Texas Cardiologist Apologizes After Controversial Viral Tweet Texas Cardiologist Apologizes After Controversial Viral Tweet
A tweet posted after an altercation at a stoplight involving the cardiologist's daughter went viral after the doctor erroneously implicated Black Lives Matter.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Aspirin Tied to Higher Risk of Advanced Cancer Diagnosis, Mortality Aspirin Tied to Higher Risk of Advanced Cancer Diagnosis, Mortality
Older adults who take daily low-dose aspirin may be more likely than those who don't to be diagnosed with advanced cancers and to die from them, a randomized trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Geriatric Comanagement Tied to Lower Mortality After Cancer Surgery Geriatric Comanagement Tied to Lower Mortality After Cancer Surgery
Patients aged 75 and older who undergo cancer surgery have lower 90-day postoperative mortality when they receive geriatric co-management than when they don't, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First-in-Class ADC Ups Survival in mTNBC First-in-Class ADC Ups Survival in mTNBC
For patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer for whom several therapies failed, progression-free and overall survival almost doubled with the novel antibody-drug conjugate, trial data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The New Model of Providing Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic The New Model of Providing Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How has the current COVID-19 pandemic changed the delivery of wound care?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have better long-term kidney function than without weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gender Disparity Found in General Surgery Residency Awards Programs Gender Disparity Found in General Surgery Residency Awards Programs
Female surgical residents seem to be underrepresented among awards recipients in programs across the US, despite the increasing numbers of women in these programs, according to a group of surgery professors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bronchoscopic Lung-Volume Reduction Can Help Some With Severe Emphysema Bronchoscopic Lung-Volume Reduction Can Help Some With Severe Emphysema
Bronchoscopic lung-volume reduction achieved by endobronchial valve placement can be an effective alternative to open lung-volume reduction surgery for relieving symptoms in patients with severe emphysema and air trapping, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

For Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Surgery May Be Effective For Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Surgery May Be Effective
In adults with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in whom conventional therapy fails, combined palatal and tongue surgery may help reduce the number of apnea and hypopnea events, as well as patient-reported daytime sleepiness, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Fluorescent cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy could prevent bile duct injury by improving visualization of biliary anatomy, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New System Brings Standard Classification to Intraoperative Adverse Events New System Brings Standard Classification to Intraoperative Adverse Events
A new system, called ClassIntra, allows for the standardized assessment and classification of intraoperative adverse events, while linking them with the well-established Clavien-Dindo classification of postoperative complications.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

International Consensus Supports Wider Use of Cochlear Implants International Consensus Supports Wider Use of Cochlear Implants
A systematic review and clinical expertise yield 20 evidence-based consensus statements on cochlear implant use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits 3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits
Telemedicine visits have many benefits for physicians and patients. Yet they create potential for a malpractice lawsuit to occur. Learn how to prevent these risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs
Robotic-assisted paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair appears to be associated with a lower rate of hernia recurrence than is laparoscopic surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Modifiable Risk Factors Tied to Postop Functional Decline in Patients 80 and Older Modifiable Risk Factors Tied to Postop Functional Decline in Patients 80 and Older
In patients aged 80 and older, functional decline after surgery is associated with potentially modifiable factors, a retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

S. Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge S. Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge
South Korea ordered doctors in the Seoul area to return to work on Wednesday as they began a three-day strike in protest of several government proposals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

S.Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge S.Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge
South Korea ordered doctors in the Seoul area to return to work on Wednesday as they began a three-day strike in protest of several government proposals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

' Impressive Results' From Stage III Melanoma Studies: ASCO 2020'Impressive Results' From Stage III Melanoma Studies: ASCO 2020
Dr Jeffrey Weber describes three adjuvant and/or neoadjuvant studies in stage III melanoma that piqued his interest at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual meeting.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Direct Evidence for COVID-19 Invasion of Olfactory Complex Direct Evidence for COVID-19 Invasion of Olfactory Complex
New postmortem findings from two patients with severe COVID-19 suggest the virus may enter the central nervous system (CNS) through the olfactory complex.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic
What surge capacity protocols should be in place to address the safety of nonemergent plastic surgery procedures during the current pandemic?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Halyard H600 Masks Don't Work as Well as N95 for COVID-19 Halyard H600 Masks Don't Work as Well as N95 for COVID-19
Homemade masks created from Halyard H600 surgical wrap aren't as good as N95 respiratory masks at protecting against COVID-19, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Targeted Treatment Tied to Survival for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Targeted Treatment Tied to Survival for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
With the introduction of targeted treatments for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, patients have seen significant improvements in survival, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair for Right Heart Failure Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair for Right Heart Failure
Tricuspid valve regurgitation has long been understudied and undertreated, but new studies are advancing our understanding of transcatheter tricuspid valve edge-to-edge repair for right-sided HF.JACC: Heart Failure (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

