Choice of Mesh for Hernia Repair Tied to Risk of Reoperation Choice of Mesh for Hernia Repair Tied to Risk of Reoperation
The type of surgical mesh used for laparoscopic repair of primary or incisional ventral hernias is associated with the rate of reoperations, a new study from Denmark suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

When Can Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Treated Nonoperatively? When Can Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Treated Nonoperatively?
Careful patient selection is key to optimizing treatment for adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, a secondary analysis of the APPAC II randomized trial showed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy May Be Less Risky for Long-Term Tube Placement Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy May Be Less Risky for Long-Term Tube Placement
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy appears safer than interventional-radiologist-guided gastrostomy for patients who need long-term enteral-tube placement, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Spinal, General Anesthesia Show Equal Benefit When Used in Hip Fracture Surgery Spinal, General Anesthesia Show Equal Benefit When Used in Hip Fracture Surgery
A test of 1600 hip-fracture surgery patients has found that the type of anesthesia, spinal or general, makes little difference in the result.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Ablation Gains Favor for Thyroid Nodules in US Radiofrequency Ablation Gains Favor for Thyroid Nodules in US
Success was reported both in hospital and an outpatient setting. Insurance coverage is an issue, however, as is the risk that some physicians may perform ablation purely for profit when observation would be sufficient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Female Nurses With Long-Term OR Employment Have Increased Risk of COPD Female Nurses With Long-Term OR Employment Have Increased Risk of COPD
Female nurses employed in the operating room for 15 years or more may have an increased risk of developing COPD, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intraoperative Hypotension Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Delirium Intraoperative Hypotension Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Delirium
In patients undergoing noncardiac surgery under general anesthesia, intraoperative mean arterial pressure of less than 55 mm Hg is associated with increased risk of postoperative delirium within 30 days of surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Prehospital Plasma Transfusion Lifesaving, Cost-Effective During In-Flight Trauma Care Prehospital Plasma Transfusion Lifesaving, Cost-Effective During In-Flight Trauma Care
Among trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock, the use of prehospital thawed-plasma transfusion during air medical transport is cost-effective and associated with better survival than standard resuscitation, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Immediate Drainage Not Superior in Patients With Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis Immediate Drainage Not Superior in Patients With Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Immediately draining an infected necrotizing pancreas does not prevent complications any better than postponing the procedure, according to a new test in 104 patients reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Could Diversifying the Surgical Training Pipeline Lead to More Surgeons in Underserved Areas? Could Diversifying the Surgical Training Pipeline Lead to More Surgeons in Underserved Areas?
Minority students who choose to specialize in surgery may be more likely than White students to say they plan to practice in underserved areas, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Postop Remote Monitoring May Help Catch Drug Errors, Ease Pain Postop Remote Monitoring May Help Catch Drug Errors, Ease Pain
After nonelective surgery, patients sent home with a remote-monitoring device were more likely to have medication errors caught and less likely to report pain than those who received standard care, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Persistent Incisional Pain After Noncardiac Surgery Persistent Incisional Pain After Noncardiac Surgery
This study examined the incidence, characteristics, impact, and risk factors associated with persistent incisional pain. What demographic and perioperative factors are associated with increased risk?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Removal and Capsulectomy Outcomes for Breast Implant Illness Removal and Capsulectomy Outcomes for Breast Implant Illness
What do we know about the outcomes of patients with breast implant illness who undergo removal with capsulectomy?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Mechanical Chest Compression Devices Effectiveness of Mechanical Chest Compression Devices
Are mechanical compression devices more effective than manual chest compressions for CPR after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Timing of Preoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis and SSI Timing of Preoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis and SSI
What is the optimal timing for the administration of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infections?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgical Training Program Boosts Trauma Surgery Skills Surgical Training Program Boosts Trauma Surgery Skills
A 2-day immersive trauma skills course led to improvement in an array of trauma skills among active-duty general surgeons, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A Clinical and Biological Review of Keratoacanthoma A Clinical and Biological Review of Keratoacanthoma
Can keratoacanthomas be differentiated from cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma? This review compares the pathophysiology and clinical characteristics of the two, suggesting they are distinct entities.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Benefit of 5ASA Use After Anti-TNF or Immunomodulator in IBD Benefit of 5ASA Use After Anti-TNF or Immunomodulator in IBD
5ASA is still used as first-line therapy in the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Is there a benefit to continuing it once biological or immunomodulator therapy is initiated?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lidocaine + DEX and PONV Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Lidocaine + DEX and PONV Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Might a combined infusion of lidocaine plus dexmedetomidine reduce the occurrence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Did Anesthesiology Shakeup Cost Hospital Its Trauma Designation? Did Anesthesiology Shakeup Cost Hospital Its Trauma Designation?
The resulting disruption in anesthesiology services has led the hospital to divert emergency care to other health facilities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplantation Practices in Breast Cancer Survivors Kidney Transplantation Practices in Breast Cancer Survivors
Are current guidelines being followed when considering kidney transplantation in breast cancer survivors? A survey of transplant surgeons provides insight into current practices.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Interpreting Myocardial Infarction Analyses in ISCHEMIA Interpreting Myocardial Infarction Analyses in ISCHEMIA
Some have concluded from the results of the ISCHEMIA trial that early revascularization should be offered to patients with chronic coronary syndromes. This commentary presents an opposing view.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Survival Benefit of Prehospital Tranexamic Acid After Injury Survival Benefit of Prehospital Tranexamic Acid After Injury
A new analysis examines the potential outcome benefits of the earlier administration of pre-hospital tranexamic acid in traumatic injury patients.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Physician Shortages Blamed on Residency Policies in New Report Physician Shortages Blamed on Residency Policies in New Report
Think tank asserts residency training is"hamstrung by its fractious design and needless complexity" and suggests comprehensive reform to repair physician pipeline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

No Drop in Intra-Abdominal Infectious Complications With Robotic Gastrectomy No Drop in Intra-Abdominal Infectious Complications With Robotic Gastrectomy
Robotic gastrectomy failed to reduce intra-abdominal infectious complications compared with standard laparoscopic gastrectomy in a randomized clinical trial of 236 patients with gastric cancer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

First AI Pathology Program Approved: Helps Detect Prostate Cancer First AI Pathology Program Approved: Helps Detect Prostate Cancer
Paige Prostate was approved as an adjunct to pathologist review, not a replacement. It increases detection of cancer by an average of 7.3%.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Watchful Waiting in BCC: Which Patients Can Benefit? Watchful Waiting in BCC: Which Patients Can Benefit?
Some patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) may not need treatment. New data reveal who those patients likely are.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Unions Not a'Silver Bullet' to Improve Resident Well-Being Unions Not a'Silver Bullet' to Improve Resident Well-Being
Study suggests unionization had some benefits for surgical residents, but there was no difference in reported burnout and job satisfaction between unionized and nonunionized residency programs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

What Can You Do About AF in Primary Care? What Can You Do About AF in Primary Care?
The latest evidence on the prevention and management of atrial fibrillation provides guidance to primary care clinicians.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Capsular Inflammation Linked to Silicone and Textured Implants Capsular Inflammation Linked to Silicone and Textured Implants
Systemic symptoms have prompted women to seek removal of their breast implants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Midazolam Is Not Associated With Postoperative Delirium Midazolam Is Not Associated With Postoperative Delirium
A new study finds that the administration of midazolam as premedication does not increase the risk of postoperative delirium among older patients.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

