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Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children? It's Worth It Surgery for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy in Children? It's Worth It
Dr William Basco comments on one of the first trials to compare surgery with medical treatment in children with drug-resistant epilepsy.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Women Fare Best Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Women Fare Best
Which patients were the most and the least satisfied following surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis? The findings of this study highlight several key factors that may impact outcomes.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds Closed Negative Pressure Speeds Healing of Contaminated Surgical Wounds
Healing of contaminated and dirty surgical wounds is significantly faster with closed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) than with open-NPWT, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) appears to be a better alternative than transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis
Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a durable treatment for selected chronic pancreatitis patients, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Alternative Surgery for Peyronie's Disease Avoids Prosthesis Implant Alternative Surgery for Peyronie's Disease Avoids Prosthesis Implant
Surgery that combines penile revascularization with penile corrective techniques is an effective alternative to prosthesis implantation in some men with Peyronie's disease that is accompanied by erectile dysfunction, researchers from Turkey report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma
Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Race-specific Models More Accurately Predict Surgical Risks for Black Children Race-specific Models More Accurately Predict Surgical Risks for Black Children
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Endocrinologist Ran Pill Mill With Bike Gang, Murdered His Wife Endocrinologist Ran Pill Mill With Bike Gang, Murdered His Wife
An endocrinologist has been charged with the murder of his wife almost 6 years after she was shot dead. Prosecutors say he was embroiled in a scheme with a motorcycle gang to illegally prescribe opiates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Autogenous Conduits for Leg Bypass Surgery Used Less Often in Female Dialysis Patients Autogenous Conduits for Leg Bypass Surgery Used Less Often in Female Dialysis Patients
Autogenous conduits improve patency in hemodialysis patients undergoing lower-extremity bypass surgery, but are used less often in women than in men, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Anti-VEGFs Before Vitrectomy Helpful in Diabetic Retinopathy Anti-VEGFs Before Vitrectomy Helpful in Diabetic Retinopathy
Pretreatment with agents blocking vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) offers several advantages in patients with complicated proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) undergoing vitrectomy, according to pooled data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence? Prehabilitation Before GI Cancer Surgery: What Is the Evidence?
If prehabilitation has the potential to improve outcomes in GI cancer surgery, why is evidence lacking?Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer Resection Rates Low in Europe and U.S. Pancreatic Cancer Resection Rates Low in Europe and U.S.
Resection rates for pancreatic cancer remain low in Europe and the U.S., even for patients with early-stage tumors, according to data from seven population-based registries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Even Thoracic MRI Safe for'Legacy' ICDs, Pacemakers Even Thoracic MRI Safe for'Legacy' ICDs, Pacemakers
With this cohort study and MagnaSafe,"it is hard to understand the position of the CMS to restrict access to patients with MRI-conditional labeling of their leads and ICD systems," said a researcher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Higher HDL Might Help Prevent AKI After Heart Surgery Higher HDL Might Help Prevent AKI After Heart Surgery
Higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL) concentrations may be protective against acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Few Patients With Dementia, Surgical Abdomen Get Palliative Care Few Patients With Dementia, Surgical Abdomen Get Palliative Care
Patients with dementia who develop acute surgical abdomen have high rates of in-hospital mortality and non-routine discharge, but rarely receive palliative care, according to a new U.S. study using data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Improved Outcomes With Self-expanding TAVR System Improved Outcomes With Self-expanding TAVR System
The new CENTERA transcatheter aortic valve appears to be safe and effective, yielding low mortality, significantly improved hemodynamics, and a low rate of adverse events.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Deep Sedation Feasible, Safe for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
Deep sedation is a comparable, safe alternative to general anesthesia for patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) for mitral regurgitation, new research from Germany suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Safe Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Saving Nipple Sensation Safe Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Saving Nipple Sensation
Find out about the'unsafe zone'of the breast that should be avoided during reduction mammoplasty to preserve nipple sensation.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Why a Walk in the Park Beats a Stroll on the Street Why a Walk in the Park Beats a Stroll on the Street
Older adults who take a daily constitutional may want to avoid traffic-jammed city streets and head to a park instead because polluted air diminishes the benefits of exercise, a UK study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Perioperative Gabapentin May Help Patients Stop Opioids Sooner Perioperative Gabapentin May Help Patients Stop Opioids Sooner
Perioperative administration of gabapentin won't curb postoperative pain, but it may help patients discontinue opioid use after surgery, researchers in California suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

' Powerful Trend': Chemo Use for Breast Cancer Drops'Powerful Trend': Chemo Use for Breast Cancer Drops
Between 2013 and 2015, the use of chemotherapy in early-stage breast cancer in the United States sharply decreased, according to a study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

400,000 Children Risk Starvation in Volatile Congo as Aid Dries Up 400,000 Children Risk Starvation in Volatile Congo as Aid Dries Up
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

' Loss of Control' Eating After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Worse Outcomes in Teens'Loss of Control' Eating After Bariatric Surgery Tied to Worse Outcomes in Teens
In obese adolescents, “ loss of control ” eating declines sharply right after bariatric surgery but then gradually increases thereafter, and may adversely affect long-term weight outcomes, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Black Patients Face Delays in Surgery for Adhesive Small-bowel Obstruction Black Patients Face Delays in Surgery for Adhesive Small-bowel Obstruction
Black patients are more likely than whites to have delayed surgical management of adhesive small-bowel obstruction (SBO), according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Managing Abdominal Hernias Managing Abdominal Hernias
Learn about nonsurgical and surgical management for three common types of abdominal hernias, as well as postoperative care, in this review.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Tattooed Wish for Withholding Treatment Not Good Enough, Doctors Say Tattooed Wish for Withholding Treatment Not Good Enough, Doctors Say
Consumers are often told,"Put it in writing." But in the case of a hospitalized Florida man facing death, displaying his wish by having it tattooed on his chest wasn't good enough.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patient Factors, Postop Diplopia Tied to Dissatisfaction After Strabismus Surgery Patient Factors, Postop Diplopia Tied to Dissatisfaction After Strabismus Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Naldemedine for Opioid-Induced Constipation Naldemedine for Opioid-Induced Constipation
This peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist is showing promise in patients with cancer and opioid-induced constipation.Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Insurance Explains Half of Racial Disparity in CRC Survival Insurance Explains Half of Racial Disparity in CRC Survival
Differences in health insurance coverage account for about half of the substantial disparity in survival between black and white patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a U.S. study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stool-based Protein Biomarkers Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Stool-based Protein Biomarkers Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening
Several stool-based protein biomarkers are more sensitive than the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vessel Sizing, Operator Technique Affect BVS Implant Outcomes Vessel Sizing, Operator Technique Affect BVS Implant Outcomes
Vessel sizing and operator dilation technique are associated with outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation, according to an analysis from the ABSORB trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries
Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse
Drs Beckman and Soffin from Hospital for Special Surgery explain safe and synergistic methods of controlling pain.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Commentary Source Type: news

Pentagon Pays for Service Members' Gender-Reassignment Surgery Pentagon Pays for Service Members' Gender-Reassignment Surgery
The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) does not significantly improve wound healing or prevent amputation in diabetes patients with ischemic lower-extremity ulcers, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Steroid-Releasing Implant May Improve Rhinosinusitis Surgery Outcomes Steroid-Releasing Implant May Improve Rhinosinusitis Surgery Outcomes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Strategies to Improve Prehospital Trauma Triage Show Promise Strategies to Improve Prehospital Trauma Triage Show Promise
Under-triage of severely injured trauma patients remains a significant problem, particularly triage to helicopter emergency medical services (EMS), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Androgen Deprivation, Radiation After Prostatectomy Tied to Longer Survival Androgen Deprivation, Radiation After Prostatectomy Tied to Longer Survival
Survival after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer is better among men who undergo androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), according to a retrospective analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Appears Safe, Effective After Age 60 Bariatric Surgery Appears Safe, Effective After Age 60
Bariatric surgery is safe and effective in older adults, yielding results on par with younger patients, according to the first long-term outcomes study of bariatric surgery versus medical management in severely obese patients age 60 or older.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Many Drivers Ignore or Don ’ t Receive Warnings About Prescription Meds Many Drivers Ignore or Don ’ t Receive Warnings About Prescription Meds
One in five drivers in a random survey had taken prescription drugs that could impair their driving ability, and most were on the road despite having been warned about the risks, a U.S. study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Surgery Boosts Gastric Cancer Survival After Noncurative Endoscopic Resection Surgery Boosts Gastric Cancer Survival After Noncurative Endoscopic Resection
Additional surgery after noncurative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer is associated with improved survival, according to a study from Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Urinary, Bowel Symptoms Explain Depression in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse Urinary, Bowel Symptoms Explain Depression in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Representatives of the Hospital for Special Surgery describe their successful three-part approach to helping patients and providers.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Geriatric-specific Factors Matter in How Older Patients Fare After Surgery Geriatric-specific Factors Matter in How Older Patients Fare After Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Obamacare Benchmark Premiums up 37 Pct in 2018 After Subsidy Cut-off Obamacare Benchmark Premiums up 37 Pct in 2018 After Subsidy Cut-off
The average monthly premium for benchmark Obamacare insurance plans will surge around 37% in 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday, fueled by the Trump administration's suspension of billions of dollars in subsidy payments to health insurers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news