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Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert
Several physicians at a Pennsylvania hospital were disciplined after taking photos of a patient with a gruesome genital injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

More Post-endoscopy GI Bleeding With Warfarin Than Direct Oral Anticoagulants More Post-endoscopy GI Bleeding With Warfarin Than Direct Oral Anticoagulants
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Surgery an Alternative to Infliximab for Some People With Crohn ’ s Disease Surgery an Alternative to Infliximab for Some People With Crohn ’ s Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgeons Are a Risk Factor for Anastomotic Leaks in Patients Surgeons Are a Risk Factor for Anastomotic Leaks in Patients
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the extent to which the operating surgeon is responsible for any anastomotic leaks in patients who underwent colorectal surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

A Shooting Remembered: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, gun-related death rate holds firm (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With BRCA Mutations Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With BRCA Mutations
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

US Military Surgeons in Afghanistan Treat Civilian Injuries US Military Surgeons in Afghanistan Treat Civilian Injuries
At U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, roughly half of the surgeries done for local civilians during more than a decade of war have been for non-combat injuries and health problems, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers
Is the use of a hyaluronic acid extracellular matrix plus compression an effective treatment option for venous leg ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Stereotactic Radiosurgery an Option for Some Cushing ’ s Disease Patients Stereotactic Radiosurgery an Option for Some Cushing ’ s Disease Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgeons' Views Influence Chances of Prophylactic Mastectomy Surgeons' Views Influence Chances of Prophylactic Mastectomy
Patients'decisions should be guided by'facts, not fear,'editorialists warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgical Resident in Legal Battle With Her Employer
(MedPage Today) -- Told to repeat a year of training, she sues, and is sued back (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Fibrin Surgical Sealant VeraSeal CHMP Backs Fibrin Surgical Sealant VeraSeal
VeraSeal is intended as supportive treatment for the improvement of hemostasis in surgery in which standard surgical techniques are insufficient and as suture support for hemostasis in vascular surgery.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

Few Downsides to Delaying Mohs Reconstructive Surgery Few Downsides to Delaying Mohs Reconstructive Surgery
Timing of Mohs reconstructive surgery is not associated with increased risk of infection or flap failure, though some postoperative complications may occur, depending on patient- and surgery-specific variables, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Topical Antibiotics: Yes or No for Surgical-Site Infections? Topical Antibiotics: Yes or No for Surgical-Site Infections?
Dr Lowenfels reviews the conflicting evidence on whether topical antibiotics should be used to prevent wound infections.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Thyroidectomy Through the Mouth May Be Option for Some Patients Thyroidectomy Through the Mouth May Be Option for Some Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Surgical Debridement of Pressure Injuries in Nursing Homes Surgical Debridement of Pressure Injuries in Nursing Homes
Is bedside surgical debridement an effective means of managing pressure injuries among nursing home patients?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Miami Hospitals Prepare for Surge in Births During Hurricane Irma Miami Hospitals Prepare for Surge in Births During Hurricane Irma
While many Miami hospitals are shutting down as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, some are offering shelter to their pregnant patients, bracing for the increase in births that often accompanies these large storms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Opioids: What Happens to the Unused Pills?
(MedPage Today) -- Opioid disposal poses a problem (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

The Changing Face of Surgery Today The Changing Face of Surgery Today
An editorial reflects on the current workforce issues that affect both men and women in the field of surgery.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Why One California County Went Surgery Shopping Why One California County Went Surgery Shopping
Fed up with high hospital costs and limited competition, Santa Barbara County sends willing employees out of town for better bargains. Local governments are slowly joining private employers in aggressively seeking out the best care for the lowest price.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Device Detects Cancer During Surgery in 10 Seconds Device Detects Cancer During Surgery in 10 Seconds
A handheld device that gently extracts molecules from tissue using tiny volumes of water can potentially allow surgeons to distinguish cancer cells from normal tissue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Early Fecal Transplant Improves Survival After Severe C diff Infection Early Fecal Transplant Improves Survival After Severe C diff Infection
Patients with severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) who receive early fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) have improved survival, researchers from France report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Which Women Fare Worse After Outpatient Urethral Sling Surgery? Which Women Fare Worse After Outpatient Urethral Sling Surgery?
Black women and those receiving Medicaid are more likely than other women to experience adverse events in the first 30 days after outpatient urethral sling placement, according to results from a California database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Vascular Surgery Must Be Its Own Medical Specialty Vascular Surgery Must Be Its Own Medical Specialty
Dr Frank Veith presents an impassioned argument for making vascular surgery a specialty rather than a subspecialty in order to gain access to more resources for patients and surgeons.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Commentary Source Type: news

