CO2 Emulated Er: YAG Laser for Granuloma Faciale Treatment CO2 Emulated Er: YAG Laser for Granuloma Faciale Treatment
This article describes the successful treatment of a rare case of granuloma faciale utilizing a carbon dioxide emulated Er:YAG laser.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Four Years After Request, Six Articles Remain Unretracted Four Years After Request, Six Articles Remain Unretracted
According to the Japanese Anesthesiology Society, Saitoh had committed ethics violations in 10 articles, three of which had already been retracted and seven of which remained in the wild.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Surgery Needed in Nearly Half of Appendicitis Patients Treated With Antibiotics Surgery Needed in Nearly Half of Appendicitis Patients Treated With Antibiotics
Antibiotic therapy can prevent or delay the need for an appendectomy, but ultimately nearly half of the patients will eventually require the surgery, according to the largest, long-term comparison of immediate surgery versus antibiotic treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

NCI Mammography Trial Mostly a'Waste,' Says Expert NCI Mammography Trial Mostly a'Waste,' Says Expert
Dr Daniel Kopans has been an outspoken critic of the ongoing federally funded trial that is comparing 3-D to 2-D mammography. Now his criticisms are gathered in a journal essay.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

After Mergers, Rural Hospitals More Likely to Stop Surgical Services After Mergers, Rural Hospitals More Likely to Stop Surgical Services
Rural hospitals that are acquired by larger hospitals or health systems are more likely to close their surgical services, and possibly their maternal- and neonatal-care services, too, than are rural hospitals that remain independent, according to researchers in the US.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Surgery Leads to Deformity Malpractice Case: Surgery Leads to Deformity
A breast lift procedure goes horribly wrong. What should the surgeon have done differently?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Article Source Type: news

Experiences of LGBTQ+ residents in US general surgery training programs - Heiderscheit EA, Schlick CJR, Ellis RJ, Cheung EO, Irizarry D, Amortegui D, Eng J, Sosa JA, Hoyt DB, Buyske J, Nasca TJ, Bilimoria KY, Hu YY.
IMPORTANCE: Previous studies have shown high rates of mistreatment among US general surgery residents, leading to poor well-being. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) residents represent a high-risk gro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Amniotic Membrane vs Nitrofurazone Dressing for Burn Wounds Amniotic Membrane vs Nitrofurazone Dressing for Burn Wounds
How do these two dressings compare in the management of second-degree burn wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Who manages burn injuries in children? A program director survey evaluating burn training during pediatric surgery fellowship - Esparaz JR, Anderson SA, Chen MK, Beierle EA.
PURPOSE: Burn is one of the leading causes of injury and death in children. Currently, the Residency Review Committee does not require general surgery residents to rotate on a burn service. With many trainees no longer receiving burn training during reside... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Predicting Hypertension Cure in Primary Aldosteronism Predicting Hypertension Cure in Primary Aldosteronism
Which scoring system best predicts hypertension cure among patients with primary aldosteronism who underwent adrenalectomy?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

13 New Recommendations for Managing Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD 13 New Recommendations for Managing Colorectal Dysplasia in IBD
Dr David Johnson highlights the AGA's recent practice-changing tips for detecting and treating colorectal cancer in these high-risk patients.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

US  Surgeons Successfully Test Pig Kidney Transplant in Human Patient US  Surgeons Successfully Test Pig Kidney Transplant in Human Patient
For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system, a potentially major advance that could eventually help alleviate a dire shortage of human organs for transplant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Mistreatment Common for LGBTQ+ Surgical Residents, Survey Finds Mistreatment Common for LGBTQ+ Surgical Residents, Survey Finds
Surgery residents who identified as LGBTQ+ more frequently reported bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination than their non-LGBTQ+ peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Visual Outcomes of Cataract Surgery Usually Favorable in Patients With Diabetes Visual Outcomes of Cataract Surgery Usually Favorable in Patients With Diabetes
Two thirds of patients with diabetes achieve a good visual outcome of 20/40 or better after cataract surgery, according to one of the largest studies to assess visual acuity in people with diabetes undergoing cataract surgery.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q3 2021 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (October 19, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for third-quarter 2021. “Our third-quarter results demonstrate solid performance across Johnson & Johnson, driven by robust above-market results in Pharmaceuticals, ongoing recovery in Medical Devices, and strong growth in Consumer Health,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In the face of evolving marketplace dynamics resulting from the effects of COVID-19 and other global trends, we have continued to demonstrate the responsiveness and agility required to meet the needs of ou...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Financial Source Type: news

