Bacterial Fluorescence Info in Wound Infection Checklists Bacterial Fluorescence Info in Wound Infection Checklists
The inclusion of bacterial fluorescence imaging work into the UPPER/LOWER checklist may help better identify infection in wounds and guide treatment decisions.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

TRILUMINATE in Print: TriClip's Promise Awaits Further Validation TRILUMINATE in Print: TriClip's Promise Awaits Further Validation
Single-center results look promising, but observers say randomized data are needed to firmly establish transcatheter tricuspid repair and to clarify those most likely to benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Telemedicine and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Telemedicine and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to the delivery of health care, and telemedicine has played an important role. What does this mean for the future of plastic and reconstructive surgery?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists
Liver-transplant waitlists at many US centers under-represent Black patients compared with what would be expected based on their service area, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Hyperparathyroidism in the Elderly Appears Undertreated Hyperparathyroidism in the Elderly Appears Undertreated
Fewer than a third of elderly Medicare beneficiaries who may benefit from parathyroidectomy because of primary hyperparathyroidism actually receive such treatment, according to a population-based cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Firearm injuries in children: a missed opportunity for firearm safety education - Stokes SC, McFadden NR, Salcedo ES, Beres AL.
BACKGROUND: Surgeons frequently care for children who have sustained gunshot wounds (GSWs). However, firearm safety education is not a focus in general surgery training. We hypothesised that firearm safety discussions do not routinely take place when chi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

High-protein Diet More Effectively Reduces Hepatic Fat High-protein Diet More Effectively Reduces Hepatic Fat
This study investigated whether low- or high-protein diets are more effective in reducing liver fat and reversing NAFLD. What might be the possible mechanisms involved?Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality of COVID-19 Patients Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality of COVID-19 Patients
What have we learned about the perioperative outcomes of patients with COVID-19? Are these patients at a higher risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mortality Higher in Real-World LVAD Recipients Ineligible for Clinical Trials Mortality Higher in Real-World LVAD Recipients Ineligible for Clinical Trials
Roughly half of patients with advanced heart failure who receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in clinical practice do not meet eligibility criteria for the clinical trials that led to expanded LVAD use, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Efficacy of a Bioresorbable Matrix in Complex Chronic Wounds Efficacy of a Bioresorbable Matrix in Complex Chronic Wounds
A novel bioresorbable matrix may provide an effective option for the management of complex chronic wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation-related Adverse Events Fecal Microbiota Transplantation-related Adverse Events
This study aimed to quantify reported FMT-related AEs from the last decade.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ticking All the Right Boxes for Same-Day Discharge PCI Ticking All the Right Boxes for Same-Day Discharge PCI
New guidance from the American College of Cardiology provides a checklist for same-day discharge for elective percutaneous coronary interventions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