' Goals of Treatment for NETs Very Different From Other Cancers'' Goals of Treatment for NETs Very Different From Other Cancers '
Patients with nonmetastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can live for years and have a higher risk of dying from noncancer-related causes than cancer-specific causes,Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fraction of Cirrhosis and HCC Attributable to Hepatitis B and C Fraction of Cirrhosis and HCC Attributable to Hepatitis B and C
This study assessed a protocol developed by WHO to collect data on the worldwide fraction of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma attributable to hepatitis B and C. How might it be improved?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Inguinal Lymphocele After Angiomyomatous Hamartoma Resection Inguinal Lymphocele After Angiomyomatous Hamartoma Resection
Find out how negative pressure wound therapy played a role in the successful treatment of a postoperative lymphocele after angiomyomatous hamartoma resection.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Healthcare-Associated Infections Spiked in 2020 in US Hospitals Healthcare-Associated Infections Spiked in 2020 in US Hospitals
A CDC analysis found some infections rose nationally by as much as 48% during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Calls Higher Surgery Costs at NCI Centers Into Question Study Calls Higher Surgery Costs at NCI Centers Into Question
"While acceptable to pay higher prices for care that is expected to be of higher quality, we found no differences in short-term postsurgical outcomes."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medicare Hospital Pay'Bankruptcy' Deadline Remains 2026 Medicare Hospital Pay'Bankruptcy' Deadline Remains 2026
A new federal report stresses the need for Congress to address a looming shortfall that could begin to trim Medicare payments to hospitals within a few years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

South Korean Lawmakers to Vote on Cameras in Operating Rooms After Surgery Deaths South Korean Lawmakers to Vote on Cameras in Operating Rooms After Surgery Deaths
South Korean lawmakers will vote as early as Monday on whether to require hospitals to place surveillance cameras in operating rooms after a series of medical accidents involving unqualified staff who stood in for surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

First Brain-Computer System for Paralyzed Patients at Home First Brain-Computer System for Paralyzed Patients at Home
For the first time, a brain-computer interface system that can be set up in the home in minutes is letting a patient with spinal cord injury grasp a toothbrush and other objects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Private Equity Firms Increasingly Buying Up US  Surgical Practices Private Equity Firms Increasingly Buying Up US  Surgical Practices
The number of surgical practices bought by private equity firms grew dramatically over a 10-year period ending in late 2020, a US study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Study: Less Than a Third of Surgery Articles Include Race Data Study: Less Than a Third of Surgery Articles Include Race Data
In the minority of studies that reported race, the quality of data was highly variable, the researchers said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Urologic Surgery Tied to Persistent Opioid Usage, Particularly With Tramadol Urologic Surgery Tied to Persistent Opioid Usage, Particularly With Tramadol
People who undergo urologic surgery are more likely to have persistent opioid usage afterward than matched non-surgical controls, and patients have a higher risk of persistent use with tramadol than other opioids, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Pathology Review After Splenectomy Often Unnecessary Pathology Review After Splenectomy Often Unnecessary
The vast majority of tissue reviews in patients who have undergone trauma-related splenectomy reveal no new medical conditions, new research shows, leading some to suggest that guidelines be amendedMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

To Be, or Not to Be? More Counseling Needed for Gender Dysphoria To Be, or Not to Be? More Counseling Needed for Gender Dysphoria
' It's not about making life harder for people who wish to transition but about improving care for all people who identify as transgender,'says the author of a new essay.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Perspectives on Postsurgical Recovery of Cushing Syndrome Perspectives on Postsurgical Recovery of Cushing Syndrome
A survey of physicians and Cushing syndrome patients provides insight into the differing perspectives on the experience of recovery after surgery.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Liver Disease: Answering the Key Questions COVID-19 and Liver Disease: Answering the Key Questions
A trove of new data is bringing clarity regarding the impact of COVID-19 on patients with liver disease, although there's still much to learn.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

US  Court Revives Nearly 6000 Lawsuits Over 3M Surgical Warming Device US  Court Revives Nearly 6000 Lawsuits Over 3M Surgical Warming Device
A federal appeals court on Monday revived nearly 6,000 lawsuits alleging that a widely used device produced by 3M Co to keep surgical patients warm caused them to develop infections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Italian Charity Founder and Surgeon Gino Strada Dies Italian Charity Founder and Surgeon Gino Strada Dies
Gino Strada, the founder of one of Italy's most prominent charities and builder of hospitals in war-torn countries, died on Friday aged 73, his medical charity Emergency said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Safety Recommendations for Plastic Surgeons During COVID-19 Safety Recommendations for Plastic Surgeons During COVID-19
Find out how plastic surgeons can protect themselves -- and their patients -- from COVID-19.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Better COVID-19 Outcomes Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Better COVID-19 Outcomes
Surgery for obesity may have a protective effect against poor outcomes from COVID-19, data from one New York City hospital suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news