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'Historic' Guidelines on Role of Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes

International experts for the first time detail the role of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, recommending its use even in patients with mild obesity but poor glycemic control.  
medscape.com
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.  
medscape.com
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  
feeds.bmj.com
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?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reducing pain during incision and drainage of abscesses

Performing incision and drainage on an abscess is painful for the patient. I realize that is as obvious a statement as I could possibly make. I wanted to briefly touch on some of the many interventions that you can use to decrease pain during I&D.  
pemcincinnati.com
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.  
medscape.com
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.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Radiofrequency Ablation May Be Adrenalectomy Alternative

The procedure offers a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with adrenal tumors who are not surgical candidates.  
medscape.com
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.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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CORE EM: Aortic Dissection - emdocs

Aortic dissection may occur in any location along the aorta and therefore the range of presentations is broad. Many AD patients do not fit the textbook presentation.  
emdocs.net
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.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cesarean Section by Maternal Age Group

Does advanced maternal age significantly increase the risk for cesarean section, and is intrapartum cesarean section a higher risk in an older age group of women?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Differences in Colonoscopy Quality Among Facilities

How do colonoscopy services vary from one type of facility to the other, and what should patients know before undergoing the procedure?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Decreasing Postop Edema and Ecchymosis After Rhinoplasty

Which methods may help reduce the likelihood of edema and ecchymosis after rhinoplasty?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Bariatric surgery for obese adolescents to prevent type 2 diabetes

Welbourn and colleagues draw attention to the inequality of surgical provision between the United Kingdom and comparable nations in Europe and North America,1 and the failure to target subgroups with the greatest potential for individual benefit and cost utility to the healthcare system, such as patients with type 2 diabetes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Practice-Changing Lessons for Colonoscopy From NordICC Study

A European study has lessons for the United States, which has embraced the procedure. Use of sedation and air during the procedure are questioned.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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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.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Follow-up Lacking in Most Studies of Bariatric Surgery: Review

Just 40% of studies in the bariatric surgery literature meet standards for adequate follow-up, according to a new systematic review.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA OKs First Liquid Biopsy for Lung Cancer Mutation

The blood-based genetic test is a companion diagnostic for erlotinib and for use in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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BMI and the Risk for Revision After Lumbar Discectomy

A higher BMI may contribute to the risk for needing a revision procedure after a single-level minimally invasive lumbar discectomy.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago