Virus Variants Inciting India's Second Surge, Epidemiologists Say Virus Variants Inciting India's Second Surge, Epidemiologists Say
The second surge of COVID in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID Surge as Beds Fall Short Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID Surge as Beds Fall Short
Many Indian hospitals were scrambling for beds and oxygen as COVID-19 infections surged to a new daily record on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat
Cow's milk is in so many foods that it can be difficult to avoid yet it is the most common food allergy in young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

UK: Lockdown, Not Vaccines, Behind Drop in COVID Deaths UK: Lockdown, Not Vaccines, Behind Drop in COVID Deaths
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the rapid drop in COVID-19 deaths was largely down to a 3-month lockdown, not the vaccination program, and that cases would rise once again as restrictions ease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Majority of Brazil COVID-19 ICU Patients Are 40 or Younger: Report Majority of Brazil COVID-19 ICU Patients Are 40 or Younger: Report
The surging COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil is increasingly affecting younger people, with hospital data showing that last month the majority of those in ICU were 40 or younger, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Canada Talking to J & J About Setback as PM Frets Over Variants Canada Talking to J & J About Setback as PM Frets Over Variants
Canada said it was talking to J& J about reports that its vaccine might cause rare blood clots, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a surge in dangerous virus variants could threaten progress made so far.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cryopreserved Placental Membranes in Nonhealing Wounds Cryopreserved Placental Membranes in Nonhealing Wounds
The benefits of this placental tissue allograft in diabetic and venous wounds are well known, but how does it perform in other types of wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel
The nonbinding vote moves forward the device, which advocates hailed as a potentially transformative step for heart transplantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Woman Recovering After Rare Windpipe Transplant From Donor Woman Recovering After Rare Windpipe Transplant From Donor
Doctors say the drastic operation could potentially help other people left with serious windpipe damage from ventilators, including patients with COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships With This One Question Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships With This One Question
After personal tragedy struck, Dr Doug Lake found himself more closely considering his patients'experiences, completely changing how he interacted with them.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer
A new indication for a scarce resource?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Topical Tranexamic Acid vs Placebo in Surgical Patients Topical Tranexamic Acid vs Placebo in Surgical Patients
Is topical tranexamic acid a safe and effective means of reducing blood loss among patients undergoing surgery?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Efficacy of Human Recombinant EGF for Chronic Venous Ulcers Efficacy of Human Recombinant EGF for Chronic Venous Ulcers
What benefits might the use of recombinant human epidermal growth factor offer over conventional therapy in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bedside Video Oculography-Based Test Tracks Loss of Otolith Function Bedside Video Oculography-Based Test Tracks Loss of Otolith Function
A novel bedside test using video oculography detected and tracked loss of otolith function in a case-control study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

How Physicians Can Provide Better Care to Transgender Patients How Physicians Can Provide Better Care to Transgender Patients
People identifying as transgender don't seek primary care because of fear of noninclusive environments and mistreatment. K. Ashley Brandt, DO, spoke with Medscape about how clinicians can change that.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Earlier Diagnosis Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk, Earlier Diagnosis
Women with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery may have a lower risk of breast cancer and get diagnosed at earlier stages when they do develop these malignancies, a recent meta-analysis and systematic review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pulse Oximetry for COVID-19 in Low-Resource Settings Pulse Oximetry for COVID-19 in Low-Resource Settings
A condolence call sparks an idea and opens an opportunity to save the lives of people with COVID-19 in low-income countries.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

CMS New Rules for Organ Donation Won't Fix Transplantation CMS New Rules for Organ Donation Won't Fix Transplantation
Proposed rules to change compensation to organ procurement organizations in the United States are deeply flawed and will lead to worse transplant outcomes, experts predict.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Intranasal Insulin Before Surgery Curbs Postoperative Delirium in Elderly Intranasal Insulin Before Surgery Curbs Postoperative Delirium in Elderly
Administration of intranasal insulin before gastrointestinal surgery helps protect against postoperative delirium in elderly patients, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted in China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgeon Telehealth Use Surges With Pandemic, Then Drops Off Some Surgeon Telehealth Use Surges With Pandemic, Then Drops Off Some
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, surgeons'use of telehealth rose across all surgical specialties, but rates declined as in-person care resumed, though they remained above pre-pandemic levels, according to a new study of trends in Michigan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Cost-Utility Analysis of NPWT for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Cost-Utility Analysis of NPWT for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Is NPWT a cost-effective treatment option for patients with diabetic foot ulcers? How does it economically compare with traditional wound care?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Sexual, Racial Microaggressions Common in Surgery, Anesthesiology Sexual, Racial Microaggressions Common in Surgery, Anesthesiology
The overwhelming majority of female and racial/ethnic-minority surgeons and anesthesiologists in one medical group reported being subject to racial and sexual microaggressions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition
Anonymous donors agreed to pay next year's tuition for 60 Texas medical students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Studies Back Neoadjuvant Strategies for Melanoma Studies Back Neoadjuvant Strategies for Melanoma
Two analyses of neoadjuvant immunotherapy support more rigorous study with RCTs of neoadjuvant vs adjuvant strategies for melanoma, says Dr Weber.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Under New Medicare Rule, Same Surgery, Same Place, Different Bill Under New Medicare Rule, Same Surgery, Same Place, Different Bill
A Trump administration Medicare rule will push some hospital patients into a catch-22.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Patient Factors Associated With Opioid Use After Surgery Patient Factors Associated With Opioid Use After Surgery
Certain patient characteristics may be associated with greater postoperative opioid utilization. What are they?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Brief Intervention Can Prompt Lasting PTSD Relief in Injured Patients Brief Intervention Can Prompt Lasting PTSD Relief in Injured Patients
Focused exposure using an integrated stepped approach by trauma center clinicians can lead to a significant reduction in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in injured patients, according to a randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

