Texas Cardiologist Apologizes After Controversial Viral Tweet Texas Cardiologist Apologizes After Controversial Viral Tweet
A tweet posted after an altercation at a stoplight involving the cardiologist's daughter went viral after the doctor erroneously implicated Black Lives Matter.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Aspirin Tied to Higher Risk of Advanced Cancer Diagnosis, Mortality Aspirin Tied to Higher Risk of Advanced Cancer Diagnosis, Mortality
Older adults who take daily low-dose aspirin may be more likely than those who don't to be diagnosed with advanced cancers and to die from them, a randomized trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Geriatric Comanagement Tied to Lower Mortality After Cancer Surgery Geriatric Comanagement Tied to Lower Mortality After Cancer Surgery
Patients aged 75 and older who undergo cancer surgery have lower 90-day postoperative mortality when they receive geriatric co-management than when they don't, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First-in-Class ADC Ups Survival in mTNBC First-in-Class ADC Ups Survival in mTNBC
For patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer for whom several therapies failed, progression-free and overall survival almost doubled with the novel antibody-drug conjugate, trial data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The New Model of Providing Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic The New Model of Providing Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How has the current COVID-19 pandemic changed the delivery of wound care?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Restarting Essential Surgery in the Era of COVID-19 Restarting Essential Surgery in the Era of COVID-19
This article provides recommendations for safely resuming essential surgeries during the current COVID-19 pandemic.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement Bariatric Surgery Associated With Long-Term Kidney Function Improvement
People with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have better long-term kidney function than without weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Infection Risk and Antibiotic Indication in Chronic Wounds Infection Risk and Antibiotic Indication in Chronic Wounds
Learn more about the WAR score, which can help guide clinicians on chronic wound infection risk and when antibiotics may be indicated.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Gender Disparity Found in General Surgery Residency Awards Programs Gender Disparity Found in General Surgery Residency Awards Programs
Female surgical residents seem to be underrepresented among awards recipients in programs across the US, despite the increasing numbers of women in these programs, according to a group of surgery professors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bronchoscopic Lung-Volume Reduction Can Help Some With Severe Emphysema Bronchoscopic Lung-Volume Reduction Can Help Some With Severe Emphysema
Bronchoscopic lung-volume reduction achieved by endobronchial valve placement can be an effective alternative to open lung-volume reduction surgery for relieving symptoms in patients with severe emphysema and air trapping, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

For Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Surgery May Be Effective For Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Surgery May Be Effective
In adults with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in whom conventional therapy fails, combined palatal and tongue surgery may help reduce the number of apnea and hypopnea events, as well as patient-reported daytime sleepiness, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Fluorescent cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy could prevent bile duct injury by improving visualization of biliary anatomy, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Orthopedic Surgeon Brings Surgery of the Century to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from Addis Ababa University Dr. Samuel Hailu chose to specialize in the field of General Surgery. Unexpectedly, he faced a car accident from which he sustained multiple bone fractures. This led him to realize some problems in Ethiopian Orthopedic care. As a result, he decided to specialize in Orthopedic Surgery at the Addis Ababa University. Subsequently, he traveled to Canada for further study to specialize in hip and knee joint replacement, along with the tre (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pharmacological Agents to Improve Venous Leg Ulcer Healing Pharmacological Agents to Improve Venous Leg Ulcer Healing
Which pharmacological treatment options may benefit healing in venous leg ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

New System Brings Standard Classification to Intraoperative Adverse Events New System Brings Standard Classification to Intraoperative Adverse Events
A new system, called ClassIntra, allows for the standardized assessment and classification of intraoperative adverse events, while linking them with the well-established Clavien-Dindo classification of postoperative complications.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

International Consensus Supports Wider Use of Cochlear Implants International Consensus Supports Wider Use of Cochlear Implants
A systematic review and clinical expertise yield 20 evidence-based consensus statements on cochlear implant use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Telemedicine for Surgical Consultations -- Here to Stay? Telemedicine for Surgical Consultations -- Here to Stay?
Telemedicine has delivered a way to remotely provide surgical consultations during the current pandemic. Are these virtual visits the wave of the future?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits 3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits
Telemedicine visits have many benefits for physicians and patients. Yet they create potential for a malpractice lawsuit to occur. Learn how to prevent these risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs
Robotic-assisted paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair appears to be associated with a lower rate of hernia recurrence than is laparoscopic surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Modifiable Risk Factors Tied to Postop Functional Decline in Patients 80 and Older Modifiable Risk Factors Tied to Postop Functional Decline in Patients 80 and Older
In patients aged 80 and older, functional decline after surgery is associated with potentially modifiable factors, a retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

NPWTi With Reticulated Open Cell Foam for Complex Wounds NPWTi With Reticulated Open Cell Foam for Complex Wounds
What benefits might this treatment modality provide in the management of complex lower extremity wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

S. Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge S. Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge
South Korea ordered doctors in the Seoul area to return to work on Wednesday as they began a three-day strike in protest of several government proposals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

S.Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge S.Korea Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work Amid COVID Surge
South Korea ordered doctors in the Seoul area to return to work on Wednesday as they began a three-day strike in protest of several government proposals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

