Tag: Surgery

Trump and Biden Face Off Over COVID-19, ACA in Final Debate

The COVID-19 pandemic figured prominently in the final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden when they met on stage for...

Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, image-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) can reliably identify a subgroup of patients with no residual disease in the...

Two-Stage Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Piques Interest

“Many physicians would assume that prevention of cancer, especially cancer as serious as ovarian cancer, trumps all other decision making, but when we really listen...

Study Finding Patients of Female Surgeons Fare Better is Removed

An Elsevier journal has, for the moment, removed a paper which found that the patients of female surgeons fare better than those treated by men....

Prehospital Plasma Boosts Survival in Traumatic Brain Injury

Prehospital plasma, administered soon after injury, appears to improve survival for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new analysis suggest. Administration of...

Joint Commission Issues Telehealth Safety Advisory

Recognizing the increased importance of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Commission has issued a Quick Safety alert that lays out...

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk

People who have undergone bariatric surgery appear less likely to suffer an aortic dissection than other adults with obesity, researchers say. The finding is the...

Small Household Gatherings Are Driving COVID Increase, CDC Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Small gatherings in people’s homes are becoming a larger source of...

Surveillance After CRC Resection Does Not Improve Survival

Intensive surveillance with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing and CT scans after colorectal cancer resection did not improve recurrence-free or overall survival when compared with standard...

Months Into the Pandemic, 16 States Don’t Mandate Mask Use. Why?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nils Hase, a retiree who lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is...

Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options

Patients given antibiotics for appendicitis fared no worse in quality of life, at least in the short term, than did patients whose appendix was removed,...

Antibiotics May Be Best First for Appendicitis

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For some patients suffering from appendicitis, antibiotics may do the trick, a...

Pot Users Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers: Study

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana users appear to need more anesthesia than nonusers, and also more...

Hold Off Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Most men who undergo radical prostatectomy can skip adjuvant radiotherapy and can be followed with observation alone. They can undergo early salvage radiotherapy if the...

Expert Tips on Infection Control

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Charles Griffis This starts with observing droplet precautions to prevent...

Predicting Complications of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in mRCC

Patients with higher intraoperative blood loss and those treated at lower-volume surgical centers had a greater risk of high-grade complications after undergoing cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN)...

Dermatologists’ Key Role in Transforming Transgender Patients

Whether they realize it or not, dermatologists play a key role in the physical transformation of transgender patients, according to Doris Day, MD. While clinical management...

Threefold Higher Risk for Breast Cancer Death With DCIS

For women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the risk of dying of breast cancer was three times higher than among women in the...

Researchers on Study Curve for Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty

Patient outcomes after gender-affirming vaginoplasty may improve as surgeons gain experience with the procedure, research suggests. For one surgeon, certain adverse events, including the need...

‘These Are Not Things I’m Getting Paid For’

Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned by patients about where you went to medical school. Being asked for ID every...

Surgery May Help Treat Sleep Apnea

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be the go-to treatment for sleep apnea,...

Will Labor Day Weekend Bring Another Holiday COVID Surge?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Hopefully, summer won’t end the way it began. Memorial Day celebrations...

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI

A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal...

3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits

During a telemedicine visit with his physician, a 62-year-old obese patient with an ankle injury reported new swelling of his leg. Three weeks had passed...

EXPLORER Hints at Potential New Drug Option in Obstructive HCM

An investigational drug that targets part of the molecular machinery underlying obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can improve both symptoms and functional status in patients with...