Surgery News

Vertical Plating Offers Benefit for Mandibular Body Fractures
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
Firearms Leading Cause of Death Among Young Adult Men
Weight Loss Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant
Targeted Laser Surgery Treats Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Postoperative Infection Rate Similar Across Biologics in RA
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Open Heart Surgery Beats Stents for Multivessel Disease
Magnitude of Weight Loss Similar for Teens, Adults After RYGB
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Transition Planning for Senior Surgeons Needed
Tool Predicts Quality Measures After Ventral Hernia Repair
Opioid Quantity Prescribed After Musculoskeletal Injury Tied to Prolonged Use
Risk for Prolonged Opioid Use Up in Patients Receiving Tramadol
Bioimpedance Spectroscopy May Identify Lymphedema Earlier
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
DDW: Parkinson Disease Risk Up After Appendectomy
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
DDW: Lasting Weight Loss Seen With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Sharing Data With Surgeons Can Reduce Overuse of Mohs Surgery
Prehospital Tx Guidelines May Improve Outcomes in Severe TBI
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Preablation Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced A-Fib Recurrence
Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Combat Application Tourniquet Suitable for Use in Children
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
Vascular Surgery for Gun Injuries Carries Higher Mortality Risk
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Patients Satisfied With Oral Sedation for Cataract Surgery
Cognitive Function Does Not Predict Pediatric Bariatric Surgery Outcome
Patient Hand Contamination With Drug-Resistant Organisms Common
FDA Approves Device That Allows for Reassessment of Lung Transplant Suitability
Events for Living Kidney Donors Mainly Occur After Two Years
Most Pediatric Residents Report Caring for Gun Injuries
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
U.K. Study IDs Risk Factors Tied to Knee Replacement Revision
New App Aids Surgeons in Predicting Hernias After Abdominal Surgery
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Interdisciplinary Care Pathway Helps Manage Frail, Elderly Trauma Patients
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
In Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis, Early Surgery May Help
Injection Timing Tied to Risk for Infection in Rotator Cuff Repair
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Short Hospital Stays After Lung Surgery Do Not Up Readmissions
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Digital Replantation Seems Better Than Revision Amputation
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in Women
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries
FDA: Patients Should Not Abruptly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid
Peripheral Nerve Block May Cut Opioid Use After Amputation
Complication Rates Low for High-Volume Pediatric Thyroid Surgery
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy
Patient Behaviors Identified That Impact Weight Regain After RYGB
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Key to Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
Early Hospital Intervention for Diabetes Improves Outcomes
For TAVR, Inverse Link Identified for Hospital Volume, Mortality
Heart, Lungs From Hep C-Infected Donor Can Be Transplanted Safely
Bariatric Embolization Feasible for Treatment of Severe Obesity
Racial Disparities Seen in Kidney Transplant for Highly Sensitized
AACR: Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in HER2+ Breast Cancer
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Guidelines Address PFO Closure for Secondary Stroke Prevention
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Awake Endoscopic Spinal Fusion Appears to Be Safe, Effective
Three Interventions Involved in Decrease in Combat Mortality
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Virtual Reality Cuts Time to Guide Catheter to Target Blood Vessels
Receiving Activated Charcoal Bag Tied to Proper Opioid Disposal
Fewer Complications Seen With Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
Risk for Miscarriage Increased With Night Work During Pregnancy
Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal
HBV, HCV Control Aids Kidney Transplant Outcomes
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Image-Guided Intervention May Ease Pain of Severe Tennis Elbow
ACC: Ultrasound Surgery May Help Control Blood Pressure
Prevalence of Severe Maternal Morbidity Increased Across Groups
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Can Reduce Benign Biopsy Rate
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG
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
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
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