Tracheostomy for COVID-19 Respiratory Failure Tracheostomy for COVID-19 Respiratory Failure
Learn about the timing and techniques for optimal outcomes of tracheostomy in patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The Cost of Robot-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty The Cost of Robot-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty
The use of robotic assistance in total hip arthroplasty is on the rise, but is it as safe and effective as the conventional technique?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

American Board of Surgery's First Virtual Certifying Exam a Huge Success American Board of Surgery's First Virtual Certifying Exam a Huge Success
The exam was met with high marks from the general-surgery trainees who took it, with most preferring the virtual platform, according to a report from the ABS research committee.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices
Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Source Type: news

Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy Caused by Lipoma Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy Caused by Lipoma
This report presents an unusual case of posterior interosseous nerve palsy due to lipoma. How was this patient diagnosed and treated?ePlasty (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Chronic Wound Closure With a Bioelectronic Medical Device Chronic Wound Closure With a Bioelectronic Medical Device
A new study explores the benefits of an ultrahigh frequency electrical stimulation device in the treatment of difficult-to-heal chronic wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Reduction Mammaplasty for Macromastia in Adolescents Reduction Mammaplasty for Macromastia in Adolescents
Reduction mammaplasty for macromastia can help improve symptoms and quality of life, but the potential negative impacts of surgery in this age group remains a concern.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Feasibility of an Opioid-free Anaesthesia in Cardiac Surgery Feasibility of an Opioid-free Anaesthesia in Cardiac Surgery
Might a dexmedetomidine-based opioid-free anesthesia protocol in cardiac surgery patients result in lower postoperative morphine consumption and better postoperative outcomes?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Five Risk Factors May Predict Thrombus on LAA Occlusion Implants Five Risk Factors May Predict Thrombus on LAA Occlusion Implants
Some are known, some are new, and when pulled together to create a new clinical risk score, patients deemed at high risk showed a twofold increased rate of this worrisome complication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants
The drug is the only immunosuppressant approved for the prevention of organ rejection in both adult and pediatric patients undergoing lung transplant. It has been used in lung transplant for 15 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Alert Source Type: news

Fibrinogen or Cryoprecipitate for Acquired Hypofibrinogenemia Fibrinogen or Cryoprecipitate for Acquired Hypofibrinogenemia
This article explores the pros and cons of each option.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Braden Scale for Outcome Prediction in Pressure Injuries The Braden Scale for Outcome Prediction in Pressure Injuries
Is the Braden scale an accurate predictive tool in older hospitalized patients with pressure injuries?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgical Missions Abroad Appreciated, but There Are Sources of Friction Surgical Missions Abroad Appreciated, but There Are Sources of Friction
While medical staff in developing countries may appreciate the extra help from surgeons and trainees participating in missions, they may be put off by the visitors'implicit biases, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

With Tirzepatide, a'Great Future' for Patients With T2D With Tirzepatide, a'Great Future' for Patients With T2D
Dr Juan Frias discusses results from the SURPASS trials and how tirzepatide might eventually be used in the clinical setting.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Consensus on Safe Return to Surgical and Endoscopic Practice Consensus on Safe Return to Surgical and Endoscopic Practice
New expert recommendations provide guidance regarding the safe resumption of surgical and endoscopic procedures in the era of COVID-19.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD
This study evaluated and compared the outcomes of two personalized energy-restricted dietary strategies in overweight and obese subjects with NAFLD.Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Support and Mentorship Crucial for Women in Oncology Support and Mentorship Crucial for Women in Oncology
Women in oncology report having to face unconscious biases and harassment that limit expectations of who they can be and what they can achieve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman's Nose for a Week Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman's Nose for a Week
The woman told doctors she had two plastic-wood chopsticks shoved up her nose during a fight and had eye swelling and a mild nosebleed afterward.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Doctors Remove Massive Tumor from Ethiopian Girl's Face Doctors Remove Massive Tumor from Ethiopian Girl's Face
A 6-year-old girl named Negalem Alafa, from Ethiopia, was born with a tumor that never stopped growing.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Erectile Function May Be Best Spared by Urethral-Lift Prostate Surgery Erectile Function May Be Best Spared by Urethral-Lift Prostate Surgery
The procedure appears to result in better erectile function scores in patients with benign prostatic obstruction, according to a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

