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Split-dose Picosulfate Better Tolerated for Bowel Cleansing Split-dose Picosulfate Better Tolerated for Bowel Cleansing
Split-dose picosulfate is better tolerated than 2-1 polyethylene glycol (PEG) for bowel cleansing before colonoscopy, researchers from the Netherlands report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

You Got a Poor USMLE Step 1 Score: Now What? You Got a Poor USMLE Step 1 Score: Now What?
The message to medical students who do fail the USMLE Step 1 is,'continue to pursue one's dream and study diligently.'It doesn't have to be a lifelong stigma.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named,"actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Organs From Overdose-Death Donors a Viable Option for Transplant Organs From Overdose-Death Donors a Viable Option for Transplant
Transplantation with overdose-death donor (ODD) organs has increased dramatically in the U.S., with equivalent outcomes to non-ODD organs, and therefore these organs should not be routinely discarded, researchers in Maryland say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Five-year Nutritional Interventions Do Not Affect Long-term Mortality Five-year Nutritional Interventions Do Not Affect Long-term Mortality
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pre-hospital Tourniquets Could Help Save Lives in Civilian Setting Pre-hospital Tourniquets Could Help Save Lives in Civilian Setting
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tumor Sequencing Useful for Lynch-syndrome Screening Tumor Sequencing Useful for Lynch-syndrome Screening
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hospitalize Toddlers After Tonsillectomy Hospitalize Toddlers After Tonsillectomy
Children who undergo tonsillectomy before age three are more likely to have complications afterward than kids who have the surgery when they're older, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Female Surgical Researchers Show Gender Biases Similar to Men ’ s Female Surgical Researchers Show Gender Biases Similar to Men ’ s
Women researchers include more females in their surgical research than male researchers do, but their studies are equally gender-biased, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

U.S. Justice Dept Seizes Over 100 Homes in Crackdown on Marijuana Operation U.S. Justice Dept Seizes Over 100 Homes in Crackdown on Marijuana Operation
U.S. law enforcement agencies seized over 100 homes in the Sacramento, California-area this week in what the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said was part of a sweeping crackdown on a criminal marijuana growing operation funded by China-based criminal groups.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Delay J-pouch Surgery for Colitis Until Adolescence: Researchers Delay J-pouch Surgery for Colitis Until Adolescence: Researchers
In children with very-early-onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD), J-pouch reconstruction/ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) surgery should be delayed until adolescence, because of the possibility that the diagnosis might change over time, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Total Neoadjuvant Approach Promising in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Total Neoadjuvant Approach Promising in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
Preoperative chemotherapy in combination with chemoradiation (total neoadjuvant therapy, or TNT) appears to have advantages over traditional approaches to treating locally advanced rectal cancer, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Russian Agent May Have Limited Mental Capacity After Nerve Attack Russian Agent May Have Limited Mental Capacity After Nerve Attack
A military-grade nerve toxin attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a British judge said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fewer Events on Dabigatran After Post-Noncardiac Surgery MI Fewer Events on Dabigatran After Post-Noncardiac Surgery MI
In the MANAGE trial, long-term dabigatran seemed protective in patients with the syndrome of myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS); observers debated just how to respond to the study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Uncrossmatched Whole Blood Safe for Injured Children With Hemorrhagic Shock Uncrossmatched Whole Blood Safe for Injured Children With Hemorrhagic Shock
Uncrossmatched type O whole blood can be safely used to transfuse injured children with hemorrhagic shock, according to a small study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sexual Function Better With Laparoscopic Mesh After Cystocele Repair Sexual Function Better With Laparoscopic Mesh After Cystocele Repair
For cystocele repair, laparoscopic mesh sacropexy (LS) is safer and better preserves sexual function than does transvaginal mesh repair (TVM), according to a randomized trial from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Patients With Larger Support Networks More Likely to Get Cataract Surgery Medicare Patients With Larger Support Networks More Likely to Get Cataract Surgery
Older adults with fewer family members in their social support network are less likely to undergo cataract surgery, regardless of whether they have a partner, according to a new study using nationally representative survey data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Many Transgender Patients Pay Cash for Gender-affirming Surgery Many Transgender Patients Pay Cash for Gender-affirming Surgery
Even though a growing number of transgender patients now use insurance for gender-affirming surgery, almost half are still paying cash for procedures their health plans don ’ t cover, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Zika-related Birth Defect Rate Pegged at 7 Pct Zika-related Birth Defect Rate Pegged at 7 Pct
A pregnant woman who becomes ill from the Zika virus faces a 7% chance that her child will be born with birth defects, and that risk jumps to nearly 13% if she becomes ill during the first trimester, a new study conducted in French territories in the Americas has concluded.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Age Poor Guide for Chest Surgery Decisions for Transmasculine Youth Age Poor Guide for Chest Surgery Decisions for Transmasculine Youth
Decisions on chest reconstruction for transmasculine youth should be based on individual needs, not chronological age, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

