The Cost of Robot-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty The Cost of Robot-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty
The use of robotic assistance in total hip arthroplasty is on the rise, but is it as safe and effective as the conventional technique?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Tracheostomy for COVID-19 Respiratory Failure Tracheostomy for COVID-19 Respiratory Failure
Learn about the timing and techniques for optimal outcomes of tracheostomy in patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

American Board of Surgery's First Virtual Certifying Exam a Huge Success American Board of Surgery's First Virtual Certifying Exam a Huge Success
The exam was met with high marks from the general-surgery trainees who took it, with most preferring the virtual platform, according to a report from the ABS research committee.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy Caused by Lipoma Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy Caused by Lipoma
This report presents an unusual case of posterior interosseous nerve palsy due to lipoma. How was this patient diagnosed and treated?ePlasty (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Reduction Mammaplasty for Macromastia in Adolescents Reduction Mammaplasty for Macromastia in Adolescents
Reduction mammaplasty for macromastia can help improve symptoms and quality of life, but the potential negative impacts of surgery in this age group remains a concern.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Feasibility of an Opioid-free Anaesthesia in Cardiac Surgery Feasibility of an Opioid-free Anaesthesia in Cardiac Surgery
Might a dexmedetomidine-based opioid-free anesthesia protocol in cardiac surgery patients result in lower postoperative morphine consumption and better postoperative outcomes?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Five Risk Factors May Predict Thrombus on LAA Occlusion Implants Five Risk Factors May Predict Thrombus on LAA Occlusion Implants
Some are known, some are new, and when pulled together to create a new clinical risk score, patients deemed at high risk showed a twofold increased rate of this worrisome complication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants
The drug is the only immunosuppressant approved for the prevention of organ rejection in both adult and pediatric patients undergoing lung transplant. It has been used in lung transplant for 15 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Alert Source Type: news

Fibrinogen or Cryoprecipitate for Acquired Hypofibrinogenemia Fibrinogen or Cryoprecipitate for Acquired Hypofibrinogenemia
This article explores the pros and cons of each option.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgical Missions Abroad Appreciated, but There Are Sources of Friction Surgical Missions Abroad Appreciated, but There Are Sources of Friction
While medical staff in developing countries may appreciate the extra help from surgeons and trainees participating in missions, they may be put off by the visitors'implicit biases, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

With Tirzepatide, a'Great Future' for Patients With T2D With Tirzepatide, a'Great Future' for Patients With T2D
Dr Juan Frias discusses results from the SURPASS trials and how tirzepatide might eventually be used in the clinical setting.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD
This study evaluated and compared the outcomes of two personalized energy-restricted dietary strategies in overweight and obese subjects with NAFLD.Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Support and Mentorship Crucial for Women in Oncology Support and Mentorship Crucial for Women in Oncology
Women in oncology report having to face unconscious biases and harassment that limit expectations of who they can be and what they can achieve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Erectile Function May Be Best Spared by Urethral-Lift Prostate Surgery Erectile Function May Be Best Spared by Urethral-Lift Prostate Surgery
The procedure appears to result in better erectile function scores in patients with benign prostatic obstruction, according to a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

When Your Patient Undergoes Bariatric Surgery When Your Patient Undergoes Bariatric Surgery
The Curbsiders share tips about the pre-op and post-op care of patients who have metabolic surgery.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Acute-Care Cost Advantages With Sleeve Gastrectomy Wane With Time Acute-Care Cost Advantages With Sleeve Gastrectomy Wane With Time
Patients who choose sleeve gastrectomy may have fewer complications requiring emergency care and hospitalization, however, any acute-care cost advantages may wane over time, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies
Barbara T. Murphy was president-elect of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and in June was named as the recipient of the ASN Lifetime Achievement Award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Worse Survival With Recurrent AIH After Transplant Worse Survival With Recurrent AIH After Transplant
Autoimmune hepatitis that recurs following a liver transplant can impair both graft survival and overall survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Buttocks Filler Procedure Leads to Sepsis Diagnosis Buttocks Filler Procedure Leads to Sepsis Diagnosis
Imaging showed serious inflammation in both buttocks, along with pockets of air, which indicate"overlying infection with dangerous gas forming organisms."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Chondroid Syringoma of the Thenar Eminence in a VA Patient Chondroid Syringoma of the Thenar Eminence in a VA Patient
What is a chondroid syringoma, how does it present, and how is it best managed?ePlasty (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

