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Update on the management of skin abscesses in the emergency department - emdocs

Abscess is a common presenting complaint in the emergency department. Most abscesses can be managed with simple incision and drainage. Is there an alternative to I & D? What are some indications to consult a surgeon for drainage in the operating room? And when should antibiotics be prescribed? This post will explore current topics in management of abscess in the emergency department.   
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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More Complications When Mohs Reconstructive Surgery Is Delayed

Complication rates following delayed repair of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) defects are higher with delays of more than two days and with larger and more complex defects.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Strategies Can Help Calm Children With Autism Undergoing Surgery

Surgeons have historically relied on sedation to deal with the distress of children with autism being prepped to undergo an operation, but a new review outlines other strategies that may help both doctors and patients have a better experience.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Saturday at ASCO: Liquid Biopsy Matches Tissue Biopsy

The results from a 'liquid biopsy' measuring circulating tumor DNA in blood matched up to these from conventional tissue biopsies.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Bowel cancer: Stents 'may prevent need for colostomy bags' - BBC News

A expandable tube, or stent, inserted into the bowels of cancer patients can cut the odds of them needing a colostomy bag, cancer doctors say.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Keep an Eye on Mental Health After Bariatric Surgery in Teens

A quarter of adolescents who undergo bariatric surgery have lingering mental-health and psychosocial problems, highlighting the importance of providing ongoing support, say Swedish researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Surgery for obese people with diabetes could save the NHS £100 000 a patient, finds study

Using bariatric surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes could save the NHS around £95 000 (€123 000; $137 000) a patient across their lifetime, British researchers have found. The savings come mostly from reduced drug usage as a result of remission of diabetes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Surgery for obese people with diabetes could save the NHS £100 000 a patient, finds study

Using bariatric surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes could save the NHS around £95 000 (€123 000; $137 000) a patient across their lifetime, British researchers have found. The savings come mostly from reduced drug usage as a result of remission of diabetes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Surgery for obese people with diabetes could save the NHS £100 000 a patient, finds study

Using bariatric surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes could save the NHS around £95 000 (€123 000; $137 000) a patient across their lifetime, British researchers have found. The savings come mostly from reduced drug usage as a result of remission of diabetes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Spina bifida: Parents hope surgery in womb will help son walk - BBC News

The parents of a baby with spina bifida say they hope that pioneering surgery he received while still in the womb will help him to walk.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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CT-Colonography vs Colonoscopy to Detect Serrated Polyps

What does the latest research tell us about the comparative effectiveness between CT-colonography and colonoscopy for the detection of high-risk sessile serrated polyps?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rubber Band Ligation May Be Best for Low-Grade Hemorrhoids

Rubber band ligation (RBL) is associated with less pain and lower costs than hemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) in patients with low-grade hemorrhoids, according to the HubBLe trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Indomethacin May Curb Pancreatitis After ERCP

Rectal indomethacin may cut the risk of pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in a wide range of patients, suggests a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pre-Op Education Classes Prior to Robotic Prostatectomy

Pre-surgical education classes for patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy help reduce patient anxiety, and enhance patient access to important procedural information.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Five minutes with . . . Scarlett McNally, RCS council member

The consultant orthopaedic surgeon and Royal College of Surgeons council member says that more needs to be done to encourage women into surgery  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Adverse Events Linked With Anesthesia in Cataract Surgery

Learn more about the potentially serious complications of local anesthesia for cataract surgery.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Largest Liquid Biopsy Study: Compares With Tissue Sampling

'Oncologists are excited about ctDNA analysis, although further refinement of these techniques is required,' said Rafael Rosell, MD.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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HDL Subtypes Mediate Bariatric Surgery's Metabolic Benefits

It's partly why dieting doesn't match surgery's favorable HDL and LDL effects: they depend more on changes in lipoprotein profile, therefore function, than on overall levels, say several new reports.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Aortic Dissection Team: Insights After a Decade

The authors describe the implementation of a high-volume, multidisciplinary acute aortic dissection team at a large university medical center. How has it impacted outcomes and systems of care?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Catheter Ablation for Asymptomatic and Symptomatic AF

Do patients with asymptomatic atrial fibrillation benefit from radiofrequency catheter ablation?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago