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Could an Algorithm Avoid Unnecessary Surgery for Some High-risk Breast Lesions? Could an Algorithm Avoid Unnecessary Surgery for Some High-risk Breast Lesions?
Boston-based researchers have developed a machine learning model that can help to distinguish high-risk breast lesions (HRLs) that require surgical excision from those that are at low risk for upgrade to cancer at surgery - and thus could be watched instead of removed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Is Pelvic Drain Needed After Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy? Is Pelvic Drain Needed After Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Does Negative CT Without Symptoms Rule Out Abdominal Injury After Blunt Trauma? Does Negative CT Without Symptoms Rule Out Abdominal Injury After Blunt Trauma?
In asymptomatic patients with blunt trauma, negative CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) suggests that clinically significant abdominal injury is unlikely, according to a prospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Tourniquets, Once Out of Favor, Helped Save Lives in Vegas Shootings Tourniquets, Once Out of Favor, Helped Save Lives in Vegas Shootings
When the sniper ’ s bullet shattered Paola Bautista ’ s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they focused on the bleeding.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Which Type of Keratoplasty Is Best for Corneal Endothelial Dysfunction? Which Type of Keratoplasty Is Best for Corneal Endothelial Dysfunction?
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) offers advantages over the more widely used Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) for the surgical treatment of corneal endothelial dysfunction, according to an Ophthalmic Technology Assessment from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Is Biopsy Sampling in Endometrial Cancer Accurate? Is Biopsy Sampling in Endometrial Cancer Accurate?
Despite new research on endometrial tissue sampling, more accuracy of preoperative grading for endometrial cancer is needed, says Dr Kovacs.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Penicillin Allergy Linked With Higher Risk of Surgical-site Infection Penicillin Allergy Linked With Higher Risk of Surgical-site Infection
Patients who report penicillin allergy face an increased risk of surgical-site infection (SSI), according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Magnetic Anal Sphincter Augmentation Effective for Fecal Incontinence Magnetic Anal Sphincter Augmentation Effective for Fecal Incontinence
Magnetic anal sphincter augmentation (MSA) reduces leakage and improves quality of life (QOL) in patients with severe fecal incontinence, especially those with no previous surgical treatment for incontinence, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Abiraterone Improves Outcomes in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Abiraterone Improves Outcomes in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Abiraterone acetate plus prednisone improves outcomes in men with chemotherapy-naive, metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), regardless of baseline risk factors, according to results from the phase 3 COU-AA-302 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Reduction Mammoplasty Has Lasting Benefits in Adolescents Reduction Mammoplasty Has Lasting Benefits in Adolescents
For adolescent girls with symptomatic macromastia, reduction mammoplasty can have positive and lasting benefits on quality of life (QOL) and breast-related symptoms, clinicians from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nodal Staging Quality Linked to Lung Cancer Survival Nodal Staging Quality Linked to Lung Cancer Survival
The quality of pathologic nodal staging is associated with survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to observational study findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Plastic Surgery Videos Need Strict Ethics Standards, Doctors Argue Plastic Surgery Videos Need Strict Ethics Standards, Doctors Argue
Some plastic surgeons have gained large social media followings by sharing theatrical videos of surgery with entertainment, rather than education, in mind. Now experts are proposing ethics guidelines to ensure that the content of plastic surgery videos on social media isn ’ t harmful to patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Better Outcomes With Quick Interruption of Sedation in Surgical ICU Better Outcomes With Quick Interruption of Sedation in Surgical ICU
Critically ill postoperative patients fare better when sedation is interrupted as soon as possible after admission to the ICU, compared with usual sedation care, according to results from the SOS-Ventilation trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Outcome'Trade-off' With Open, Robotic Prostatectomy Outcome'Trade-off' With Open, Robotic Prostatectomy
There may be a trade-off between early recovery of erectile function and lower rates of positive surgical margins (PSMs) with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and open retropubic surgery, respectively, a nonrandomized study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

More Post-endoscopy GI Bleeding With Warfarin Than Direct Oral Anticoagulants More Post-endoscopy GI Bleeding With Warfarin Than Direct Oral Anticoagulants
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Surgery an Alternative to Infliximab for Some People With Crohn ’ s Disease Surgery an Alternative to Infliximab for Some People With Crohn ’ s Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With BRCA Mutations Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With BRCA Mutations
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

US Military Surgeons in Afghanistan Treat Civilian Injuries US Military Surgeons in Afghanistan Treat Civilian Injuries
At U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, roughly half of the surgeries done for local civilians during more than a decade of war have been for non-combat injuries and health problems, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Few Downsides to Delaying Mohs Reconstructive Surgery Few Downsides to Delaying Mohs Reconstructive Surgery
Timing of Mohs reconstructive surgery is not associated with increased risk of infection or flap failure, though some postoperative complications may occur, depending on patient- and surgery-specific variables, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Miami Hospitals Prepare for Surge in Births During Hurricane Irma Miami Hospitals Prepare for Surge in Births During Hurricane Irma
While many Miami hospitals are shutting down as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, some are offering shelter to their pregnant patients, bracing for the increase in births that often accompanies these large storms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Device Detects Cancer During Surgery in 10 Seconds Device Detects Cancer During Surgery in 10 Seconds
A handheld device that gently extracts molecules from tissue using tiny volumes of water can potentially allow surgeons to distinguish cancer cells from normal tissue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Early Fecal Transplant Improves Survival After Severe C diff Infection Early Fecal Transplant Improves Survival After Severe C diff Infection
Patients with severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) who receive early fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) have improved survival, researchers from France report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Which Women Fare Worse After Outpatient Urethral Sling Surgery? Which Women Fare Worse After Outpatient Urethral Sling Surgery?
Black women and those receiving Medicaid are more likely than other women to experience adverse events in the first 30 days after outpatient urethral sling placement, according to results from a California database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Local DCIS Recurrence After Skipping Adjuvant Radiation Local DCIS Recurrence After Skipping Adjuvant Radiation
Omitting radiation after lumpectomy for pure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) does not improve the chance of breast preservation in case of local recurrence, researchers from Canada have observed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Storm Harvey Could Financially Hurt Already Strained Houston Hospitals Storm Harvey Could Financially Hurt Already Strained Houston Hospitals
Structural improvements over the last decade to Houston hospitals have helped them so far to avoid devastation like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, but the pounding it is receiving from Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to financially hobble many already strained Texas medical centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Best Endoscopic Approach for Large Rectal Adenomas Remains Unclear Best Endoscopic Approach for Large Rectal Adenomas Remains Unclear
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) might offer advantages over trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for large rectal adenomas, but noninferiority of recurrence rates with EMR could not be demonstrated in the TREND study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids
Appendectomy should still be the preferred treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis in children, rather than conservative, antibiotic-based treatment, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Weak Patient Admissions to Bug U.S. Hospital Operators Through 2018 Weak Patient Admissions to Bug U.S. Hospital Operators Through 2018
Weak patient admissions that plagued U.S. hospital operators in the June quarter are likely to persist through 2018, as patients fret about soaring out-of-pocket costs and the future of Obamacare remains uncertain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Does Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Improve Long-term Outcomes in Early Lung Cancer? Does Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Improve Long-term Outcomes in Early Lung Cancer?
Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy is associated with shorter hospital stay and non-inferior long-term survival in patients with stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), compared with open lobectomy, according to findings from the National Cancer Data Base.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Test Your Knowledge of Treating Fractures in Trauma Patients Test Your Knowledge of Treating Fractures in Trauma Patients
Answer these five questions on treating trauma patients for an indication of how you would do on an orthopedics board certification or maintenance of certification exam if you had to take one today.Maine Orthopaedic Review (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Lipids, Statin Treatment Linked to Revision Rate After Rotator Cuff Repair Lipids, Statin Treatment Linked to Revision Rate After Rotator Cuff Repair
Elevated lipid levels are associated with an increased revision-surgery rate after arthroscopic rotator-cuff repair, while statin use appears to mitigate that increase, according to a database review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Surgeries to Remove Weight-loss Devices on the Rise Surgeries to Remove Weight-loss Devices on the Rise
Doctors are doing fewer weight-loss procedures to implant adjustable bands around the stomach and more operations to remove the devices or alter them, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations
Incorporating telemedicine into the evaluation process for kidney-transplant waitlists might save both time and money, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why Does Women's Bone Density Drop After Gastric Bypass? Why Does Women's Bone Density Drop After Gastric Bypass?
Increases in bone-marrow fat in diabetics after gastric bypass surgery are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Post-Cardiac Surgery ICU Usage Rises With Increasing Obesity Post-Cardiac Surgery ICU Usage Rises With Increasing Obesity
Increasing rates of obesity among cardiac-surgery patients could affect healthcare resources as such individuals require more intensive care and have longer recovery times than others, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exposure to Magnetic Fields May Curb Prosthetic Joint Infections Exposure to Magnetic Fields May Curb Prosthetic Joint Infections
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Relamorelin Improves Symptoms, Gastric Emptying in Diabetic Gastroparesis Relamorelin Improves Symptoms, Gastric Emptying in Diabetic Gastroparesis
Relamorelin (RM-131) relieves symptoms and improves gastric emptying in patients with diabetes-related gastroparesis, according to results from a randomized, controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Murders Surge in Florida in Decade After `Stand Your Ground ’ Law Murders Surge in Florida in Decade After `Stand Your Ground ’ Law
Murders climbed 22% in Florida in the decade after the state enacted its `Stand Your Ground ’ self-defense law, even after accounting for the expected spike in justifiable homicides, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Escalating Violence Hinders Aid Operations in Northern Mali - Agencies Escalating Violence Hinders Aid Operations in Northern Mali - Agencies
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Opioid Prescribing Behavior After Elective Surgery Varies Widely Opioid Prescribing Behavior After Elective Surgery Varies Widely
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Raises Risk of Acute Arterial Events Inflammatory Bowel Disease Raises Risk of Acute Arterial Events
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and Worsening Diabetic Retinopathy Bariatric Surgery and Worsening Diabetic Retinopathy
Bariatric surgery does not prevent progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to findings from a new observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Widespread Underdiagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism in Hypercalcemia Widespread Underdiagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism in Hypercalcemia
Only a minority of patients with hypercalcemia are tested for hyperparathyroidism, and only a minority of those found to have hyperthyroidism receive surgical referrals, according to a new database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Early Instillation of Mitomycin C Curbs Recurrence of Non-muscle-invasive Bladder CA Early Instillation of Mitomycin C Curbs Recurrence of Non-muscle-invasive Bladder CA
Intravesical instillation of mitomycin C immediately after transurethral resection of a non-muscle-invasive bladder tumor (TURBT) reduces recurrence rates, compared with instillation two weeks later, researchers from The Netherlands report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sex Robots: Perverted or Practical in Fight Against Sex Trafficking? Sex Robots: Perverted or Practical in Fight Against Sex Trafficking?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Tool Predicts Safe ED Discharge for Those With Lower GI Bleeding Tool Predicts Safe ED Discharge for Those With Lower GI Bleeding
Researchers have developed a tool that can help assess when patients with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding can safely be managed as outpatients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fat Grafting After Invasive Breast Cancer Fat Grafting After Invasive Breast Cancer
Is fat grafting for breast reconstruction associated with a higher risk of subsequent cancer recurrence?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Readmissions After Colorectal Surgery and Same-Surgeon Care Readmissions After Colorectal Surgery and Same-Surgeon Care
For patients with complications after colorectal surgery, being readmitted to the same medical center and being cared for by the surgeon who performed the operation may increase the likelihood of survival, data from New York State suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Closed Incision Wound-vac May Reduce Colorectal Surgery SSIs Closed Incision Wound-vac May Reduce Colorectal Surgery SSIs
Closed incision negative pressure therapy (CINPT) for wounds may help prevent surgical site infection (SSI) after colorectal surgery, according to researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news