui K, Hanafusa T, Namiki T, Ueno M, Igawa K, Yokozeki H.
A 50-year-old Japanese woman consulted the emergency department of our hospital for bleeding due to an intractable postoperative wound on the lower abdomen; the postoperative wound was owing to a laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed 1 year previously for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early vs Delayed Laparoscopic CholecystectomyEarly vs Delayed Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Commentary on a study comparing early vs delayed laparoscopic surgery for the management of acute cholecystitis, published in the British Journal of Surgery. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Test your USMLE Step 2 readiness with this most missed question
If you’re gearing up to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2, this series is for you. Each month, we’re giving you an exclusive scoop on the most missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and expert strategies to help you beat them. Check out this month’s most challenging question, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge below. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students: A 22-year-old African immigrant presents to the hos...
Source: AMA Wire - March 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical wins FDA nod for new da Vinci Xi single-site instruments
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today that the FDA cleared its new single-site instruments and accessories for the next-generation da Vinci Xi robot-assisted surgery device. The tools allow surgeons to perform cholecystectomies, benign hysterectomies and salpingo-oophorectomies via a single incision in the umbilicus, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuitive said. “The da Vinci Xi was designed to seamlessly integrate advanced and future technologies and we are extremely pleased to further expand our line of product offerings with the clearance of single-site instruments and accessories,” EVP Sal...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robot-Assisted Surgery Intuitive Surgical Inc. Source Type: news

Wide Variation Seen in Medicare Inpatient Cholecystectomy OutcomesWide Variation Seen in Medicare Inpatient Cholecystectomy Outcomes
Outcomes of inpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Medicare patients vary widely among hospitals, and most adverse outcomes occur well after patients have been discharged, new findings show. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Is my heart too weak to cope with surgery? 
A patient has been advised to see a consultant about having a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and is unsure whether to go ahead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic Cholecystectomy: Much Higher Costs, Same OutcomesRobotic Cholecystectomy: Much Higher Costs, Same Outcomes
Robotic and single-incision minimally invasive gallbladder surgery offer substantially less surgical value than traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy, according to new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What Are Risk Factors for Cholelithiasis?
Discussion Bile is produced by the liver to aid absorption of fat soluble vitamins and lipids from the gastrointestinal tract and to transport bilirubin, cholesterol and other substances to the gastrointestinal tract. Bile is the main form of cholesterol excretion. Gallstones or cholelithiasis form when the balance of substances within the hepatobiliary tract favors supersaturation with crystal formation and gallstone formation. It is a dynamic state of affairs as gallstones can form and also have a high rate of resorption of up to 50%. Gallstones 3 mm are called gallstones. Gallstones, while not as common as adult popula...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Early Cholecystectomy Best Option for Acute CholecystitisEarly Cholecystectomy Best Option for Acute Cholecystitis
Early cholecystectomy is more effective and less costly than delayed cholecystectomy or watchful waiting in patients with acute cholecystitis, researchers from Canada report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Recurrent PancreatitisLaparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Recurrent Pancreatitis
This trial explores the prevention of recurrent, idiopathic, acute pancreatitis attacks through laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Situs Inversus PatientLaparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Situs Inversus Patient
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is very challenging in patients with situs inversus. Read about techniques that can facilitate successful completion of this operation. BMC Surgery (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 2, 2015 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bleeding Complications in CholecystectomyBleeding Complications in Cholecystectomy
Are bleeding complications more common in laparoscopic cholecystectomy or open cholecystectomy? BMC Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

International Youth Day: Carolyn’s Powerful Survival Story
August 12 is International Youth Day! And the American Red Cross is celebrating our young partners like Carolyn Strzalka, President of the Red Cross Club at the University of Michigan. Carolyn is a blood recipient, a donor and a Red Cross volunteer. Here’s Carolyn’s Inspiring Story: In high school I was an active student. I volunteered regularly at a local animal shelter and organized local food donation drives in addition to working hard on my studies. As varsity soccer captain, I ate healthy and exercised, making sure to take care of my health. So when I turned 18 and started experiencing sharp abdominal pain...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Archives Blogroll Blood Volunteers Source Type: news

