Eight Things to Know About the LAAOS III Trial Eight Things to Know About the LAAOS III Trial
The trial, showing a benefit for surgical left appendage occlusion in patients with AF undergoing cardiac surgery, should change practice, but there are caveats, notes John Mandrola, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Pancreatoduodenectomy Feasible in Experienced Hands but With Marginal Benefit Laparoscopic Pancreatoduodenectomy Feasible in Experienced Hands but With Marginal Benefit
Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy has only marginal clinical benefit over open pancreatoduodenectomy, even when performed by experienced surgeons, according to a large multicenter study from China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Metabolic-Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality Metabolic-Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower All-Cause Mortality
Adults with obesity have a longer life expectancy when they undergo metabolic-bariatric surgery, regardless of whether they have comorbid type 2 diabetes, a new meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A 2-Month-Old Receiving Anesthetic A 2-Month-Old Receiving Anesthetic
Our question this week asks about bloodwork in infants.Osmosis (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Emergency Physician Survey on Firearm Injury Prevention Emergency Physician Survey on Firearm Injury Prevention
Emergency physicians can have a critical role in preventing firearm injury. What can be done to improve the identification and counseling of high-risk patients?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Importance of Screening for OSA Prior to Surgery Importance of Screening for OSA Prior to Surgery
The process for obstructive sleep apnea screening of all patients heading into the operating room should be standardized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis/Alcohol Misuse Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis/Alcohol Misuse
Does bariatric surgery impact the subsequent risk of alcohol misuse and alcohol-related cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dexamethasone for Nausea Does Not Raise Risk of Surgical-Site Infections Dexamethasone for Nausea Does Not Raise Risk of Surgical-Site Infections
Fears that dexamethasone may increase the risk of surgical-site infection when given to prevent nausea and vomiting after an operation appear to be unfounded.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

In Interactions With Law Enforcement, Black Males More Likely to Suffer Severe Injury In Interactions With Law Enforcement, Black Males More Likely to Suffer Severe Injury
Black males are more likely than whites to be hospitalized with gunshot wounds and other severe injuries suffered during law enforcement interactions, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Preventing Endoscopist Injuries Starts With Ergonomics Preventing Endoscopist Injuries Starts With Ergonomics
Up to 89% of gastroenterologists report musculoskeletal symptoms – most often back pain, followed by neck pain and hand pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AGA Practice Update: Management of Bleeding Gastric Varices AGA Practice Update: Management of Bleeding Gastric Varices
Diagnosis and treatment of bleeding gastric varices are complex, and multidisciplinary management is optimal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

