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Newswise: Dr. Thomas E. MacGillivray Named Chair of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
Released: 25-May-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. Thomas E. MacGillivray Named Chair of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute has named Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, as its physician executive director of Cardiac Surgery at MedStar Health, and chairman of Cardiac Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, effective September 1, 2022.

Released: 23-May-2022 4:15 PM EDT
During general anaesthesia, 1 in 10 people may be ‘conscious’ following intubation
University of Alberta

An international study has found around 1 in 10 participants under planned general anaesthesia were able to respond to commands. Importantly no subjects remembered the commands after surgery. Researchers say the study sheds light on a medical phenomena known as ‘connected consciousness’.

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Newswise: National 'Acuity Circles' Policy Leads to Delays in Liver Donor Procurements
Released: 20-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
National 'Acuity Circles' Policy Leads to Delays in Liver Donor Procurements
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

A national policy change to facilitate the broader sharing of donor livers through “acuity circles” has resulted in procurement delays, according to a researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Released: 18-May-2022 12:35 PM EDT
妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)专家提供重新开始高尔夫球运动的建议
Mayo Clinic

每年的这个时候,妙佑医疗国际的骨外科医生Sanjeev Kakar医学博士都会开始看到,那些因观看高尔夫球和其他挥杆挥棒运动而受启发的人当中,有许多人受伤。

Released: 18-May-2022 12:20 PM EDT
خبير مايو كلينك يقدم نصائح لاستئناف لعبة الغولف
Mayo Clinic

لاية مينيسوتا- في هذا الوقت من العام، بدأ سانجيف كاكار، دكتور الطب، جراح العظام في مايو كلينك، في رؤية العديد من الإصابات بين الأشخاص ممن ألهمتهم مشاهدة لعبة الغولف وغيرها من الرياضات التي تستخدم العصا.

Released: 18-May-2022 12:15 PM EDT
Especialista da Mayo Clinic dá dicas para retomar o jogo de golfe
Mayo Clinic

Nessa época do ano, o Dr. Sanjeev Kakar, cirurgião ortopedista da Mayo Clinic começa a ver muitas lesões em pessoas que ficam inspiradas ao assistir aos jogos de golfe e outros esportes com tacos.

Released: 18-May-2022 12:10 PM EDT
Experto de Mayo Clinic ofrece sugerencias para reanudar el golf
Mayo Clinic

En esta época del año, el Dr. Sanjeev Kakar, cirujano ortopédico de Mayo Clinic, empieza a ver muchas lesiones en las personas que se inspiran con los partidos de golf y otros deportes que también se juegan con palos.

Released: 18-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
New Surgical Robot Is Safe and Effective for Localized Prostate Cancer Surgery
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A new surgical robotic system is "feasible, safe, and effective" for treatment of early-stage prostate cancer, concludes an initial evaluation in The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Kidney Donor Saves a Life and Undergoes First Single-Incision Donor Procedure Performed at Hackensack University Medical Center
Released: 17-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Kidney Donor Saves a Life and Undergoes First Single-Incision Donor Procedure Performed at Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center surgeon performs kidney donor procedure using a single-incision laparoscopic approach — marking the first time the surgical technique has been used at the hospital.

Released: 17-May-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Experiencia con los mentores inspira a los becarios de Mayo Clinic a ayudar a otros médicos residentes
Mayo Clinic

Cuando era estudiante de medicina en México, la Dra. Paola Suarez-Meade quería una carrera que comprendiera la investigación y el trabajo clínico. Entre sus profesores, sin embargo, las trayectorias profesionales más comunes implicaban hacer una elección: tratar a los pacientes o estudiar las enfermedades.

Newswise: Henry Ford Cardiologist to Perform a Live Heart Procedure at International Medical Education Event
Released: 17-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Henry Ford Cardiologist to Perform a Live Heart Procedure at International Medical Education Event
Henry Ford Health

DETROIT (May 17, 2022) – For the third straight year, Henry Ford Hospital interventional cardiologist Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. will perform a  live heart procedure as part of an international interactive medical education event, with proceeds benefiting hospitals in Ukraine.Dr. Alaswad, director of the cardiac catheterization lab, will perform an advanced heart procedure known as chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention, as part of CTO LIVE AID 2022, a livestreamed event to provide invaluable training to cardiologists around the world.