When Is Bilateral ITA CABG Better Than a Single-ITA Approach? When Is Bilateral ITA CABG Better Than a Single-ITA Approach?
CABG using both right and left internal thoracic arteries may yield better outcomes than a single ITA approach in all but the youngest and oldest patients, hints a post hoc analysis of a major trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Frailty Likely Contributes to Gender Gap in Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality Frailty Likely Contributes to Gender Gap in Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality
Among liver transplant candidates without cancer, frailty is associated with the gender gap in wait-list mortality, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage an Alternative to Resection in Perforated Diverticulitis Laparoscopic Lavage an Alternative to Resection in Perforated Diverticulitis
In patients with perforated purulent diverticulitis, outcomes of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage eventually do not differ much from those following primary resection, researchers have found in JAMA Surgery.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Pathophysiology of Skin Failure vs. Pressure Injury The Pathophysiology of Skin Failure vs. Pressure Injury
Gain a better understanding of the differentiation between pressure injuries and skin failure.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Parents Often Decide on Their Own They Want Tonsillectomy for Children's Sleep Apnea Parents Often Decide on Their Own They Want Tonsillectomy for Children's Sleep Apnea
Many parents with children who experience obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (OSDB) have a preference for tonsillectomy to improve the apnea and often aren't looking for guidance on treatment choices, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Treatments for Combined Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treatments for Combined Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Which treatment strategies should be considered for this rare subtype of small cell lung cancer?Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Can Be Protective Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Can Be Protective
A patient presents with benign prostatic hyperplasia but due to a colovesical fistula, the condition actually improved his quality of life.Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries
The Albumin-Bilirubin score more accurately predicted outcomes in patients undergoing pulmonary, elective colorectal and adrenal operations than the Model for End Stage Liver Disease-sodium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Dermatologists: Regulate Direct-to-Consumer Skin-Lightening Products Dermatologists: Regulate Direct-to-Consumer Skin-Lightening Products
Direct-to-consumer cosmetic products that lighten or bleach the skin pose a major public-health concern and should be regulated, a group of dermatologists says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Distalmotion Receives European CE Mark for Dexter Surgical Robot
Dexter ready for clinical use CE Mark follows validation of Dexter clinical benefits by surgeons and nurses from leading European hospitals, across urology, gynaecology and general surgery earlier this year LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec. 29, 2020 -- (He... Devices, Surgery, Regulatory Distalmotion, Dexter, robotic surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prostate Biopsy Needn't Substantially Delay Laser Enucleation Prostate Biopsy Needn't Substantially Delay Laser Enucleation
Holmium-laser enucleation of the prostate to relieve bladder-outlet obstruction can be safely carried out within 6 weeks of transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Doctors Worry About Patients Soon Reading Their Clinical Notes Doctors Worry About Patients Soon Reading Their Clinical Notes
The Open Notes mandate that will let patients see all of a physician's clinical notes on their treatment is making some doctors anxious about the potential consequences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hospitals May Consider Relaxing No-Visitor Policies During Pandemic Hospitals May Consider Relaxing No-Visitor Policies During Pandemic
As the COVID pandemic continues, hospitals should consider whether their visitor policies are too restrictive and potentially adopt more nuanced policies, according to a group of doctors in Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Fauci Says Herd Immunity Could Require 90% to Get COVID Vaccine Fauci Says Herd Immunity Could Require 90% to Get COVID Vaccine
Herd immunity against the novel coronavirus could require vaccination rates approaching as high as 90%, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview published in The New York Times.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment
Family physician Susan Moore sought help from fellow doctors in a Facebook video she made from her bed, alleging substandard care at an Indiana hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Response at an Academic Referral Center COVID-19 Pandemic Response at an Academic Referral Center
Find out about the changes implemented by the orthopedic spine division at one institution due to the current pandemic.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Timing of Cataract Removal in Infancy May Affect Glaucoma Risk Timing of Cataract Removal in Infancy May Affect Glaucoma Risk
A decade after undergoing cataract removal in infancy a substantial and increasing proportion of patients develop glaucoma or become glaucoma suspects, a clinical trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

UV Exposure Likely Not a Melanoma Risk for People of Color UV Exposure Likely Not a Melanoma Risk for People of Color
The association between ultraviolet (UV) exposure and melanoma is"weak" for skin of color, according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

US COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Heads to Nursing Homes US COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Heads to Nursing Homes
The US government and two of the nation's largest pharmacy chains began a nationwide campaign to vaccinate nursing home residents against COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Kidney Evaluation of Living Kidney Donor Candidates The Kidney Evaluation of Living Kidney Donor Candidates
A survey of US transplant programs highlights the practice variations that exist in the evaluation of living kidney donor candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Optimal Timing for Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents Optimal Timing for Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents
Reduction mammaplasty can help improve self-esteem and quality of life in adolescent patients, but continued breast development is a concern. Is there an ideal age to perform this surgery?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Dexamethasone Therapy Poses High Risk for Patients With Chronic Subdural Hematoma Dexamethasone Therapy Poses High Risk for Patients With Chronic Subdural Hematoma
Treating chronic subdural hematoma with dexamethasone may do more harm than good, producing less favorable outcomes and more side effects than placebo, according to a new U.K. study that randomized 748 patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Suggestions During Anesthesia May Reduce Pain, Opioid Use After Surgery Suggestions During Anesthesia May Reduce Pain, Opioid Use After Surgery
Patients who heard therapeutic suggestions during surgery requiring general anesthesia experienced significantly less pain and used less opioids after surgery, a clinical trial found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

