Kidney Disease Payment System Draws Medicare Scrutiny
(MedPage Today) --'We do not think the state of kidney disease care is acceptable'(Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Certain Drugs, Supplements May Improve Sperm Health Certain Drugs, Supplements May Improve Sperm Health
Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but it's unclear whether that leads to pregnancies and births, a research review concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Outcome Comparable to Open Surgery Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Outcome Comparable to Open Surgery
Patients with stage I gastric cancer who undergo laparoscopic distal gastrectomy have long-term-survival rates similar to those who have open distal gastrectomy, according to a clinical trial from South Korea.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Higher Postop Mortality Risk With Asymptomatic Heart Failure Higher Postop Mortality Risk With Asymptomatic Heart Failure
Even relatively healthy heart failure patients may still be more likely to die after surgery than people with healthier hearts, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cancer Drug Has Money-Back Guarantee -- in China Cancer Drug Has Money-Back Guarantee -- in China
The top-selling drug is for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: When a Payer's Denials Cause Trouble Malpractice Case: When a Payer's Denials Cause Trouble
Accepting a payer's denial without taking further action could put the physician in danger of a malpractice suit.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery
How prevalent are unused opioids after joint and spine surgery--and where do these unused medications end up?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pooled Data Put Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Carotids Pooled Data Put Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Carotids
A large patient-level pooled analysis of the CREST and ACT 1 trials suggests very low stroke rates through 4 years of follow-up in asymptomatic, standard-risk patients younger than 80 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Amisulpride for Rescue Treatment of Postop Nausea or Vomiting Amisulpride for Rescue Treatment of Postop Nausea or Vomiting
Is intravenous amisulpride, a dopamine antagonist, effective for relieving postoperative nausea or vomiting when antiemetics have failed?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Transferred Emergency General-Surgery Patients Arrive Sicker Transferred Emergency General-Surgery Patients Arrive Sicker
Transferred emergency general surgery (EGS) patients have slightly higher mortality and morbidity rates, compared with directly admitted patients, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Postop Complications With Sleep Apnea Seen Even After Regional Anesthesia Postop Complications With Sleep Apnea Seen Even After Regional Anesthesia
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an increased risk of postoperative complications and prolonged hospital stay, even in a setting with near-universal regional-anesthesia use, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Is Best for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Females Laparoscopic Is Best for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Females
Laparoscopic versus open repair of inguinal hernia in women: which has lower recurrence rates? Dr Lowenfels comments on a recent study published in JAMA Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Efficacy of Silver-Based Gel Following Facial Skin Peeling Efficacy of Silver-Based Gel Following Facial Skin Peeling
How do these two topical treatments for burns after trichloroacetic acid peeling compare in terms of efficacy and tolerability?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Leadership in American Surgery: Women Are Rising to the Top Leadership in American Surgery: Women Are Rising to the Top
Women are increasingly playing leadership roles in the surgical field, but it is equally important to continue to advance diversity in these positions.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Panel Takes on Transvaginal Mesh -- Again
(MedPage Today) -- Agency wants guidance on assessing effectiveness, safety (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery for Crohn's More Cost-Effective Than Infliximab (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More QALYs gained, 1-year health-related costs less (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Fewer Colectomy Procedures Performed Among Ulcerative Colitis Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Surveillance efforts may lead to more treatment options for this patient group (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Fitbit Study Finds 1,000 is Best Post-Op Step Count Goal Fitbit Study Finds 1,000 is Best Post-Op Step Count Goal
Wearable activity monitors can accurately assess patients'ambulation after major surgery, and increasing step counts, up to a point, are associated with reduced length of stay, according to new research in JAMA Network Open.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Are ORs Really Clean? General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, where is the field of robotic surgery headed? (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 7, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Small Bowel Obstruction: Is Surgery the Better Option? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Operative management of first episode adhesive SBO tied to significantly reduced risk of recurrence (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Hypothermic Intraperitoneal Chemo Relatively Safe for Treating Metastases Hypothermic Intraperitoneal Chemo Relatively Safe for Treating Metastases
Cytoreductive surgery with hypothermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) appears to be at least as safe as other high-risk surgical oncology procedures, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Surgeon With Sexual Misconduct History Accused Again
(MedPage Today) -- Left New York after medical board sanction, faces new allegations in Wisconsin (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Workplace Bullying Among Surgeons Workplace Bullying Among Surgeons
Bullying behavior at the surgical workplace is an important issue that can have damaging effects. Is there a solution?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

