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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A simple model may help individualize the ordering of blood work after an uncomplicated hysterectomy done for benign indications, according to Dr. Carolyn W. Swenson.
PHOENIX (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – New techniques using very-low-density, very-high-energy ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser are helping thousands of patients – mostly soldiers – with restrictive scars from bombs or burns.
Alterations in taste and smell, including aversions to many foods, are common following gastric bypass surgery, according to a report published online in Obesity Surgery.
BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may have dropped its accreditation requirement for bariatric surgery centers, but that hasn’t stopped the flow of data calling into question that decision.
WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Bivalirudin is an attractive off-label option for the treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, Dr. Lee Joseph said at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Though progress is being made in reducing surgery for diverticulitis, one in three elective colectomies failed to meet current indications in a prospective study.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Using a Foley catheter guide during midurethral sling surgery does not appear to reduce the risk of injury to the bladder and urethra, according to a retrospective study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.
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.