COVID Impact on Breast Cancer: Upfront Endocrine Rx Increased COVID Impact on Breast Cancer: Upfront Endocrine Rx Increased
The COVID-19 pandemic stopped and delayed many surgeries: for patients with ER+ breast cancer, this led to a significant increase in neoadjuvant endocrine therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Associated With Weight Loss, Diabetes Remission Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Associated With Weight Loss, Diabetes Remission
Gastric cancer patients with diabetes who undergo conventional gastrectomy have an increased likelihood of diabetes remission with greater postoperative weight loss, independent of baseline weight, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgical Residents Getting Fewer Hours in the OR During Pandemic Surgical Residents Getting Fewer Hours in the OR During Pandemic
Surgical residents logged about one third fewer hours in the OR during the first 4 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation. How should anesthesia technique be adapted to accommodate these patients?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-Cancer Surgery, Hospital Change Tied to Higher Mortality Post-Cancer Surgery, Hospital Change Tied to Higher Mortality
Patients who have postoperative complications after being discharged following complex oncologic surgery are less likely to die if they are readmitted to the same hospital, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Stool-Based Tests Boosted CRC Screening During Pandemic Stool-Based Tests Boosted CRC Screening During Pandemic
Increased use of non-invasive screening tests appear to have helped colorectal screenings climb back up to pre-pandemic levels, according to new US research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Indians Rush for COVID Vaccines as Death Toll Passes 200,000 Indians Rush for COVID Vaccines as Death Toll Passes 200,000
Indians struggled to register online for a mass vaccination drive set to begin at the weekend as the country's toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000, worsened by shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hospital Chargemasters Could Do More Harm Than Good Hospital Chargemasters Could Do More Harm Than Good
Federally mandated hospital price lists yield limited, if any, benefits and tend to be so inflated and misleading they could serve to deter US cancer patients from getting necessary surgeries, new research finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Canada to Send Army, Red Cross to Ontario After COVID-19 Surge Canada to Send Army, Red Cross to Ontario After COVID-19 Surge
Canada will send the armed forces and Red Cross to Ontario to help the country's most populous province as it struggles to cope with a surge in hospitalizations from COVID-19, the country's public safety minister said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vital Medical Supplies Reach India as COVID Deaths Near 200,000 Vital Medical Supplies Reach India as COVID Deaths Near 200,000
Vital medical supplies began to reach India on Tuesday as hospitals starved of life-saving oxygen and beds turned away COVID patients, and a surge in infections pushed the death toll close to 200,000.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Vitamins, Zinc, and Arginine in Pressure Ulcer Patients Vitamins, Zinc, and Arginine in Pressure Ulcer Patients
What benefits might the administration of these nutritional supplements offer in the management of patients with stage 4 pressure ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Situation in India'Beyond Heartbreaking,' WHO Chief Says Situation in India'Beyond Heartbreaking,' WHO Chief Says
The situation in India, where COVID-19 cases have surged, is'beyond heartbreaking,'and the World Health Organization is sending extra staff and supplies there to help fight the pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Indian COVID Cases Surge to New Record as Health System Staggers Indian COVID Cases Surge to New Record as Health System Staggers
India reported the world's highest daily tally of coronavirus infections for a second day on Friday, surpassing 330,000 new cases, as it struggles with a health system overwhelmed by patients and plagued by accidents.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Loss of MAP3K7, CHD1 Expression Spur Recurrence in Prostate Cancer Loss of MAP3K7, CHD1 Expression Spur Recurrence in Prostate Cancer
Loss of MAP3K7 protein expression, seen in about 40% of prostate cancer patients, is a major driver of prostate tumor aggressiveness and should be considered for inclusion in management algorithms, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Beg, Borrow, Steal': the Fight for O2 Among New Delhi's Hospitals'Beg, Borrow, Steal': the Fight for O2 Among New Delhi's Hospitals
Hospitals in India's capital, renowned for some of the best medical care in the country, are unable to guarantee basic services and thousands of lives hang in the balance.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Postsurgical Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation Cuts Pain, Opioid Use Postsurgical Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation Cuts Pain, Opioid Use
' The treatment effect was much greater than what we had anticipated,'the researchers note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Expert Consensus on Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy for NSCLC Expert Consensus on Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy for NSCLC
A new expert consensus provides guidance regarding the use of neoadjuvant immunotherapy in NSCLC.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Device May Improve Communication Between Workers Wearing PPE Device May Improve Communication Between Workers Wearing PPE
An in-ear device may help overcome problems hearing and being heard that healthcare workers experience when wearing PPE, a small study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Indian Capital Running Out of Medical Oxygen as Pandemic Surges Indian Capital Running Out of Medical Oxygen as Pandemic Surges
Authorities said hospitals in the Indian capital of Delhi would start running out of medical oxygen by Wednesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country faced a coronavirus"storm."Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Freefall: How Skydiving Is Like Cancer Surgery Freefall: How Skydiving Is Like Cancer Surgery
Cancer surgery is filled with moments of fear, even for doctors. Our cameras follow as an oncologist confronts this anxiety in the second episode of our video series'The Oncologists'.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Brazil Scrambles for Sedatives as Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID Brazil Scrambles for Sedatives as Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID
An emergency shipment of sedatives needed to intubate severely ill COVID-19 patients arrived in Brazil late last week from China, as the South American country scrambles for supplies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Virus Variants Inciting India's Second Surge, Epidemiologists Say Virus Variants Inciting India's Second Surge, Epidemiologists Say
The second surge of COVID in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID Surge as Beds Fall Short Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID Surge as Beds Fall Short
Many Indian hospitals were scrambling for beds and oxygen as COVID-19 infections surged to a new daily record on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat
Cow's milk is in so many foods that it can be difficult to avoid yet it is the most common food allergy in young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

