Why Patients Need to Come Clean About Cannabis to Their Anesthesiologist
(MedPage Today) -- Anesthesiology resident Max Feinstein, MD, explores how marijuana use can complicate medical procedures and the perioperative period. Following is a transcript: Feinstein: If there is one person who you should definitely... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 23, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?
(MedPage Today) -- I have received some unusual phone calls in my nearly 40-year career as a psychiatrist, but Mary's* call was unique. "Dr. Liester," she began, "I don't need to see you as a patient. I just want you to tell me if I'm crazy. You... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 22, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Associations between program doximity reputation rank and well-being in general surgery residents - Naterwala T, Chia MC, Khorfan R, Cheung EO, Eng JS, Hu YY, Bilimoria KY.
INTRODUCTION: Burnout and mistreatment are prevalent among surgical residents with considerable program-level variation. Applicants consider "program reputation," among other factors, when ranking programs. Although highly subjective, the only available me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bad Doctors Caught on Camera
(MedPage Today) -- In this video, Mikhail Varshavski, DO -- who goes by "Dr. Mike" on social media -- gives his two cents on unprofessional (and sometimes criminal) behavior from medical professionals. Following is a partial transcript... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 16, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Severe Frostbite
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved iloprost (Aurlumyn) for severe frostbite, the agency announced on Wednesday. Part of the drug class of vasodilators, iloprost can prevent blood clotting and is indicated for reducing the risk of finger or... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 14, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Orthopedic Surgeons on Track to Earn Less Than Taco Bell Workers
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Declining reimbursements to surgeons under Medicare and private insurance for total joint replacement procedures are creating an untenable situation, researchers warned. Already, according to a study presented... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 14, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Soaring Rates of Healthcare Use After COVID Soaring Rates of Healthcare Use After COVID
The true"cost" of the COVID pandemic may be measured by a persistent increase in healthcare utilization among those who were infected.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 13, 2024 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Risk Score Proposed to Anchor Forthcoming Donor Heart Allocation Rules
(MedPage Today) -- To more fairly rank candidates for heart transplant, researchers developed the U.S. candidate risk score (US-CRS) and found it to better discriminate risk for people with advanced heart failure than the current six-status system... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 13, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

15 Residents in Limbo as Surgical Residency Program Loses Accreditation
(MedPage Today) -- Pennsylvania-based Crozer Health is appealing the shutdown of its general surgery residency program, as its 15 residents "race to the exits," according to a lawsuit that has since been withdrawn. Last month, the Accreditation... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 13, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Turf War: Study Backs Natural Grass as Less Injurious Than Artificial Surface
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Players in the National Football League (NFL) have long complained that they sustain more injuries on artificial turf than on natural grass, and now an independent study reported here backs them up. Analysis... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 13, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Long-Term Follow-Up Emphasizes HPV Vaccination Importance Long-Term Follow-Up Emphasizes HPV Vaccination Importance
Dr Maurie Markman discusses a paper emphasizing the importance of HPV vaccination.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2024 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Feb 09 2024 This Week in Cardiology Feb 09 2024 This Week in Cardiology
Beta-blocker withdrawal in HFpEF, the ARCADIA trial, food as medicine, and bariatric surgery are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in today ' s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

One Way to Make It to the Super Bowl: Become the Team Doctor
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to "Medical Mavericks," a series from MedPage Today featuring interviews with healthcare professionals working in unconventional fields of health and medicine. We spoke with Timothy McAdams, MD, a clinical professor... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 7, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Robotic Mastectomy Is Feasible, But Is it Safe? Robotic Mastectomy Is Feasible, But Is it Safe?
One expert asks whether there is sufficient information about the oncologic safety of robotic mastectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 7, 2024 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Source Type: news

Presurgery Skin Antisepsis Affects Patient Infection Risk Presurgery Skin Antisepsis Affects Patient Infection Risk
Patients with closed fractures had fewer surgical site infections when their surgeons applied iodine povacrylex in alcohol before surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Source Type: news