No Clear Advantage to Robot-Assisted Abdominopelvic Surgery Over Conventional Surgery No Clear Advantage to Robot-Assisted Abdominopelvic Surgery Over Conventional Surgery
A literature review has found'no clear advantage'to performing abdominopelvic surgery with currently available robotic platforms, which are costly and increase operation times, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

C.A.R.E. To Prevent Medical Device Related Pressure Injuries C.A.R.E. To Prevent Medical Device Related Pressure Injuries
Learn more about the C.A.R.E. protocol and how this program may help prevent medical device-related pressure injuries.American Nurse Journal (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Comparing Operative Time for DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Comparing Operative Time for DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
Does a 2-stage reconstruction result in a shorter operative time compared with a single stage procedure?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

DeRoyal Issues Class I Recall of Surgical Procedure Packs DeRoyal Issues Class I Recall of Surgical Procedure Packs
The packs contained 1% lidocaine but were mislabeled as containing 0.5% bupivacaine.News Alerts (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Safe, Effective in Transplant Recipients Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Safe, Effective in Transplant Recipients
Using monoclonal-antibody therapies for COVID-19 appears safe and effective at preventing severe disease in recipients of solid-organ transplants, according to a new retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Those With Class 1 Obesity Should Be Eligible for Bariatric Surgery Those With Class 1 Obesity Should Be Eligible for Bariatric Surgery
A new study supports updating bariatric/metabolic surgery criteria to include those with a BMI of 30 to 35 when comorbidities are present; having surgery sooner rather than later improves outcomes, say surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

No Benefit to Postop Heparin Bridging in Patients Who Stop Warfarin for a Procedure No Benefit to Postop Heparin Bridging in Patients Who Stop Warfarin for a Procedure
There does not appear to be a benefit to postoperative heparin bridging in patients with atrial fibrillation or a mechanical heart valve who temporarily stop taking warfarin before a planned procedure, according to results of the PERIOP2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Radical Prostatectomy Shifting to Higher-Risk Cases in Era of Active Surveillance Radical Prostatectomy Shifting to Higher-Risk Cases in Era of Active Surveillance
There has been a trend towards increasing use of radical prostatectomy in men with unfavorable-intermediate- and high-risk disease, according to a time-trends analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tips and Tricks in Gender-Affirming Mastectomy Tips and Tricks in Gender-Affirming Mastectomy
What are the best ways to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes in gender-affirming mastectomy?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient-Provider Discussions About Bariatric Surgery Beneficial, but Rare Patient-Provider Discussions About Bariatric Surgery Beneficial, but Rare
Fewer than 10% of potentially eligible patients have conversations with their healthcare providers about bariatric surgery, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Aortic Dissection Tied to Worse Outcomes in Women Than Men Aortic Dissection Tied to Worse Outcomes in Women Than Men
Women with type A acute aortic dissection (TAAD) were more likely to present late, with complications, and die in the hospital than men in an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reconstruction of COVID-19-Related Compartment Syndrome Reconstruction of COVID-19-Related Compartment Syndrome
In this case report, a patient with COVID-19-associated compartment syndrome of the arm is successfully treated with surgical intervention.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

