2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Lyssa Ochoa
Outstanding Physician Nonhospital-based Dr. Lyssa Ochoa Owner The San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic Dr. Lyssa Ochoa grew up along the Texas-Mexico border in Mission. As a senior in high school, she applied for the first class of a joint scholarship program between UT Pan American and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Ochoa was accepted into the program and earnend her medical degree in 2003. She continued with a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Bowel Prep in Colorectal Surgery--What Is the Best Approach? Bowel Prep in Colorectal Surgery--What Is the Best Approach?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews whether mechanical and antibiotic bowel preparations have any impact on rates of infection and other complications.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Malpractice Claims in Benign Biliary Disease Surgery Malpractice Claims in Benign Biliary Disease Surgery
A review of cholecystectomy-related malpractice claims provides insight into the costs and contributing factors of these claims.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated
Surgical teams are more successful when they have experienced nurses and scrubs working together, but general surgeons are too often working without the support they need, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Reduces Limb Pain After Amputation Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Reduces Limb Pain After Amputation
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews whether TMR at the time of major limb amputation decreases the incidence and severity of phantom and residual limb pain.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

UK Doctors Launch Guide for Syrian Medics Battling to Save Children's Lives UK Doctors Launch Guide for Syrian Medics Battling to Save Children's Lives
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Surgery or'Watch and Wait' for Patients With Diverticulitis? Surgery or'Watch and Wait' for Patients With Diverticulitis?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviewed whether patients with troublesome diverticulitis had better outcomes after surgery than with conservative management.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Performance Reporting Could Cut Overuse of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Performance Reporting Could Cut Overuse of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Individualized performance reports delivered to surgeons appear to reduce extreme overuse of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), according to results from a nonrandomized intervention study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Hypoalbuminemia Linked to Worse Outcomes After IBD Surgery Hypoalbuminemia Linked to Worse Outcomes After IBD Surgery
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with worse mortality and complication rates after major abdominal surgery related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Frailty Index Promising in Cancer Surgery Patients New Frailty Index Promising in Cancer Surgery Patients
A new frailty index for use in older surgical patients with cancer is simple and easy to use and could help guide postoperative care for these patients, say the developers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Technique for Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Promising New Technique for Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Promising
A device that uses ultrasonic energy to seal pulmonary blood vessels during minimally invasive lung cancer surgery is a promising alternative to staplers and clips, researchers reported in a late-breaking clinical trial session May 4 at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) annual meeting in Toronto.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Implementing Precision Medicine and AI in Plastic Surgery Implementing Precision Medicine and AI in Plastic Surgery
Find out how integrating precision medicine and artificial intelligence technology could benefit the field of plastic surgery.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-op Complications With Pre-op Anti-TNF Agents for CD Post-op Complications With Pre-op Anti-TNF Agents for CD
Does pre-operative exposure to anti-TNF agents increase the risk for post-operative infectious complications in patients with Crohn's disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Human Acellular Dermal Matrix for Venous Leg Ulcers A Human Acellular Dermal Matrix for Venous Leg Ulcers
A human acellular dermal matrix showed additional wound improvements over conventional care options for difficult-to-treat venous leg ulcers.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Deaths Decline When Pharmacists Can Dispense Naloxone Opioid Overdose Deaths Decline When Pharmacists Can Dispense Naloxone
In states where pharmacists were allowed to sell the opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, fewer people died from opioid overdoses, a new U.S. study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Men an Afterthought in Infertility Evaluation Men an Afterthought in Infertility Evaluation
Focus-group research shows that resources are geared toward women. Because men's physical status and psychological needs are often overlooked, women could be undergoing unnecessary IVF cycles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

' Ultra-Short' Iron Boost Day Before Cardiac Surgery Reduces RBC Transfusions'Ultra-Short' Iron Boost Day Before Cardiac Surgery Reduces RBC Transfusions
A combination treatment given to patients with anemia or iron deficiency the day before cardiac surgery significantly reduces their need for red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, according to new findings in The Lancet.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Adult Tourniquets Work for School-Age Kids in an Emergency Adult Tourniquets Work for School-Age Kids in an Emergency
Children bleeding from severe traumas like gunshot wounds can be treated with adult-sized tourniquets, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Microbiota of Diabetic Wounds Linked to Healing Outcomes Microbiota of Diabetic Wounds Linked to Healing Outcomes
Different strains of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes and therapeutic efficacy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Skipping Surgery for HER2+ Breast Cancer: Which Patients? Skipping Surgery for HER2+ Breast Cancer: Which Patients?