3D Technology Helps Personalize Aortic-valve Replacement 3D Technology Helps Personalize Aortic-valve Replacement
Cardiologists and biomechanical engineers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using 3D technology to determine the best heart-valve replacement option for patients before surgery to avoid postoperative complications such as leaks, obstructions and blood clots.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Onerous Laws Exclusively Target U.S. Abortion Clinics Onerous Laws Exclusively Target U.S. Abortion Clinics
State laws governing facilities that oversee abortions are more numerous and burdensome than laws governing facilities overseeing other medical procedures, according to a new study that questions the laws ’ constitutionality.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Overwhelmed Health System to Blame for Kenya Hospital Mix-up - Doctors Overwhelmed Health System to Blame for Kenya Hospital Mix-up - Doctors
Kenya's doctors'union defended staff at the largest referral hospital on Friday after they were suspended for operating on the wrong patient.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Clinicopathologic Factors Predict Lymph Node Metastasis in Gastric Cancer Clinicopathologic Factors Predict Lymph Node Metastasis in Gastric Cancer
T stage, lymphovascular invasion and other factors predict the likelihood of lymph node metastasis in patients with T1 gastric cancer, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mesh Bests Suture Repair for Small Umbilical Hernias Mesh Bests Suture Repair for Small Umbilical Hernias
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Robot Helping Ill Kids to Beat Loneliness - and Keep Learning The Robot Helping Ill Kids to Beat Loneliness - and Keep Learning
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

One-third of Physicians at Major US Hospital Are'Burned Out'One-third of Physicians at Major US Hospital Are'Burned Out '
At a large U.S. nonprofit academic medical center, one-third of physicians met criteria for burnout, a cross-sectional study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Frailty Screening Predicts Risk of Poor Outcomes After Surgery Frailty Screening Predicts Risk of Poor Outcomes After Surgery
A checklist to screen for frailty before surgery could help doctors identify patients who are most likely to have poor outcomes and repeat hospitalizations, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Young Men ’ s Drinking Tied to Later Liver Disease Risk Young Men ’ s Drinking Tied to Later Liver Disease Risk
Men who drink alcohol in late adolescence are more likely to develop severe liver disease decades later than young people who don ’ t drink at all, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Florida Doctor Linked to New Jersey Senator Sentenced in Fraud Case Florida Doctor Linked to New Jersey Senator Sentenced in Fraud Case
A Florida eye doctor linked by prosecutors to New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez in an unsuccessful bribery case against him was sentenced on Thursday to 17 years in prison after an unrelated Medicare fraud conviction, the U.S. Justice Department said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

TV Trauma Cases Don ’ t Look Much Like Real Life TV Trauma Cases Don ’ t Look Much Like Real Life
Fans of the television show “ Grey ’ s Anatomy ” may be getting the wrong idea about what happens in trauma cases - and that could create unrealistic expectations in the real world, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

With Medicine Running Out, Venezuelans With Transplants Live in Fear With Medicine Running Out, Venezuelans With Transplants Live in Fear
Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Chemo Still Has Value Beyond 6 Months After Colon Cancer Surgery Adjuvant Chemo Still Has Value Beyond 6 Months After Colon Cancer Surgery
Adjuvant chemotherapy has benefit even if given 6 months or more after resection for stage III colon cancer, a new retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

U.S. Faces Shortage of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Specialists U.S. Faces Shortage of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Specialists
A shortage of clinicians specializing in pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders is translating into long wait times for new patient appointments amid surging demand, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Staying Safe During Gluteal Fat Transplantation Staying Safe During Gluteal Fat Transplantation
When it comes to patient safety during gluteal augmentation with fat transplantation, what do plastic surgeons need to know?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

SIEA Flap for a Total Parotidectomy Defect SIEA Flap for a Total Parotidectomy Defect
Is this reconstructive technique a safe and effective option for volume replacement after parotidectomy?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children
Living-donor liver transplantation appears to have significant benefits in pediatric transplant patients, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

' Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer'Striking' Survival Benefit With Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Patients with esophageal cancer who opt out of surgery when it is recommended may not live as long as their peers who have surgery, according to research presented January 30 at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery
Using intracameral antibiotics after cataract surgery is associated with lower endophthalmitis rates, a new meta-analysis shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Surgeons Trained Outside Of Universities Do Just Fine Surgeons Trained Outside Of Universities Do Just Fine
General surgeons who trained in residency programs at community hospitals can achieve patient outcomes that are similar to their peers who were trained in university hospitals, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

German Killer Nurse Charged With 97 New Murders German Killer Nurse Charged With 97 New Murders
German public prosecutors on Monday said they had brought new charges against a killer nurse already serving a life sentence for murdering two patients, accusing him of killing another 97 people with lethal injections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children? It's Worth It Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children? It's Worth It
Dr William Basco comments on one of the first trials to compare surgery with medical treatment in children with drug-resistant epilepsy.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Women Fare Best Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Women Fare Best
Which patients were the most and the least satisfied following surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis? The findings of this study highlight several key factors that may impact outcomes.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds
Healing of contaminated and dirty surgical wounds is significantly faster with closed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) than with open-NPWT, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) appears to be a better alternative than transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis
Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a durable treatment for selected chronic pancreatitis patients, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Alternative Surgery for Peyronie's Disease Avoids Prosthesis Implant Alternative Surgery for Peyronie's Disease Avoids Prosthesis Implant
Surgery that combines penile revascularization with penile corrective techniques is an effective alternative to prosthesis implantation in some men with Peyronie's disease that is accompanied by erectile dysfunction, researchers from Turkey report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma
Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news