Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy Smartphone App Promising for Postop Care After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
Families and caregivers found a smartphone app helpful for communicating with a physician after their child's tonsillectomy, in a pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Even Well-Treated HF May Raise Postoperative Mortality Even Well-Treated HF May Raise Postoperative Mortality
The sicker the patient with heart failure, the worse the risk for death after noncardiac surgery. Being symptom-free or having a preserved ejection fraction doesn't get them off the hook.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Certain Drugs, Supplements May Improve Sperm Health Certain Drugs, Supplements May Improve Sperm Health
Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but it's unclear whether that leads to pregnancies and births, a research review concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Outcome Comparable to Open Surgery Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Outcome Comparable to Open Surgery
Patients with stage I gastric cancer who undergo laparoscopic distal gastrectomy have long-term-survival rates similar to those who have open distal gastrectomy, according to a clinical trial from South Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Higher Postop Mortality Risk With Asymptomatic Heart Failure Higher Postop Mortality Risk With Asymptomatic Heart Failure
Even relatively healthy heart failure patients may still be more likely to die after surgery than people with healthier hearts, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cancer Drug Has Money-Back Guarantee -- in China Cancer Drug Has Money-Back Guarantee -- in China
The top-selling drug is for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: When a Payer's Denials Cause Trouble Malpractice Case: When a Payer's Denials Cause Trouble
Accepting a payer's denial without taking further action could put the physician in danger of a malpractice suit.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery
How prevalent are unused opioids after joint and spine surgery--and where do these unused medications end up?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pooled Data Put Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Carotids Pooled Data Put Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Carotids
A large patient-level pooled analysis of the CREST and ACT 1 trials suggests very low stroke rates through 4 years of follow-up in asymptomatic, standard-risk patients younger than 80 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Amisulpride for Rescue Treatment of Postop Nausea or Vomiting Amisulpride for Rescue Treatment of Postop Nausea or Vomiting
Is intravenous amisulpride, a dopamine antagonist, effective for relieving postoperative nausea or vomiting when antiemetics have failed?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Transferred Emergency General-Surgery Patients Arrive Sicker Transferred Emergency General-Surgery Patients Arrive Sicker
Transferred emergency general surgery (EGS) patients have slightly higher mortality and morbidity rates, compared with directly admitted patients, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Postop Complications With Sleep Apnea Seen Even After Regional Anesthesia Postop Complications With Sleep Apnea Seen Even After Regional Anesthesia
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an increased risk of postoperative complications and prolonged hospital stay, even in a setting with near-universal regional-anesthesia use, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Fitbit Study Finds 1,000 is Best Post-Op Step Count Goal Fitbit Study Finds 1,000 is Best Post-Op Step Count Goal
Wearable activity monitors can accurately assess patients'ambulation after major surgery, and increasing step counts, up to a point, are associated with reduced length of stay, according to new research in JAMA Network Open.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hypothermic Intraperitoneal Chemo Relatively Safe for Treating Metastases Hypothermic Intraperitoneal Chemo Relatively Safe for Treating Metastases
Cytoreductive surgery with hypothermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) appears to be at least as safe as other high-risk surgical oncology procedures, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tamsulosin for Postoperative Urinary Retention Tamsulosin for Postoperative Urinary Retention
Can the BPH drug tamsulosin prevent postoperative urinary retention in male patients undergoing surgery?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Outcomes Comparable With Remote Access or Transcervical Approaches Thyroidectomy Outcomes Comparable With Remote Access or Transcervical Approaches
Remote-access approaches (RAA) to thyroidectomy provide outcomes comparable to those performed via an anterior cervical incision, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intoxication From Synthetic-Cannabinoid-Receptor Agonists Often Missed Intoxication From Synthetic-Cannabinoid-Receptor Agonists Often Missed
Nearly half of patients with suspected synthetic-cannabinoid-receptor agonist (SCRA) intoxication test negative for an SCRA, and many test positive for another substance, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Public Spaces Should Stock Bleeding-Control Kits for Mass Casualties, Experts Say Public Spaces Should Stock Bleeding-Control Kits for Mass Casualties, Experts Say
As mass-casualty events and violent attacks in the U.S. continue to increase, military and emergency medicine experts are recommending that public venues install bleeding-control kits for at least 20 victims.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis
In selected patients with light chain (AL) amyloidosis who are reaching end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney transplantation is a worthwhile approach, according to Boston-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: 5 Things to Know Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: 5 Things to Know
This guide discusses five key debates you need to know to properly treat and manage your patients with this progressive lung disease.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Article Source Type: news

Combined Dermal, Epidermal Cell Transplant May Be Better for Vitiligo Combined Dermal, Epidermal Cell Transplant May Be Better for Vitiligo
Transplanting a combination of noncultured dermal cell suspension (NCDS) and epidermal cell suspension (NCES) provides better responses in patients with vitiligo, compared with NCES transplantation alone, researchers from India report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Allergan Stops Sales of Textured Breast Implants in Europe Allergan Stops Sales of Textured Breast Implants in Europe
Drugmaker Allergan said on Wednesday it would take its textured breast implants off the market in Europe, a day after a French regulatory body ordered the move because the implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

High Neoplasm Rate Seen After Conservative Treatment of Periappendicular Abscess High Neoplasm Rate Seen After Conservative Treatment of Periappendicular Abscess
A trial comparing interval appendectomy to MRI follow-up after nonoperative treatment of periappendicular abscess was stopped prematurely after an interim analysis revealed a high neoplasm rate.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Medication Omission Common Cause of Fatal Med Errors Medication Omission Common Cause of Fatal Med Errors
Fatal medication errors were most common with anticoagulants and antibiotics. The most common types of errors were medication omissions, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin for Post-op AF: Mixed Results Yield Insights Botulinum Toxin for Post-op AF: Mixed Results Yield Insights
Two randomized studies, two different results: considered together, they may say a lot about which patients may benefit most from intraoperative epicardial fat-pad botulinum toxin type A injections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Prophylactic Mesh May Prevent Incisional Hernia in High-Risk Patients Prophylactic Mesh May Prevent Incisional Hernia in High-Risk Patients
In high-risk patients undergoing open abdominal surgery, implanting intraperitoneal mesh before closure may prevent incisional hernia, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Global Outbreak of Mycobacterium Chimaera Infections Global Outbreak of Mycobacterium Chimaera Infections
An ongoing global outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera infections is associated with contamination of a widely used surgical device, the 3T heater-cooler unit, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Humanitarian Cardiac-Surgery Programs for Kids Highly Cost-Effective Humanitarian Cardiac-Surgery Programs for Kids Highly Cost-Effective
Humanitarian pediatric cardiac surgery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is highly cost-effective, at less than $200 per disability-adjusted life-year averted, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Latest Face Transplant at NYU Advances the Field Latest Face Transplant at NYU Advances the Field
Second successful face transplant at NYU Langone sets several important milestones for the field and is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced procedure of its kind, surgeons say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia
Even though five-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Cutoffs Do Not Identify Gastric Bypass Patients With Alcohol Problems Alcohol Consumption Cutoffs Do Not Identify Gastric Bypass Patients With Alcohol Problems
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Novel'Tissue Agnostic' Cancer Drug FDA Approves Novel'Tissue Agnostic' Cancer Drug
Larotrectinib targets a key genetic driver that occurs in multiple types of cancer, rather than a specific tumor type.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Severely obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery have a significantly reduced risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Online Tool Can Help Men Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices Online Tool Can Help Men Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices
A web-based tool can let a man with early-stage prostate cancer see how thousands of other men in his situation have chosen to be treated, which may help him better understand his own options, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Transpyloric Shuttle Meets Endpoints for Obesity Treatment Transpyloric Shuttle Meets Endpoints for Obesity Treatment
The novel device is placed endoscopically across the pylorus for a year, where it induces weight loss by delaying gastric emptying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metabolic Surgery Tops Drugs for Reducing Diabetes-Related Complications Metabolic Surgery Tops Drugs for Reducing Diabetes-Related Complications
For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, metabolic surgery (sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-Y gastric bypass) prolongs life and reduces cardiovascular events compared to best medical therapy, according to a meta-analytic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Health Literacy and Post-op Outcomes After Day Surgery Health Literacy and Post-op Outcomes After Day Surgery
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that stresses health literacy as a relevant factor to consider for optimizing recovery in patients undergoing day surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Surgeons Design Inexpensive Headlamp to Make Operations Safer in Poor Conditions Surgeons Design Inexpensive Headlamp to Make Operations Safer in Poor Conditions
Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Most Violent Injuries Seen in ER Not Reported to Police Most Violent Injuries Seen in ER Not Reported to Police
The vast majority of violent injuries seen by doctors in emergency rooms are not reported to police, a new report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Routine Spirometry Measure Useful for Monitoring Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis Routine Spirometry Measure Useful for Monitoring Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis
Peak expiratory flow (PEF) is a simple, efficient method for monitoring progression of idiopathic subglottic stenosis and predicting receipt of surgical intervention, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Virtual-Reality Hypnosis Eases Kids' Anxiety and Pain After Surgery Virtual-Reality Hypnosis Eases Kids' Anxiety and Pain After Surgery
Virtual-reality hypnosis (VRH) can help reduce children's anxiety and pain after surgery and the need for opioid pain medication, according to a new pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Photos May Have Limited Value for Remotely Assessing Wound Infections Photos May Have Limited Value for Remotely Assessing Wound Infections
Wound photos may decrease a surgeon's ability to correctly identify a surgical site infection (SSI) while providing a false sense of confidence, a simulation study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intraoperative Consultation on Surgical Margins 98% Accurate in Gastric Cancer Intraoperative Consultation on Surgical Margins 98% Accurate in Gastric Cancer
The false-negative rate of intraoperative consultation (IOC) on surgical margins during resection of gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma is less than 2% overall, according to a retrospective study at a specialty center.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Bladder-Cancer Risk External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Bladder-Cancer Risk
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Delaying Complex Mohs Defect Repair May Improve Outcomes Delaying Complex Mohs Defect Repair May Improve Outcomes
Delaying reconstruction of defects resulting from Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) appears to improve outcomes in patients at risk of complications, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Caffeine Accelerates Emergence From Isoflurane Anesthesia Caffeine Accelerates Emergence From Isoflurane Anesthesia
There are currently no drugs available to reverse the coma-like state induced by general anesthetics. Might IV caffeine accelerate anesthetic emergence without ill effects?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Kidney Waitlist Patients: Treat Now or Later? HCV-Infected Kidney Waitlist Patients: Treat Now or Later?
Which factors should be considered in the decision to initiate early or deferred direct-acting antiviral therapy among HCV-positive waitlisted patients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Epidural Analgesia and Any Vaginal Laceration Epidural Analgesia and Any Vaginal Laceration
Does a relationship exist between epidural analgesia and vaginal laceration in laboring women?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Intersex Babies Caught in Surgery Battle Over Medical Risks, Ethical Rights Intersex Babies Caught in Surgery Battle Over Medical Risks, Ethical Rights
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Bests Catheter Drainage in High-Risk Cholecystitis Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Bests Catheter Drainage in High-Risk Cholecystitis
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is superior to percutaneous catheter drainage in treating acute calculous cholecystitis in high-risk patients - that is, those with APACHE II scores of 7 or more - according to a new clinical trial from the Netherlands.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news