NCDR Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Registry NCDR Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Registry
A recent study provides additional support regarding the periprocedural safety of Watchman LAAO procedures in patients with contraindications to oral anticoagulants.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Remote Monitoring Works for Infants With Congenital Heart Defect Remote Monitoring Works for Infants With Congenital Heart Defect
Interstage home monitoring for infants who've had the first of multiple surgeries to mend a single-ventricle heart defect has contributed to a significant reduction in infant deaths.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace
Might the use of a Boston brace affect spinal growth among children with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis?Spine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus Pandemic Now Driven by Younger Adults: WHO Coronavirus Pandemic Now Driven by Younger Adults: WHO
The WHO said it was concerned that COVID-19 spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of whom were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Second Lung Cancers Support Long-term Surveillance Second Lung Cancers Support Long-term Surveillance
Second lung cancers occurring up to a decade after the first are on the rise, but their prognosis is similar, which supports long-term surveillance in survivors, finds a large population-based study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Novavax Begins Midstage Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in South Africa Novavax Begins Midstage Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in South Africa
US drug developer Novavax said it started a midstage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa, as the country experiences a surge in coronavirus cases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Could Nerve Stimulation Help Patients With Difficult-to-Treat RA? Could Nerve Stimulation Help Patients With Difficult-to-Treat RA?
Tiny devices that are implanted on the vagus nerve and used for a few minutes per day might be able to reduce the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a new pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

High-risk Plaques Common in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis High-risk Plaques Common in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis
High-risk plaques are present in about 1 in 4 patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis and are associated with an increased incidence of cerebrovascular events, according to a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation Relieves Pain After Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation Relieves Pain After Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Intramuscular electrical stimulation can help relieve pain following open pancreaticoduodenectomy, according to results from a randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
What have we learned about the impact of COVID-19 on solid organ transplant recipients and their outcomes?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients
Women with PCOS often struggle to conceive, but a new study links weight loss following bariatric surgery in very obese PCOS patients to high rates of pregnancy and live births.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Wound Healing in an Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic Wound Healing in an Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic
How might an examination of patients treated at an outpatient PT wound care clinic help expand our understanding of wounds of different etiologies?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

A 70-Year-Old Man With Splenomegaly A 70-Year-Old Man With Splenomegaly
A 70-year-old man presents with splenomegaly. What is most likely to be found upon staining his cells?Osmosis (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Adult ICU Triage During the COVID-19 Pandemic Adult ICU Triage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This article describes a newly proposed triage algorithm to help guide front-line physicians in making critical triage decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Intraop Lidocaine and Pain After TEP Inguinal Hernioplasty Intraop Lidocaine and Pain After TEP Inguinal Hernioplasty
Does intraoperative lidocaine infusion improve postoperative pain-related outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernioplasty?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Docs Fight Back Against COVID Conspiracy Theories Docs Fight Back Against COVID Conspiracy Theories
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, we face a potent and virulent'infodemic . 'Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Better Continence Rate Gives Robotic Prostatectomy the Edge Better Continence Rate Gives Robotic Prostatectomy the Edge
Rates of urinary continence were higher after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy than after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in a large-scale, randomized comparison of the two approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Repositioning Evolut Valves During TAVR Appears Safe Repositioning Evolut Valves During TAVR Appears Safe
Repositioning the self-expandable valves was associated with acceptable outcomes in an intermediate- to low-risk cohort, but prospective data are needed to confirm the post hoc findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Early Colectomy for Toxic Megacolon in C. difficile Infection Early Colectomy for Toxic Megacolon in C. difficile Infection
Can early colectomy in patients who have toxic megacolon due to Clostridium difficile colitis improve outcomes and reduce mortality?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

No Increase in Congenital Heart Disease After Fukushima Nuclear Accident No Increase in Congenital Heart Disease After Fukushima Nuclear Accident
First-time surgeries for congenital heart disease did not increase following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, researchers in Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sevoflurane Shows Promise as Topical Analgesic for Intractable Pain Sevoflurane Shows Promise as Topical Analgesic for Intractable Pain
The widely used inhalational anesthetic sevoflurane was effective as a topical analgesic in treating otherwise refractory pain in an elderly patient with a severe leg ulcer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Isolated From Middle Ear, Mastoid Bone SARS-CoV-2 Isolated From Middle Ear, Mastoid Bone
SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated from mastoid-bones and middle-ear autopsy specimens from two patients who died with COVID-19, which has implications for otolaryngology practice, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Myomectomy Yields Slightly Better QOL Than Uterine-Artery Embolization Myomectomy Yields Slightly Better QOL Than Uterine-Artery Embolization
Women who undergo traditional fibroid-removal surgery report a marginally better 2-year health-related quality of life than women treated with uterine-artery embolization, the doctors behind the FEMME study report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: When to Wear a Mask and When You Don't Have To COVID-19: When to Wear a Mask and When You Don't Have To
Dr Art Caplan says there are right times and wrong times to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Pain Persists in Nearly Half of Women After Vaginal Mesh Removal Pain Persists in Nearly Half of Women After Vaginal Mesh Removal
Fewer than half of women who undergo partial or complete removal of mesh placed to repair pelvic organ prolapse have complete resolution of pain afterward, according to new findings in Urology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

HCA Healthcare Posts Surprise Profit as Elective Surgery Demand Improves HCA Healthcare Posts Surprise Profit as Elective Surgery Demand Improves
HCA Healthcare reported a surprise quarterly profit on Wednesday, as the US hospital operator saw a gradual pickup in demand for elective surgeries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Sporotrichosis in Renal Transplant Patients Sporotrichosis in Renal Transplant Patients
Review the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of sporotrichosis, a rare opportunistic infection that occurs mostly in renal transplant patients.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news