Applications and Validation of an Innovative Wound Score Applications and Validation of an Innovative Wound Score
The authors present a versatile 10-point wound scoring tool that makes it possible to grade wounds easily and accurately using objective findings.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Aquablation May Improve Symptoms in Men With Large Prostates Aquablation May Improve Symptoms in Men With Large Prostates
Aquablation, which uses robotically guided waterjets to remove excess prostate tissue, appears to improve lower-urinary-tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and large prostate glands, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Doctors Reckon With High Rate of Suicide in Their Ranks Doctors Reckon With High Rate of Suicide in Their Ranks
The devastating loss of a promising young doctor prompts soul-searching and action at one of the nation ’ s largest emergency room staffing companies.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Oximetry Results Help Determine Need for Adenotonsillectomy Oximetry Results Help Determine Need for Adenotonsillectomy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Continuous Noninvasive BP Monitoring During Surgery Continuous Noninvasive BP Monitoring During Surgery
Can continuous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring during surgery reduce the incidence of intraoperative hypotension?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

C. diff Infection and Graft Loss in Solid Organ Transplants C. diff Infection and Graft Loss in Solid Organ Transplants
The development of C. difficile infection following solid organ transplantation may contribute to an increased risk of graft loss, a new study suggests.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Microvascular Decompression Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia Microvascular Decompression Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
In this article, the authors present their techniques for minimizing venous complications in microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Male, Female Trauma Patients Face Similar Rates of Domestic, Sexual Violence Male, Female Trauma Patients Face Similar Rates of Domestic, Sexual Violence
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Surgical-Resident Operative Experience Continues to Narrow Surgical-Resident Operative Experience Continues to Narrow
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books
Can you identify these famous quotes from some of medicine's most cherished tomes? Take the quiz to find out.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Sustained Response to Golimumab Predicts Good Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis Sustained Response to Golimumab Predicts Good Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis
Continuous clinical response (CCR) to golimumab treatment is associated with favorable outcomes in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a post hoc analysis of the PURSUIT-M trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Migraine Patients May Be at Greater Risk of Tinnitus Migraine Patients May Be at Greater Risk of Tinnitus
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Embolization Not Ready for Prime Time in BPH-LUTS Treatment Embolization Not Ready for Prime Time in BPH-LUTS Treatment
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Surgeon Gets Life in Prison for Role in Opioid Death Surgeon Gets Life in Prison for Role in Opioid Death
The Florida spine surgeon was convicted by a federal jury on charges related to making counterfeit oxycodone in his office, which was linked to the overdose death of a 34-year-old woman.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Adjust Expectations Before Multi-Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer Adjust Expectations Before Multi-Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer
Surgeons should weigh the curative potential, as well as functional and aesthetic outcomes and costs, before undertaking complex, multi-flap reconstructions in head and neck cancer patients, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Team Mix Affects Operating Room Social Behavior Team Mix Affects Operating Room Social Behavior
Social behavior in the operating room is significantly affected by the mix of professional roles and the surgeon's gender, according to researchers who observed 200 surgical procedures.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

High Complication Rate After Reversal of Combat-Associated Ostomies High Complication Rate After Reversal of Combat-Associated Ostomies
About 40% of individuals experience complications after reversal of combat-associated ostomies, but shortening the interval from ostomy creation to reversal might reduce that rate, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Opioids After Surgery: What Is the Right Number of Pills? Opioids After Surgery: What Is the Right Number of Pills?
As the opioid epidemic rages, a Johns Hopkins surgeon and researcher is leading an effort to curb overprescribing by offering procedure-specific guidelines to ensure that post-surgical patients leave the hospital with enough, but not too much, pain medication.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

New Opioid'Roadmap' Offers Suggestions to Combat Abuse New Opioid'Roadmap' Offers Suggestions to Combat Abuse
A proposal spearheaded by Healthcare Leadership Council includes suggestions for leaders within medical organizations and federal agencies as well as for members of Congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Most Surgical Residents Who Work Extended Hours Are Volunteering, Not Being Coerced Most Surgical Residents Who Work Extended Hours Are Volunteering, Not Being Coerced
Most surgical residents who work longer hours than their shifts require do so voluntarily so they can learn and give their patients continuity of care, a new survey from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Trauma to Mother, Baby With Operative Vaginal Delivery on the Rise in Canada Trauma to Mother, Baby With Operative Vaginal Delivery on the Rise in Canada
The use of forceps or vacuum methods during vaginal deliveries has decreased in recent years in Canada, but the rates of trauma to mothers and babies during these procedures have increased, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of Older Breast Cancer Patients Varies Across Europe Treatment of Older Breast Cancer Patients Varies Across Europe
Treatment of older breast-cancer patients varies significantly from country to country in Europe, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Improved Heart Hemodynamics After Draining Pleural Effusion Improved Heart Hemodynamics After Draining Pleural Effusion
Patients with massive pleural effusion realized improved cardiac hemodynamics following drainage, a new study reports.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Implantable Defibrillators May Cause Dilemmas for Older Patients Implantable Defibrillators May Cause Dilemmas for Older Patients
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators can be lifesaving for some people, but as patients age they may face difficult conversations about when to replace or deactivate the devices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Men With Stress Urinary Incontinence Tend to Delay Surgery for Years Men With Stress Urinary Incontinence Tend to Delay Surgery for Years
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Young Surgeons Face High Debt, Financial Instability Young Surgeons Face High Debt, Financial Instability
As the costs of medical school and training continue to rise, young surgeons often face debt burdens that make it difficult for them to start their careers and pay off their loans, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis
For patients with gallstones in the common bile duct, a so-called rendezvous approach is associated with the highest rates of safety and success compared with three other techniques, researchers in Italy say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate
Swallowing a tablet of delayed-release methylene blue during bowel preparation for colonoscopy increases detection of adenomas, particularly hard-to-detect ones that are flat or subtle, according to results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

TAP Block May Shorten Hospital Stay After Colorectal Surgery TAP Block May Shorten Hospital Stay After Colorectal Surgery
Use of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for pain control appears to shorten hospital stays after colorectal surgery compared with conventional epidural analgesia, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Another Antibiotic Crisis: Fragile Supply Leads to Shortages Another Antibiotic Crisis: Fragile Supply Leads to Shortages
Shortages of some life-saving antibiotics are putting growing numbers of patients at risk and fueling the evolution of"superbugs" that do not respond to modern medicines, according to a new report on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AMA Takes Aim at Gun Violence AMA Takes Aim at Gun Violence
With more than 30,000 Americans dying from gun violence and firearm-related accidents each year, the time to act is now, according to the president of the American Medical Association (AMA).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Drug-Coated Balloon, Drug-Eluting Stent for Femoropopliteal Lesions Drug-Coated Balloon, Drug-Eluting Stent for Femoropopliteal Lesions
The paclitaxel-coated balloon and the new-generation paclitaxel-eluting stent both seem effective for treating atherosclerotic disease of the femoropopliteal artery, according to two new studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Ambulatory Colectomy Safe, Feasible for'Carefully Selected' Patients Ambulatory Colectomy Safe, Feasible for'Carefully Selected' Patients
Many patients who require elective colectomy may be candidates for ambulatory surgery, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Endobronchial-Valve Treatment Improves Lung Function in Emphysema Endobronchial-Valve Treatment Improves Lung Function in Emphysema
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Pediatric Field Triage Tools Misclassify Many Injured Children Pediatric Field Triage Tools Misclassify Many Injured Children
Field triage protocols are inadequate for determining which injured children need to be transported to specialized pediatric trauma care, according to a systematic review of such protocols.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Naloxone, Naldemedine Best for Opioid Induced Constipation Naloxone, Naldemedine Best for Opioid Induced Constipation
Naloxone is the safest and most effective treatment for opioid-induced constipation (OIC), according to a new review and network meta-analysis published in Gut.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bowel Prep for Colorectal Surgery: Which Is Most Effective? Bowel Prep for Colorectal Surgery: Which Is Most Effective?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing effectiveness and risks of bowel preparation before elective colorectal surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Large Post-op Genital Hiatus Tied to Failure of Vaginal Vault Suspension Large Post-op Genital Hiatus Tied to Failure of Vaginal Vault Suspension
Women with a large preoperative genital hiatus that is not surgically normalized after native tissue vaginal vault suspension are at risk of prolapse recurrence or retreatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Nomogram Predicts Conditional Probability Of Survival After Gastric Cancer Surgery New Nomogram Predicts Conditional Probability Of Survival After Gastric Cancer Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

In-person Training Best for Teaching Emergency Tourniquet Use In-person Training Best for Teaching Emergency Tourniquet Use
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Approve Evolus Inc's Rival Treatment to Botox FDA Declines to Approve Evolus Inc's Rival Treatment to Botox
U.S. health regulators on Wednesday declined to approve Evolus Inc's rival product to Allergan Plc's Botox, citing certain deficiencies related to its potential treatment for frown lines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Bursectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Resectable Gastric Cancer Bursectomy Does Not Improve Survival in Resectable Gastric Cancer
In patients with resectable gastric cancer, bursectomy does not offer a survival advantage over the less radical omentectomy, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Survival With Cervical Cancer Similar After Trachelectomy, Hysterectomy Survival With Cervical Cancer Similar After Trachelectomy, Hysterectomy
Trachelectomy to preserve fertility is being performed in a growing number of cervical cancer patients, especially those younger than 30, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Collaborative Trauma QI Program Tied to Better Outcomes Collaborative Trauma QI Program Tied to Better Outcomes
Hospital participation in a trauma quality improvement collaborative is associated with improved outcomes and better compliance with processes of care, a study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Skull-bone Thinning Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Skull-bone Thinning
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Spots Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema Early Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Spots Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema Early
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Early Antifibrinolytic Therapy Cuts Mortality in Postpartum Hemorrhage Early Antifibrinolytic Therapy Cuts Mortality in Postpartum Hemorrhage
Tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces the risk of death from primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), but only when given within three hours of delivery, according to a new Cochrane review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

High-grade Meningiomas: Biology and Implications High-grade Meningiomas: Biology and Implications
This review examines grade II and III meningiomas from a genomic perspective. What are the implications of their genomic and immunological characteristics in terms of future therapeutics?Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Current Management of Distal Biceps Tears Current Management of Distal Biceps Tears
Get up-to-date on the most current knowledge regarding treatment for distal biceps tears.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

For Evaluating OR Team Performance, Live Observers May Beat Video For Evaluating OR Team Performance, Live Observers May Beat Video
For evaluating and improving operating room (OR) team performance, immediate feedback from a live observer may be more effective than delayed feedback from a video review, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news