One-Year Transplant Outcomes Similar With Kidneys From HCV+, HCV- Donors One-Year Transplant Outcomes Similar With Kidneys From HCV+, HCV- Donors
Outcomes for renal transplants from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected donors to HCV-negative recipients are similar to those for HCV-negative patients who receive kidneys from donors without HCV, according to a one-year follow-up study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Hospital Volumes Start to Fall Again, Even as COVID-19 Soars Hospital Volumes Start to Fall Again, Even as COVID-19 Soars
But the decline in admissions and in observation and ED visits is nowhere near as large as last spring; some nonurgent non-COVID patients are being turned away.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Skin Failure Clinical Indicator Scale Skin Failure Clinical Indicator Scale
A newly developed scoring system may help recognize and differentiate skin failure from a pressure injury.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pembro Benefits in mTNBC Regardless of Chemo Type Pembro Benefits in mTNBC Regardless of Chemo Type
The type of chemotherapy regimen accompanying pembrolizumab does not appear to affect outcomes in women with untreated advanced triple negative breast cancer, suggests an analysis of key trial data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Patient Mortality Higher When Surgeons Operate on Their Birthdays Patient Mortality Higher When Surgeons Operate on Their Birthdays
Patients who undergo procedures on their surgeon's birthday are more likely to die within a month than those who have surgery on other days of the year, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Cannabis May Be Useful Postoperatively, but Many Questions Remain Cannabis May Be Useful Postoperatively, but Many Questions Remain
Cannabis may help curb postoperative symptoms such as pain, nausea and insomnia; however, the appropriate dosage, frequency, route of consumption and treatment duration are unknown, and there are no standards for measuring the therapeutic components, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2-Exposed Donor Lungs Transplanted Successfully SARS-CoV-2-Exposed Donor Lungs Transplanted Successfully
A team from Belgium has reported a successful double-lung transplant from a donor previously infected with SARS-CoV-2.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Screening Before Surgery Using Chest CT and RT-PCR COVID-19 Screening Before Surgery Using Chest CT and RT-PCR
Could these preoperative screening strategies help identify which surgical patients may be COVID-19 positive?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve, but Similar QOL Improvement Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Sleeve, but Similar QOL Improvement
Patients lose more weight with gastric bypass than with gastric sleeve surgery, but report equal improvements in quality of life, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Collaborative operations between St. Michael’s gastroenterology and general surgery divisions push surgical limits
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 9, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Visualization of Wound Healing Progression With NIRS Visualization of Wound Healing Progression With NIRS
Could near infrared spectroscopy have a role in assessing the progression of wound healing?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Among Frontline Personnel SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Among Frontline Personnel
A study of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among frontline workers provides insight into the risk of exposure and infection among this group.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Remote Digital Monitoring via App Following Outpatient Surgery Remote Digital Monitoring via App Following Outpatient Surgery
This paper evaluated the feasibility of a system for monitoring remote physiological data after ambulatory surgery using digital technology. What are the current limitations of this technology?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Invisible Impact of COVID Delays on Cancer Treatment The Invisible Impact of COVID Delays on Cancer Treatment
Dr David Kerr discusses recent findings from a meta-analysis investigating the effects of cancer treatment delays during the pandemic on mortality.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Reticulated Open Cell Foam Dressings During NPWTi-d Reticulated Open Cell Foam Dressings During NPWTi-d
What benefits might the use of these dressings during NPWT with instillation and dwell time bring to the treatment of complex wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news