When Your Patient Undergoes Bariatric Surgery When Your Patient Undergoes Bariatric Surgery
The Curbsiders share tips about the pre-op and post-op care of patients who have metabolic surgery.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Acute-Care Cost Advantages With Sleeve Gastrectomy Wane With Time Acute-Care Cost Advantages With Sleeve Gastrectomy Wane With Time
Patients who choose sleeve gastrectomy may have fewer complications requiring emergency care and hospitalization, however, any acute-care cost advantages may wane over time, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies
Barbara T. Murphy was president-elect of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and in June was named as the recipient of the ASN Lifetime Achievement Award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Combined Regenerative Approach for a Complex Extremity Wound Combined Regenerative Approach for a Complex Extremity Wound
This report describes the use of a combination regenerative procedure in a patient with a complex diabetic foot ulcer.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Higher Grit Scores Tied to Wellness in Surgery Residents
THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 -- For general surgery residents, higher grit scores are associated with lower likelihood of burnout, thoughts of attrition, and suicidal thoughts, according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Surgery. D. Brock... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Worse Survival With Recurrent AIH After Transplant Worse Survival With Recurrent AIH After Transplant
Autoimmune hepatitis that recurs following a liver transplant can impair both graft survival and overall survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Buttocks Filler Procedure Leads to Sepsis Diagnosis Buttocks Filler Procedure Leads to Sepsis Diagnosis
Imaging showed serious inflammation in both buttocks, along with pockets of air, which indicate"overlying infection with dangerous gas forming organisms."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Effects of Canceled Elective Procedures Due to COVID-19 Effects of Canceled Elective Procedures Due to COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many elective surgical procedures were delayed or canceled. How has this pause impacted patients?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Chondroid Syringoma of the Thenar Eminence in a VA Patient Chondroid Syringoma of the Thenar Eminence in a VA Patient
What is a chondroid syringoma, how does it present, and how is it best managed?ePlasty (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluating association of surgical resident grit with burnout
(JAMA Network)What The Study Did: This survey study investigated the association between general surgery resident grit, which was defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, and burnout and thoughts of attrition and suicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Clear Advantage to Robot-Assisted Abdominopelvic Surgery Over Conventional Surgery No Clear Advantage to Robot-Assisted Abdominopelvic Surgery Over Conventional Surgery
A literature review has found'no clear advantage'to performing abdominopelvic surgery with currently available robotic platforms, which are costly and increase operation times, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Comparing Operative Time for DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Comparing Operative Time for DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
Does a 2-stage reconstruction result in a shorter operative time compared with a single stage procedure?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

C.A.R.E. To Prevent Medical Device Related Pressure Injuries C.A.R.E. To Prevent Medical Device Related Pressure Injuries
Learn more about the C.A.R.E. protocol and how this program may help prevent medical device-related pressure injuries.American Nurse Journal (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

DeRoyal Issues Class I Recall of Surgical Procedure Packs DeRoyal Issues Class I Recall of Surgical Procedure Packs
The packs contained 1% lidocaine but were mislabeled as containing 0.5% bupivacaine.News Alerts (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

