Following in the footsteps of more than 35 other states, Wisconsin has become the latest to enact a law protecting apologies by physicians from being used against them in court.
WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Preoperative sepsis proved to be an important independent risk factor for both arterial and venous thrombosis during or after surgery in an analysis of nearly 1.75 million U.S. surgical procedures.
BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Preoperative high-dose methylprednisolone dramatically reduced inflammation and enhanced recovery after endovascular aortic repair without increased morbidity in a prospective, double-blinded randomized study.
BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The risks of readmission and emergency surgery are low for patients with acute diverticulitis initially managed nonoperatively, a population-based, competing risk analysis found.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Patients giving consent to undergo midurethral sling surgery are more likely to remember being advised of the risks of surgical mesh if their surgeon speaks at a lower grade level.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Women with asymptomatic stage 2 pelvic organ prolapse can be reassured that it rarely progresses, according to the results of a study reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgery.
Women who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer had a small but significant increase in risk of disease recurrence and cancer-related mortality compared with male patients, even after adjustment for clinical and pathologic factors and competing risk of non–cancer-related death, researchers reported in the April issue of Urology.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL nEWS) – Applying a paracervical block before laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy improves some operative outcomes but not others, Dr. Rachel L. Barr said at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – The advent of robotic technology has shifted both the approach used for hysterectomies and the involvement of residents in this surgery, suggest results of a retrospective cohort study reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.
PHOENIX (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – In patients with recurrent papillary thyroid cancer, fine-needle aspiration cytology and thyroglobulin washout was a highly sensitive and specific means of detecting metastatic disease, according to a retrospective analysis.
PHOENIX (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – There is more evidence that it’s best to go with the pros: Adrenalectomies performed by higher-volume surgeons are associated with fewer complications, lower costs, and shorter lengths of stay than are those done by surgeons who dabble in the procedure.
PHOENIX (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – More than one-fourth of men under age 50 undergoing surgery for benign goiter were found to have thyroid cancers, based on
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Laparoscopic hysterectomy takes longer when residents participate, but is generally as safe as when an attending physician performs the surgery alone, a study showed.
MADRID (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Blacks may need additional guidance from clinicians to use radiotherapy for potentially curable lung cancer, a retrospective population-based study suggests.
Permanent sacral nerve stimulation looked promising in a prospective, randomized controlled study to reduce symptoms in a select group of 21 adults with diarrhea-predominant or mixed irritable bowel syndrome.