Tag: Surgery

Mortality Higher in Real-World LVAD Recipients Ineligible for Clinical Trials

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Roughly half of patients with advanced heart failure who receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in clinical practice do...

Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid Covid

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses at Albany Medical Center picketed on Dec. 1, asking for...

FDA Finalizes Guidance for Power Morcellators

Power morcellators can be safely used for some gynecologic surgeries, according to recent guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but doing so...

Expert Offers Clinical Pearls on Leg Ulcer Therapy

Chronic leg ulcers of all types feature a significant inflammatory component for which medical compression therapy is absolutely the best form of anti-inflammatory therapy, Elena...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma

A commonly used treatment for chronic subdural hematoma appears to be doing more harm than good, a new randomized trial has shown. The results show...

ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach

The latest iteration of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease emphasizes a less...

ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) score more accurately predicted outcomes in patients undergoing pulmonary, elective colorectal and adrenal operations than the Model...

No Effect on Elective Heart Surgery Result in Seniors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among older adults who underwent elective coronary and aortic valve surgery during influenza seasons, “no consistent associations” were seen between...

Pregnancy Safe After Transposition of the Great Arteries Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who have had the arterial switch operation to correct transposition of the great arteries tolerate pregnancy well with few...

Surgery Equals Drug Tx for Bleeding in Diabetic Retinopathy

In the treatment of vitreous hemorrhage from proliferative diabetic retinopathy, intraocular injection with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) shows similar efficacy to that of vitrectomy...

Judge Delays Rule That Cuts Pay for Drugs in Docs’ Offices

The Trump administration has failed to persuade a judge of the need to rush the implementation of major changes in payments for drugs administered in...

Pelvic Exams on Anesthestized Patients. Why?

The practice of medical students giving unconsented pelvic exams to women patients under anesthesia seems to be continuing, although recent new laws aim to change...

Antibiotics for Cesarean Effective After Cord Clamping, Better for Baby

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For pregnant women delivering by cesarean section, delaying antibiotic administration until after cord clamping is no less effective and could...

FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the EndoRotor System (Interscope, Inc) for removal of necrotic tissue in patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis...

Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with obesity who lost weight as a result of bariatric...

FDA Approves Implant as Alternative to ACL Reconstruction

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing authorization for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) implant, intended as an alternative to surgical reconstruction after...

New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

A new approach to the treatment of patients with high-risk, locally advanced rectal cancer reduces the rate of treatment failure, and may also increase rate...

Preoperative Cardiac Biomarker Screening Underused in Noncardiac Surgery

Despite its potential to reduce mortality, perioperative biomarker screening to reduce the risk of myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS) is underutilized, according to a...

Adding Atezolizumab to Chemo Doesn’t Worsen QOL in Early TNBC

Adding the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab to first-line therapy for early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) did not significantly worsen patients’ quality of life, according to...

California County Urges Hospitals to Halt Elective Surgeries

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top health official in California’s third-largest...

Hospitals Admit Fewer COVID-19 Patients After Lessons Learned

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma complained in a November news conference...

Physician Sleep Deprivation Linked to Serious Medical Errors

Sleep deprivation in physicians is linked to serious medical errors that result in patient harm. Even moderate sleep loss raises the risk by 53%, new...

Thanksgiving COVID-19 Wave Emerges in State Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. State COVID-19 databases are beginning to show an uptick in coronavirus...