Newswise: UC Davis Health performs first robotic-assisted bronchoscopy procedure
Released: 17-May-2022 11:50 AM EDT
UC Davis Health performs first robotic-assisted bronchoscopy procedure
UC Davis Health

UC Davis Health physicians have performed the first single anesthesia diagnosis to treatment of lung cancer utilizing a fully robotic approach in the UC Health System. Procedure allows physicians to diagnose and remove lung cancer mass during single surgery.

Released: 17-May-2022 11:35 AM EDT
New guideline refines care for brain bleeds: Compression socks, some meds not effective
American Heart Association (AHA)

Some treatments or preventive therapies used to manage intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH), or a bleeding stroke, are not as effective as previously believed, according to the new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline for caring for people with spontaneous ICH, published today in the Association’s Stroke journal. Guidelines detail the latest, evidence-based treatment recommendations and are the Association’s official clinical practice recommendations.

4-May-2022 8:30 PM EDT
Early Results of an International Trial Indicate that Robotic-Assisted Lobectomy is a Cost-Effective Intervention Associated with Better Patient-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

In comparison to data about video-assisted (VATS) lobectomy, retrospective data about robotic-assisted (RTS) lobectomies show such benefits as decreased postoperative pain, lower mortality, shorter chest tube duration, shorter hospital stays, and reduced incidences of postoperative pulmonary complications.

Released: 17-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
National Medical Billing Services Announces Acquisition of Medi-Corp, Inc.
National Medical Billing Services

National Medical Billing Services ("National Medical"), an industry leading healthcare revenue cycle management ("RCM") company serving the surgical market, has acquired Medi-Corp, Inc. ("Medi-Corp" or the "Company"), a nationwide RCM services provider specializing in anesthesia, ASCs, and pain management.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Honors 2022 Award Winners
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons presented several major awards during the 2022 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia. These awards honor the lifetime contribution of members for their surgical, scientific and humanitarian accomplishments.

4-May-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Study Reports on the Incidence of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Associated with Tricuspid Repair in the Setting of Mitral Valve Surgery for Patients with Moderate or Less-than-Moderate Tricuspid Regurgitation
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

In a recent CTSN trial, the addition of tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) at the time of mitral valve surgery (MVS) in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) and moderate or less tricuspid regurgitation (TR) reduced the composite rate of death, reoperation for TR, or TR progression at two years.

Newswise: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program at University Hospitals Recognized with Patient Engagement Best Practice Award
Released: 16-May-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program at University Hospitals Recognized with Patient Engagement Best Practice Award
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

An innovative program at University Hospitals is yielding notable results, creating shorter hospital stays, less use of opioids, fewer post-surgical infections and lower costs for patients. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) recently won the Patient Engagement Best Practice Award from the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for 2021.

4-May-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Study Finds That Using Cold Static Preservation at 10°C is an Effective, Reliable Strategy to Improve the Logistics of Lung Transplants
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A study presented today at the AATS 102nd Annual Meeting reports that intentionally prolonging the cold static preservation (CSP) of a donor lung at 10°C (12-24h) is clinically safe and feasible.

4-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
A Multicenter Randomized Trial Compares the Neurocognitve Outcomes Following Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Deep hypothermia has long been the standard for hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) during aortic arch surgery.

4-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Study Finds that Concurrent Tricuspid Valve Surgery and Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation do not Appear to Lower the Incidence of Right Heart Failure
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Right heart failure (RHF) continues to be a major source of morbidity and mortality following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.

4-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
The Ascyrus Medical Dissection Stent is a Safe, Reproducible Addition to Surgical Therapy for Acute DeBakey Type I Aortic Dissection
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

The dissected aorta repair through stent implantation trial (DARTS) evaluated clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Ascyrus Medical Dissection Stent (AMDS) in a prospective, non-randomized, international study of patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (ATAD I).

11-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Immunotherapy After Bladder Cancer Surgery Shows Excellent Cancer-free Survival Rates
Mount Sinai Health System

Immunotherapy after surgery helped reduce cancer recurrence in patients with urothelial cancer of the bladder or other sites in the urinary tract that had invaded the muscle and therefore posed a high risk for recurrence, according to clinical trial results presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in May.

Newswise:Video Embedded delays-in-surgery-for-advanced-esophageal-cancer-result-in-significantly-worse-survival-than-early-surgery
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12-May-2022 9:40 AM EDT
Delays in Surgery for Advanced Esophageal Cancer Result in Significantly Worse Survival Than Early Surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Delays in surgery for esophageal cancer did not appear to have much impact on patients’ relative survival for early-stage cancer compared with patients who had surgery early, but they did reduce the relative survival rate by almost half for patients with more advanced disease.

Released: 11-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
专家提醒:门诊关节置换手术可使患者受益
Mayo Clinic

对于需要置换髋关节、膝关节或其他关节的患者而言,门诊手术为他们提供另一种选择。

Released: 11-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Advertencia del experto: Cirugía ambulatoria para reemplazo de articulaciones beneficia a los pacientes
Mayo Clinic

La cirugía ambulatoria puede ser una alternativa para las personas que requieren un reemplazo de cadera, rodilla u otra articulación.

Released: 11-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
تنبيه الخبراء: جراحة استبدال المفاصل دون مبيت في المستشفى تفيد المرضى
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا- قد تكون الجراحة من دون مبيت في المستشفى خيارًا لمن يجرون استبدالًا لمفاصل الورك أو الركبة أو مفاصل أخرى.

Released: 11-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Alerta do especialista: cirurgia ambulatorial de artroplastia de articulação beneficia pacientes
Mayo Clinic

A cirurgia ambulatorial pode ser uma opção para as pessoas que estão fazendo artroplastia de quadril, joelhos ou outras articulações.

Released: 11-May-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery Benefits Patients
Mayo Clinic

Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery.

Newswise: Advancing Aortic Valve Replacement
Released: 11-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Advancing Aortic Valve Replacement
Valley Health System

The Valley Hospital has become one of the few centers in the United States, and the only center in New Jersey, to offer an advanced surgical technique for aortic valve replacement called the Ross procedure.

Released: 11-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Some Shunts Used After Epilepsy Surgery May Risk Chronic Headaches
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

First-of-its-kind study by Rutgers associates some types of shunts used after epilepsy surgery with brains shifting toward the side of the skull.

Newswise: Family raises money for Papanna’s lab after he saves their daughter’s life
Released: 10-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Family raises money for Papanna’s lab after he saves their daughter’s life
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Anne Briggs always longed to be a mom. But after having no menstrual cycle for over a decade, she knew when she married her husband Mark in 2020 that conceiving a child naturally would be unlikely.

Newswise: Arthroscopy is a Minimally Invasive Surgical Option to Treat Hip Problems
Released: 9-May-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Arthroscopy is a Minimally Invasive Surgical Option to Treat Hip Problems
Henry Ford Health

DETROIT (May 9, 2022) – While not as common as knee or shoulder arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy has become a viable surgical option for patients to alleviate pain and restore their quality of life.Considered one of the most innovative areas of orthopedic surgery, hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique allows the surgeon to treat and diagnose hip problems without making a large incision.

4-May-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Program Issuing Mailed Kits Doubles Rate of Leftover Opioids Disposal
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Study finds that patients of orthopaedic and urologic procedures were more likely to dispose of their extra opioid tablets when they received kits in the mail to do so

Released: 4-May-2022 4:50 PM EDT
First Report of Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Using Real-Time CT Imaging in Elderly Man with Heart Failure and Blood Clot
Hackensack Meridian Health

Cardiologists from the Structural and Congenital Heart Center and Cardiac Surgeons at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine have reported what is believed to be the very first patient with heart failure and a blood clot to undergo a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement using CT (computed tomography) fusion imaging, a technique that employs two different imaging modalities.

Newswise: The area’s first robotic heart surgery performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Released: 4-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
The area’s first robotic heart surgery performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The Washington area’s first robotic heart surgery was performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Cardiac surgeon Yuji Kawano, MD, repaired a mitral valve through very tiny incisions in the chest using the da Vinci® surgical robot. Robotic cardiac surgery is the latest example of the ongoing tradition of clinical innovation and excellence at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Newswise: UCSF Surgeons Develop Effective Scarless Adam’s Apple Surgery
28-Apr-2022 12:00 PM EDT
UCSF Surgeons Develop Effective Scarless Adam’s Apple Surgery
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Feminizing chondrolaryngoplasty, also known as “tracheal shave,” is performed through an incision across the front of the neck. Regardless of the incision placement, it can leave undesirable ‘‘mark’’ on the patient. UCSF surgeons have developed and demonstrated the feasibility and clinical efficacy of a novel scarless transoral chondrolaryngoplasty (TOC) procedure.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Seeks Disruptive Health Solutions through NJ Innovation Challenge
Released: 3-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Seeks Disruptive Health Solutions through NJ Innovation Challenge
Hackensack Meridian Health

The Challenge seeks to reduce 30-day readmissions for: acute myocardial infarction (AMI); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); heart failure (HF); pneumonia; coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery; and elective primary total hip arthroplasty and/or total knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA).

Released: 3-May-2022 12:35 PM EDT
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Names Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS, as the Organization’s President
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS, has been named president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Stroink is a board-board certified neurosurgeon based in Illinois and will serve as the organization's president for the next 12 months.

Released: 3-May-2022 12:35 PM EDT
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Names Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS, as the Organization’s President-elect
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Names Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS, as the organization’s president-elect. The Charlotte-based neurosurgeon will serve as president-elect of the association for the next 12 months.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai OB-GYN Experts Share Latest Research and Healthcare Innovations at ACOG Annual Conference
Released: 3-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai OB-GYN Experts Share Latest Research and Healthcare Innovations at ACOG Annual Conference
Cedars-Sinai

More than 300 oral and poster presentations from the nation’s experts in gynecological and obstetrical health will be shared at the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG ACSM). The conference takes place in San Diego from May 6-8.

Released: 3-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Anti-bleeding drug is safe for 'high-risk' patients undergoing hip fracture surgery
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Tranexamic acid (TXA) – a medication given to reduce the risk of bleeding during some orthopaedic surgical procedures – can be safely used in patients with intertrochanteric (IT) hip fractures who are at high risk of blood clot-related complications, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: UTSW Study Finds New Pain Management Approach Reduced Opioid Use After C-Sections
Released: 2-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
UTSW Study Finds New Pain Management Approach Reduced Opioid Use After C-Sections
UT Southwestern Medical Center

For years, women recovering from cesarean section (C-section) deliveries have been given devices that let them, with a button, control the flow of opioid painkillers into their IV line. But as researchers and policymakers push to curb the use of opioids, clinicians are developing new strategies for treating pain after C-sections.

Released: 2-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Ochsner Performs First Procedure in Baton Rouge with New Pacemaker Technology
Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Baton Rouge electrophysiologist Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra has successfully completed the region’s first heart pacemaker procedure in a clinical trial involving a new, breakthrough technology that could make pacemaker surgery available to patients who may not benefit from traditional technology.

Released: 2-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
ACS Committee on Trauma announces release of the revised National Guideline for the Field Triage of Injured Patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

To improve clinical outcomes, a process of field triage is needed to identify seriously injured patients and quickly transport them to the appropriate care facility.

Released: 2-May-2022 2:00 PM EDT
May observes National STOP THE BLEED month, with a special commemoration set on May 19
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

May 19 will observe the fifth annual National STOP THE BLEED® Day, which falls during the broader observance of National STOP THE BLEED® Month in May.

Newswise: AAOS Commits $1M in Grants to Fuel Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion Projects Across Orthopaedics
Released: 2-May-2022 2:00 PM EDT
AAOS Commits $1M in Grants to Fuel Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion Projects Across Orthopaedics
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the creation of the AAOS IDEA Grant Program, a multi-year initiative to inspire diversity, equity and access across the field of orthopaedics. With the intention of awarding a minimum of $1 million over the next five years, the program reaffirms the AAOS’ commitment to lead and prompt real, lasting and measurable change.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Opens New Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) today announced the opening of its new Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) medical and surgical center.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Lipofilling Procedure Improves Pain and Function in Finger Osteoarthritis
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For patients with painful finger osteoarthritis, a nonsurgical procedure called lipofilling – in which fat obtained from another part of the body is transferred into the arthritic joints – produces lasting improvements in hand function and especially pain, suggests a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).


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