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Surgery vs Medical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Commentary on a study comparing bariatric surgery vs conventional treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, published in the Lancet.  
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over 3 years ago
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Does Anti-VEGF Therapy Affect Cataract Surgery Complications?

Is the cataract surgery complication rate higher in patients receiving anti-VEGF injections? Dr Sophie Bakri comments on this study from Ophthalmology.  
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over 3 years ago
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Nutritional Follow-up of Patients After Obesity Surgery

This best practice advice will help clinicians with the long-term nutritional management of post-bariatric surgery patients.  
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over 3 years ago
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Peak Lactate, Patient Outcome After Gastrointestinal Surgery

A new study looks at the association between blood lactate levels and in-hospital mortality among high-risk gastrointestinal surgical patients.  
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over 3 years ago
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Molecular Thyroid Nodule Test No Help in Surgery Decision

Diagnostic molecular testing of thyroid nodules did not significantly affect decision-making in thyroid surgery and may even have led to some overtreatment in a recent trial.  
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over 3 years ago
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IOP in the Fellow Eye After Glaucoma Surgery in One Eye

How is intraocular pressure in the untreated fellow eye impacted after glaucoma surgery?  
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over 3 years ago
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Do dressings prevent infection of closed primary wounds after surgery?

There is insufficient evidence to know whether dressings reduce the risk of surgical site infection in closed primary surgical wounds  
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over 3 years ago
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Early vs Delayed Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Commentary on a study comparing early vs delayed laparoscopic surgery for the management of acute cholecystitis, published in the British Journal of Surgery.  
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over 3 years ago
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Rates of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Vary in Pediatric Surgery CME/CE

: Antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) for pediatric surgery varies considerably nationwide, with a high proportion of inappropriate AP use, suggest authors of a retrospective cohort study.  
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over 3 years ago
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Bariatric surgery should be an option for treating type 2 diabetes, societies say

Bariatric surgery should be included in guidelines as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity, leading diabetes societies have recommended in a joint statement that formally recognised surgery for the first time as a standard therapeutic intervention for the condition.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Do dressings prevent infection of closed primary wounds after surgery?

There is insufficient evidence to know whether dressings reduce the risk of surgical site infection in closed primary surgical wounds  
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over 3 years ago
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Deferral of Surgery for Epiretinal Membranes: Is It Safe?

A new study examines visual outcomes in deferred versus early surgery for idiopathic epiretinal membrane. Is watchful waiting a safe approach?  
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over 3 years ago
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Bariatric surgery should be an option for treating type 2 diabetes, societies say

Bariatric surgery should be included in guidelines as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity, leading diabetes societies have recommended in a joint statement that formally recognised surgery for the first time as a standard therapeutic intervention for the condition.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery

After knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), people are at high risk of repeat injury to the same structure, but simple screening tests before going back to sports can reduce this risk, according to a Norwegian study.  
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over 3 years ago
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'Thousands miss out' on surgery for type-2 diabetes - BBC News

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.  
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over 3 years ago
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High-Risk PCa: Start With Radiation, ADT?

Surgery should not be the first approach in men with high-risk prostate cancer, a new study suggests, as radiation and androgen deprivation therapy probably will still be needed down the line.  
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over 3 years ago
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Closure of community pharmacies in deprived areas will increase GP consultations, says report

More than one in four people who would usually seek advice on common ailments from their local pharmacy would make an appointment with their GP surgery instead if the pharmacy closed, says a report exploring the potential impact of government funding cuts that are likely to result in pharmacy closures.1  
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Is the Medical Error Situation Getting Better?

Possible improvement in the prevalence of medical errors?; too much money for a state's malpractice compensation fund?; botched surgery renders woman infertile.  
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over 3 years ago
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Major Boston Hospital to Offer Gender-Reassignment Surgeries

Boston Medical Center said on Wednesday it would become the first hospital in the northeastern United States to begin performing gender-reassignment surgery on transgender patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago