Atrium ’s Biosurgery Division Changes Hands Yet Again
Getinge’s subsidiary, Atrium Medical will divest its biosurgery business to HJ Capital 1, the parent company of SeCQure Surgical for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close sometime in 4Q18. Göteborg, Sweden-based Getinge added the biosurgery unit to its therapeutic portfolio when it acquired Atrium Medical for $680 million in 2011. The business had about $14.2 million in sales in 2017. The firm said the biosurgery business is dedicated to the development of biological, mechanical and therapeutic solutions for soft tissue reinforcement following trauma, surgery and other interventio...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Getinge ’ s Atrium Medical deals biosurg biz to SeCQure Surgical parent
Getinge (PINK:GETI B) subsidiary Atrium Medical said today that it agreed to deal its biosurgery business to the parent company of SeCQure Surgical for an undisclosed amount. Göteborg, Sweden-based Getinge acquired the biosurgery unit, which makes soft tissue reinforcement devices, in the $680 million deal for Atrium back in 2011. Today Getinge said it agreed to sell the business, which at $14.2 million in 2017 sales (SEK 128 million) is a relatively small segment, to SeCQure parent HJ Capital 1. The deal for the biosurg business, Getinge’s only general surgery offering, covers all ...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat Atrium Medical Corp. Getinge SeCQure Surgical Source Type: news

Patient-Reported Oral Cancer Pain Level Predicts Risk Of Metastasis Patient-Reported Oral Cancer Pain Level Predicts Risk Of Metastasis
Oral cancer pain level at the primary site may help doctors identify which patients with occult metastases will benefit from neck dissection, according to results of a study by researchers at New York University in New York City.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

TAVR-Heavy Centers Cutting Back on SAVR
(MedPage Today) -- But other hospitals that do both have kept up their SAVR volumes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Children With CP May Have Worse Pain, Be Less Active When Parents Catastrophize Children With CP May Have Worse Pain, Be Less Active When Parents Catastrophize
If their parents catastrophize pain, children with cerebral palsy (CP) have worse pain and more impaired activities of daily living after intrathecal baclofen (ITB) surgery to control spasticity, according to results of a study presented last month at the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress on Pain in Boston.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Latest Pancreatic Cancer Staging System & quot;Slightly & quot; More Prognostic Latest Pancreatic Cancer Staging System & quot;Slightly & quot; More Prognostic
Compared to the previous edition, the recently released eighth edition of the TNM staging system shows a modest increase in prognostic accuracy for patients with resected pancreatic ductal cancer, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane? Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane?
Bariatric surgery reduces macrovascular disease in obese patients with diabetes. Although, weight regain remains a challenge in all patients, if expectations are realistic, it's a good treatment option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Should We Eat Chicken? Or Not? Should We Eat Chicken? Or Not?
Should you think twice before digging into that chicken dinner? This editorial discusses.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

DIY System Provides Negative-Pressure Temporary Abdominal Closure in Remote Settings DIY System Provides Negative-Pressure Temporary Abdominal Closure in Remote Settings
A negative-pressure system assembled from readily available medical-surgical supplies can provide temporary abdominal closure without continuous suction in austere and remote settings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

With Loop Recorder, Many Could Skip ICD for Inherited Arrhythmia
(MedPage Today) -- Devices get patients the right event adjudication, per single-center analysis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Doctors Move Away From Using Live Animals for Trauma Surgery Training Doctors Move Away From Using Live Animals for Trauma Surgery Training
An initiative to replace the use of live animals with a human simulator for trauma surgery practice prompted training programs in more than 20 countries to make the switch, saving them money in the process, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Risk of HIV Transmission Through Biting or Spitting Risk of HIV Transmission Through Biting or Spitting
A better understanding of the possible transmission of HIV through spitting and biting could have important implications for prevention strategies.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery: Is It Worth the Additional Expenses? Robotic Surgery: Is It Worth the Additional Expenses?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines the additional costs incurred by robotic surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Comprehensive Evaluation of the Learning Curve for POEM Comprehensive Evaluation of the Learning Curve for POEM
How difficult is it to train endoscopists in the challenging procedure of peroral endoscopic myotomy, and how many cases are required to achieve technical proficiency?Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Comprehensive Complication Index Correlates With Surgical Procedure Cost Comprehensive Complication Index Correlates With Surgical Procedure Cost
The comprehensive complication index (CCI) is highly correlated with the overall cost of surgical procedures, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Recurrent PBC Tied to Higher Risk of Liver Graft Loss, Death (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Severe cholestasis, use of tacrolimus predicted post-graft disease recurrence (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

A Rare Catch in a Nonhealing Wound A Rare Catch in a Nonhealing Wound
In this case, a rare and invasive microbial infection was identified as the cause of a chronic nonhealing surgical wound.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Derivation and Validation of the POTTER Calculator Derivation and Validation of the POTTER Calculator
The authors describe the development of an interactive risk calculator for emergency surgery, which may provide a real-time, accurate means of predicting mortality risk.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Placing a Bypass Stent During Cataract Surgery Cuts Need for Glaucoma Eyedrops Placing a Bypass Stent During Cataract Surgery Cuts Need for Glaucoma Eyedrops
Implantation of the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass in conjunction with cataract surgery is associated with reduced need for glaucoma eyedrops, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Negative-pressure Wound Therapy May Curb Laparotomy Infections Negative-pressure Wound Therapy May Curb Laparotomy Infections
Pooled data suggest that prophylactic wound dressings under negative pressure can reduce surgical site infections (SSI) in closed laparotomy incisions, according to researchers in Ireland.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A Surgeon So Bad It Was Criminal A Surgeon So Bad It Was Criminal
Christopher Duntsch's surgical outcomes were so outlandishly poor that Texas prosecuted him for harming patients.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Despite Red Flags at Surgery Centers, Overseers Award Gold Seals Despite Red Flags at Surgery Centers, Overseers Award Gold Seals
State-approved accreditation agencies gave gold seals of approval to surgery centres, according to a review of doctors'disciplinary records, court files, and accreditor reports.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how well does a risk calculator predict emergency surgery outcomes? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stents Can Help Manage Leaks After Bariatric Surgery Stents Can Help Manage Leaks After Bariatric Surgery
Stent placement can be effective for managing postoperative leaks after bariatric surgery, according to a database analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Rare Harms Linked to Silicone Implants in New Study Rare Harms Linked to Silicone Implants in New Study
An analysis of postmarket data showed strong ties between silicone breast implants and autoimmune diseases. Citing multiple study design flaws, the FDA urged caution in interpreting the data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Walking After Spinal Injury; Clipping the Mitral Valve: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include antibiotic treatment of appendicitis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: The Week's Top Picks
(MedPage Today) -- A roundup of must-downloads for providers (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Effective For Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis: more patients recover completely than with medical therapy alone (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

A Bomb and a Shipping Container Hospital
(MedPage Today) -- Why I'll never forget my first day as a surgeon in Iraq (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ASBMR: Meeting to Focus on Fractures
(MedPage Today) -- Topics will include men's bone health, the use of burosumab, and bisphosphonate drug holidays (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

ERAS Protocol to Lower Opioids After Breast Surgery: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, discovering the interstitium, a possible start for tumor metastasis (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage vs Resection for Perforated Diverticulitis Laparoscopic Lavage vs Resection for Perforated Diverticulitis
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that compares DILALA (DIverticulitis -- LAparoscopic Lavage) versus resection (Hartmann procedure) for perforated diverticulitis.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Morning Break: Hospital Fraud in Florida; Copycat E-Cigs; Toothless in Texas
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

TCT: 10 Years On, Surgery for Left Main Disease Edges Stenting
(MedPage Today) -- Separate studies suggest some groups do better with CABG (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Higher Postoperative UTI Rates When Medical Students Place Catheter Higher Postoperative UTI Rates When Medical Students Place Catheter
Postoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) rates are higher after Foley catheter placement by medical students than after placement by operating-room nurses or surgical residents, according to U.S. data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A Structured Compensation Plan and Sex Pay Gap in Surgery A Structured Compensation Plan and Sex Pay Gap in Surgery
Might the implementation of a structured compensation plan help address the pay disparity between male and female surgeons?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Grade Group Better Than Gleason Score for Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes Grade Group Better Than Gleason Score for Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sparse Evidence to Select Optimal Treatment for Basal Cell Carcinoma Sparse Evidence to Select Optimal Treatment for Basal Cell Carcinoma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Comorbidities in Older Patients Bariatric Surgery Reduces Comorbidities in Older Patients
Evidence to support bariatric surgery for improving non-weight loss outcomes in patients over age 65 is of low to moderate strength, the authors of a new systematic review conclude.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Arterial Switch No Hindrance to Successful Pregnancy Outcome Arterial Switch No Hindrance to Successful Pregnancy Outcome
Arterial switch surgery for transposition of the great arteries appears to have no subsequently negative effect on pregnancy or on offspring, according to UK researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Extended- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics in Appendicitis Extended- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics in Appendicitis
What is the best choice of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis in children? Dr Lowenfels comments on a study published in Annals of Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Why Should I Care About the History of Medicine? Why Should I Care About the History of Medicine?
This editorial explores the importance of learning about the history of medicine and how it can improve modern wound treatment.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-Op Opioids Used Far More in US Than Hong Kong Post-Op Opioids Used Far More in US Than Hong Kong
Head and neck surgery patients in Hong Kong are far less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients undergoing similar surgeries in the U.S., new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

XACT Brings in Funding and CE Mark for Robotics Navigation System
XACT Robotics has received CE mark for its robotics navigation steering system. On top of that, the Caesarea, Israel-based company has raised about $5 million in a series C round. How’s that for being efficient? The company said the funds will mainly be used for the launch and operation of seven Centers of Excellence in the US, Europe, and Israel, where the company expects that hundreds of clinical procedures will be conducted within the next 12 months with the XACT robotic navigation and steering system. The XACT robotics system is currently approved and being used for CT-guided percutaneous procedures i...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Prehabilitation Boosts Functional Status in Esophagogastric Surgery Patients Prehabilitation Boosts Functional Status in Esophagogastric Surgery Patients
Prehabilitation improves perioperative functional capacity in patients undergoing esophagogastric surgery, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intranasal Airway Device Safely Boosts Breathing After Nasal Surgery Intranasal Airway Device Safely Boosts Breathing After Nasal Surgery
An intraoperatively placed airway device is well tolerated and maintains nasal patency after rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction without increasing the risk of incisional dehiscence, researchers in California say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Stigma, Lack of Maternity Leave May Drive Women From Surgery Careers Pregnancy Stigma, Lack of Maternity Leave May Drive Women From Surgery Careers
Women training for careers in surgery are more likely to abandon the profession when they experience pregnancy discrimination or have insufficient time for maternity leave, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A Blood Clot Product for Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers A Blood Clot Product for Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
How did the application of a blood clot product to chronic neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers perform in terms of adverse events and wound healing?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Looks Aren't Everything After Stenting for ACS
(MedPage Today) -- Angiographic completeness not linked to outcomes after FFR-guided PCI (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Stryker Goes after Another from Most Attractive M & amp;A List
Now it could just be a coincidence, but it seems like Stryker is going after firms that made the list of the Top 25 Most Attractive Medtech Companies on the M&A Radar. In late August the Kalamazoo, MI-based firm revealed it would acquire K2M, a company that develops minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques, that was featured on the list. This time around Stryker is setting its sights on acquiring Invuity, which was also on the list, in a deal valued at $7.40 a share, or about $190 million. San Francisco, CA-based Invuity is known for its Intelligent Photonics devices used to evenly light surgical cavities. ...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news