An Esterified Hyaluronic Acid Matrix for Extremity Wounds An Esterified Hyaluronic Acid Matrix for Extremity Wounds
Is an esterified hyaluronic acid matrix an effective treatment option for chronic lower extremity wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA: Real-World Survival With Impella RP Much Worse Than in Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Just 17% in postmarket data, compared with 73% in clinical studies (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Tamsulosin for Postoperative Urinary Retention Tamsulosin for Postoperative Urinary Retention
Can the BPH drug tamsulosin prevent postoperative urinary retention in male patients undergoing surgery?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Can Newer Devices Reduce TAVR Learning Curve? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Learning curve flattens after 200 procedures with balloon-expandable prostheses, may shrink with S3 device (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Post-CABG On-Table Extubation Tied to Less Hospital Time
(MedPage Today) -- Average length of stay was 5.6 days for OTE patients (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Functional Status Before and After Surgery in Older Adults Functional Status Before and After Surgery in Older Adults
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews whether surgery has an impact on the functional status of older patients.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Preventing Postop Delirium After Noncardiac Thoracic Surgery Preventing Postop Delirium After Noncardiac Thoracic Surgery
Is low-dose postoperative haloperidol effective in reducing delirium in individuals undergoing non-cardiac thoracic surgery?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cue the Fireworks: Cardiac Surgery in July Might Not Be a Killer
(MedPage Today) -- Rookie thoracic surgeons don't appear to worsen outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Necrotizing Myositis Necrotizing Myositis
In this case report, the presentation, diagnosis, and management of an extremely rare necrotizing soft tissue infection is described.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

US FDA Breast Implant Postapproval Studies US FDA Breast Implant Postapproval Studies
What has long-term safety and efficacy data told us about the outcomes of patients with silicone breast implants?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Autologous Blood Use Better for Cardiac Surgeries?
(MedPage Today) -- Intra-operative strategy associated with fewer post-op transfusions, shorter stays (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Surgical Occlusion of the LAA: Time to Adopt Newer Techniques Surgical Occlusion of the LAA: Time to Adopt Newer Techniques
This article reviews the controversies and challenges surrounding current surgical options for LAA exclusion.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cytoreductive Surgery/HIPEC: Safer for Peritoneal Metastases? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows lower infection, 30-day mortality vs other high-risk procedures, but experts question validity of comparisons (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Outcomes Comparable With Remote Access or Transcervical Approaches Thyroidectomy Outcomes Comparable With Remote Access or Transcervical Approaches
Remote-access approaches (RAA) to thyroidectomy provide outcomes comparable to those performed via an anterior cervical incision, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intoxication From Synthetic-Cannabinoid-Receptor Agonists Often Missed Intoxication From Synthetic-Cannabinoid-Receptor Agonists Often Missed
Nearly half of patients with suspected synthetic-cannabinoid-receptor agonist (SCRA) intoxication test negative for an SCRA, and many test positive for another substance, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Public Spaces Should Stock Bleeding-Control Kits for Mass Casualties, Experts Say Public Spaces Should Stock Bleeding-Control Kits for Mass Casualties, Experts Say
As mass-casualty events and violent attacks in the U.S. continue to increase, military and emergency medicine experts are recommending that public venues install bleeding-control kits for at least 20 victims.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis
In selected patients with light chain (AL) amyloidosis who are reaching end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney transplantation is a worthwhile approach, according to Boston-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: 5 Things to Know Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: 5 Things to Know
This guide discusses five key debates you need to know to properly treat and manage your patients with this progressive lung disease.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Article Source Type: news

Initial Radiographs May Be Inaccurate in Patients With Occult Inguinal Hernia Initial Radiographs May Be Inaccurate in Patients With Occult Inguinal Hernia
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews whether initial radiology reports issued for CT and MRI studies were accurate in evaluating patients with occult inguinal hernias.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Black Patients Have Worse Perioperative Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery Black Patients Have Worse Perioperative Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
Perioperative outcomes after bariatric surgery are significantly worse for black than for white patients, according to a new database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Combined Dermal, Epidermal Cell Transplant May Be Better for Vitiligo Combined Dermal, Epidermal Cell Transplant May Be Better for Vitiligo
Transplanting a combination of noncultured dermal cell suspension (NCDS) and epidermal cell suspension (NCES) provides better responses in patients with vitiligo, compared with NCES transplantation alone, researchers from India report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Readmission Risk Highest in First Days After Thyroid Surgery Readmission Risk Highest in First Days After Thyroid Surgery
Four percent of patients undergoing thyroid surgery were readmitted within 30 days, most during the first week, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

What Medical Students Need to Know about Training for a Career in Rural Surgery
Discusses the benefits of rural general surgery residencies, what a medial student should look for when choosing one, and provides a list of verified rural surgical residencies from across the country. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 4, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Registry: Left Main PCI Still Not Popular in U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Some growth but little operator experience, poorer outcomes seen (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Morning Break: ACA Still the Law;'Zika in Meth' Stunt; Surgery Center Scandal
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Time to Abandon Antimicrobial Approaches in Wound Healing Time to Abandon Antimicrobial Approaches in Wound Healing
Antimicrobials are commonly used in wound care, but it may be time to rethink that approach.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Low-Risk TAVR Highly Anticipated for 2019
(MedPage Today) -- Two pivotal trials will unveil results for patients under 3% surgical risk (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news