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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

Morning Break: New Drug Czar; Uninsured Rate Up; Komodo Dragon Cure?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Study: Cardiac Recovery Observed with Mechanical Unloading (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- LVAD bridge-to-recovery protocol seen as feasible (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Pearls From: Ted Feldman, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Percutaneous repair or replacement for mitral regurgitation? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Time To Improve Transplant Access for Seniors with Blood Cancers
(MedPage Today) -- Two experts discuss barriers and ways to overcome them (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

No SOAP to Clean Up Columbia's Match Day Mess
(MedPage Today) -- Opted for no heart surgery residents after accidentally skipping Match (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 30, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Choose Non-Opioid for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Bupivacaine liposome use warrants controlled trials, say researchers (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Marathon Hands Off DMD Drug; A Euphoria-Free Opioid?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Fewer Vets on Opioids Following VA Initiative
(MedPage Today) -- But questions about pain severity, functional outcomes remain (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

No Heart Surgeon Match Day for Major Medical Center
(MedPage Today) -- Columbia University missed deadline to submit residents'ranking list (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Pituitary Puzzler
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A blood-tinged stain appears on pillowcase of an adult patient following pituitary surgery. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Heel Lesion Headscratcher
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 15-year-old male basketball player who was at his primary care doctor for a routine physical asked about black hyperpigmented macules that sometimes appeared on his heels during the season. They were usually in a linear configuration, were not painful, and might appear on just one heel or both. They went away during his last school break when he didn't have practice, but came back immediately after his first practice. Can you diagnose the patient? Use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you. (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Peritoneal Dialysis Safe for Post-Op Fluid Overload in Infants with CHD
(MedPage Today) -- Diuretics linked to higher risk of prolonged ventilation (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

CRT: Physicians Squabble Over Tricuspid Valve Technologies
(MedPage Today) -- How low should tricuspid regurgitation go? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Edoxaban Promising for Valvular Afib?
(MedPage Today) -- NOAC tied to fewer events than warfarin (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Arterial Grafting Seen as Better for Moderate Coronary Blockages
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study shows less ischemia, but some experts skeptical (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Migraine Tied to Perioperative Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 30-day ischemic stroke risk higher for those with migraine with aura (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 10, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Pearls From: Michael Mack, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Five reasons for caution on TAVR for intermediate-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

TAVR Survival Advantage Reported in Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Early vascular complications offset by fewer deaths later on (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 20, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Nurse Anesthetists Planning to Oppose VA Rule
(MedPage Today) -- MACRA implementation will be a top issue for next Congress (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 17, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Residents Continue to Quit General Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Better mentorship, support may benefit residents (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 14, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a biomarker for Parkinson's disease, therapy for blood clots after casting or knee arthroscopy, avoiding sickle cell crises, and CABG versus stenting. (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 10, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Surgical Costs Cut with Feedback and Incentives (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Surgeon scorecard eased supply spending in one health system (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 7, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

The 9 Most Important Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Should be addressed in all clinical trial reports, authors say (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 6, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Heparin Doesn't Dent VTE Risk After Knee Scoping, Leg Casting (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher doses or longer treatment not recommended (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 6, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Afib Often Returns Even After " The Ultimate PV Ablation "
(MedPage Today) -- Recurrence high after complete PV resection with lung tx (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 30, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

AAA Repair Likelier in U.S. Than in England
(MedPage Today) -- And Brits appear to suffer for it (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 23, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Opiate Alternatives in Cancer Pain
(MedPage Today) -- ASRA president discusses the options in this MedPage Today video (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ASRA: Preventive Migraine Therapies Cut Overuse, Progression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Overuse headache tied to transformation from episodic to chronic migraine (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 19, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

AHA: Real World TAVR Is All About Patient Selection
(MedPage Today) -- Intermediate risk is a moving target (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 15, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Sorin Surgical Aortic Valves Top Worst Outcomes List (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- U.K. registry shows valve series'performance for mortality, revision (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 10, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Subcutanous ICDs Exchange Lead Risks for Erosion, Failures (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Complication rates similar but types differ versus transvenous devices (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 31, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

CABG: Off-Pump as Good as On-Pump in Experienced Hands? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Difficult procedure may make sense for some high-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 26, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Novel Sedation Agent for Colonoscopy Meets Phase III Endpoints
(MedPage Today) -- Remimazolam shows advantages over midazolam (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

AAO: Topical NSAID Prevents PCME in Cataract Patients With Risk Factors
(MedPage Today) -- Study supports off-label use (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 18, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Insurers Look for Reforms to Stabilize Fragile Markets
(MedPage Today) -- AMA offers free tools to navigate MACRA (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 10, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: Great Body Part Bake Off
(MedPage Today) -- Anatomical cakes made for a contest (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 2, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Hospital's Video Sting Comes Up Empty
(MedPage Today) -- Calif. medical board drops charges of drug theft (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

The'Dirty Little Secret' of Low Cancer Surgery Volumes
(MedPage Today) -- Experts call for more transparency for referrals (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Post-Mastectomy RT: Clinical Judgment Required (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Uncertainties about absolute benefit acknowledged in updated guideline (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 20, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

' I Have No Idea What I'm Doing -- I'm Just a TV Doctor '
(MedPage Today) -- TV show docs return to the operating room for Cigna ad (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 18, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Extraordinary Operation
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 37-year-old male musician with a history of seizures undergoes a surgical procedure. The patient's preoperative workup indicates that the musical association cortex would be at risk during surgery. To preserve his musical abilities, he is kept awake during surgery, and during the procedure he continually identifies musical notes produced by an iPhone. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 29, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news