A Chicago startup wants to eliminate mistakes in the operating room
It would be a nightmare for anyone to go into surgery for an organ transplant, and after, realize they ’ve been given the wrong one. Though events like this are very rare—making up only .03 percent of all operations every year in the U.S. — Richard Vazquez, who practiced general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 38 years, said they should never happen. That’s why in 2015 he foun ded Chicago-based software startup SafeStart Medical, which uses smart mobile devices and a cloud-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

A Chicago startup wants to eliminate mistakes in the operating room
It would be a nightmare for anyone to go into surgery for an organ transplant, and after, realize they ’ve been given the wrong one. Though events like this are very rare—making up only .03 percent of all operations every year in the U.S. — Richard Vazquez, who practiced general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 38 years, said they should never happen. That’s why in 2015 he foun ded Chicago-based software startup SafeStart Medical, which uses smart mobile devices and a cloud-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

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

Does Heavier Sedation Worsen Post-Op Delirium Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In elderly patients without underlying illness, yes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 14, 2018 Category: Surgery 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

Gender Differences Among General Surgery Residents Gender Differences Among General Surgery Residents
What differences exist between male and female surgical residents in terms of work hours, burnout, and psychological well-being?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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

Not Too Low, Not Too High: Optimal Fluid Volume During Surgery Not Too Low, Not Too High: Optimal Fluid Volume During Surgery
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examined the relationship between intraoperative fluid administration and postoperative outcomes in surgical patients.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint 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

Morning Break: No Dip in Opioid Scrips; DNA Sharing; Lab-Grown Lungs
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 3, 2018 Category: Surgery 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

Decline in Appendicitis Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools? Decline in Appendicitis Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews the global trends of appendicitis. As appendectomies decline, questions remain.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Decline in Appendectomy Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools? Decline in Appendectomy Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews the global trends of appendicitis. As appendectomies decline, questions remain.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment 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

Morning Break: Doc $$$ for Essure;'Menstrual Equality'; Perfection Culture a Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

LeMaitre Vascular shares down on Q2 sales miss
Shares in LeMaitre Vascular (NSDQ:LMAT) have fallen slightly after the medical device maker missed sales expectations but met earnings per share consensus on Wall Street with its second quarter earnings results. The Burlington, Mass.-based company posted profits of $8.8 million, or 43¢ per share, on sales of $27 million for the three months ended June 30, for bottom-line growth of 88.9% while sales grew 4.9% compared with the same period last year. Earnings per share were just in line with the 43¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts expected too see sales of $27.2 million, which the company missed. &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat LeMaitre Vascular Inc. Source Type: news

VTE Prophylaxis After Gastrectomy May Boost Bleeding in Asian Patients VTE Prophylaxis After Gastrectomy May Boost Bleeding in Asian Patients
In Asian patients, symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after gastrectomy is extremely rare, and pharmacological prophylactic measures may prompt bleeding complications, Korean researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News 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

Caring for Older Surgical Patients Caring for Older Surgical Patients
Find out what there is to know regarding the needs of older patients undergoing surgery.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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

Intuitive Set a High Bar for New Entrants in Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical is well aware that the field it has dominated for years is becoming increasingly competitive with new entrants. But CEO Gary Guthart always manages to sound confident during earnings calls and tends to let the numbers speak for themselves. The company reported global procedure growth of about 18% in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the second quarter of 2017, driven by the U.S. acceptance of Intuitive's da Vinci robotics system in general surgery, growth internationally, and the appreciation for improvement in surgery, Guthart noted during the company's most recent earnings call. "To take a ...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Morning Break: Football and CTE; Tainted Crab;'Hope in a Bottle '
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Impact of Race on Surgical Management of SBO: Is There Bias? Impact of Race on Surgical Management of SBO: Is There Bias?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines the impact of race on clinical decisions regarding small bowel obstruction management.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint 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

Should Surgeons Have Their Hours Capped? Should Surgeons Have Their Hours Capped?
Reducing or limiting work hours could reduce harmful mistakes caused by exhaustion and burnout.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Reversal of Apixaban Before Emergency Surgery Reversal of Apixaban Before Emergency Surgery
Might activated prothrombin complex concentrate be effective in reversing the anticoagulation effects of factor Xa inhibitors prior to emergency surgery?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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

To Operate or Not in Diverticulitis: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new ERAS protocol may help reduce opioid use (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 12, 2018 Category: American Health 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

Which Patient Should Get the Liver Transplant?
(MedPage Today) -- Michael Kirsch, MD, ponders our organ allocation system (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery 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

Leg Amputations Declined Among ESRD Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Better CVD risk-management and diabetic foot care likely causes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Incisional Hernia After Specimen Extraction Incision Incisional Hernia After Specimen Extraction Incision
Is the risk for incisional hernia greater after midline or transverse specimen extraction?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Changes in OR Attire Policies: Any Decrease in SSIs? Changes in OR Attire Policies: Any Decrease in SSIs?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviewed whether the implementation of stringent operating room dress code policies reduced surgical site infection rates.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Proteinuria Flags Risk for Post-Op Kidney Injury
(MedPage Today) -- Even trace levels of urinary protein tied to elevated rate of acute renal impairment (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Decline in ICD Implants Linked to Federal Probe
(MedPage Today) -- Many hospitals settled Medicare fraud charges (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Surgeon Volume and Impact on Esophagectomy Outcomes Surgeon Volume and Impact on Esophagectomy Outcomes
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines whether operation-specific volume and surrogate volume are significant predictors of in-hospital mortality for esophagectomy.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Should Surgeons' Work Hours Be Capped Like Pilots'? Should Surgeons' Work Hours Be Capped Like Pilots'?
An editorialist suggests limiting the number of hours worked by surgeons and argues for greater attention to alcohol abuse in the profession.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Worse OS, Higher Costs Tied to Trimodal Tx for Bladder Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Bladder-sparing approach would cost $335 million more annually (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Traditional Pacemaker Complications Down With Leadless Device
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer events overall, but Nanostim device still trips up on cardiac perforations (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Catastrophic Health Expenditure Risk Among Trauma Patients Catastrophic Health Expenditure Risk Among Trauma Patients
Uninsured patients admitted for trauma are at risk for severe financial hardship due to medical costs.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article 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