Tag: Surgery

Vaccinated Fauci Discusses His Own List of Dos, Don’ts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institute of Allergy...

Time to Move Away From Using Decontaminated Respirators

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today recommended that healthcare...

California to Move to Statewide Reopening Plan in June

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has led the...

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease

In a large cohort of insured working adults with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), among those who underwent bariatric surgery, the rate of...

Study IDs 3 COVID-19 Phenotypes, Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have found three distinct COVID-19 phenotypes of patients who present to the emergency department, information that could eventually guide treatment, they say. Elizabeth Lusczek,...

Beating the Pavement to Vaccinate the Underrepresented

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leonor Garcia held her clipboard close to her chest and rapped...

BASILICA Technique Prevents TAVR-Related Coronary Obstruction

For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the intentional laceration technique of diseased valve leaflets called BASILICA is effective and reasonably safe for preventing...

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Seven weeks appears to be the ideal amount of time to...

Blood Test Predicts Organ Rejection Risk After Kidney Transplant

A functional immunologic assay that could easily be incorporated into routine laboratory work can predict which patients are at high risk for rejection of their...

What a Difference a Year Makes: California Poised to Reopen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gen Til wears a protective face mask while working out at...

How Patients Decide on Surgery

Patients consider the risk of cancer and menopause, as well as other factors, when making decisions about ovarian cancer prevention surgery, according to a small...

Lemonade, Crowdsourcing to Help Fund Girl’s Brain Surgery

March 5, 2021 — Liza Scott’s family is raising money for her upcoming brain surgery the old-fashioned way — and the new-fashioned way. Liza, 7,...

States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts’ Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up...

Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As health care workers in the U.S. began lining up for...

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients...

Tiger Woods’ Injuries ‘Significant,’ Long Recovery Predicted

This story was updated throughout on Feb. 24, 2021.   Feb. 23, 2021 – PGA legend Tiger Woods faces a lengthy recovery following...

Growing Immunity Driving Drop in COVID Cases? Not So Fast, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After more than 3 months of record-breaking surges of COVID-19 cases...

New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy

The hospital and post-discharge course of patients diagnosed with type-2 myocardial infarction (MI), triggered when myocardial oxygen demand outstrips supply, differs in telling ways from...

Radial-to-Backup Artery Switch Adds Limited Risk in ACS PCI

There’s a price to pay for a failed radial artery attempt in invasively managed patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but it may not be...

Carotid Surgery Still Too Risky With Contralateral Occlusion

Patients selected for carotid revascularization who have a contralateral carotid occlusion are still best triaged toward stenting rather than surgery, a new registry analysis suggests....

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

Delusional Infestation Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Psychiatrists with expertise in delusional infestation have some advice for dermatologists,...

Increased Risk of Meningioma With Cyproterone Acetate Use

New details confirm an increased risk of developing intracranial meningiomas after prolonged use of the hormonal product cyproterone acetate. Cyproterone acetate is a synthetic progestogen...

Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a publicly owned hospital delivering good care at lower prices than most others and still...