A Case of Splenic Rupture After Laparoscopic CholecystectomyA Case of Splenic Rupture After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Splenic rupture is an unusual but life-threatening complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. What went wrong for this patient? BMC Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cholecystectomy for Biliary Dyskinesia in GastroparesisCholecystectomy for Biliary Dyskinesia in Gastroparesis
Is surgery being overused in cases of biliary dyskinesia, especially where the diagnosis is unclear? Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of Persistent Opioid Use a Concern for Youth After Surgery
Highest risk of persistent opioid use seen in association with cholecystectomy and colectomy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery Safe for Diabetics
(MedPage Today) -- Short-term complications comparable to what's seen after appendectomy and cholecystectomy. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 31, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Postbariatric cholecystectomy most common among Roux-en-Y patients (Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network, 21 August 2014)
According to study carried out at Northwestern Memorial Hospital the incidence of cholecystectomy is greater with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the research was published this week in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Aching Foot
(MedPage Today) -- Case Study: A seventy-four-year-old woman presented with right midfoot and hindfoot pain. Clinical and radiographic evaluation showed midfoot arthritis and chronic tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon. Medical history included severe wound complication following cholecystectomy twenty years prior. Preoperative blood test results were normal. Two days after complex right midfoot fusion and Achilles tendon reconstruction, the foot was moderately painful with severe swelling. Blood tests showed leukocytosis and an increased CRP level. Infection was considered, and six days after surgery, a debridement was p...
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - August 13, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Safe for ChildrenLaparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Safe for Children
No bile duct injuries occurred in a recent review of more than 200 cases. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgical Removal of Gallbladder in Pediatric Patients is Safe
Laparoscopic cholecystectomies (surgical removal of the gallbladder) has been recommended by experts for pediatric patients suffering from gallstones and other gallbladder diseases. "We are refining our surgical techniques and are now performing all pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomies using a small incision through the belly button. However, further studies are required to elucidate which pediatric patients will benefit the most from gallbladder removal," explains one expert. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Laparoscopic surgical removal of the gallbladder in pediatric patients is safe
This study was published in Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgical Removal of the Gallbladder in Pediatric Patients is Safe
This study was published in Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Ishitani are available in the downloads. A cholecystectomy is a surgical [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News - August 7, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Antibiotics Postcholecystectomy Do Not Prevent Infection Antibiotics Postcholecystectomy Do Not Prevent Infection
After cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis, infection rates were the same with or without antibiotics. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 10, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Titan Medical Inc. Announces Completion of Key Milestone in the Development of Its SPORT(TM) Surgical System
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Titan Medical Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(TITXF) announced today that it successfully completed animal tissue studies on May 30, 2014, performing a full cholecystectomy (gallbl... Devices, SurgeryTitan Medical, SPORT Surgical System, robotic surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 16, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Routine Cholangiography During Cholecystectomy Routine Cholangiography During Cholecystectomy
Commentary on a study on whether cholangiography during cholecystectomy affects the risk for bile duct injury, published in August 2013 in JAMA. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Surgeons 'light up' GI tract to safely remove gall bladder
A green fluorescent dye is helping surgeons perform robotic gall bladder surgery more safely. The surgeons in a recently published study used near-infrared light to make the indocyanine green dye light up, allowing them to better see the biliary tract. Injury to the bile duct is rare -- only 0.3 percent of the nearly 600,000 cholecystectomies performed in the U.S. annually -- but it can cause severe complications to patients. Surgeons are increasingly performing the gall bladder surgery robotically -- for better ergonomics, visualization and placement of surgical instruments. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Title: Laparoscopic CholecystectomyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 3/26/1998 2:30:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 12, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Does IOC Protect Against Bile Duct Injury?Does IOC Protect Against Bile Duct Injury?
Commentary on a study on whether intraoperative cholangiography prevents common duct injury during cholecystectomy, published in August 2013 in JAMA. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Outpatient Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Safe for ElderlyOutpatient Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Safe for Elderly
The overwhelming majority of elderly patients survive outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy without complications, according to new research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Histopathology of Gallbladder After CholecystectomyHistopathology of Gallbladder After Cholecystectomy
Should every gallbladder specimen be sent for histopathology examination, or is this just a waste of resources? BMC Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Gender Makes a Difference in Outcomes of Gallbladder DiseaseGender Makes a Difference in Outcomes of Gallbladder Disease
Compared to men of similar ages, women admitted for cholecystitis or cholecystectomy have better outcomes, a new study says. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Imaging No Help in Gallbladder Surgery Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Intraoperative cholangiography failed to reduce the risk of common-duct injury during cholecystectomy, a review of 92,000 cases showed. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 27, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Increased Rate of Cholecystectomies With No IndicationsIncreased Rate of Cholecystectomies With No Indications
Cholecystectomies are being performed at increasing rates, sometimes without indications. What is causing this increase? BMC Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news