A Woman With Excessive Sedation A Woman With Excessive Sedation
Our question this week is about sedation in the elderly.Osmosis (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Balloon in Esophagus Boosts Survival When Large Diaphragm Hernia Stunts Fetal Lung Development Balloon in Esophagus Boosts Survival When Large Diaphragm Hernia Stunts Fetal Lung Development
Temporarily inflating a balloon in the esophagus of a fetus can significantly improve survival when the child has a severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia on the left side, according to results from the international TOTAL trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Balloon in Trachea Boosts Survival When Large Diaphragm Hernia Stunts Fetal Lung Development Balloon in Trachea Boosts Survival When Large Diaphragm Hernia Stunts Fetal Lung Development
Temporarily inflating a balloon in the trachea of a fetus can significantly improve survival when the child has a severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia on the left side, but not if the condition is less severe, according to results from the international TOTAL trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines on Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding New Guidelines on Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding
New guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology on upper gastrointestinal bleeding emphasize risk-stratification tools to reduce hospitalization, and the timing of endoscopy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Unlevel Playing Field: New Transplant Policy Doesn't Benefit All States Unlevel Playing Field: New Transplant Policy Doesn't Benefit All States
The new OPTN kidney allocation policy in the US will not benefit all states equally when regional end-stage kidney disease rates are taken into accountMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Salvaging an Avulsed Nail Bed With Free Grafting and Cooling Salvaging an Avulsed Nail Bed With Free Grafting and Cooling
Read about this rare case of an isolated total avulsion injury of the nail bed and find out how it was successfully salvaged.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Delayed Surgery Tied to Worse Outcome in Lung Cancer Patients Delayed Surgery Tied to Worse Outcome in Lung Cancer Patients
A new study confirms that delayed surgical treatment is associated with poor oncologic outcomes in patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Woman Donates Kidney to Hubby's Ex-Wife Days After Wedding Woman Donates Kidney to Hubby's Ex-Wife Days After Wedding
"When somebody needs an organ, if they don ’t get it, they're probably not going to make it. I know it's something that you do quickly."Associated Press (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pelvic Strength Helps Determine When Continence Returns After Radical Prostatectomy Pelvic Strength Helps Determine When Continence Returns After Radical Prostatectomy
Assessment of pelvic-floor strength before radical prostatectomy may allow for more accurate prediction of early return of continence after surgery, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

LAAOS III Lessons: Surgical Technique and Anticoagulation Key LAAOS III Lessons: Surgical Technique and Anticoagulation Key
Well-performed surgical left atrial appendage closure is'the gift that keeps on giving'for patients with AF, according to LAAOS III investigator Richard Whitlock.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms Still Unclear Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms Still Unclear
Two studies addressing the management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms conclude that current guidelines don't provide enough evidence on when to observe and when to excise them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bill Seeks to Streamline Prior Authorization in MA Plans Bill Seeks to Streamline Prior Authorization in MA Plans
A House bill would compel insurers to streamline processes for prior authorization decisions for Medicare Advantage plans, seeking a shift to systems that would operate in real time and not use faxes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pregnant Surgical Residents Still Face Many Barriers Pregnant Surgical Residents Still Face Many Barriers
Both surgical training culture and fiscal constraints create obstacles for pregnant surgical residents, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgeons Often Unaware of Patients' Views on Recovery, Life-Sustaining Treatments Surgeons Often Unaware of Patients' Views on Recovery, Life-Sustaining Treatments
Surgeons may not be aware of patients'views on recovery after surgery, and they may not address advance care planning for older adults undergoing high-risk procedures, a pair of new studies show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

French Court Orders Damages for Victims of PIP Breast Implant Scandal French Court Orders Damages for Victims of PIP Breast Implant Scandal
Thousands of victims of defective breast implants manufactured in France should receive compensation, a Paris appeals court ruled on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Unhealthy Drinking May Worsen After Weight Loss Surgery Unhealthy Drinking May Worsen After Weight Loss Surgery
Patients undergoing bariatric surgery may feel that they've been given a second chance at life. But research shows that unhealthy behaviors can persist, and even get worse, after surgery.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Half of General Surgeons Saw Income Drop in 2020 Half of General Surgeons Saw Income Drop in 2020
General surgeons complained about paperwork in Medscape's survey but said that if they had to make the choice again, they would still go into surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Minority Women Less Likely Than Minority Men to Be Leaders in Academic Surgery Minority Women Less Likely Than Minority Men to Be Leaders in Academic Surgery
Women from racial/ethnic minorities are less likely than their male peers to achieve leadership positions in academic surgery, highlighting an urgent need for diversification, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news