'Can You Hear Me Now?'
(MedPage Today) -- When the landmark Medicare legislation was enacted back in 1965, hearing loss was viewed as one of the most common consequences of aging. Hence, hearing aids were not included in the benefit package. Over the years, we've come... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 30, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Chemo Reduces Disease Recurrence in Operable Colon Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Six weeks of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients with operable colon cancer is safe and results in downstaging, increased complete resection rates, and better disease control at 2 years, according to results from the randomized... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 24, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Aspirin Toe-to-Toe With LMWH Injections in Orthopedic Trauma
(MedPage Today) -- For patients with a variety of traumatic bone fractures, plain old oral aspirin provided just as good thromboprophylaxis as traditional low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) injections in the large PREVENT CLOT randomized trial... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 19, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Use of Whole Blood for Severe Hemorrhage in the ED Tied to Lower Mortality
(MedPage Today) -- Use of whole blood (WB) combined with component therapy-based massive transfusion protocol (MTP) improved survival over MTP alone in patients with severe hemorrhage, a retrospective cohort study suggested. Among nearly 2,800... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 18, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Post-Transplant Triplet Bests Lenalidomide Maintenance Alone in Myeloma
(MedPage Today) -- Use of a triple-drug maintenance combination appeared to improve progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma following induction therapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation, an interim... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 17, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cancer Surgery Linked to Higher Suicide Risk
(MedPage Today) -- The incidence of suicide was significantly higher in patients undergoing cancer surgery compared with the general U.S. population, a retrospective population-based cohort study showed. Among patients undergoing surgery for the... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 12, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Less Restrictive Pre-Surgical Fasting Guidelines Supported by Study
(MedPage Today) -- Changes to fasting policies prior to surgery could impact the length at which patients need to fast, as well as improve patient well-being. Liberal fasting policies allowing patients to drink clear fluids up until the time of... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 5, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Foreign Surgery Residents in the U.S. Report Less Bullying, Harassment
(MedPage Today) -- Foreign international medical graduates (IMGs) working in U.S. general surgery residency programs less frequently reported bullying and sexual harassment, a survey study found. Foreign IMGs were less likely than North American... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 4, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Screen All Surgery Patients for Cannabis Use, New Guidelines Say
(MedPage Today) -- Surgical candidates undergoing anesthesia should be screened universally for cannabis use, new guidelines from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine) stated. Anesthesiologists should... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 3, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

COVID Smell Loss: 'Retraining' Mostly Flops in Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Bimodal olfactory training with visual cues and the use of patient-preferred scents did not produce a clinically meaningful improvement in sense of smell among individuals with COVID-19–related olfactory loss, a 275-patient... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 29, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

'No Surprises Act' Implementation Is Full of Surprises
In this report... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 29, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

The Eye Surgery Turf War Isn't Serving Veterans
(MedPage Today) -- Ask any American how they think our government should be treating the nation's veterans, and almost everyone will say that those who served our country should be treated at least as well as the average person on the street.... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 28, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

FDA's Proposed LASIK Warning May Leave Patients Less Informed
(MedPage Today) -- LASIK surgery has been studied continuously since the FDA approved the procedure nearly a quarter century ago. These studies include careful documentation of the success rates in improving vision without the need for glasses... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 21, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Upfront Transplant Prevails Again in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma
(MedPage Today) -- An immunomodulatory-free carfilzomib (Kyprolis)-based triplet regimen failed to prove non-inferior to autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) for the upfront treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, a... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 20, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: These Findings Point to …
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Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 14, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news