Surgery News

Fewer Complications After MIRS Introduced for Endometrial Cancer
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Less Invasive Method Safely IDs Epilepsy Surgical Candidates
AAOS: Underweight Status Increases Shoulder Arthroplasty Complications
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Total Thyroidectomy Improves HRQoL in Hashimoto Thyroiditis
Timing of Medicare Loss Linked to Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Home Health Clinicians Frequently Lack Access to Hospital Records
Surgery for Uncomplicated Appendicitis Typically Yields Satisfactory Outcomes
2004 to 2017 Saw Increase in Fractures for Elderly Dog Walkers
Complication Rate After Bariatric Surgery Higher for Black Patients
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Some Lose Independence After Surgical Tx of Femoral Neck Fx
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Kidney Transplant Rejection
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Robotically Assisted Devices Not Approved for Cancer Surgery
Intervention Can Reduce Racial Differences in Lung Cancer Care
Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
Lymphadenectomy Does Not Up Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Rate of Opioid Rx Stable After Pediatric Outpatient Surgery
Overlapping Surgery Appears Safe for Common Procedures
FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms
Preoperative Phone Visits for Cataract Patients Safe, Efficient
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Cholecystectomy in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes
One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients
Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery
Risk for Revision Surgery After Shoulder Replacement Varies
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment
Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years
Hip Preservation Appropriateness Guidelines May Be Limited
Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery
Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR
Simulation Captures Performance With Multifocal Intraocular Lens
Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant
Delayed EMS Response Time Tied to Mortality After Car Accident
Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants
FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased
Donor Heart Recovery From Drug-Intoxicated Deaths Has Increased
T2DM Initially Remits in Majority Who Undergo Gastric Bypass
Shoulder Decompression Surgery Not Recommended
Conservative Management Feasible for Adnexal Masses
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors
Gastric Bypass May Aid Muscle Strength, Physical Performance
Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible
ERAS Protocol Can Cut Opioid Use After Spine Surgery
California Bill Would Tighten Controls on Children's Genitalia Surgery
After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids
Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis
Liver Transplant Wait List May Not Prioritize High-Risk Patients
Death at 10 Years Similar With Bilateral-, Single-Artery CABG
More Severe Injuries Sustained at Jump Parks Versus Home Trampolines
Thymectomy + PDN Beneficial for Non-Thymomatous Myasthenia Gravis
Blood Conservation Safe, Effective During Heart Surgery
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Paclitaxel Exposure in Vascular Device Not Linked to Mortality
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx
Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty
Gun Injury Hospitalization Cost Over $911 Million 2010 to 2015
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Plasma Marker Predicts Allograft Failure in Lung Transplant
Time to Breast Cancer Surgery Delayed for Non-Hispanic Blacks
Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus
Liver Transplants for Alcohol-Linked Disease Increased From 2002 to 2016
Repeat Tubal Procedures Up After Hysteroscopic Sterilization
Exome Sequencing Beneficial for Pediatric Kidney Recipients
Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained
FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Sociodemographic Factors Predict Recovery After Traumatic Injury
Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Fewer Than 5 Percent of Thyroid Surgery Patients Readmitted
Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Early Classification Predicts One-Year Trauma Outcomes
Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions
Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Cuts Costs
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Elevated Risk for Lung CA in Lung Transplant Recipients Explored
Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Malnutrition Ups Risk of Postop Issues in Pediatric Crohn Disease
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Costs, Expected Weight Loss Impact Bariatric Surgery Choice
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Overlapping Orthopedic Surgery Noninferior for Patient Safety
OCT Imaging Needle Can Detect Blood Vessels in Neurosurgery
Modified-FOLFIRINOX Beneficial in Resected Pancreatic Cancer
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Liver Proton Density Fat Fraction Drops After Bariatric Surgery
Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Peripheral Artery Intervention
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
Eligibility Criteria Limit Access to Arthroplasty for Minorities
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer
Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Considerable Morbidity, Mortality Due to Animal Encounters
Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
Prophylactic Mesh Implantation Reduces Hernia Formation
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Detached Retina
Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery
Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Higher-Volume Hospitals Have Better Laryngectomy Outcomes
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume
Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing
Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate Not Up With Autologous Fat Transfer
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease
Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Ahead of the Holidays
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC: Gun Deaths on the Rise in the United States
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
Recommendations Issued for Management of Bradycardia
Use of Polyetheretherketone Devices May Up Pseudarthrosis
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
More Frequent Surveillance No Benefit After NSCLC Resection
Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting
Fluorescence Can ID High-Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
ASA: Patients Assume Post-Op Opioids Are Best for Pain Relief
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma
Minimally Invasive Sx May Up Mortality in Early Cervical Cancer
Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
Discharge Day Does Not Impact Readmission After Cardiac Sx
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Smoking Associated With Head, Neck Surgery Complications
ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in U.S.
Cardiac Implant Prices Higher in U.S. Than EU Countries
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
ASN: Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced
Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long-Term Opioid Use
Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Almost One in 10 Treated in Hospital for Non-Fatal Injury
Prevalence of Pediatric Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Examined
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years
Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Benefits Some With Heart Failure
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Hologram-Guided External Ventricular Drain Insertion Feasible
Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Ultrasound Can Predict Success of AV Fistula for Hemodialysis
Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Second Opinion at NCI Center Valuable for Breast CA Patients
Anti-Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Kidney Function Recovery Seen in Some Children on Dialysis
PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lawn-Mower-Related Injuries Are Most Often Lacerations
Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Surgeon Experience Aids Assessment of Futility
Persistent Post-Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
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