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Released: 7-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Brain noise contains unique signature of dream sleep
University of California, Berkeley

When we dream, our brains are filled with noisy electrical activity that looks nearly identical to that of the awake brain.

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5-Aug-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Delay in breast cancer operations due to COVID-19 pandemic appears to be non-life-threatening for women with early-stage disease
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

A new breast cancer study brings reassuring findings for women with early-stage breast cancer who were forced to delay their cancer operations because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Newswise: Penn’s ‘Enhanced Recovery’ Program Significantly Reduces Post-Op Opioid Use
6-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Penn’s ‘Enhanced Recovery’ Program Significantly Reduces Post-Op Opioid Use
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine researchers found that when an “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” protocol was employed—which optimizes patients’ surgical care before, during, and after surgery—the majority of patients did not need opioids for pain management at one, three, and six months after elective spinal and peripheral nerve surgery.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Planned Medicare Cuts Deal Heavy Blow to Nation’s Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Ophthalmology lost more patient volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic than any other medical specialty.

Newswise: Philanthropist and Real Estate Developer, Howard S. Brown Makes $2.5 Million Gift to UM School of Medicine
Released: 5-Aug-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Philanthropist and Real Estate Developer, Howard S. Brown Makes $2.5 Million Gift to UM School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Mr. Brown’s Gift Memorializes his Daughter, Esther Ann Brown Adler, and Establishes the Thomas M. Scalea, MD Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Trauma Surgery

Newswise: Dr. Kathleen Yaremchuk Recognized with Trailblazer Award
Released: 5-Aug-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Dr. Kathleen Yaremchuk Recognized with Trailblazer Award
Henry Ford Health System

DETROIT – Kathleen Yaremchuk, M.D., chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System, was announced as the 2020 Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award recipient by Women In Otolaryngology (WIO).The announcement was published in the August issue of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery magazine.

Newswise: Surgery Milestone Reached for Rutgers Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Leader at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Surgery Milestone Reached for Rutgers Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Leader at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Urologic Oncology chief marks a major milestone in completing his 2,000th robotic prostatectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility and one of the few hospitals in the state designated to teach surgeons about this technique.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Surgery During Pregnancy for Gallbladder Infections May be Safer than Postponing
Thomas Jefferson University

Although surgery during pregnancy is often feared, in the case of cholecystitis or acute gallbladder disease, surgery may lead to better outcomes for mom and baby.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Vanderbilt Health Launches Out-of-Pocket Cost Estimator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt Health website now features an out-of-pocket cost estimator for many hospital and professional services offered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Anyone with an internet connection can use the new online tool to generate immediate estimates, with no website registration required.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Arrhythmia-free survival is indeed survival of the fittest
Elsevier

In a new study, investigators report that patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, who are physically fit before the procedure, have a much higher chance of benefiting from the procedure and remaining in normal sinus rhythm.

28-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Perioperative Surgical Home Programs Can Improve Patient Outcomes, Decrease Hospital Stays, Review Finds
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

New research shows hospitals that use of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care may be more likely to achieve good clinical outcomes and lower costs of care for their surgical patients, than hospitals without a PSH program.

Newswise: Quitline plus surgery are big motivators for giving up smoking
Released: 28-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Quitline plus surgery are big motivators for giving up smoking
UC Davis Health

Smokers who have thoracic surgery are much more likely to stop using tobacco if they also complete a quitline intervention, a new UC Davis Health study shows.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 9:40 AM EDT
CHOP Spine Surgeons Outline Framework for Prioritizing Procedures as Elective Surgeries Resume
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

As hospitals resume elective procedures, including pediatric spine surgeries, surgeons from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have outlined a framework for prioritizing pediatric spine surgeries amid the pandemic. The recommendations were published recently in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Double Surgery Improves Chances for Heart Transplant in Patients with Obesity
Thomas Jefferson University

Pairing bariatric surgery with LVAD heart surgery may be an effective bridge to heart transplant for obese patients.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
A quest for excellence
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ivan Piñón, MD, once thought his future would lead to the lab bench. But a long career practicing as an endocrinologist has led him to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center to serve as a crucial part of the effort to build a thyroid and parathyroid center of excellence.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
ASCRS Issues Updated Guidelines on Surgery for Crohn’s Disease
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Although rates of surgery for Crohn’s disease have decreased over the years, many patients still require surgical treatment – due to inadequate responses to medical therapy, severe attacks of acute colitis, and many other situations. Reflecting the latest research evidence and clinical practice, an updated set of recommendations for surgery in patients with Crohn’s disease have been published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Post-Surgical Bleeding Associated with More Deaths When Compared to Blood Clots After Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Post-surgical bleeding is associated with more deaths than blood clots from surgery, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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Released: 22-Jul-2020 10:30 AM EDT
ACS launches new Cancer Surgery Standards Program to improve the quality of surgical care provided to cancer patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs today launched the Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP), a new program that aims to improve the quality of surgical care provided to cancer patients by implementing standards for cancer surgery and standardizing the way operative data are documented and communicated.

Newswise: Surgery Restores Eye Muscle Function to Patients With Facial Paralysis
Released: 21-Jul-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Surgery Restores Eye Muscle Function to Patients With Facial Paralysis
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 21, 2020 – Surgeons at UT Southwestern have developed and analyzed the benefits of a cutting-edge technique that provides patients with facial paralysis the ability to close their eyes. They concluded that the surgery – which is only performed at a handful of institutions around the world, including UTSW – not only allowed patients to blink and voluntarily close their eyes, but also protected them against the progressive damage to the cornea that’s typically seen with facial paralysis.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer Lippincott journals win 20 APEX awards
Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that 13 of its Lippincott healthcare publications won 20 awards in the 32nd annual APEX Awards. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery won the Grand Award for Campaigns and Programs, Neurology Today and Oncology Times won Grand Awards for Writing, and Nursing Management won the Grand Award for Design & Illustration.

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Released: 21-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Spinal Stimulators for Pain Relief Repurposed to Restore Touch in a Lost Limb
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Devices commonly implanted for chronic pain could expand patient access to prosthetic arms that "feel."

Newswise: University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Two Preeminent Multi-Organ Transplant Professionals
Released: 16-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Two Preeminent Multi-Organ Transplant Professionals
University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Christine Lau, MD, MBA, The Dr. Robert W. Buxton Chair of Surgery at UMSOM, announced today the hiring of two internationally-renown transplant professionals: a surgeon scientist and a transplant scientist. The unique pair of transplant professionals provides UMSOM with a powerful combination of leadership in both clinical surgery and surgical science.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Survey: Most Ophthalmologists Support Efforts to Reduce Medicine’s Big Carbon Footprint
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and ASCRS

A just published survey of more than 1,300 U.S. cataract surgeons and nurses shows 93 percent believe that something needs to be done to reduce the excessive amount of waste produced by surgery.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Back to the Operating Room: Orthopedic Surgeons Issue Guidelines on Resuming Elective Surgery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Americans have had to delay recommended but elective orthopedic surgical procedures, such as joint replacement surgery or knee arthroscopy. Now an expert panel has issued recommendations to guide safe resumption of elective orthopedic surgery. The guidelines appear in the July 15, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
NREF Announces 2020-21 Recipients of Clinical Fellowship Grants
Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF)

List of Clinical Fellowship Grants awarded for 2020-2021 by the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF)

Newswise: Lung Screening Bus Brings High-Tech Health Care Directly to Patients
6-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Lung Screening Bus Brings High-Tech Health Care Directly to Patients
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

A mobile platform for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) can be developed with limited financial risk and take powerful screening tests directly to patients, including underserved rural areas where rates of new lung cancer cases tend to be higher.

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First in New Jersey to Perform Revolutionary Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Biopsy Procedure
Released: 13-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First in New Jersey to Perform Revolutionary Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Biopsy Procedure
Hackensack Meridian Health

More than 70% of lung nodules that need to be biopsied (analyzed to see if they are cancer) reside far out in the periphery of the lung, making them very difficult to biopsy using conventional bronchoscopy (a tube with a camera on its tip inserted through a patient's mouth into the lungs). The Ion system combines computed tomography (CT) data and robotic-assisted surgical technology to facilitate and expedite access to these nodules. The entire procedure is performed through bronchoscopy, without the need for any external surgical incisions.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
University of Georgia

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients.

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10-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Severely Damaged Human Lungs Can Now Be Successfully Recovered
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

A multidisciplinary team from Columbia Engineering and Vanderbilt University has now demonstrated that severely injured donor lungs that have been declined for transplant can be recovered outside the body by a system that uses cross-circulation of whole blood between the donor lung and an animal host. For the first time, a severely injured human lung that failed to recover using the standard clinical EVLP was successfully recovered during 24 hours on the team’s cross-circulation platform.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study: Topical Steroids Administered During Cervical Spine Surgery Reduce Swallowing Difficulties After the Procedure
Hospital for Special Surgery

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that topical steroids administered during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery help reduce swallowing difficulties following the procedure. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience. The results were also published in The Spine Journal in September 2019.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
JBR Clinical Research Surgical Center Earns Prestigious AAAASF Accreditation
CenExel Clinical Research, Inc.

The JBR Clinical Research surgical center emphasizes its dedication to safety and quality with the receipt of accreditation from the not-for-profit American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

8-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Nurses’ Use of Physician Term Anesthesiologist Misleading to Patients
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) yesterday urged the New Hampshire Supreme Court to uphold the New Hampshire Medical Board’s decision that health care professionals using the term “anesthesiologist” must be licensed physicians and meet all the requirements to practice medicine in the state, according to an amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of ASA and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Newswise: University of Miami Miller School-led technology paves way for islet regeneration in human pancreas
Released: 8-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT
University of Miami Miller School-led technology paves way for islet regeneration in human pancreas
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

New research published in Nature Communications uses a technology first developed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to enhance the oxygenation of cultured tissues that will likely be able to conduct real-time regeneration and development studies in the human pancreas.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Study Finds Patients Who Undergo Spine Surgery Prescribed Most Narcotics Three Months Following Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

As Americans have the highest opioid use rates, leading to abuse, the orthopaedic community has committed itself to studying prescription methods and patient populations to help mitigate potential addiction. A new scientific review article titled, “Ninety-day Postoperative Narcotic Use After Hospitalization for Orthopaedic Trauma,” published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), found a correlation between patient-reported pain at discharge from inpatient surgery and the number of opioids prescribed during the 90-day postoperative period.

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Released: 6-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Study Finds Immune Cell That Predicts Risk of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are the first to identify an immune cell that may predict a transplant patient’s risk of developing antibodies that can cause organ rejection. This discovery could lead to the development of therapies to prevent complications after transplant surgery.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Lower Back Pain Can Improve After Total Hip Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City reveals that symptomatic lower back pain resolved in 82% of patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and identifies which patients are more likely to have their back pain resolved. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

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Released: 2-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

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Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Engineers 3D-print sensors onto moving organs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Financial Conflicts of Interest Are Often Not Disclosed in Spinal Surgery Journals
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Many studies published by major spinal surgery journals do not include full disclosure of researchers’ financial conflicts of interest (COIs), reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Study Shows Breast Cancer Detected Earlier in States with Expanded Medicaid Coverage
28-Jun-2020 8:00 PM EDT
Study Shows Breast Cancer Detected Earlier in States with Expanded Medicaid Coverage
Yale Cancer Center

In a new study by Yale Cancer Center, researchers have demonstrated that in states with expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a higher percentage of women with breast cancer had their disease diagnosed at an early stage. No such change was seen in states that didn’t expand their coverage. The findings were published today in JAMA Surgery.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Kidneycure Announces 2020 Grant Recipients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Kidney diseases affect more than 850 million people worldwide. • KidneyCure continues to propel positive change in public health, once again funding more than $3 million to support research that changes lives. • This year’s grant recipients, among the best and the brightest in the field, bring energy, innovation and expertise to areas undergoing rapid change: acute kidney injury and repair, home dialysis, and post-transplant care.

Newswise: Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The COVID pandemic has not only had a devastating humanitarian impact, but it also has shocked health care system finances. In this webinar, STS President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, will talk with cardiothoracic surgeons, a hospital executive, and a health care consultant about various important topics.

Newswise: The 2020 July Issue of Neurosurgical Focus Examines the Brain-Machine Interface
24-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
The 2020 July Issue of Neurosurgical Focus Examines the Brain-Machine Interface
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of the contents of the 2020 July issue of Neurosurgical Focus.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
For Cardiac Rehab Patients, In-Home Portable Air Cleaners Lower Fine-Particle Pollutant Exposure
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Using an in-home portable air cleaner (PAC) can significantly reduce exposure to fine-particle air pollutants – a major risk factor for cardiovascular events in people with pre-existing heart disease, reports a pilot study in the July issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study Reveals Presurgical Expectations of Foot and Ankle Patients Exceed Those of Their Surgeons
Hospital for Special Surgery

In the first-ever study to compare surgeon and patient expectations in foot and ankle surgery, research performed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has determined that two-thirds of patients have higher presurgical expectations than their surgeons. The paper, titled "Comparison of Patients' and Surgeons' Expectations in Foot and Ankle Surgery," is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
For Children with Cleft Lip and Palate, No Major Psychological Impact of Repeated Surgeries
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Children born with cleft lip and cleft palate (CLP) commonly undergo multiple surgical procedures between infancy and adolescence. By the time they are teens, patients with CLP with more total surgeries do not have increased psychosocial problems.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Most American Women Haven’t Heard of Breast Implant-Related Lymphoma
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Only about 1 out 7 American women have heard about breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – an immune system cancer occurring in a small percentage of women with breast implants, according to a new survey.


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