Why Hospital's Response to Dr Moore's Death Doesn't Cut It Why Hospital's Response to Dr Moore's Death Doesn't Cut It
Indiana University Hospital's response to the COVID-19 death of a Black doctor reveals racial disparities in the healthcare system.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Multiple NPWT Modalities to Manage Crush/Sheer Injury Wounds Multiple NPWT Modalities to Manage Crush/Sheer Injury Wounds
Crush and sheer injuries can cause extensive damage, and managing these wounds can be challenging. Could combining NPWT modalities offer a solution?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Robotic Total Gastrectomy Pricier, but Has Advantages Over Laparoscopic Approach Robotic Total Gastrectomy Pricier, but Has Advantages Over Laparoscopic Approach
In experienced hands, robotic total gastrectomy has advantages for the surgeon and patient, but is costlier than traditional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study from China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Surgeries Deemed'Low Value' Continue, Increase Breast Cancer Surgeries Deemed'Low Value' Continue, Increase
Two of four breast cancer procedures that have no meaningful clinical benefit have increased in use, rather than decreased, with use varying widely across different hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Boosts Number of Docs Seeking Obesity Certification COVID-19 Boosts Number of Docs Seeking Obesity Certification
Obesity ups risk of severe disease from COVID-19, and lockdowns contribute to weight gain, so as we enter the second year of the pandemic, more docs than ever are looking to boost their knowledge of obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rifaximin May Prevent Hepatic Encephalopathy After TIPS Placement for Cirrhosis Rifaximin May Prevent Hepatic Encephalopathy After TIPS Placement for Cirrhosis
The antibiotic rifaximin given before and after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement helped prevent hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in a placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Children in Burkina Faso Undergo Historic Heart Surgeries Children in Burkina Faso Undergo Historic Heart Surgeries
At the end of an empty hallway in a Burkina Faso teaching hospital, a group of children sat together in medical gowns, nervously awaiting operations that could save their lives.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Assessing the Need for NPWT Utilization Guidelines Assessing the Need for NPWT Utilization Guidelines
Negative pressure wound therapy is widely used in wound management, but selecting the appropriate system can be challenging. Is it time for more standardized clinical guidance?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Public Attitudes Towards Imminent Death Donation in the U.S. Public Attitudes Towards Imminent Death Donation in the U.S.
How does the public feel about procuring organs for transplantation from an imminently dying patient? A new survey provides some insight.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Liver Injury in COVID-19 Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Liver Injury in COVID-19
This review explores possible pathophysiological mechanisms that might explain hepatic injury associated with COVID-19.Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

In Low Resource Settings, Task Sharing for Mesh Hernia Repair Seems Safe, Effective In Low Resource Settings, Task Sharing for Mesh Hernia Repair Seems Safe, Effective
Patient outcomes for elective mesh hernia repair were similar for medical doctors and associate clinicians in Sierra Leone, a new randomized controlled trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Newer iPhones Disable Implanted Defibrillators Newer iPhones Disable Implanted Defibrillators
Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators should be warned that some of the newer smartphones are equipped with magnets that can disable the device, inhibiting its lifesaving functions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Gene Test Helps Inform Management of High-Risk SCC Patients Gene Test Helps Inform Management of High-Risk SCC Patients
Emerging data support the clinical validity and use of DecisionDx-SCC as a prognostic 40-gene expression profile test for patients with high-risk squamous cell carcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Top 10 Technology Hazards: Pandemic Plays Key Role Top 10 Technology Hazards: Pandemic Plays Key Role
In trying to cope with unprecedented challenges, healthcare professionals and organizations face new technological threats to patient safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Surgery Patients Just as Satisfied With Opioid-Sparing Pain Treatment Surgery Patients Just as Satisfied With Opioid-Sparing Pain Treatment
Patients who received preoperative counseling along with prescriptions for acetaminophen, ibuprofen and a small number of opioid pills for the week following surgery reported less pain and similar satisfaction to those who received typical opioid prescriptions, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Digital Otoscopes and Smartphones Can Facilitate Telehealth Head and Neck Exams Digital Otoscopes and Smartphones Can Facilitate Telehealth Head and Neck Exams
Smartphones and digital otoscopes may be a feasible way for patients to capture images needed for telehealth otolaryngology evaluations, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Listening to Music After Major Heart Surgery Could Lower Anxiety, Pain Listening to Music After Major Heart Surgery Could Lower Anxiety, Pain
Listening to music is linked with lower anxiety and pain after heart surgery, which could be a great option for doctors to offer to their patients, according to a team of surgeons and pain researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Review of Abdominal and Breast Regional Analgesia Review of Abdominal and Breast Regional Analgesia
This article provides evidence-based recommendations for regional analgesic techniques in abdominal and breast plastic surgery.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Postprostatectomy Urinary Outcomes Vary Widely by Patient and Surgeon Postprostatectomy Urinary Outcomes Vary Widely by Patient and Surgeon
Patient-reported urinary outcomes three months after radical prostatectomy vary by patient and by surgeon, and a new study suggests that outcomes may be better with top-performing surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Risk of Acquiring Perioperative COVID-19 Risk of Acquiring Perioperative COVID-19
How high was the risk for acquiring perioperative COVID-19 infection during the initial peak of the pandemic?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Sports-Related Cervical Fractures and Spinal Cord Injury Sports-Related Cervical Fractures and Spinal Cord Injury
A new review provides insight into the prevalence of cervical trauma and spinal cord injuries among young athletes.Spine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pop-Up Alerts Fail to Improve Clinical Outcomes for AKI Patients Pop-Up Alerts Fail to Improve Clinical Outcomes for AKI Patients
Electronic alert systems that warn providers when a patient has acute kidney injury have no effect on progression, need for dialysis, or death and may be associated with greater harm than usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Curb Diabetic Eye Disease Incidence but Worsen Existing Retinopathy Bariatric Surgery May Curb Diabetic Eye Disease Incidence but Worsen Existing Retinopathy
Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer cases of diabetic retinopathy, but early worsening was more severe in patients who already had the condition, a systematic review and meta-analysis reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Virtual Kidney Transplant Evaluation Helps Maintain Access During COVID-19 Virtual Kidney Transplant Evaluation Helps Maintain Access During COVID-19
A virtual system to evaluate and waitlist patients for kidney transplants may help maintain access to care even when in-person visits are limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Fallout From Hip Fracture Declines by Year 2 Lifestyle Fallout From Hip Fracture Declines by Year 2
Most people recover from the depression associated with a hip fracture in about a year as they return to normal activities, and physicians can help their recovery, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

