Tag: Surgery

Strokes Linked to COVID-19 Are More Severe, More Likely Embolic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among COVID-19 patients who suffer stroke, the rate of cryptogenic and...

‘Every Patient Would Applaud’ Bladder Cancer Surveillance Study

A new, less intensive approach to follow-up of patients with high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) after surgery appears feasible. Usually, such patients follow an...

SCAI Weighs In on PCI at Ambulatory Surgical Centers

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has issued a position paper on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) that makes...

Icosapent Ethyl Cuts Revascularization: Latest From REDUCE-IT

A new analysis from the REDUCE-IT trial has shown that the high-strength eicosapentaenoic acid product icosapent ethyl (Vascepa, Amarin) reduced the number of revascularization procedures...

Catheter-Free VT Radio-Ablation ‘Safe, Effective’ at 2 Years

A technique borrowed from radiation oncology that takes the catheter out of catheter ablation continued to put in an impressive performance, observers say, in the...

Hospital Volumes Slashed by More Than Half During Pandemic

As US hospitals begin to reopen for elective procedures, a new report outlines the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the facilities’ patient...

With Life in the Balance, a Pediatric Palliative Program Expands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In late March of 2020, when it became clear that hospitals...

Neoadjuvant Nivolumab ‘Promising’ in Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Neoadjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) could improve outcomes for patients with high-risk resectable Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), say researchers reporting the first trial in this...

Adding a Blood Test to Screening May Improve Cancer Detection

A minimally invasive multicancer blood test used with standard-of-care screening is safe, effective, and feasible for use in routine clinical care, according to interim findings...

‘Bold’ Prostate Cancer Trial Enrolls ‘Very, Very Quickly’

Once the stuff of headlines and clinical buzz, sipuleucel-T (Provenge, Dendreon) has had a steep decline in its profile as a prostate cancer treatment. But...

COVID-19: Employers Cut Doc Pay and Bonuses: What’s Your Recourse?

He says office shutdowns are particularly common for specialists, because hospitals have been stopping elective procedures during the pandemic, but they can also happen in...

European Cancer Centers Restructure Care in the Era of COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 21, 2020 — Delivering cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven particularly challenging, as minimizing...

Employers Cut Doc Pay, Withhold Bonuses: What’s Your Recourse?

Employed physicians have had to take large pay cuts, give up bonuses, go on leave, and have even been terminated. In many cases, these actions...

CMS Sets Phased-In Path to Resume Elective Procedures

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal officials and medical groups are outlining pathways for allowing elective...

A Moment of Panic, Then Teamwork

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 16, 2020 — Although I work in Rhode Island, I live across the border on...

A Better Way to Prioritize Essential Care During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — The COVID-19 epidemic has put unprecedented strain on the US healthcare system....

Surgical Residents Experience Racial, Ethnic or Religious Discrimination Often

(Reuters Health) – Surgical residents commonly experience discrimination if they are members of racial or ethnic minorities, a new U.S. study finds. In the survey...

How ‘Surge Staffing’ Can Bring in the Cavalry to Fight COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 13, 2020 — The world has been reeling under the spread of the new coronavirus. Much...

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 Diary Day 5: Facing Deployment

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 09, 2020 — Bolted awake at 5 AM again today with the same sense of...

COVID-19 Breast Cancer Patient Triage Guidelines (CPBCC)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — The guideline on COVID-19–related triage of patients with breast cancer was released on...

OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19 (2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance on preparing workplaces...

Radial Arteries Show CABG Survival Advantage Over Saphenous Veins

Coronary bypass surgery patients who received a radial artery as their second bypass conduit had significantly better 10-year survival than did patients who received a...

Edoxaban Noninferior to Warfarin After Valve Surgery?

The first randomized trial comparing a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) with warfarin after surgical bioprosthetic valve replacement has suggested noninferiority of edoxaban (Savaysa, Daiichi Sankyo)...

COVID-19 Exposes Potential Gaps in PPE Training, Effectiveness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With COVID-19 case numbers exploding, an overshadowed aspect of the personal...

Empty Hospitals in Pandemic Cities, but Reopening Is Difficult

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As city leaders across the country scramble to find space for...