New findings have identified factors associated with pathological complete response (pCR) following neoadjuvant treatment, which will help identify patients who could skip surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Postop Remote Lung Injury and Its Impact on Surgical Outcome Postop Remote Lung Injury and Its Impact on Surgical Outcome
This review discusses the mechanisms and pathology underlying postoperative remote lung injury. What are potential preventative and treatment strategies?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

When Things Go Wrong: The Surgeon as Second Victim When Things Go Wrong: The Surgeon as Second Victim
When serious adverse events occur, how are surgeons to cope?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The Safe Gluteoplasty The Safe Gluteoplasty
A better understanding of the anatomic landmarks used to identify the superior and inferior gluteal veins will help surgeons avoid complications during gluteal fat grafting.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is an effective treatment for chronic cough associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, with three-quarters of patients having complete resolution of symptoms, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Should Be Standard of Care Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Should Be Standard of Care
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) should be the new standard of surgical care in Canada, despite challenges in implementing such programs, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Oral Fluoroquinolones Carry Small Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy Oral Fluoroquinolones Carry Small Risk of Peripheral Neuropathy
Oral fluoroquinolone exposure is associated with a small increase in risk of peripheral neuropathy, according to findings from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Each Added Day of Postop Antibiotics Ups Risk of Kidney Injury, C. Diff Infection Each Added Day of Postop Antibiotics Ups Risk of Kidney Injury, C. Diff Infection
Each additional day of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis increases the risks of acute kidney injury (AKI) and Clostridium difficile infection and does not lead to reductions in surgical site infections (SSIs), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A qualitative survey study of United States burn units: pathways to a career in burn surgery - Egro FM, Johnson ED, Kenny EM, Foglio AM, Smith BT, Corcos AA, Ziembicki JA.
BACKGROUND: With current changes in training requirements, it is important to understand the venues in the United States for a general surgery (GS) and plastic surgery (PS) resident interested in pursuing a burn surgery career. The study aims to evaluate t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Higher Radiation Doses Tied to Increased Longevity in Node-Negative Lung Cancer Higher Radiation Doses Tied to Increased Longevity in Node-Negative Lung Cancer
Patients with node-negative stage-II non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who receive higher radiation doses survive longer, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalists
The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medical technology industry's premier awards program. Since 1998, the MDEAs have recognized achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Each year, a panel of jurors comprised of designers, engineers, and clinicians awards bronze, silver, gold, and best-in-show honors to the most innovative products on the market in nine categories. Take a look at this year's finalists. We'll announce the winners June 11, 2019, in a special ceremony at MD&M East. 1. Digital Health Products and...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Anastomotic Failure in Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision Anastomotic Failure in Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision
How often does anastomotic failure occur following transanal total mesorectal excision -- and which factors may be associated with this complication?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Better Survival After Geriatric Emergency Surgery Seen With Higher Hospital Operative Volume Better Survival After Geriatric Emergency Surgery Seen With Higher Hospital Operative Volume
Geriatric patients who have emergency surgery at hospitals with higher operative volumes fare better than those operated at lower-volume hospitals, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

5 Reasons This Will Be Zimmer Biomet & #039;s Comeback Year
Bryan Hanson had a tall order to fill when he accepted the job of CEO of Zimmer Biomet in December 2017. The company was dealing with complex challenges that involved quality control and supply chain problems that began a year earlier, which created distrust among the sales organization for corporate, and a culture gap between the "Zimmer camp" and "Biomet camp." But Hanson quickly identified several short-term priorities that Zimmer Biomet (ZB) has been working toward for the past 15 months and it appears that 2019 will be Zimmer Biomet's comeback year. Here are five reasons why. 1. Shiftin...
