Involving Anticoagulation Clinics May Help Manage Blood Clot Meds Before a Procedure Involving Anticoagulation Clinics May Help Manage Blood Clot Meds Before a Procedure
Referral to an anticoagulation clinic, facilitated by a best-practice alert in the electronic medical record (EMR), is associated with improved preprocedure management of antithrombotic medication for patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hepatocellular Carcinoma: 5 Things to Know Hepatocellular Carcinoma: 5 Things to Know
Get up to speed on the latest data surrounding the most common form of liver cancer.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Endocrinologists Are Burned Out and Unhappy, Survey Finds Endocrinologists Are Burned Out and Unhappy, Survey Finds
The latest Medscape Specialist Lifestyle survey paints a worrisome picture.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Safety Improved Over Time, but Utilization Is Low Bariatric Surgery Safety Improved Over Time, but Utilization Is Low
Despite advances in the safety of bariatric surgery over the past 25 years, utilization has remained low, an observational study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A Different Kind of Perioperative Surgical Home A Different Kind of Perioperative Surgical Home
Learn more about an emerging healthcare delivery model that may provide a safe and cost-effective alternative to hospital-based postoperative care.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

No Reduction in SSIs With Strict Surgical Attire Policy No Reduction in SSIs With Strict Surgical Attire Policy
Policies that mandate use of surgical jackets and bouffants in the operating room do not reduce the risk for surgical site infections, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Tackling the Weight List Problem Tackling the Weight List Problem
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may help improve kidney transplant candidacy among morbidly obese patients, but important questions remain.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome Management of Acute Compartment Syndrome
This article provides a summary of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of acute compartment syndrome.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibition: A New Avenue to Protect the Kidney SGLT2 Inhibition: A New Avenue to Protect the Kidney
Could SGLT2 inhibitors have a role in the management of patients with kidney disease? What are the benefits of these agents?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Microstent Reduces Post-Cataract Surgery Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients Microstent Reduces Post-Cataract Surgery Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients
Microstent implantation in Schlemm's canal reduces early postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) following cataract surgery in patients with mild or moderate glaucoma, according to findings from the HORIZON study of the Hydrus microstent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

One in Five Elective Surgeries Comes With a Surprise Bill One in Five Elective Surgeries Comes With a Surprise Bill
Researchers estimate that on average, there are more than $2000 add-on charges for out-of-network clinicians such as anesthesiologists and surgical assistants after procedures with in-network primary surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

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Scores of organs -- mostly kidneys -- are trashed each year, and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners, a new investigation finds.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Washington Regional Adds Bell to Surgery Clinic (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Jeff Bell recently joined Washington Regional General Surgery Clinic in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women With Defective French Breast Implants May Claim Damages Only in France - EU Court Adviser Women With Defective French Breast Implants May Claim Damages Only in France - EU Court Adviser
Victims of defective breast implants made by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) may only get compensation if they had the procedure in France, an adviser at Europe's top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to thousands of women worldwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Pain Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Pain
This large-scale, multicenter study demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of intrathecal drug delivery systems as a therapeutic option for the treatment of cancer pain.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Handheld 3D Printer Delivers Skin-Precursor Sheets Directly to Full-Thickness Burns Handheld 3D Printer Delivers Skin-Precursor Sheets Directly to Full-Thickness Burns
A new handheld 3D printer can be used to deliver skin-precursor sheets directly to wound beds and improve healing in full-thickness burns, according to a preclinical study in a porcine model.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Sexual Function Improves in Women Who Have Had Anti-Incontinence Surgery Sexual Function Improves in Women Who Have Had Anti-Incontinence Surgery
Surgery for stress incontinence is associated with significant improvements in female sexual function through 24 months after surgery, according to a secondary analysis of two clinical trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Blunt-Trauma Outcomes Similar With Advanced, Basic Life Support Blunt-Trauma Outcomes Similar With Advanced, Basic Life Support
Advanced life support (ALS) does not improve outcomes in blunt trauma compared with basic life support (BLS), according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Short Learning Curve in Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplantation Short Learning Curve in Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplantation
Surgeons need to complete only about three dozen robot-assisted kidney transplantations to reach reproducibility in terms of performance and outcomes, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

' Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan Region, Wins Award'Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan Region, Wins Award
Dr Tom Catena has practiced in Africa for 20 years. Last week, the Duke Medical School graduate was honored with $500,000, the world's largest global missionary award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

' Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan, Wins Award'Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan, Wins Award
Dr Tom Catena has practiced in Africa for 20 years. Last week, the Duke Medical School graduate was honored with $500,000, the world's largest global missionary award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the U.S. Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the U.S.
How have the patterns and outcomes for HCC-related liver transplants evolved over the last thirty years? A new study examines the trends.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Intraoperative Handoff of Care and Postop Complications Intraoperative Handoff of Care and Postop Complications
What is the significance of confounding variables such as patient comorbidities or time of surgery on adverse events during intraoperative anesthesia handoffs?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatic Artery Infusion Chemo for mCRC to the Liver Hepatic Artery Infusion Chemo for mCRC to the Liver
Does hepatic artery infusion improve recurrence and survival rates for mCRC with liver metatastases? Are rates affected by RAS mutational status?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Biologics May Have Changed the Natural History of Ulcerative Colitis Biologics May Have Changed the Natural History of Ulcerative Colitis
The rate of colectomy within the first year after hospital admission for ulcerative colitis has declined in the modern era of biologics, suggesting the advent of biologic therapy has changed the natural history of the disease, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Changes in Utilization of Bariatric Surgery in the U.S. Changes in Utilization of Bariatric Surgery in the U.S.
A new study provides insight into the trends in bariatric surgery utilization. What has changed over the years?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Most Retired Surgeons Wish They Had Achieved Healthier Work-Life Balance Most Retired Surgeons Wish They Had Achieved Healthier Work-Life Balance
More than half of retired surgeons who responded to a survey wish they had done some things differently during their career, including spending more time with their families and taking better care of themselves.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Teen Mental Health Problems Persist After Bariatric Surgery Teen Mental Health Problems Persist After Bariatric Surgery
Mental health problems of mood, self esteem and eating behaviors persist in teens up to five years after bariatric surgery, despite substantial weight loss, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nearly 8k Nurses, Staff in 3-Day Strike vs Seattle Health System Nearly 8k Nurses, Staff in 3-Day Strike vs Seattle Health System
No talks are scheduled with Swedish Health; the union's local president portrays a health system that is whittling down the company's workforce at the expense of patient care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

U.S. Says 34 Troops Diagnosed With Traumatic Brain Injury After Iran Strike U.S. Says 34 Troops Diagnosed With Traumatic Brain Injury After Iran Strike
The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heterotopic Endometriosis in the Inguinal Region Heterotopic Endometriosis in the Inguinal Region
This report describes a case of heterotopic endometriosis in the inguinal region. What diagnostic and therapeutic strategies are effective for this benign tumor?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High Rates of Chronic Pain, PTSD in Firearm-Injury Survivors High Rates of Chronic Pain, PTSD in Firearm-Injury Survivors
Firearm-injury survivors have a much higher burden of chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and worse mental and physical quality of life than car-crash survivors with similar injuries, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