UK: Lockdown, Not Vaccines, Behind Drop in COVID Deaths UK: Lockdown, Not Vaccines, Behind Drop in COVID Deaths
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the rapid drop in COVID-19 deaths was largely down to a 3-month lockdown, not the vaccination program, and that cases would rise once again as restrictions ease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Majority of Brazil COVID-19 ICU Patients Are 40 or Younger: Report Majority of Brazil COVID-19 ICU Patients Are 40 or Younger: Report
The surging COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil is increasingly affecting younger people, with hospital data showing that last month the majority of those in ICU were 40 or younger, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Canada Talking to J & J About Setback as PM Frets Over Variants Canada Talking to J & J About Setback as PM Frets Over Variants
Canada said it was talking to J& J about reports that its vaccine might cause rare blood clots, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a surge in dangerous virus variants could threaten progress made so far.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel
The nonbinding vote moves forward the device, which advocates hailed as a potentially transformative step for heart transplantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Woman Recovering After Rare Windpipe Transplant From Donor Woman Recovering After Rare Windpipe Transplant From Donor
Doctors say the drastic operation could potentially help other people left with serious windpipe damage from ventilators, including patients with COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships With This One Question Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships With This One Question
After personal tragedy struck, Dr Doug Lake found himself more closely considering his patients'experiences, completely changing how he interacted with them.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer
A new indication for a scarce resource?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bedside Video Oculography-Based Test Tracks Loss of Otolith Function Bedside Video Oculography-Based Test Tracks Loss of Otolith Function
A novel bedside test using video oculography detected and tracked loss of otolith function in a case-control study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

How Physicians Can Provide Better Care to Transgender Patients How Physicians Can Provide Better Care to Transgender Patients
People identifying as transgender don't seek primary care because of fear of noninclusive environments and mistreatment. K. Ashley Brandt, DO, spoke with Medscape about how clinicians can change that.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Earlier Diagnosis Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Earlier Diagnosis
Women with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have a lower risk of breast cancer and get diagnosed at earlier stages when they do develop these malignancies, a recent meta-analysis and systematic review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pulse Oximetry for COVID-19 in Low-Resource Settings Pulse Oximetry for COVID-19 in Low-Resource Settings
A condolence call sparks an idea and opens an opportunity to save the lives of people with COVID-19 in low-income countries.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

CMS New Rules for Organ Donation Won't Fix Transplantation CMS New Rules for Organ Donation Won't Fix Transplantation
Proposed rules to change compensation to organ procurement organizations in the United States are deeply flawed and will lead to worse transplant outcomes, experts predict.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Intranasal Insulin Before Surgery Curbs Postoperative Delirium in Elderly Intranasal Insulin Before Surgery Curbs Postoperative Delirium in Elderly
Administration of intranasal insulin before gastrointestinal surgery helps protect against postoperative delirium in elderly patients, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted in China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgeon Telehealth Use Surges With Pandemic, Then Drops Off Some Surgeon Telehealth Use Surges With Pandemic, Then Drops Off Some
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, surgeons'use of telehealth rose across all surgical specialties, but rates declined as in-person care resumed, though they remained above pre-pandemic levels, according to a new study of trends in Michigan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition
Anonymous donors agreed to pay next year's tuition for 60 Texas medical students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news