The Growth of TAVR and the Capitalist Creed The Growth of TAVR and the Capitalist Creed
theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

STICH: Ischemia Not Linked to 10-Year Mortality, CABG Benefit STICH: Ischemia Not Linked to 10-Year Mortality, CABG Benefit
The findings define another patient population in whom ischemia fails to identify those who derive a mortality benefit from revascularization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Albuminuria as a Risk Factor for AKI: What is the Evidence? Albuminuria as a Risk Factor for AKI: What is the Evidence?
There is a growing body of evidence to support the potential link between albuminuria and acute kidney injury.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Practice-Changing Pearls From New Diverticulitis Guidelines Practice-Changing Pearls From New Diverticulitis Guidelines
Dr David Johnson shares the need-to-know highlights from the AGA's latest recommendations on diverticulitis.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Surgical Considerations in Infant Lung Transplantation Surgical Considerations in Infant Lung Transplantation
Performing lung transplantation in infant patients can pose unique challenges. What strategies may help optimize outcomes among this population?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

SAVR an Option for Many Low-Risk Patients Excluded From Clinical Trials SAVR an Option for Many Low-Risk Patients Excluded From Clinical Trials
Many patients who are excluded from clinical trials comparing transcatheter aortic-valve replacement with surgical aortic-valve replacement appear to do well with the latter approach, according to researchers in Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Efficacy, Safety of NOACs Following Cardiac Valve Replacement Efficacy, Safety of NOACs Following Cardiac Valve Replacement
How does the efficacy and safety of nonvitamin K oral anticoagulants compare to vitamin K antagonists following bioprosthetic cardiac valve replacement?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

5-ASA-intolerance and Increased Risk of Colectomy for UC 5-ASA-intolerance and Increased Risk of Colectomy for UC
5-aminosalicylate is first-line therapy in ulcerative colitis, but some patients cannot tolerate its side effects. Are these patients at higher risk of colectomy?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

No Need to Stop Estrogen in Transgender Women Before Gender-Affirming Surgery No Need to Stop Estrogen in Transgender Women Before Gender-Affirming Surgery
Transgender women can safely maintain their estrogen hormone therapy during gender-affirming surgery without an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Virtual Post-Discharge Follow-Up Visits Work for Low-Risk Surgeries Virtual Post-Discharge Follow-Up Visits Work for Low-Risk Surgeries
Virtual follow-up visits work well for patients who have had minimally invasive appendectomy or cholecystectomy, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Time to Broaden Warning on Fluoroquinolones to All Adults? Time to Broaden Warning on Fluoroquinolones to All Adults?
A new study confirms and strengthens the association between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic aneurysm, prompting calls to broaden warnings to include all adults, not just high-risk adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

New Olfactory Dysfunction Test May Help Diagnose Mild COVID-19 New Olfactory Dysfunction Test May Help Diagnose Mild COVID-19
A new rapid test, the Clinical Olfactory Dysfunction Assessment (CODA), uses paper strips and essential oils to help in the diagnosis of COVID-19, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Cancer Surgery Mortality Down, but Racial Disparities Persist Cancer Surgery Mortality Down, but Racial Disparities Persist
In recent years, deaths after cancer surgery have decreased for all types of cancer except among Black patients undergoing prostate cancer surgery, but racial disparity gaps persist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bacterial Fluorescence Info in Wound Infection Checklists Bacterial Fluorescence Info in Wound Infection Checklists
The inclusion of bacterial fluorescence imaging work into the UPPER/LOWER checklist may help better identify infection in wounds and guide treatment decisions.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

TRILUMINATE in Print: TriClip's Promise Awaits Further Validation TRILUMINATE in Print: TriClip's Promise Awaits Further Validation
Single-center results look promising, but observers say randomized data are needed to firmly establish transcatheter tricuspid repair and to clarify those most likely to benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TRILUMINATE in Print: TriClip's Promise Awaits Further Validation TRILUMINATE in Print: TriClip's Promise Awaits Further Validation
Single-center results look promising, but observers say randomized data are needed to firmly establish transcatheter tricuspid repair and to clarify those most likely to benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Telemedicine and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Telemedicine and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to the delivery of health care, and telemedicine has played an important role. What does this mean for the future of plastic and reconstructive surgery?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists
Liver-transplant waitlists at many US centers under-represent Black patients compared with what would be expected based on their service area, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news