Update on Optimized Patient Blood Management (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- International PBM guideline based on Frankfurt Consensus Conference covers blood-sparing approaches (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Return of the Surgical Cap: General Surgery News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Atul Gawande on becoming a good surgeon (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Robotic Knee Surgery: Fewer Problems, More Expensive
(MedPage Today) -- Balancing benefits and costs now the challenge for physicians, patients and payers (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Improved Sexual Function May Accompany Weight-Loss Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Durable'improvements found in at least half of those with impaired sexual functioning before bariatric surgery (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - March 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Wallet Pains for Head and Neck Cancer Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- HNC patients demographically distinct and " uniquely disadvantaged " (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Overlapping Surgery Largely Safe
(MedPage Today) -- But study raises questions for CABG and higher-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Kidney Disease Payment System Draws Medicare Scrutiny
(MedPage Today) --'We do not think the state of kidney disease care is acceptable'(Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

FDA Panel Takes on Transvaginal Mesh -- Again
(MedPage Today) -- Agency wants guidance on assessing effectiveness, safety (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery for Crohn's More Cost-Effective Than Infliximab (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More QALYs gained, 1-year health-related costs less (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Fewer Colectomy Procedures Performed Among Ulcerative Colitis Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Surveillance efforts may lead to more treatment options for this patient group (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Small Bowel Obstruction: Is Surgery the Better Option? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Operative management of first episode adhesive SBO tied to significantly reduced risk of recurrence (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Surgeon With Sexual Misconduct History Accused Again
(MedPage Today) -- Left New York after medical board sanction, faces new allegations in Wisconsin (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

FDA: Real-World Survival With Impella RP Much Worse Than in Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Just 17% in postmarket data, compared with 73% in clinical studies (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Can Newer Devices Reduce TAVR Learning Curve? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Learning curve flattens after 200 procedures with balloon-expandable prostheses, may shrink with S3 device (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Post-CABG On-Table Extubation Tied to Less Hospital Time
(MedPage Today) -- Average length of stay was 5.6 days for OTE patients (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cue the Fireworks: Cardiac Surgery in July Might Not Be a Killer
(MedPage Today) -- Rookie thoracic surgeons don't appear to worsen outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Autologous Blood Use Better for Cardiac Surgeries?
(MedPage Today) -- Intra-operative strategy associated with fewer post-op transfusions, shorter stays (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cytoreductive Surgery/HIPEC: Safer for Peritoneal Metastases? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows lower infection, 30-day mortality vs other high-risk procedures, but experts question validity of comparisons (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Registry: Left Main PCI Still Not Popular in U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Some growth but little operator experience, poorer outcomes seen (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Morning Break: ACA Still the Law;'Zika in Meth' Stunt; Surgery Center Scandal
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Low-Risk TAVR Highly Anticipated for 2019
(MedPage Today) -- Two pivotal trials will unveil results for patients under 3% surgical risk (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Study Bolsters MitraClip Benefit in Functional MR
(MedPage Today) -- Retrospective Dutch study builds on COAPT's survival boost finding (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Appropriate Use Criteria on PAD Intervention Favors Endovascular Tx
(MedPage Today) -- But multisociety recommendations acknowledge limited evidence (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Does Radical Prostatectomy Trump Watchful Waiting? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trial data point to benefit with surgery after 29 years, but much has changed over that time (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Low-Dose Tamoxifen Feasible Option in Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Women appear to prevent recurrence in early stage cancers with 5 mg dosing (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Vary According to Obesity Subtype
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers identified four separate classes of obesity (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

AHA: Stem Cells No Help in LVAD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Mesenchymal precursor cells didn't boost wean rates from heart assist devices (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Appendectomy Decades Earlier Linked to Lower Parkinson's Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers find abundant alpha-synuclein aggregates in appendixes of healthy people (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

SAVR, TAVR Volumes Together Linked to TAVR Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- High volume for TAVR alone was predictive, SAVR alone was not (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Pouch Creation a Winner After Total Gastrectomy
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis reports better long-term functional outcomes, no greater perioperative morbidity (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Grow Among Kids Getting Kidney Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Dramatic gap has opened up between black and white children (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Accepting Higher-Risk Donor Heart Linked to Better Survival at 1 Year
(MedPage Today) -- One in five who declined donor heart still waiting a year later (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Accepting Higher-Risk Donor Heart Associated with Better Survival at 1 Year
(MedPage Today) -- One in five who declined donor heart still waiting a year later (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Time to Question Obesity-Based Cutoffs in Kidney Transplantation?
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds outcomes non-inferior to patients with BMI 35 and under (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Post-PCI Inflammation; No Stenting Before TAVR
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Post-PCI Inflammation; No Stenting Before Pulmonary Sapien Valve
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

TAVR-Heavy Centers Cutting Back on SAVR
(MedPage Today) -- But other hospitals that do both have kept up their SAVR volumes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

With Loop Recorder, Many Could Skip ICD for Inherited Arrhythmia
(MedPage Today) -- Devices get patients the right event adjudication, per single-center analysis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Recurrent PBC Tied to Higher Risk of Liver Graft Loss, Death (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Severe cholestasis, use of tacrolimus predicted post-graft disease recurrence (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Walking After Spinal Injury; Clipping the Mitral Valve: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include antibiotic treatment of appendicitis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: The Week's Top Picks
(MedPage Today) -- A roundup of must-downloads for providers (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Effective For Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis: more patients recover completely than with medical therapy alone (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

A Bomb and a Shipping Container Hospital
(MedPage Today) -- Why I'll never forget my first day as a surgeon in Iraq (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ASBMR: Meeting to Focus on Fractures
(MedPage Today) -- Topics will include men's bone health, the use of burosumab, and bisphosphonate drug holidays (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ERAS Protocol to Lower Opioids After Breast Surgery: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, discovering the interstitium, a possible start for tumor metastasis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Morning Break: Hospital Fraud in Florida; Copycat E-Cigs; Toothless in Texas
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

TCT: 10 Years On, Surgery for Left Main Disease Edges Stenting
(MedPage Today) -- Separate studies suggest some groups do better with CABG (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Looks Aren't Everything After Stenting for ACS
(MedPage Today) -- Angiographic completeness not linked to outcomes after FFR-guided PCI (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Also Extend to Older Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Still, as accompanying commentary asks, how much evidence for benefit is enough? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: How Safe is CRISPR?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, managing an angry patient (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news