Many Reconstructive-Surgery Missions Lack Adequate Follow-Up, Outcome Data Many Reconstructive-Surgery Missions Lack Adequate Follow-Up, Outcome Data
Only limited evidence exists regarding patient outcomes from short-term missions that provide reconstructive surgery in lower-income countries, a new systematic review has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Enhanced-Recovery Pathway May Reduce Colorectal-Surgery Complications Enhanced-Recovery Pathway May Reduce Colorectal-Surgery Complications
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols are associated with significantly fewer moderate to severe postoperative complications in adults undergoing elective colorectal surgery, according to results from the POWER study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

UK Doctors Launch Guide for Syrian Medics Battling to Save Children's Lives UK Doctors Launch Guide for Syrian Medics Battling to Save Children's Lives
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Performance Reporting Could Cut Overuse of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Performance Reporting Could Cut Overuse of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Individualized performance reports delivered to surgeons appear to reduce extreme overuse of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), according to results from a nonrandomized intervention study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Hypoalbuminemia Linked to Worse Outcomes After IBD Surgery Hypoalbuminemia Linked to Worse Outcomes After IBD Surgery
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with worse mortality and complication rates after major abdominal surgery related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Frailty Index Promising in Cancer Surgery Patients New Frailty Index Promising in Cancer Surgery Patients
A new frailty index for use in older surgical patients with cancer is simple and easy to use and could help guide postoperative care for these patients, say the developers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Technique for Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Promising New Technique for Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Promising
A device that uses ultrasonic energy to seal pulmonary blood vessels during minimally invasive lung cancer surgery is a promising alternative to staplers and clips, researchers reported in a late-breaking clinical trial session May 4 at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) annual meeting in Toronto.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Implementing Precision Medicine and AI in Plastic Surgery Implementing Precision Medicine and AI in Plastic Surgery
Find out how integrating precision medicine and artificial intelligence technology could benefit the field of plastic surgery.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-op Complications With Pre-op Anti-TNF Agents for CD Post-op Complications With Pre-op Anti-TNF Agents for CD
Does pre-operative exposure to anti-TNF agents increase the risk for post-operative infectious complications in patients with Crohn's disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Human Acellular Dermal Matrix for Venous Leg Ulcers A Human Acellular Dermal Matrix for Venous Leg Ulcers
A human acellular dermal matrix showed additional wound improvements over conventional care options for difficult-to-treat venous leg ulcers.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Deaths Decline When Pharmacists Can Dispense Naloxone Opioid Overdose Deaths Decline When Pharmacists Can Dispense Naloxone
In states where pharmacists were allowed to sell the opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, fewer people died from opioid overdoses, a new U.S. study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Men an Afterthought in Infertility Evaluation Men an Afterthought in Infertility Evaluation
Focus-group research shows that resources are geared toward women. Because men's physical status and psychological needs are often overlooked, women could be undergoing unnecessary IVF cycles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Adult Tourniquets Work for School-Age Kids in an Emergency Adult Tourniquets Work for School-Age Kids in an Emergency
Children bleeding from severe traumas like gunshot wounds can be treated with adult-sized tourniquets, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Microbiota of Diabetic Wounds Linked to Healing Outcomes Microbiota of Diabetic Wounds Linked to Healing Outcomes
Different strains of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes and therapeutic efficacy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Skipping Surgery for HER2+ Breast Cancer: Which Patients? Skipping Surgery for HER2+ Breast Cancer: Which Patients?
New findings have identified factors associated with pathological complete response (pCR) following neoadjuvant treatment, which will help identify patients who could skip surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Postop Remote Lung Injury and Its Impact on Surgical Outcome Postop Remote Lung Injury and Its Impact on Surgical Outcome
This review discusses the mechanisms and pathology underlying postoperative remote lung injury. What are potential preventative and treatment strategies?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

When Things Go Wrong: The Surgeon as Second Victim When Things Go Wrong: The Surgeon as Second Victim
When serious adverse events occur, how are surgeons to cope?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is an effective treatment for chronic cough associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, with three-quarters of patients having complete resolution of symptoms, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Should Be Standard of Care Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Should Be Standard of Care
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) should be the new standard of surgical care in Canada, despite challenges in implementing such programs, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Oral Fluoroquinolones Carry Small Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy Oral Fluoroquinolones Carry Small Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy
Oral fluoroquinolone exposure is associated with a small increase in risk of peripheral neuropathy, according to findings from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Higher Radiation Doses Tied to Increased Longevity in Node-Negative Lung Cancer Higher Radiation Doses Tied to Increased Longevity in Node-Negative Lung Cancer
Patients with node-negative stage-II non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who receive higher radiation doses survive longer, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Better Survival After Geriatric Emergency Surgery Seen With Higher Hospital Operative Volume Better Survival After Geriatric Emergency Surgery Seen With Higher Hospital Operative Volume
Geriatric patients who have emergency surgery at hospitals with higher operative volumes fare better than those operated at lower-volume hospitals, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Homemade Kits With Tourniquets Make Gunshot First Aid More Available Homemade Kits With Tourniquets Make Gunshot First Aid More Available
Homemade kits used to train bystanders to step in and stop bleeding after a gunshot wound could save lives, a new report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Says He Is Holding Big Pharma Accountable in Opioid Fight Trump Says He Is Holding Big Pharma Accountable in Opioid Fight
U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe
Primary anastomosis with diverting loop ileostomy (PADLI) is a safe alternative to Hartmann's procedure (HP) for emergency management of patients with acute diverticulitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Simulation Training Can Improve Operating-Room Fire Management Simulation Training Can Improve Operating-Room Fire Management
Simulation training can significantly improve the ability to manage operating room (OR) fires, according to results from a randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy
Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer does not delay initiation of adjuvant therapy, according to results from the iBRA-2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories
How parents and children reminisce about the child's recent surgery affects the child's pain memory, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare
David Kerr discusses the implications of Brexit on the National Health Service.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Impact on Cancer Relapse? Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Impact on Cancer Relapse?
Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Any Impact on Cancer Relapse?Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Gene Signature Linked to Survival After Pancreatic-Cancer Surgery Gene Signature Linked to Survival After Pancreatic-Cancer Surgery
In patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) presence of two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may help predict surgical outcome, according to European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment Common in Surgical Training Programs Sexual Harassment Common in Surgical Training Programs
About seven in 10 young female surgeons say they have experienced at least one form of sexual harassment during their training, according to a new survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Tool Calculates Competing Risks of Death in Older Women With Early Breast Cancer Tool Calculates Competing Risks of Death in Older Women With Early Breast Cancer
A risk calculator incorporating age, comorbidities and estrogen receptor status can estimate competing risks of death for older women with stage 1 breast cancer, potentially aiding therapeutic decision making, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Smartphone App Helps Predicts Abdominal Incisional Hernia Smartphone App Helps Predicts Abdominal Incisional Hernia
One out of every eight patients who undergo abdominal surgery will develop an incisional hernia and a new smartphone app developed by a team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine can accurately predict a patient's risk for IH at the bedside.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

First Episode of SBO: Initially Observe or Operate? First Episode of SBO: Initially Observe or Operate?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines the risk for recurrent adhesive small bowel obstruction after initial operative intervention versus initial observation.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Esophageal Reflux Common After Sleeve Gastrectomy Esophageal Reflux Common After Sleeve Gastrectomy
About one in four patients will develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after sleeve gastrectomy, but few will require conversion to gastric bypass for severe reflux, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Paclitaxel-based Devices in PAD: Operating Under a Dark Cloud Paclitaxel-based Devices in PAD: Operating Under a Dark Cloud
Professional societies are following in the footsteps of the FDA and urging members to shy away from use of the devices in peripheral artery disease (PAD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Housework Leads Some Proceduralist Moms to Rethink Specialty Housework Leads Some Proceduralist Moms to Rethink Specialty
Physician mothers are responsible for the bulk of domestic tasks, and this disparity leads many in procedural specialties to consider changing their career or specialty, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Extensive Peritoneal Lavage Cuts Complications From Gastric-Cancer Surgery Extensive Peritoneal Lavage Cuts Complications From Gastric-Cancer Surgery
Extensive intraoperative peritoneal lavage (EIPL) during resection of peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer increases safety and reduces short-term complications, according to Chinese researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Scapular Free Flap in Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy Scapular Free Flap in Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy
Is reconstruction with a subscapular system free flap a good option for soft tissue augmentation?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Activated Charcoal Bag Tied to Big Rise in Proper Disposal of Unused Opioids After Surgery Activated Charcoal Bag Tied to Big Rise in Proper Disposal of Unused Opioids After Surgery
Post-op patients given an activated charcoal bag upon discharge showed close to a four-fold increase in appropriate disposal of unused opioids, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Moving Much More, Not Diet, Key to Keeping Off Excess Pounds Moving Much More, Not Diet, Key to Keeping Off Excess Pounds
' Striking'results show those who maintained weight loss ate roughly the same number of calories as overweight/obese controls but exercised more. Experts wonder what drives them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet Says Has Cancer, Will Have Surgery U.S. Senator Michael Bennet Says Has Cancer, Will Have Surgery
United States Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado, previously mentioned as a possible contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, said on Wednesday that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer during the upcoming legislative break.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Laws Banning Driver Texting Tied to Drop in ER Visits for Crash Injuries Laws Banning Driver Texting Tied to Drop in ER Visits for Crash Injuries
States where it's illegal to text while driving may have safer roads, according to a U.S. study that tracked declines in crash-related emergency room visits after these laws took effect.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Clip Closure After Large Polyp Resection in Right Colon Reduces Bleeding Endoscopic Clip Closure After Large Polyp Resection in Right Colon Reduces Bleeding
Endoscopic clip closure after resection of large sessile polyps in the proximal colon reduced the risk of post-procedure bleeding in a multicenter randomized trial, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Monitoring System Reduces Blind Spots During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy New Monitoring System Reduces Blind Spots During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
The new WISENSE monitoring system reduces blind-spot rates during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Most Parents Would Support Age Restrictions for Tackle Football Most Parents Would Support Age Restrictions for Tackle Football
Even though there are no age restrictions on tackling in youth football in the U.S., a new survey suggests most parents would support rules prohibiting this for younger players because of the injury risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Margin Guidelines Affect Breast-Cancer Surgical Trends Margin Guidelines Affect Breast-Cancer Surgical Trends
Rates of breast-conserving surgery for early-stage breast cancer increased and repeat surgery decreased following dissemination of 2014 margin guidelines, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Harnessing Smart Speaker Technology to Aid Interventional Radiologists Harnessing Smart Speaker Technology to Aid Interventional Radiologists
Smart speaker technology could offer unique value to interventional radiologists, giving them the ability to access critical information without breaking sterile scrub, according to preliminary research presented March 24 at the Society for Interventional Radiology annual meeting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

IStent Inject Device Lowers IOP After Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients IStent Inject Device Lowers IOP After Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients
In patients with mild to moderate glaucoma and cataract, the second-generation iStent inject system, with two redesigned stents, reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) more than cataract surgery alone, according to results of a new pivotal trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news