Choice of Mesh for Hernia Repair Tied to Risk of Reoperation Choice of Mesh for Hernia Repair Tied to Risk of Reoperation
The type of surgical mesh used for laparoscopic repair of primary or incisional ventral hernias is associated with the rate of reoperations, a new study from Denmark suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

When Can Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Treated Nonoperatively? When Can Uncomplicated Appendicitis Be Treated Nonoperatively?
Careful patient selection is key to optimizing treatment for adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, a secondary analysis of the APPAC II randomized trial showed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Effect of Chitosan After Debridement of Chronic Ulcers The Effect of Chitosan After Debridement of Chronic Ulcers
Could chitosan dressings help promote healing in debrided chronic ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Optimal Pancreatic Surgery: Are We Making Progress? Optimal Pancreatic Surgery: Are We Making Progress?
A new study examines the North American trends in the delivery of optimal pancreatic surgery. Have outcomes improved in recent years?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy May Be Less Risky for Long-Term Tube Placement Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy May Be Less Risky for Long-Term Tube Placement
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy appears safer than interventional-radiologist-guided gastrostomy for patients who need long-term enteral-tube placement, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Spinal, General Anesthesia Show Equal Benefit When Used in Hip Fracture Surgery Spinal, General Anesthesia Show Equal Benefit When Used in Hip Fracture Surgery
A test of 1600 hip-fracture surgery patients has found that the type of anesthesia, spinal or general, makes little difference in the result.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Ablation Gains Favor for Thyroid Nodules in US Radiofrequency Ablation Gains Favor for Thyroid Nodules in US
Success was reported both in hospital and an outpatient setting. Insurance coverage is an issue, however, as is the risk that some physicians may perform ablation purely for profit when observation would be sufficient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Female Nurses With Long-Term OR Employment Have Increased Risk of COPD Female Nurses With Long-Term OR Employment Have Increased Risk of COPD
Female nurses employed in the operating room for 15 years or more may have an increased risk of developing COPD, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Intraoperative Hypotension Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Delirium Intraoperative Hypotension Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Delirium
In patients undergoing noncardiac surgery under general anesthesia, intraoperative mean arterial pressure of less than 55 mm Hg is associated with increased risk of postoperative delirium within 30 days of surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Prehospital Plasma Transfusion Lifesaving, Cost-Effective During In-Flight Trauma Care Prehospital Plasma Transfusion Lifesaving, Cost-Effective During In-Flight Trauma Care
Among trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock, the use of prehospital thawed-plasma transfusion during air medical transport is cost-effective and associated with better survival than standard resuscitation, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Silicone-Acrylic Hybrid Semiocclusive Drape With NPWT Silicone-Acrylic Hybrid Semiocclusive Drape With NPWT
This case series explores the potential benefits of a novel occlusive drape used in combination with NPWT for burn injuries.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Immediate Drainage Not Superior in Patients With Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis Immediate Drainage Not Superior in Patients With Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Immediately draining an infected necrotizing pancreas does not prevent complications any better than postponing the procedure, according to a new test in 104 patients reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Could Diversifying the Surgical Training Pipeline Lead to More Surgeons in Underserved Areas? Could Diversifying the Surgical Training Pipeline Lead to More Surgeons in Underserved Areas?
Minority students who choose to specialize in surgery may be more likely than White students to say they plan to practice in underserved areas, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Many Resting Echocardiograms Done Before Noncardiac Surgery May Be Unnecessary Many Resting Echocardiograms Done Before Noncardiac Surgery May Be Unnecessary
Many of the preoperative resting echocardiograms often performed before noncardiac surgery appear to be unnecessary, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Postop Remote Monitoring May Help Catch Drug Errors, Ease Pain Postop Remote Monitoring May Help Catch Drug Errors, Ease Pain
After nonelective surgery, patients sent home with a remote-monitoring device were more likely to have medication errors caught and less likely to report pain than those who received standard care, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Removal and Capsulectomy Outcomes for Breast Implant Illness Removal and Capsulectomy Outcomes for Breast Implant Illness
What do we know about the outcomes of patients with breast implant illness who undergo removal with capsulectomy?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Persistent Incisional Pain After Noncardiac Surgery Persistent Incisional Pain After Noncardiac Surgery
This study examined the incidence, characteristics, impact, and risk factors associated with persistent incisional pain. What demographic and perioperative factors are associated with increased risk?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Timing of Preoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis and SSI Timing of Preoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis and SSI
What is the optimal timing for the administration of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infections?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Mechanical Chest Compression Devices Effectiveness of Mechanical Chest Compression Devices
Are mechanical compression devices more effective than manual chest compressions for CPR after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers
What benefits might omega-3-rich fish skin grafts offer in the management of treatment-resistant diabetic foot ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Safe and Effective Long-Term in Kids With Severe Obesity Sleeve Gastrectomy Safe and Effective Long-Term in Kids With Severe Obesity
Sleeve gastrectomy is a safe and effective treatment for severe obesity in children as young as five years old, report researchers in Saudi Arabia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgical Training Program Boosts Trauma Surgery Skills Surgical Training Program Boosts Trauma Surgery Skills
A 2-day immersive trauma skills course led to improvement in an array of trauma skills among active-duty general surgeons, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

