Why Patients Need to Come Clean About Cannabis to Their Anesthesiologist
(MedPage Today) -- Anesthesiology resident Max Feinstein, MD, explores how marijuana use can complicate medical procedures and the perioperative period. Following is a transcript: Feinstein: If there is one person who you should definitely... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 23, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?
(MedPage Today) -- I have received some unusual phone calls in my nearly 40-year career as a psychiatrist, but Mary's* call was unique. "Dr. Liester," she began, "I don't need to see you as a patient. I just want you to tell me if I'm crazy. You... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 22, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Bad Doctors Caught on Camera
(MedPage Today) -- In this video, Mikhail Varshavski, DO -- who goes by "Dr. Mike" on social media -- gives his two cents on unprofessional (and sometimes criminal) behavior from medical professionals. Following is a partial transcript... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 16, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Severe Frostbite
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved iloprost (Aurlumyn) for severe frostbite, the agency announced on Wednesday. Part of the drug class of vasodilators, iloprost can prevent blood clotting and is indicated for reducing the risk of finger or... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 14, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Orthopedic Surgeons on Track to Earn Less Than Taco Bell Workers
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Declining reimbursements to surgeons under Medicare and private insurance for total joint replacement procedures are creating an untenable situation, researchers warned. Already, according to a study presented... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 14, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Risk Score Proposed to Anchor Forthcoming Donor Heart Allocation Rules
(MedPage Today) -- To more fairly rank candidates for heart transplant, researchers developed the U.S. candidate risk score (US-CRS) and found it to better discriminate risk for people with advanced heart failure than the current six-status system... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 13, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Turf War: Study Backs Natural Grass as Less Injurious Than Artificial Surface
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Players in the National Football League (NFL) have long complained that they sustain more injuries on artificial turf than on natural grass, and now an independent study reported here backs them up. Analysis... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 13, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

One Way to Make It to the Super Bowl: Become the Team Doctor
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to "Medical Mavericks," a series from MedPage Today featuring interviews with healthcare professionals working in unconventional fields of health and medicine. We spoke with Timothy McAdams, MD, a clinical professor... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 7, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cedars-Sinai Anesthesiologists Unionize
(MedPage Today) -- Anesthesiologists with Beverly Anesthesiology and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles have formed a union, part of a continued wave of physician unionization in the U.S. About 75% of the anesthesiology group's voters were in favor of... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 2, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Iodine-Based Skin Prep Better for Certain Fracture Surgeries
(MedPage Today) -- Iodine-based skin antisepsis appeared better for surgical repair of closed limb fractures but on par with chlorhexidine-based antisepsis when the fracture broke the skin, the PREPARE trial showed. In closed fractures, surgical... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 31, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Most Immunocompromised Patients Clear Omicron Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Prolonged SARS-CoV-2 infection during the Omicron period was uncommon among patients who were moderately to severely immunocompromised, a prospective multicenter study found. Among the 150 individuals included in the analysis... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 30, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Caution Raised for Post-TAVR Cardiac Surgeries
(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- The early experience of patients needing cardiac surgery after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has surgeons raising the alarm about the excess risks of these challenging procedures, based on data... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 29, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Transgender Veterans Sue to Have Gender-Affirming Surgery Covered by VA
(MedPage Today) -- A group of transgender veterans filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to begin providing and paying for gender-affirming surgeries. The lawsuit from the Transgender American Veterans Association... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 26, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

New Federal Health Agency Sets Bold Goals
(MedPage Today) -- So you want to propose a project to that new federal agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)? Well, they have grant money available -- they just won't say how much. "There isn't a set price for any... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 24, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Surgical Volumes Matter for Outcomes at Ambulatory Centers, Too
(MedPage Today) -- As seen for hospital-based procedures, ambulatory surgical outcomes were significantly better on average at centers with relatively high volumes, Medicare data indicated. Odds of hospital admission or emergency department visit... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 24, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news