Source: MDDI - April 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Hyaluronic Acid Contraindicated in Scleroderma Skin Ulcers Hyaluronic Acid Contraindicated in Scleroderma Skin Ulcers
While evidence shows hyaluronic acid-based products are effective for healing chronic skin wounds, they may produce significant negative effects in patients with scleroderma.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Homemade Kits With Tourniquets Make Gunshot First Aid More Available Homemade Kits With Tourniquets Make Gunshot First Aid More Available
Homemade kits used to train bystanders to step in and stop bleeding after a gunshot wound could save lives, a new report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 28, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Says He Is Holding Big Pharma Accountable in Opioid Fight Trump Says He Is Holding Big Pharma Accountable in Opioid Fight
U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Thyroid Surgery Readmissions: Pay Close Attention to Calcium Thyroid Surgery Readmissions: Pay Close Attention to Calcium
Dr Lowenfels reviews the rates of hospital readmissions after thyroid surgery. Surprisingly, disturbances of mineral metabolism and hypocalcemia are the most common reason for readmission.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe
Primary anastomosis with diverting loop ileostomy (PADLI) is a safe alternative to Hartmann's procedure (HP) for emergency management of patients with acute diverticulitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Simulation Training Can Improve Operating-Room Fire Management Simulation Training Can Improve Operating-Room Fire Management
Simulation training can significantly improve the ability to manage operating room (OR) fires, according to results from a randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy
Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer does not delay initiation of adjuvant therapy, according to results from the iBRA-2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Can You Help ASCs Access the Latest Medtech Advances?
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are helping healthcare payers reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, Scott Leggett, CEO of Surgery One LLC, an ASC management company that works with outpatient surgical centers, told MD+DI. Outpatient surgical centers are quick to adopt new medical device technologies, he said, but they do have some tech needs that medical device manufacturers could help address. ASCs are poised for “huge” growth, Leggett predicted. “Any procedures now being done in hospitals for qualified outpatient candidates are being encouraged to be performed ...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Reminder Bell Improves Incentive Spirometer Use After CABG Reminder Bell Improves Incentive Spirometer Use After CABG
Following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, compliance with incentive spirometer use was improved by the SpiroTimer, an add-on use tracking device that sounds a reminder bell, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories
How parents and children reminisce about the child's recent surgery affects the child's pain memory, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare
David Kerr discusses the implications of Brexit on the National Health Service.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Impact on Cancer Relapse? Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Impact on Cancer Relapse?
Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction: Any Impact on Cancer Relapse?Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Gene Signature Linked to Survival After Pancreatic-Cancer Surgery Gene Signature Linked to Survival After Pancreatic-Cancer Surgery
In patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) presence of two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may help predict surgical outcome, according to European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment Common in Surgical Training Programs Sexual Harassment Common in Surgical Training Programs
About seven in 10 young female surgeons say they have experienced at least one form of sexual harassment during their training, according to a new survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Tool Calculates Competing Risks of Death in Older Women With Early Breast Cancer Tool Calculates Competing Risks of Death in Older Women With Early Breast Cancer
A risk calculator incorporating age, comorbidities and estrogen receptor status can estimate competing risks of death for older women with stage 1 breast cancer, potentially aiding therapeutic decision making, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Smartphone App Helps Predict Abdominal Incisional Hernia Smartphone App Helps Predict Abdominal Incisional Hernia
One out of every eight patients who undergo abdominal surgery will develop an incisional hernia and a new smartphone app developed by a team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine can accurately predict a patient's risk for IH at the bedside.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Smartphone App Helps Predicts Abdominal Incisional Hernia Smartphone App Helps Predicts Abdominal Incisional Hernia
One out of every eight patients who undergo abdominal surgery will develop an incisional hernia and a new smartphone app developed by a team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine can accurately predict a patient's risk for IH at the bedside.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news