' Impressive Results' From Stage III Melanoma Studies: ASCO 2020'Impressive Results' From Stage III Melanoma Studies: ASCO 2020
Dr Jeffrey Weber describes three adjuvant and/or neoadjuvant studies in stage III melanoma that piqued his interest at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual meeting.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Health, Economic Factors Tied to Outcomes of Emergency Surgery
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Increased levels of comorbidity and socioeconomic deprivation are associated with mortality, discharge destination, and length of hospital stay (LOS) following admission for emergency general surgery (EGS), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Direct Evidence for COVID-19 Invasion of Olfactory Complex Direct Evidence for COVID-19 Invasion of Olfactory Complex
New postmortem findings from two patients with severe COVID-19 suggest the virus may enter the central nervous system (CNS) through the olfactory complex.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic
What surge capacity protocols should be in place to address the safety of nonemergent plastic surgery procedures during the current pandemic?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Halyard H600 Masks Don't Work as Well as N95 for COVID-19 Halyard H600 Masks Don't Work as Well as N95 for COVID-19
Homemade masks created from Halyard H600 surgical wrap aren't as good as N95 respiratory masks at protecting against COVID-19, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Targeted Treatment Tied to Survival for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Targeted Treatment Tied to Survival for Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
With the introduction of targeted treatments for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, patients have seen significant improvements in survival, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NCDR Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Registry NCDR Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Registry
A recent study provides additional support regarding the periprocedural safety of Watchman LAAO procedures in patients with contraindications to oral anticoagulants.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair for Right Heart Failure Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair for Right Heart Failure
Tricuspid valve regurgitation has long been understudied and undertreated, but new studies are advancing our understanding of transcatheter tricuspid valve edge-to-edge repair for right-sided HF.JACC: Heart Failure (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Bioactive Skin Allograft for Deep Full-Thickness Wounds A Bioactive Skin Allograft for Deep Full-Thickness Wounds
Is a bioactive human skin allograft an effective treatment option for difficult-to-treat deep wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Remote Monitoring Works for Infants With Congenital Heart Defect Remote Monitoring Works for Infants With Congenital Heart Defect
Interstage home monitoring for infants who've had the first of multiple surgeries to mend a single-ventricle heart defect has contributed to a significant reduction in infant deaths.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace Spinal Growth in Patients With JIS Treated With Boston Brace
Might the use of a Boston brace affect spinal growth among children with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis?Spine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus Pandemic Now Driven by Younger Adults: WHO Coronavirus Pandemic Now Driven by Younger Adults: WHO
The WHO said it was concerned that COVID-19 spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of whom were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Second Lung Cancers Support Long-term Surveillance Second Lung Cancers Support Long-term Surveillance
Second lung cancers occurring up to a decade after the first are on the rise, but their prognosis is similar, which supports long-term surveillance in survivors, finds a large population-based study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hospital Volume and Mortality for Emergency Surgeries Hospital Volume and Mortality for Emergency Surgeries
What impact does hospital volume have on survival rates after emergency operations?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Novavax Begins Midstage Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in South Africa Novavax Begins Midstage Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in South Africa
US drug developer Novavax said it started a midstage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa, as the country experiences a surge in coronavirus cases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Could Nerve Stimulation Help Patients With Difficult-to-Treat RA? Could Nerve Stimulation Help Patients With Difficult-to-Treat RA?
Tiny devices that are implanted on the vagus nerve and used for a few minutes per day might be able to reduce the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a new pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Benefits of Prehabilitation for Abdominal Surgery Unclear Benefits of Prehabilitation for Abdominal Surgery Unclear
Prehabilitation was not associated with a large decrease in complications among patients undergoing nonbariatric abdominal or pelvic surgery, a systematic review reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

High-risk Plaques Common in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis High-risk Plaques Common in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis
High-risk plaques are present in about 1 in 4 patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis and are associated with an increased incidence of cerebrovascular events, according to a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mitigating the Opioid Crisis for Wound Care Providers Mitigating the Opioid Crisis for Wound Care Providers
What can clinicians do to promote responsible opioid pain management during wound treatment?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Women's Leadership Awards: Dr. Lyssa Ochoa
Dr. Lyssa Ochoa is a vascular surgeon and founder of the San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic, or The SAVE Clinic. The clinic's mission is to reduce the number of diabetes-related amputations, which in San Antonio occurs in rates up to three times the statewide average, particularly in the city ’s most underserved and socioeconomically challenged neighborhoods. Ochoa was born and raised along the border and attended medical school, general surgery residency and vascular surgery residency… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation Relieves Pain After Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation Relieves Pain After Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Intramuscular electrical stimulation can help relieve pain following open pancreaticoduodenectomy, according to results from a randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
What have we learned about the impact of COVID-19 on solid organ transplant recipients and their outcomes?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients High Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates After Bariatric Surgery in PCOS Patients
Women with PCOS often struggle to conceive, but a new study links weight loss following bariatric surgery in very obese PCOS patients to high rates of pregnancy and live births.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Common Wrist Fracture Does Not Need Surgical Repair in Most Cases Common Wrist Fracture Does Not Need Surgical Repair in Most Cases
Most scaphoid waist fractures in adults do not need to be repaired surgically, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Wound Healing in an Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic Wound Healing in an Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic
How might an examination of patients treated at an outpatient PT wound care clinic help expand our understanding of wounds of different etiologies?Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

A 70-Year-Old Man With Splenomegaly A 70-Year-Old Man With Splenomegaly
A 70-year-old man presents with splenomegaly. What is most likely to be found upon staining his cells?Osmosis (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Adult ICU Triage During the COVID-19 Pandemic Adult ICU Triage During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This article describes a newly proposed triage algorithm to help guide front-line physicians in making critical triage decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news