The Value of Serum Procalcitonin Levels in Trauma Patients The Value of Serum Procalcitonin Levels in Trauma Patients
What can serum procalcitonin levels tell us about the prognosis of trauma patients?Critical Care (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs for Robotic Cancer Surgery Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs for Robotic Cancer Surgery
Out-of-pocket costs for patients undergoing robotic cancer surgery are lower than those for patients undergoing open cancer surgery, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Low-Dose CT Lowers Radiation Exposure Without Missing Injuries in Trauma Patients Low-Dose CT Lowers Radiation Exposure Without Missing Injuries in Trauma Patients
In blunt trauma patients, low-dose whole body computed tomography (WBCT) does not seem to increase the risk of missed injury diagnoses compared with standard-dose protocols, and almost halves exposure to diagnostic radiation, a quasi-experimental study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Improved Bariatric Surgery Pathways Could Reduce Health Care Burden, Costs in Canada Improved Bariatric Surgery Pathways Could Reduce Health Care Burden, Costs in Canada
A shorter time to bariatric surgery and better postop care could save money and years of obesity-related comorbidities in Canadian patients, an economic modeling study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Developing Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Best Practices Developing Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Best Practices
Developing and implementing evidence-based postoperative prescribing recommendations may help decrease opioid consumption after surgery without impacting outcomes.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery Gaining Popularity for Common Surgical Procedures Robotic Surgery Gaining Popularity for Common Surgical Procedures
The use of robotic surgery for common surgical procedures increased more than eight times from 2012 to 2018, according to data from the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative clinical registry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Beats Diet and Exercise for Reversing Diabetes Gastric Bypass Beats Diet and Exercise for Reversing Diabetes
People who undergo gastric bypass surgery are more likely to achieve remission of diabetes than those who try to lose weight by dieting and exercising, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Is & quot;Over-Stated & quot;, Say Groups Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Is & quot;Over-Stated & quot;, Say Groups
Radiology and nephrology groups call the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) with iodinated CT contrast media"overstated", stress need to distinguish between"contrast-induced" and"contrast-associated" AKI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Is'Overstated,' Say Groups Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Is'Overstated,' Say Groups
Radiology and nephrology groups call the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) with iodinated CT contrast media"overstated", stress need to distinguish between"contrast-induced" and"contrast-associated" AKI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Tailored Doses of Enoxaparin Better Prevent VTE After Cancer Surgery Tailored Doses of Enoxaparin Better Prevent VTE After Cancer Surgery
Adjusting the doses of enoxaparin based on anti-Xa levels, instead of using standard doses, may better prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) without worsening bleeding rates in patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Cardinal Health Surgical Gowns May Not Be Sterile, FDA Warns Cardinal Health Surgical Gowns May Not Be Sterile, FDA Warns
Facilities should immediately stop using Level 3 surgical gowns made by Cardinal Health, and PreSource procedural packs that contain the gowns, because of sterility concerns.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

Doctor Lets Patients'Pay' for Surgeries With Volunteer Service Doctor Lets Patients'Pay' for Surgeries With Volunteer Service
Surgeon donates his time and asks only that patients and a team of people the patient recruits do hundreds of hours of service with two partner charities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Autologous Cell Harvesting and Processing Devices for Burns Autologous Cell Harvesting and Processing Devices for Burns
What benefits do autologous cell harvesting and processing devices offer in the treatment of burn injuries in children?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

REBOA May Be Helpful for Some Trauma Patients With Massive Bleeding REBOA May Be Helpful for Some Trauma Patients With Massive Bleeding
Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) may be helpful in certain patients with traumatic hemorrhagic shock and impending traumatic cardiac arrest (ITCA), according to an international group of researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Costs Associated With Surgery in the Medicare Population Costs Associated With Surgery in the Medicare Population
An analysis of the costs associated with surgical care delivery among Medicare beneficiaries highlights potential opportunities to reduce spending.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Clopidogrel Appropriate for PCI in Liver Transplant Candidates Clopidogrel Appropriate for PCI in Liver Transplant Candidates
In patients with decompensated cirrhosis undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), clopidogrel safely inhibits platelet aggregation, according to a small study of liver-transplant candidates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reproductive Hazards in the OR Need More Attention: Review Reproductive Hazards in the OR Need More Attention: Review
Hospitals must take steps to control exposure to reproductive hazards in the surgical workplace, according to the authors of a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Palliative Care Consult Tied to Better End-of-Life Care, QoL After High-Risk Surgery Palliative Care Consult Tied to Better End-of-Life Care, QoL After High-Risk Surgery
A palliative care consultation was associated with better end-of-life care and experiences for families of patients who died after high-risk surgery, a retrospective analysis suggests. However, such a consult is not widely implemented.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news