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

Five-Second Rule Validated in the Operating Room
(MedPage Today) --'Total game changer'(Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 21, 2018 Category: Surgery 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

Atul Gawande to Head New Amazon Health Venture Atul Gawande to Head New Amazon Health Venture
In the joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, the physician will reportedly not give up his surgical and professorial positions at Harvard.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery 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

Pain Relief After Hernia Surgery: Injection Versus Neurectomy Pain Relief After Hernia Surgery: Injection Versus Neurectomy
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing injection therapy versus neurectomy for postherniorraphy inguinal neuralgia.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint 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

Risk for Clot Increases After Surgery With Transfusion Risk for Clot Increases After Surgery With Transfusion
Perioperative RBC transfusion may double the odds of blood clot up to 30 days after surgery; more studies are needed, but the results highlight the importance of rigorous management and prophylaxis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery 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

Endocarditis: Any Invasive Procedure Is a Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Infections linked to wide range of tissue breaches (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Lower-Intensity Warfarin May be Safe with Surgical Mechanical Valve Designed for It
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer bleeds with lower target INR, but dual antiplatelet therapy still a no-go (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Female and Male Surgeons Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Female and Male Surgeons
How do practice patterns and surgical outcomes differ between male and female surgeons?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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

A Hyaluronic Acid-Based Bilaminar Matrix in Wound Beds A Hyaluronic Acid-Based Bilaminar Matrix in Wound Beds
What benefits might the application of this matrix offer in the healing of complex surgical wounds?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Issues Safety Guidance on Preventing Surgical Fires FDA Issues Safety Guidance on Preventing Surgical Fires
Although largely preventable, surgical fires continue to happen, prompting the FDA to issue a safety communication on contributing factors and ways to reduce the risk.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Alert 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

FFR Guidance May Improve CABG Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Signal for fractional flow reserve advantage seen in single-center study (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

New Strategy to Reduce VTE: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, health system battles its own anesthesiologists (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Visceral Adhesion Burden Sill High With Lap Colorectal Surgery Visceral Adhesion Burden Sill High With Lap Colorectal Surgery
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing adhesion formation after laparoscopic and open colorectal cancer resection.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

A Biofilm-Disrupting Agent for Managing Chronic Wounds A Biofilm-Disrupting Agent for Managing Chronic Wounds
How does a biofilm-disrupting wound gel compare with standard of care treatment in terms of wound volume reduction?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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

TAVR With New Pacemaker May Not Be Higher Cost
(MedPage Today) -- Poorer outcomes didn't translate to higher total healthcare spending in Canadian study (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 29, 2018 Category: Surgery 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

TransEnterix surges on expanded indications for Senhance robot-assisted surgery device
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today that it won expanded indications from the FDA for its Senhance robot-assisted surgery device, which is now cleared for hernia and gallbladder procedures. The federal safety watchdog’s expanded 510(k) decision doubles the Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company’s addressable market, president & CEO Todd Pope said in prepared remarks. “These expanded procedures are commonly performed at over 95% of hospitals in the United States. We believe this indication expansion will significantly increase the applicability of Senhance to more institutions, particularly th...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Wall Street Beat TransEnterix Source Type: news

Pilot Study Hints at IABP Benefit for Some STEMI Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Trend toward better prognosis in those with persistent post-PCI ischemia (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 25, 2018 Category: Surgery 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

Delayed Tx for Transient STEMI Doesn't Limit Infarct Size
(MedPage Today) -- But trial leaves clinical impact of delay unclear (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Xience Sierra Approved; FFR-Averse Interventionalists
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Therapies After Autograft Failure in a Patient With Melanoma Therapies After Autograft Failure in a Patient With Melanoma
This report describes a case of amelanotic melanoma of the foot initially diagnosed and treated as a pressure ulcer.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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

Bundle Payments By Condition, Not Procedure
(MedPage Today) -- Experts call for'upstream'payment model that treats the whole patient (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Characteristics of SSI Following Colorectal Surgery Characteristics of SSI Following Colorectal Surgery
Find out how ESBL-producing pathogens may contribute to the resistance to prophylactic antibiotics among patients undergoing colorectal surgery.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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

Impact of Prehabilitation on Postop Complications Impact of Prehabilitation on Postop Complications
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the outcomes of patients participating in an exercise intervention program prior to having surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Restricting Fluids During Abdominal Surgery Shows No Benefit, Possible Renal Risk Restricting Fluids During Abdominal Surgery Shows No Benefit, Possible Renal Risk
In a discovery that goes against emerging surgical wisdom, a new study suggests that restricting intravenous fluids before major abdominal surgery not only fails to make the operation safer for higher-risk patients, it may cause short-term kidney injury.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

CoreValve Durability Still Going Strong at 8 Years
(MedPage Today) -- No structural deterioration after TAVR at German institution (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 10, 2018 Category: Surgery 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