MDs Doing Wrong-Site Surgery: Why Is It Still Happening? MDs Doing Wrong-Site Surgery: Why Is It Still Happening?
Wrong-site or wrong-patient surgery is rare, but those events add up. Are the current safeguards not enough?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Lidocaine + DEX and PONV Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Lidocaine + DEX and PONV Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Might a combined infusion of lidocaine plus dexmedetomidine reduce the occurrence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Benefit of 5ASA Use After Anti-TNF or Immunomodulator in IBD Benefit of 5ASA Use After Anti-TNF or Immunomodulator in IBD
5ASA is still used as first-line therapy in the treatment of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Is there a benefit to continuing it once biological or immunomodulator therapy is initiated?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Clinical and Biological Review of Keratoacanthoma A Clinical and Biological Review of Keratoacanthoma
Can keratoacanthomas be differentiated from cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma? This review compares the pathophysiology and clinical characteristics of the two, suggesting they are distinct entities.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Did Anesthesiology Shakeup Cost Hospital Its Trauma Designation? Did Anesthesiology Shakeup Cost Hospital Its Trauma Designation?
The resulting disruption in anesthesiology services has led the hospital to divert emergency care to other health facilities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplantation Practices in Breast Cancer Survivors Kidney Transplantation Practices in Breast Cancer Survivors
Are current guidelines being followed when considering kidney transplantation in breast cancer survivors? A survey of transplant surgeons provides insight into current practices.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Survival Benefit of Prehospital Tranexamic Acid After Injury Survival Benefit of Prehospital Tranexamic Acid After Injury
A new analysis examines the potential outcome benefits of the earlier administration of pre-hospital tranexamic acid in traumatic injury patients.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Interpreting Myocardial Infarction Analyses in ISCHEMIA Interpreting Myocardial Infarction Analyses in ISCHEMIA
Some have concluded from the results of the ISCHEMIA trial that early revascularization should be offered to patients with chronic coronary syndromes. This commentary presents an opposing view.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Physician Shortages Blamed on Residency Policies in New Report Physician Shortages Blamed on Residency Policies in New Report
Think tank asserts residency training is"hamstrung by its fractious design and needless complexity" and suggests comprehensive reform to repair physician pipeline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

External Fixation Device and NPWT for Infected Skin Defects External Fixation Device and NPWT for Infected Skin Defects
The use of this external fixation device in combination with NPWT could provide another option for the management of full-thickness soft tissue defects.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

No Drop in Intra-Abdominal Infectious Complications With Robotic Gastrectomy No Drop in Intra-Abdominal Infectious Complications With Robotic Gastrectomy
Robotic gastrectomy failed to reduce intra-abdominal infectious complications compared with standard laparoscopic gastrectomy in a randomized clinical trial of 236 patients with gastric cancer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

First AI Pathology Program Approved: Helps Detect Prostate Cancer First AI Pathology Program Approved: Helps Detect Prostate Cancer
Paige Prostate was approved as an adjunct to pathologist review, not a replacement. It increases detection of cancer by an average of 7.3%.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Watchful Waiting in BCC: Which Patients Can Benefit? Watchful Waiting in BCC: Which Patients Can Benefit?
Some patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) may not need treatment. New data reveal who those patients likely are.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news