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New Analytic Approach Pinpoints Laparoscopic Colectomy Savings New Analytic Approach Pinpoints Laparoscopic Colectomy Savings
Laparoscopic colectomy is more cost-effective than open surgery, with most of the savings derived from reduced use of health services after discharge and fewer readmissions, according to researchers who used a novel analytic approach known as instrumental variable analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Both Older and Younger Patients Benefit from Laparoscopic Colectomy
(MedPage Today) -- Younger patients less likely to be discharged to facility (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 23, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

COPD Patients Needing Colectomy Do Better with Laparascopic Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Shorter stays, lower readmission rates vs open procedures (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 23, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Does Mesh for Hernias Hold Up? General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, cost cutting with laparoscopic colectomy, new journal app (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recurrence of Crohn's Disease After TC-PI Recurrence of Crohn's Disease After TC-PI
Is total colectomy with permanent ileostomy for medically refractory colonic Crohn's disease curative?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease
The risk of gallstone disease is increased following colectomy for ulcerative colitis, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 13, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Orthofix launches study of pulsed electromagnetic fields in treating osteoarthritis Orthofix said today it enrolled the 1st patient in a study exploring the use of its Physio-Stim pulsed electromagnetic field system for treatin...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Ethicon wins FDA nod for Enseal X1 tissue sealer
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon  said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Enseal X1 large jaw tissue sealer designed for vessel sealing and precise heat management. The Somerville, N.J.-based company said the newly cleared Enseal X1 is an advanced bipolar device designed for use in open procedures, such as colectomies and hysterectomies. “Ethicon remains committed to addressing the critical needs of patients, ensuring they have access to the most effective treatment through continued innovation and product enhancement. By providing access to leading-edge technology in adv...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ethicon Source Type: news

Dartmouth researchers develop a new method to transparently measure health care value
(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice) Dartmouth researchers used Hospital Compare and Medicare expenditure data for 2012 to construct a hospital-level measure of value. They used a numerator composed of quality care measures (satisfaction, use of timely and effective care, and avoidance of harms) and a denominator composed of risk-adjusted 30 day episode-of-care expenditures for four admission types: acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass grafting, colectomy, and hip replacement surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colectomy dominates TNF-α inhibitors for ulcerative colitis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 30, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Appendectomy and Colectomy Risk in Ulcerative ColitisAppendectomy and Colectomy Risk in Ulcerative Colitis
Appendectomy does not decrease, and may increase, the risk of colectomy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a retrospective study and meta-analysis. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 30, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What is the Recurrence Risk for Clostridium difficile Infection?
Discussion Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common cause of nosocomial diarrhea. Clostridium difficile is an obligate, anaerobic, gram-positive bacillus that is spore-forming and toxin producing. It is resistant to acid, heat, antibiotics and many antiseptic agents. Spores are acquired from the environment or by oral-fecal route. Once in the colon, the bacteria attach and proliferate making vegetative forms. Two main toxins are produced which disrupt the colonic integrity. Toxin A (TcdA) is an endotoxin that disrupts the mucosal cells. Toxin B (TcdB) is a cytotoxin that is 1000x more potent than TcdA and causes a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Teamwork Makes a Life-Changing Difference for Luis
Each year, about 500,000 Americans have to have their colons removed. Whether it’s because of cancer, trauma, diverticulitis or an inflammatory disease, colectomy may be necessary to save their lives. That was the case for Luis, a special young man who came a long way for help. His surgical team at Mayo Clinic found a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to Eat After Colectomy Surgery
If you've had colectomy surgery, these tips will help you eat well and keep symptoms and side effects from the surgery to a minimum. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - February 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Even surgery may not help patients with severe constipation
(Wiley) Current guidelines for treating severe constipation include surgical removal of part of the colon, a procedure called subtotal colectomy. Using national databases of hospital activity in the United States, investigators have discovered that colectomies for constipation nearly tripled over a span of 13 years, from 104 procedures in 1998 to 311 in 2011. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colectomy with EI cost effective for Crohn's disease colitis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lower Mortality with Elective Surgery vs. Medical Therapy in Advanced Ulcerative Colitis (FREE)
By Douglas K. Rex, MD Dr. Rex is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, from which this summary was adapted. See full coverage at the link below.Elective colectomy is associated with lower mortality than medical therapy in patients aged 50 years and older with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 13, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study shows short & long-term cost-savings associated with minimally invasive surgery
(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) JAMA study demonstrates that patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy procedures required fewer days of health care utilization and the health care system spent less on their acute and follow-up care than those who underwent traditional open surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis: Markers Predict Outcomes With InfliximabUlcerative Colitis: Markers Predict Outcomes With Infliximab
A five-marker panel identifies those at highest risk for relapse and colectomy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 24, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Does Not Improve Colectomy OutcomesTransjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Does Not Improve Colectomy Outcomes
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) does not improve colectomy outcomes in patients with concomitant primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and ulcerative colitis, according to results from a retrospective study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Severe C. Diff: Fecal Transplant Saves Colon, Lives
(MedPage Today) -- Staved off colectomy in bad cases, most patients survived. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - October 21, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis patients who have had a colectomy continue to experience symptoms
New research shows that the majority of patients with the challenging inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), state that the three biggest impacts of the disease on their lives are on their emotional state (in terms of depression, anger or anxiety levels) (76%), ability to get adequate rest/sleep (75%), and taking sick days off work (70%). Those who have had a colectomy (removal of the colon) were more likely to suffer from these impacts. (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - October 13, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Industry News Gastroenterology Patient care ibd Latest News nice ulcerative colitis Source Type: news

What are the Different Types of Bowel Surgery...
Bowel surgery for colon cancer comes in many different shapes and forms. Learn more about resections, laparascopic surgeries, and even complete colectomies here. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - June 24, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Robotic Colectomy No Better, but More ExpensiveRobotic Colectomy No Better, but More Expensive
Patients having robotic-assisted colectomy fare no better than those who have laparoscopic surgery, but they incur higher costs, according to a new analysis of nationwide U.S. data. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 26, 2013 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy in a Patient Post ColectomyMRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy in a Patient Post Colectomy
This case study demonstrates how MRI-guidance can be helpful to target specific areas of the prostate gland for biopsy, even in patients who have undergone colectomy. Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Care for Your Loved One after a Colectomy
You don't need a medical degree to care for a loved one after a total colectomy. Learn what tools you need in place to prepare for their homecoming and recovery. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - October 12, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Pouchitis: A Practical GuidePouchitis: A Practical Guide
Patients with ulcerative colitis who have undergone colectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis often develop pouchitis. How is it diagnosed and best treated? Frontline Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Should I Eat After a Colectomy Surgery?
If you've had colectomy surgery, these tips will help you eat well and keep symptoms and side effects from the surgery to a minimum. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How Should I Eat After a Colec
If you've had colectomy surgery, these tips will help you eat well and keep symptoms and side effects from the surgery to a minimum. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - May 9, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy vs Open Surger...Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy vs Open Surger...
Women are more likely to be able to become pregnant after total colectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis if they had a laparoscopic operation rather than open surgery. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

The Benefit of Coffee Consumption After ColectomyThe Benefit of Coffee Consumption After Colectomy
Commentary on a study on the effect of coffee on postoperative ileus after colectomy, published November 2012 in British Journal of Surgery. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Advanced Age, COPD Risk Factors for Colectomy MortalityAdvanced Age, COPD Risk Factors for Colectomy Mortality
The largest series of colectomies performed for C difficile colitis in the literature to date has identified the most vulnerable patients. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news