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General Anesthesia at Least as Good as Sedation for Thrombectomy
(MedPage Today) -- Similar infarct size, but possibly better reperfusion and outcomes in trial (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Have Robotics Had a Detrimental Effect on Surgical Residency?
(MedPage Today) -- Learning at the console vastly different from open surgical training (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Targeted Pre-Op Care for Seniors May Boost Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Program participation linked to shorter hospital stays, fewer readmissions (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

When VA Outsources PCI, Some Patients Lose (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Survival disadvantage seen with angioplasties at non-VA centers -- but not with CABG (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Children With Vocal Nodules Benefit from All Types of Voice Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Direct, indirect forms of treatment both helped quality of life in trial (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

No Difference in Infant Cognitive Scores for Brain Injury Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Shunting vs two-part procedure had similar results in African infants (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Nerve Transfer May Restore Function in Stroke Victims (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significant improvements seen for spastic arm hemiplegia in Chinese study (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Novel TAVR Valve Achieves Pacing and Leak Rates On Par With Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pivotal study shows lowest-yet PPM rate for transcatheter aortic valves (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Study: Two-Year Extension of Aromatase Inhibitors Is Long Enough (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No extra benefit from 5-year extension in breast cancer patients (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Trastuzumab No Benefit In Low-HER2 Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New findings should ditch use of drug for women not clearly HER2-positive (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Elevated Troponin After Non-Cardiac Surgery Signals Mortality Risk
(MedPage Today) -- 30-day death risk more than doubled, and it persisted (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

CREST Failed to Dampen Enthusiasm for Carotid Stenting in Elderly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Continued to rise despite 2010 study suggesting it was inferior to surgery (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ECG Watch Band; ASA for Venous Ulcers; Chocolate, Balding, and More
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

TCT: Easier Recovery with PCI vs CABG Validated in EXCEL Trial
(MedPage Today) -- But early quality of life advantage largely dissipates by 1 year (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Morning Break: Less Arsenic a Success; Too Much Cancer Tx;'Uber of Birth Control' Expanding
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Fentanyl Dulls Brilinta Efficacy During PCI
(MedPage Today) -- Drug-drug interaction delays platelet inhibition effect, trial finds (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

CardioBrief: NOACs Not Linked To Excess Bleeding in Real World
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study compares new anticoagulants to warfarin in VTE (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Subpar Surveillance After Vascular Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Follow-up imaging not often performed after five procedures at U.S. hospitals (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Study: Triple-Vessel CABG Strategy Matters in the Long Run
(MedPage Today) -- Better outcomes with additional RITA or RA grafting (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Why Do Most Hospitals Ignore Guidelines on Fasting Before Surgery?
(MedPage Today) -- Baltimore anesthesiologist responds to Slate critique (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Post-Op Gastric Bypass Care Vital for Preventing Anemia
(MedPage Today) -- 10 years after surgery, most who didn't seek post-op care developed anemia (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Surgical Resident in Legal Battle With Her Employer
(MedPage Today) -- Told to repeat a year of training, she sues, and is sued back (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Opioids: What Happens to the Unused Pills?
(MedPage Today) -- Opioid disposal poses a problem (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: VR Rehab Means Pleasant Hospital Stays
(MedPage Today) -- British hospital takes inpatient therapy to another level (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ESC: Leaflet Thrombosis Rare After TAVR
(MedPage Today) -- Registry data: most post-procedural valve problems had other causes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Morning Break: Shoddy Rehab; Biting Midge Risk; Inflammation and Heart Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Aortic Annulus Rupture After TAVR:'Watch and Wait '
(MedPage Today) -- Injuries from Sapien valve implantation seem to follow a benign course (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 9, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Better Outcomes in Colon Tx: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, pre-surgical program helps patients quit smoking (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

When Surgery Fails, Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Might Do the Job
(MedPage Today) -- Clipping reduces recurrent mitral regurgitation, per 1.5-year data (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

PCI Matches Surgery for Multivessel Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But technical success with percutaneous procedure is critical (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

McCain Recovering from Surgery; Vote on GOP Health Bill Delayed
(MedPage Today) -- The Arizona senator had surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Contamination in Heater-Cooler Devices Mostly Came from Factory
(MedPage Today) -- Largest analysis yet affirms production line role but also environmental pickup (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 13, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Safe Sedation for TAVR: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how useful are anesthesia guidelines? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cardiologists Glad to See Tort Reform Wheels in Motion
(MedPage Today) -- Bill passed in House makes reform not'out of the realm of possibility'(Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Causes of Hearing Loss Vary Among Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Audiologic, genetic features dependent on hearing loss type, small study shows (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Tale of Two Nations: The Triple Aim
(MedPage Today) -- Three healthcare goals guide comparisons (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Red Eye, Green Discharge
(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 ...
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Toddler with Swollen Eyelids
(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 response...
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

House Considers Bill to Reform Malpractice Laws
(MedPage Today) -- Vote expected in near future (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Alcohol Ablation Holds Up for Younger Obstructive HCM Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Observational data suggested to support broader indication (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Morning Break: Tainted Trials; $40K/Yr Concierge Practice; Reality TV: Diabetes
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

CDC Issues Guide to Prevent Surgical Site Infection
(MedPage Today) -- Recommendations for hygiene, antimicrobials, glycemia, oxygen (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Radiation Tx for Persistent Acromegaly Safe, Effective
(MedPage Today) -- Helped normalize IGF-1 levels after surgery failed (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Can Robots Take the Place of Surgeons?
(MedPage Today) -- And if they can, asks Skeptical Scalpel, should they? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Surgery Not Only Culprit in Breast Cancer Lymphedema
(MedPage Today) -- RT, chemo add to total burden (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Not ALL-In on ACL Surgeries
(MedPage Today) -- Surgeon says second surgery not necessary, amidst minimal evidence (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Thymectomy Effective for MG Patients Without Chest Tumor
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trial confirms benefit from surgery (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

EASL: Broader Scope at Liver Congress
(MedPage Today) -- Focus shift from HCV to other aspects of liver disease (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Abbott ICDs in Trouble; TAVR Sans Balloon Predilation
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 13, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Complex Vascular Anatomy Problematic for Carotid Artery Stenting (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Certain features on MRI tied to procedural cerebral ischemia (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 13, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news