COVID's Lingering Effects Can Stop Elective Surgeries COVID's Lingering Effects Can Stop Elective Surgeries
Even after recovering from COVID, many experience respiratory or other problems. Since this effect of the virus is so unpredictable, doctors aren't sure when it is safe to undergo elective surgery.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgeon fired by College of Medicine for voicing safety concerns about COVID shots for children
(Natural News) SASKATCHEWAN: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms represents Dr. Francis Christian, Clinical Professor of General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and a practising surgeon in Saskatoon. Dr. Christian was called into a meeting today, suspended from all teaching responsibilities effective immediately, and fired from his position with the University of Saskatchewan as of September 2021.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Safe, Effective in Transplant Recipients Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Safe, Effective in Transplant Recipients
Using monoclonal-antibody therapies for COVID-19 appears safe and effective at preventing severe disease in recipients of solid-organ transplants, according to a new retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Those With Class 1 Obesity Should Be Eligible for Bariatric Surgery Those With Class 1 Obesity Should Be Eligible for Bariatric Surgery
A new study supports updating bariatric/metabolic surgery criteria to include those with a BMI of 30 to 35 when comorbidities are present; having surgery sooner rather than later improves outcomes, say surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pandemic-Delayed Surgeries Share Blame for Blood Shortage Pandemic-Delayed Surgeries Share Blame for Blood Shortage
This shortage is'unprecedented in its scope,'said Dr Claudia Cohn, chief medical officer for the American Association of Blood Banks.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Identification of Barriers in Surgical Telehealth Clinics Identification of Barriers in Surgical Telehealth Clinics
What barriers might patients face in accessing telehealth visits for surgical care, and how can these challenges be addressed?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

No Benefit to Postop Heparin Bridging in Patients Who Stop Warfarin for a Procedure No Benefit to Postop Heparin Bridging in Patients Who Stop Warfarin for a Procedure
There does not appear to be a benefit to postoperative heparin bridging in patients with atrial fibrillation or a mechanical heart valve who temporarily stop taking warfarin before a planned procedure, according to results of the PERIOP2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Radical Prostatectomy Shifting to Higher-Risk Cases in Era of Active Surveillance Radical Prostatectomy Shifting to Higher-Risk Cases in Era of Active Surveillance
There has been a trend towards increasing use of radical prostatectomy in men with unfavorable-intermediate- and high-risk disease, according to a time-trends analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tips and Tricks in Gender-Affirming Mastectomy Tips and Tricks in Gender-Affirming Mastectomy
What are the best ways to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes in gender-affirming mastectomy?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient-Provider Discussions About Bariatric Surgery Beneficial, but Rare Patient-Provider Discussions About Bariatric Surgery Beneficial, but Rare
Fewer than 10% of potentially eligible patients have conversations with their healthcare providers about bariatric surgery, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Aortic Dissection Tied to Worse Outcomes in Women Than Men Aortic Dissection Tied to Worse Outcomes in Women Than Men
Women with type A acute aortic dissection (TAAD) were more likely to present late, with complications, and die in the hospital than men in an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A Woman With Excessive Sedation A Woman With Excessive Sedation
Our question this week is about sedation in the elderly.Osmosis (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Reconstruction of COVID-19-Related Compartment Syndrome Reconstruction of COVID-19-Related Compartment Syndrome
In this case report, a patient with COVID-19-associated compartment syndrome of the arm is successfully treated with surgical intervention.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

More Surgical Teams Using Real-Time'Digital Playbooks'More Surgical Teams Using Real-Time'Digital Playbooks '
Software guides each team with step-by-step directions. It also enables remote observation and teaching and data capture. But will such systems foster a false sense of security?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intraoperative Auditory Stimulation Tied to Reduced Pain Postadenotonsillectomy Intraoperative Auditory Stimulation Tied to Reduced Pain Postadenotonsillectomy
Children undergoing adenotonsillectomy may experience less pain and agitation upon awakening when they receive intraoperative auditory stimulation, an Italian trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Balloon in Esophagus Boosts Survival When Large Diaphragm Hernia Stunts Fetal Lung Development Balloon in Esophagus Boosts Survival When Large Diaphragm Hernia Stunts Fetal Lung Development
Temporarily inflating a balloon in the esophagus of a fetus can significantly improve survival when the child has a severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia on the left side, according to results from the international TOTAL trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news