1 in 3 on Levothyroxine Take Meds That Interfere With Thyroid Tests 1 in 3 on Levothyroxine Take Meds That Interfere With Thyroid Tests
Around a third of older patients taking levothyroxine are prescribed other drugs that can interfere with thyroid function tests, shows the first study to examine this issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Emergency Surgery Complications, but Not Mortality, Linked With Surgeons' Experience Emergency Surgery Complications, but Not Mortality, Linked With Surgeons' Experience
Emergency surgery patients cared for by early career'acute-care'surgeons have similar mortality rates as patients with more senior surgeons but are more likely to need to go back to the operating room, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Postpandemic Vision: Half of Cancer Visits via Telemedicine Postpandemic Vision: Half of Cancer Visits via Telemedicine
In a new survey, most oncologists indicated they had had no experience with telemedicine before the pandemic, but they are ready to adopt the approach after the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Current Perceptions on Breast Implant Safety and Utility Current Perceptions on Breast Implant Safety and Utility
How do patients feel about the safety of breast implants? Has the FDA's recently recommended black-box warning changed their perspective?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Applying the Unna Boot in Patients With Venous Leg Ulcers Applying the Unna Boot in Patients With Venous Leg Ulcers
A new educational manual provides guidance regarding the materials and techniques for applying the Unna boot in patients with venous leg ulcers.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

' Price Is Right' Surgical Photos Bring Investigation'Price Is Right' Surgical Photos Bring Investigation
In one photo, a doctor posed with a length of fibrous tissue in his hand, with the patient still on the operating table. In the other photo, a doctor held an organ that was removed during a cancer operation.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

We're Not in It for the Cash We're Not in It for the Cash
In 1392, Chaucer's physician used his learning to enrich himself and his apothecary. In the 21st century, is medicine a business or a profession?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Preventing AF After Cardiac Surgery: What Matters Most Preventing AF After Cardiac Surgery: What Matters Most
A novel procedure offers a simple, intraoperative intervention to prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation, but questions remain on whether it will improve long-term clinical outcomes.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Restarting Chronic Wound Healing Using a Novel Desiccant Restarting Chronic Wound Healing Using a Novel Desiccant
Learn more about the role of this newly developed desiccating agent in the management of chronic wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Telemedicine in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic Telemedicine in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Telehealth services provide a safe way to virtually connect patients and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Could it continue to play a role in the field of plastic surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Almost one in 10 orthopaedic and general surgery patients now waiting over a year
Around 8 per cent of patients are now waiting a year or more for elective care in five specialties, as the number of very long waiters again increased significantly, new figures show. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Initial resuscitation of a multisystem trauma patient following a fall from height: a complete simulation scenario for medical students - Grcevich LO, Jabaay MJ, Leicht BT, Lyons J.
Management of a complex trauma patient is a critical skill for medical students, particularly during a general surgery or emergency medicine clerkship. However, gaining proficiency with this skillset may be challenging without prior medical or simulation e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rib Fracture Outcomes for High-Risk Patients Vary by Trauma Capacity Rib Fracture Outcomes for High-Risk Patients Vary by Trauma Capacity
Two groups of high-risk rib fracture patients, the elderly and those with flail chest, have better outcomes at trauma centers than at nontrauma centers, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows
Researchers looked at death rates after surgery in a large, multinational study to find the optimal time to delay procedures when possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

The Management of Extreme Sequelae of Skin Popping The Management of Extreme Sequelae of Skin Popping
Managing the complications of skin popping requires a multidisciplinary approach. How are these patients best treated?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Appendectomy or Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis? Appendectomy or Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis?
Drs Robert Glatter, Joseph Sakran, and Ali Raja discuss data related to the use of surgical appendectomy vs antibiotics for acute appendicitis.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Minorities Underrepresented on Liver Transplant Waiting Lists Minorities Underrepresented on Liver Transplant Waiting Lists
While racial disparities'greatly diminished'after placement on a waiting list, prewait-listing disparities may be more challenging to overcome, reported lead author Curtis Warren.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Outcomes of Robotic Surgery vs Conventional Approaches Outcomes of Robotic Surgery vs Conventional Approaches
How do the outcomes of robotic surgery compare to that of open or laparoscopic procedures in terms of postoperative complications and survival?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Purified Collagen Matrix and Allograft for Nonhealing Wounds Purified Collagen Matrix and Allograft for Nonhealing Wounds
Is this novel approach an effective treatment for wounds that do not respond to conventional therapy?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

100% Concordance With Time-of-Surgery COVID Testing at CHOP 100% Concordance With Time-of-Surgery COVID Testing at CHOP
Children having surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are required to have a reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 test within three days of surgery - and it appears that all of them do, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ovarian Cancer Prevention: How Patients Decide on Surgery Ovarian Cancer Prevention: How Patients Decide on Surgery
Patients consider the risk of cancer and menopause, as well as other factors, when making decisions about ovarian cancer prevention surgery, according to a small study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Organ-Sparing Penile Cancer Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes Organ-Sparing Penile Cancer Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes
Men with penile cancer who get a partial or radical glansectomy with reconstruction report satisfaction with urinary function and phallus appearance after surgery, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Terlipressin Shows Benefit in Hepatorenal Syndrome Terlipressin Shows Benefit in Hepatorenal Syndrome
Details of the phase-3 CONFIRM trial show the vasopressin analog terlipressin can reverse the effects of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome, although not without potentially serious side effects.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news