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Traction-Assisted Internal NPWT for Wounds Under Tension Traction-Assisted Internal NPWT for Wounds Under Tension
Traction-assisted internal NPWT using bridging retention sutures may be a safe and effective option for complex wound closure.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Vessel Sizing, Operator Technique Affect BVS Implant Outcomes Vessel Sizing, Operator Technique Affect BVS Implant Outcomes
Vessel sizing and operator dilation technique are associated with outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation, according to an analysis from the ABSORB trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries Timing Matters When Patients Need Gallstone and Weight Loss Surgeries
Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse Multimodal Analgesia May Be Key in Reducing Opioid Abuse
Drs Beckman and Soffin from Hospital for Special Surgery explain safe and synergistic methods of controlling pain.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Commentary Source Type: news

Pentagon Pays for Service Members' Gender-Reassignment Surgery Pentagon Pays for Service Members' Gender-Reassignment Surgery
The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) does not significantly improve wound healing or prevent amputation in diabetes patients with ischemic lower-extremity ulcers, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Reliability of Wound Measurement Using a Smartphone App Reliability of Wound Measurement Using a Smartphone App
Is a smartphone wound assessment app a reliable and accurate tool for measuring wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Steroid-Releasing Implant May Improve Rhinosinusitis Surgery Outcomes Steroid-Releasing Implant May Improve Rhinosinusitis Surgery Outcomes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Strategies to Improve Prehospital Trauma Triage Show Promise Strategies to Improve Prehospital Trauma Triage Show Promise
Under-triage of severely injured trauma patients remains a significant problem, particularly triage to helicopter emergency medical services (EMS), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Androgen Deprivation, Radiation After Prostatectomy Tied to Longer Survival Androgen Deprivation, Radiation After Prostatectomy Tied to Longer Survival
Survival after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer is better among men who undergo androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), according to a retrospective analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

More Evidence Overlapping Surgeries Are Safe More Evidence Overlapping Surgeries Are Safe
A large study finds no differences in mortality, morbidity, and 90-day follow-up between groups undergoing overlapping and nonoverlapping neurosurgical procedures, including complex ones.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Skin Regeneration Using an Amniotic-Derived Tissue Graft Skin Regeneration Using an Amniotic-Derived Tissue Graft
How might different processing modalities of amniotic tissues impact wound healing outcomes?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Appears Safe, Effective After Age 60 Bariatric Surgery Appears Safe, Effective After Age 60
Bariatric surgery is safe and effective in older adults, yielding results on par with younger patients, according to the first long-term outcomes study of bariatric surgery versus medical management in severely obese patients age 60 or older.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair Impact of BMI on Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the relationship between obesity and complications after open ventral hernia repair, published in Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Postop Pain Predicts Readmissions and Subsequent ED Visits Postop Pain Predicts Readmissions and Subsequent ED Visits
Inpatient postoperative pain may be an important predictor of post-discharge ED visits and readmission.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Many Drivers Ignore or Don ’ t Receive Warnings About Prescription Meds Many Drivers Ignore or Don ’ t Receive Warnings About Prescription Meds
One in five drivers in a random survey had taken prescription drugs that could impair their driving ability, and most were on the road despite having been warned about the risks, a U.S. study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Surgery Boosts Gastric Cancer Survival After Noncurative Endoscopic Resection Surgery Boosts Gastric Cancer Survival After Noncurative Endoscopic Resection
Additional surgery after noncurative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer is associated with improved survival, according to a study from Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Urinary, Bowel Symptoms Explain Depression in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse Urinary, Bowel Symptoms Explain Depression in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

ConMed ticks up on Street-beating Q3 results
ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) shares ticked up today after the medical device company yesterday reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street’s forecast and announced the retirement of its financial chief. Utica, N.Y.-based ConMed posted profits of $7.2 million, or 26¢ per share, on sales of $190.1 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a -1.9% profit slide on sales growth of 2.9% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 42¢, a penny ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $187.1 million. “We are very pleased with our continued to...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat ConMed Corp. Source Type: news

How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Representatives of the Hospital for Special Surgery describe their successful three-part approach to helping patients and providers.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

A Closer Look at Inguinal Hernia Recurrence Rates A Closer Look at Inguinal Hernia Recurrence Rates
Why do hernia recurrence rates appear to be much higher than suspected? Dr Lowenfels reviews a study examining the trend of inguinal hernia repairs performed for recurrence over time.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Geriatric-specific Factors Matter in How Older Patients Fare After Surgery Geriatric-specific Factors Matter in How Older Patients Fare After Surgery
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Obamacare Benchmark Premiums up 37 Pct in 2018 After Subsidy Cut-off Obamacare Benchmark Premiums up 37 Pct in 2018 After Subsidy Cut-off
The average monthly premium for benchmark Obamacare insurance plans will surge around 37% in 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday, fueled by the Trump administration's suspension of billions of dollars in subsidy payments to health insurers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

TCT: Easier Recovery with PCI vs CABG Validated in EXCEL Trial
(MedPage Today) -- But early quality of life advantage largely dissipates by 1 year (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Cloth Surgical Caps May Be Best After All Cloth Surgical Caps May Be Best After All
Cloth skull caps may prevent operating room contamination better than can disposable caps or bouffant hats in an operating room, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

U.S. Company Makes a Fortune Selling Bodies Donated to Science U.S. Company Makes a Fortune Selling Bodies Donated to Science
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Morphology Differs Between Asians and Europeans Bicuspid Aortic Valve Morphology Differs Between Asians and Europeans
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery: Fears Raised Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery: Fears Raised
Data suggest older patients may be dying at a slightly increased rate during nonoperative management of appendicitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

UK Reports Its First Kidney Transplants From HIV+ Donor to HIV+ Recipients UK Reports Its First Kidney Transplants From HIV+ Donor to HIV+ Recipients
Kidneys from a deceased HIV-positive donor were successfully transplanted in two HIV-positive recipients, U.K. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Cetuximab Paired With Dye Can Image Glioblastoma Cetuximab Paired With Dye Can Image Glioblastoma
The antibody cetuximab paired with a fluorescent dye can image glioblastoma during brain surgery, a pilot study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Reveal Skill Level of Surgical Trainees Brain Scans Reveal Skill Level of Surgical Trainees
Functional brain imaging may show which students have learned motor skills needed to start operating on patients, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery Opioid-Free General Anesthesia Works for ENT Surgery
Using opioid alternatives during general anesthesia for ear, nose and throat surgeries is safe and effective - and reduces the occurrence of post-surgery nausea, report clinicians from TEAMHealth Anesthesia at Select Physicians Surgery Center in Tampa, Florida.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Less Arsenic a Success; Too Much Cancer Tx;'Uber of Birth Control' Expanding
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2017 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2017
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACS 2017.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction a Risk After Weight-Loss Surgery
Patients were 46 percent more likely than after general surgery to take painkillers a year later (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery Process Maps May Reduces Infection Risks Surgery Process Maps May Reduces Infection Risks
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgery Process Maps May Reduce Infection Risks Surgery Process Maps May Reduce Infection Risks
Process maps can reduce the risk for perioperative infection in low-income countries by pinpointing barriers to good procedures, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Identifying Surgical Residents at Risk for Attrition Identifying Surgical Residents at Risk for Attrition
A new predictive model may help identify which surgical residents are most at risk for not completing training.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis Unlikely to Trigger Resistant Infections Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis Unlikely to Trigger Resistant Infections
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) is not associated with the development of resistant infections, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope
This study compared the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat resulting from two commonly used endotracheal intubation methods.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fentanyl Dulls Brilinta Efficacy During PCI
(MedPage Today) -- Drug-drug interaction delays platelet inhibition effect, trial finds (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Shawnee Mission continues growth spurt with new surgery practice
Shawnee Mission Health will continue to build its physician network with its first general surgery practice. The health system recruited four surgeons: Drs. Suzanne Ozbun, Matthew Butler, Sarah Mingucci and John Moon, with the latter two launching Shawnee Mission General Surgery Consultants. "Our primary care and urgent care footprint continues to grow," said Scott Woods, physician enterprise COO for Shawnee Mission Health. Ozbun joined the health system after serving as a faculty physician and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study published in JAMA Surgery that compares two types of procedural approaches for treating hernias.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Could an Algorithm Avoid Unnecessary Surgery for Some High-risk Breast Lesions? Could an Algorithm Avoid Unnecessary Surgery for Some High-risk Breast Lesions?
Boston-based researchers have developed a machine learning model that can help to distinguish high-risk breast lesions (HRLs) that require surgical excision from those that are at low risk for upgrade to cancer at surgery - and thus could be watched instead of removed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Is Pelvic Drain Needed After Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy? Is Pelvic Drain Needed After Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: NOACs Not Linked To Excess Bleeding in Real World
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study compares new anticoagulants to warfarin in VTE (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news