Local DCIS Recurrence After Skipping Adjuvant Radiation Local DCIS Recurrence After Skipping Adjuvant Radiation
Omitting radiation after lumpectomy for pure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) does not improve the chance of breast preservation in case of local recurrence, researchers from Canada have observed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NPWT for Patients With Complex Abdominal Wounds NPWT for Patients With Complex Abdominal Wounds
The authors examine the role of NPWT in the effective management of complex abdominal wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: VR Rehab Means Pleasant Hospital Stays
(MedPage Today) -- British hospital takes inpatient therapy to another level (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Storm Harvey Could Financially Hurt Already Strained Houston Hospitals Storm Harvey Could Financially Hurt Already Strained Houston Hospitals
Structural improvements over the last decade to Houston hospitals have helped them so far to avoid devastation like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, but the pounding it is receiving from Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to financially hobble many already strained Texas medical centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Best Endoscopic Approach for Large Rectal Adenomas Remains Unclear Best Endoscopic Approach for Large Rectal Adenomas Remains Unclear
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) might offer advantages over trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for large rectal adenomas, but noninferiority of recurrence rates with EMR could not be demonstrated in the TREND study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins another FDA expansion for TruFreeze cryotherapy
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFreeze spray cryotherapy system, now cleared for use on patients with Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia. With the clearance, the device is now approved for both low and high grade dysplasia as well as malignancies, the Boston-based company said. “Over the past few years, studies have underscored the potential risk for Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Intervening at this level of dysplasia has become common practice and is recogni...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Surgical Residents Vulnerable to Malpractice Claims Surgical Residents Vulnerable to Malpractice Claims
Malpractice claims involving surgical residents during a 10-year period were frequently decided in favor of the plaintiff and associated with a median $900,000 payout.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

FDA: Forced Air Warmers Helpful, Not Harmful, During Surgery FDA: Forced Air Warmers Helpful, Not Harmful, During Surgery
Use of thermoregulating devices during surgery, including forced air warmers, result in less bleeding, faster recovery times, and decreased risk for infection for patients, the FDA says.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

Surgical Approaches for the'No Gut Syndrome' Patient Surgical Approaches for the'No Gut Syndrome' Patient
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study reviewing the best strategies for treating patients who sustained total resection of the small bowel.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

ESC: Leaflet Thrombosis Rare After TAVR
(MedPage Today) -- Registry data: most post-procedural valve problems had other causes (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Opioids Overprescribed After Hernia Repair Opioids Overprescribed After Hernia Repair
Patients used fewer opioid tablets than prescribed after inguinal hernia surgery, and many used none, a study found. The results prompted the surgeons to prescribe fewer opioids after the procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Shoddy Rehab; Biting Midge Risk; Inflammation and Heart Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Outpatient ACDF Associated With Fewer Complications Outpatient ACDF Associated With Fewer Complications
A new study found fewer postoperative complications in one- and two-level outpatient ACDF procedures compared with inpatient procedures.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids Surgery Remains Treatment of Choice for Appendicitis in Kids
Appendectomy should still be the preferred treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis in children, rather than conservative, antibiotic-based treatment, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Global Incidence of Appendicitis The Global Incidence of Appendicitis
What do we know about the global incidence of appendicitis? A review of population-based studies provides insight.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Weak Patient Admissions to Bug U.S. Hospital Operators Through 2018 Weak Patient Admissions to Bug U.S. Hospital Operators Through 2018
Weak patient admissions that plagued U.S. hospital operators in the June quarter are likely to persist through 2018, as patients fret about soaring out-of-pocket costs and the future of Obamacare remains uncertain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Device Allows Colonoscopic Full-thickness Resection of Colorectal Lesions New Device Allows Colonoscopic Full-thickness Resection of Colorectal Lesions
A new over-the-scope device allows safe colonoscopic full-thickness resection of colorectal lesions, according to results from the WALL RESECT multicenter trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Does Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Improve Long-term Outcomes in Early Lung Cancer? Does Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Improve Long-term Outcomes in Early Lung Cancer?
Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy is associated with shorter hospital stay and non-inferior long-term survival in patients with stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), compared with open lobectomy, according to findings from the National Cancer Data Base.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Test Your Knowledge of Treating Fractures in Trauma Patients Test Your Knowledge of Treating Fractures in Trauma Patients
Answer these five questions on treating trauma patients for an indication of how you would do on an orthopedics board certification or maintenance of certification exam if you had to take one today.Maine Orthopaedic Review (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Hernia Repair With Biosynthetic Mesh and 30-Day Complications Hernia Repair With Biosynthetic Mesh and 30-Day Complications
Using slow-resorbing biosynthetic mesh, rather than macroporous synthetic polypropylene mesh, for open ventral hernia repair may yield higher rates of surgical-site infections, surgical-site complications requiring intervention, and reoperation within 30 days.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

When All Else Fails, Don't Give Up: Be Creative! When All Else Fails, Don't Give Up: Be Creative!
When common revascularization procedures for arterial insufficiency are not an option, perhaps there are other alternatives to explore.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Lipids, Statin Treatment Linked to Revision Rate After Rotator Cuff Repair Lipids, Statin Treatment Linked to Revision Rate After Rotator Cuff Repair
Elevated lipid levels are associated with an increased revision-surgery rate after arthroscopic rotator-cuff repair, while statin use appears to mitigate that increase, according to a database review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Surgeries to Remove Weight-loss Devices on the Rise Surgeries to Remove Weight-loss Devices on the Rise
Doctors are doing fewer weight-loss procedures to implant adjustable bands around the stomach and more operations to remove the devices or alter them, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations
Incorporating telemedicine into the evaluation process for kidney-transplant waitlists might save both time and money, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why Does Women's Bone Density Drop After Gastric Bypass? Why Does Women's Bone Density Drop After Gastric Bypass?
Increases in bone-marrow fat in diabetics after gastric bypass surgery are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Impact of Volume Change on Trauma Mortality in the United States Impact of Volume Change on Trauma Mortality in the United States
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing mortality rates at higher-volume vs lower-volume trauma centers in the United States.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news