Treating NAFLD by Defeating Obesity: What Are the Best Options? Treating NAFLD by Defeating Obesity: What Are the Best Options?
Bariatric surgery is often the treatment of last resort, but considering it earlier may be just what patients with fatty liver disease need.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Medtronic Recalls HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System Medtronic Recalls HawkOne Directional Atherectomy System
The Class I recall warns that the system's catheter tip may break off or separate during use, which could lead to serious adverse events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Robotic Donor Hepatectomy: A Major Breakthrough in LDLT Robotic Donor Hepatectomy: A Major Breakthrough in LDLT
Learn more about this breakthrough technology and how it could benefit living donor liver transplantation.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant Newly Published Study on Successful Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant
First published account of successful pig-to-human transplant in a brain-dead recipient opens the door to clinical trials in animal-to-human kidney donation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Abdominopelvic Surgery Risks in Pregnancy Vary by Gestational Age, Indication Abdominopelvic Surgery Risks in Pregnancy Vary by Gestational Age, Indication
Abdominopelvic surgery for nonobstetric reasons is often necessary during pregnancy and the risk of harm to the fetus varies by gestational age, indication, and acuity, according to a large meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Nighttime Checks Is Safe and Helps Patients Sleep Reducing Nighttime Checks Is Safe and Helps Patients Sleep
An algorithm can help doctors decide which hospitalized patients can safely skip routine checks of vital signs at night.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Donor Hearts After Circulatory Death: Feasible, a Vital Resource Donor Hearts After Circulatory Death: Feasible, a Vital Resource
The US would see almost 300 more heart transplants per year with wider use of donor hearts procured after circulatory death, rather than the current standard of brain death, researchers estimate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A Family's Holiday Fortress Is Tested by Cunning Omicron A Family's Holiday Fortress Is Tested by Cunning Omicron
With the Omicron variant, it's a confusing, frustrating, and scary time for every family.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Overwhelmed by Omicron Surge, US Hospitals Delay Surgeries Overwhelmed by Omicron Surge, US Hospitals Delay Surgeries
Hospitals across the United States are postponing elective surgeries to free up staff and beds due to a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 10, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Flap Selection Affects Postop Success of Pressure Injuries Flap Selection Affects Postop Success of Pressure Injuries
A new study examines the question of whether flap selection impacts the postoperative success of sacral pressure injury reconstruction.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgical Groups Push Back Against New Revascularization Guideline Surgical Groups Push Back Against New Revascularization Guideline
They suggest that established evidence supporting bypass surgery was given short shrift by a guidelines'writing committee that lacked equitable representation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 6, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Risk in Patients With Obesity Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Risk in Patients With Obesity
Might bariatric surgery help reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioids and Public Health: Need for Improved Management Opioids and Public Health: Need for Improved Management
The author reviews the shortcomings of U.S. opioid policies and strategies that focus on reducing or eliminating opioid prescribing, and proposes a novel approach to tackle the opioid epidemic.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fatal Anthrax Pneumonia in Metalworkers Caused by Anthrax Toxin Fatal Anthrax Pneumonia in Metalworkers Caused by Anthrax Toxin
The source of these fatal cases of anthrax pneumonia in metalworkers in Texas and Louisiana remains a mystery.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Breast Cancer Highlights From SABCS 2021 Early Breast Cancer Highlights From SABCS 2021
Developments in early breast cancer from SABCS 2021 include refinement of adjuvant therapy in HR-positive disease and positive data on immunotherapy of TNBC, as reported by Dr Ann Partridge.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology ReCAP Source Type: news

Lung Donation Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection Lung Donation Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Are lungs from donors with recently resolved COVID-19 infection safe to transplant? This case report demonstrates the possibility.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

RAI Dose Selection in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Patients RAI Dose Selection in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Patients
Could the number of metastatic lymph nodes help determine the dose of radioactive iodine for these patients?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

What's the Best Treatment Modality for Resectable Stomach Cancer? What's the Best Treatment Modality for Resectable Stomach Cancer?
For resectable gastric cancer, neoadjuvant chemoradiation may be better than other treatment modalities for achieving pathologic complete response, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lowering Driving Restrictions to 3 Months After ICD May Be Safe Lowering Driving Restrictions to 3 Months After ICD May Be Safe
Driving restrictions after implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement could be safely lowered from 6 to 3 months, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Short-term QoL Likely Better With Lobectomy vs Thyroidectomy Short-term QoL Likely Better With Lobectomy vs Thyroidectomy
In patients with differentiated thyroid cancer with low-to-intermediate risk of recurrence, thyroid lobectomy may yield better short-term health-related quality of life than total thyroidectomy, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CDC Traces Outbreak of P Aeruginosa to US Travelers to Mexico CDC Traces Outbreak of P Aeruginosa to US Travelers to Mexico
A large and prolonged outbreak of infections with extremely drug-resistant bacteria has been traced to people from the US who traveled to Mexico to have weight-loss surgery, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on High Risk Surgical Patients Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on High Risk Surgical Patients
This study aimed to determine how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted postoperative complications and mortality in high-risk surgical patients. Is resuming elective surgery safe during a pandemic?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Safety Comparison of Abdominoplasty and Brazilian Butt Lift Safety Comparison of Abdominoplasty and Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lift surgeries are on the rise, despite risk and safety concerns. How does the safety profile of this procedure compare with that of abdominoplasty?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Autonomic Modulation and Cardiac Arrhythmias Autonomic Modulation and Cardiac Arrhythmias
This review explores the complex contributions of the autonomic nervous system in cardiac disease, highlighting pharmacological and experimental autonomic modulation in treatment of arrhythmias.Europace (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Conventional and Computer-Assisted Knee Arthroplasty Trends Conventional and Computer-Assisted Knee Arthroplasty Trends
This study examined practice patterns regarding the utilization of computer-assisted and conventional knee arthroplasty in recent years.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Effect of Chitosan Following Debridement of Chronic Ulcers Effect of Chitosan Following Debridement of Chronic Ulcers
Learn more about the hemostatic properties of chitosan and the healing effects of a chitosan-based dressing on newly debrided chronic wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

AHA 2021 Highlights: Surgery and Drugs AHA 2021 Highlights: Surgery and Drugs
Studies on early valvular heart surgery and SGLT2 inhibitors in acute heart failure are the featured highlights from AHA 2021.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Home-Based System Relieves Refractory Ascites in Cirrhosis Home-Based System Relieves Refractory Ascites in Cirrhosis
A tunneled peritoneal catheter drainage system relieved symptoms with an infection risk similar to standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Cold Snare Polypectomy Works for Larger Colorectal Polyps Too Cold Snare Polypectomy Works for Larger Colorectal Polyps Too
A study from China supports use of cold snare polypectomy for removing large polyps up to 15 mm in size, with a low incomplete resection rate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Diabetes Remission, Cut Cancer Risk Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Diabetes Remission, Cut Cancer Risk
Patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery have a lower cancer risk.'Obesity may cause more cancer cases than smoking in several countries,'a study author said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Appendicitis: Up-Front Antibiotics OK in Select Patients Appendicitis: Up-Front Antibiotics OK in Select Patients
Up-front treatment with antibiotics may be appropriate in select patients with uncomplicated appendicitis, especially the surgically unfit, although appendectomy remains as first-line treatment for most others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Discharge Within 24 Hours of PCI Can Be Safe in Select STEMI Discharge Within 24 Hours of PCI Can Be Safe in Select STEMI
A third to a fifth of all patients presenting to heart centers would be suitable for the early discharge pathway, researchers propose. Others call for more data to ensure safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hardest-to-Place Kidney Transplant Outcomes in the U.S. Hardest-to-Place Kidney Transplant Outcomes in the U.S.
Accepting hard-to-place kidneys could increase the number of organs transplanted, but what is the impact on patient outcomes?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Amputees Lost in the COVID-19 Shuffle Amputees Lost in the COVID-19 Shuffle
For the 500 Americans who get amputations every day, the procedure is not the end. Living without a limb is more physically demanding and places a great deal of strain on the heart.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Cochlear Implants Associated With New Bone Formation, Residual Hearing Loss Cochlear Implants Associated With New Bone Formation, Residual Hearing Loss
Scans using ultra-high-spatial-resolution CT within a year of cochlear implantation show new bone formation in many patients, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Telomere Length Predicts Metastases, Mortality Prostate Cancer Telomere Length Predicts Metastases, Mortality
More variable and shorter telomere lengths after prostatectomy increased the risk of death almost fourfold, according to a new study published as a preprint.First Look (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Many Not Receiving Statins After Lower-Extremity Revascularization Many Not Receiving Statins After Lower-Extremity Revascularization
More than two thirds of patients who were not already taking a statin prior to lower-extremity revascularization were not given the cholesterol-lowering medications after the procedure, a new US study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hemostatic Powder Noninferior in Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeds Hemostatic Powder Noninferior in Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeds
TC-325 hemostatic powder compares well with standard endoscopic treatment of acute nonvariceal gastrointestinal bleeding in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Is Recovery of Sexual Function After Radical Prostatectomy Surgeon Dependent? Is Recovery of Sexual Function After Radical Prostatectomy Surgeon Dependent?
Whether or not men have good sexual-function outcomes after radical prostatectomy may depend on the surgeon, according to a study that found substantial surgeon-level variation in sexual-function outcomes post-surgery.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Major Elective Surgery May Be Safest 8 or More Weeks After COVID-19 Infection Major Elective Surgery May Be Safest 8 or More Weeks After COVID-19 Infection
Patients wanting to have major elective surgery after a SARS-CoV-2 infection may be less likely to have postoperative complications if the operation is postponed, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Virtual Center Boosts Liver Transplant Listings in Rural Area Virtual Center Boosts Liver Transplant Listings in Rural Area
By tackling pretransplant screening, a medical center in New Hampshire expedited listing for rural residents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Study Finds Healthcare Lacks Female Leadership, Opportunities Study Finds Healthcare Lacks Female Leadership, Opportunities
Although they represent a slight majority of the US population and a large majority of the medical workforce, women are underrepresented on healthcare leadership teams, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Surgical Residents' Autonomy Declining at US  VA Hospitals Surgical Residents' Autonomy Declining at US  VA Hospitals
Over a 15-year period, the number of cases in which surgical residents are listed as primary has been dropping at Veterans Affairs Hospitals, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Higher Long-term Mortality Seen With Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Higher Long-term Mortality Seen With Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Patients undergoing endovascular repair of an intact abdominal aortic aneurysm have a lower risk of death in the short term than do those undergoing open surgery, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novel Sirolimus Formulation Approved for Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma Novel Sirolimus Formulation Approved for Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma
For the first time, a product has been approved specifically for use in malignant perivascular epithelioid cell tumors, a type of soft-tissue sarcoma.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Anatomical Cookie Cutters Sweeten Medical Coffee Breaks Anatomical Cookie Cutters Sweeten Medical Coffee Breaks
Looking for a fun holiday treat for your team? Anatomically accurate cookie cutters might bring out smiles when you all gather for a coffee break or a holiday party.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chronic Marijuana Use May Impair Donor Islet Cells Chronic Marijuana Use May Impair Donor Islet Cells
Donor islet cells from chronic marijuana users were not as effective in reversing diabetes in vitro and in mice as islet cells from non-marijuana users, suggesting that transplanted cells from users may not function optimally, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Infection-Control Program Improves Operative Practices in Ethiopia Infection-Control Program Improves Operative Practices in Ethiopia
The Clean Cut quality-improvement program can help make surgeries safer, a study from Ethiopia suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hypercalciuria and Renal Calcification in Hypoparathyroidism Hypercalciuria and Renal Calcification in Hypoparathyroidism
What factors may explain the occurrence of hypercalciuria and renal calcification in patients with chronic hypoparathyroidism?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Intrathecal Morphine in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Intrathecal Morphine in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Intrathecal morphine is widely used in standard cardiac surgery to reduce postoperative pain. Is it equally effective in minimally invasive cardiac surgery for decreasing use of postoperative opioids?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news