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General Surgery News General Surgery News, is a monthly newspaper designed to keep general surgeons abreast of the latest developments in the field.

General Surgery News, is a monthly newspaper designed to keep general surgeons abreast of the latest developments in the field. The publication features extensive meeting coverage, analysis of journal articles, educational reviews, and information on new drugs and products.

#Surgical society shines spotlight on #hernia #mesh safety issues. Michael Rosen Shirin Towfigh, M.D. Todd Heniford http...
05/13/2019
Society Shines Spotlight on Hernia Mesh Safety Issues

#Surgical society shines spotlight on #hernia #mesh safety issues. Michael Rosen Shirin Towfigh, M.D. Todd Heniford

http://bit.ly/2WGxMMM

Las Vegas—In a first for the 22-year-old organization, the Americas Hernia Society brought together surgeons, scientists, mesh manufacturers and lawyers in a packed room at its annual meeting to address a question that, having never been answered in clinical trials, is now being debated on soc...

Essential preparation and #DisasterResponse to #HurricaneFlorence. Southeastern Surgical Congress William Hopehttp://bit...
05/01/2019
Essential Preparation and Disaster Response to Hurricane Florence

Essential preparation and #DisasterResponse to #HurricaneFlorence. Southeastern Surgical Congress William Hope

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“This hurricane came in at a much lower level than was planned, but was still a massive devastation to us. We have to think about the idea that if a major hurricane came through that we might have to evacuate our entire hospital.”

More than 37,000 people were killed in #CarCrashes in the U.S. in 2017, and 3,166 were attributed to #DistractedDriving....
04/22/2019
Distracted Driving, Tied to Rising Deaths, Becomes Focus of Study

More than 37,000 people were killed in #CarCrashes in the U.S. in 2017, and 3,166 were attributed to #DistractedDriving. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma NHTSA

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Austin, Texas—In 2017, more than 37,000 people in the United States were killed in motor vehicle crashes. About 8.5% of those fatalities—3,166 deaths—were attributed to distracted driving, according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Courtesy: Professional, Patient, Personal. Just a Word in the Dictionary? New editorial by Dr. Henry Buchwald. http://bi...
04/18/2019
Courtesy: Professional, Patient, Personal

Courtesy: Professional, Patient, Personal. Just a Word in the Dictionary? New editorial by Dr. Henry Buchwald. http://bit.ly/2UIGvRY

It was about eight in the evening when there was a knock on the door of our fifth-floor walk-up apartment, two blocks from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

The roots of #PhysicianBurnout. #Burnout http://bit.ly/2Iow92X
04/16/2019
The Roots of Physician Burnout

The roots of #PhysicianBurnout. #Burnout http://bit.ly/2Iow92X

The data to date show that 40% to 60% of practicing physicians experience burnout, and rates of depression and suicide are about two times higher among physicians compared with the general population. 

Discussing solutions for decreasing #GunViolence. #FirearmViolence #PreventtheBleed http://bit.ly/2CHRCiU
03/29/2019
Discussing Solutions for Decreasing Gun Violence

Discussing solutions for decreasing #GunViolence. #FirearmViolence #PreventtheBleed http://bit.ly/2CHRCiU

Dr. Maa shares what some surgeons are doing to help reduce the problem, including starting the conversation, counseling about the potential hazards and raising awareness about safe, locked storage.

Will there be a place for a human #surgeon in the #OR? http://bit.ly/2FDPPMw
03/29/2019
Will There Be a Place for a Human Surgeon in the OR?

Will there be a place for a human #surgeon in the #OR?
http://bit.ly/2FDPPMw

When asked about the source of inspiration for his science fiction, Ray Bradbury responded that his stories were his fantasies about our future. His genius was in how he used the written word to bring those fantasies to paper. Is what follows a fantasy? Time will tell.

Studies expose high rates of #SexualHarassment in #surgery. Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Association of Women ...
03/18/2019
Studies Expose High Rates of Sexual Harassment in Surgery

Studies expose high rates of #SexualHarassment in #surgery. Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) Association of Women Surgeons

http://bit.ly/2TIvOOw

An “alarming” number of surgeons and surgical trainees—as many as two-thirds of women and one-fourth of men in one study—experienced sexual harassment at work in the past 12 months, researchers reported at the 2019 annual meeting of the Academic Surgical Congress, held in Hou...

Gina Adrales - president of the Americas Hernia Society -speaks about initiatives to reduce disparities in surgical care...
11/30/2018
Disparities in Surgical Care

Gina Adrales - president of the Americas Hernia Society -speaks about initiatives to reduce disparities in surgical care in our latest video interview.

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Gina Adrales, MD, the president of the Americas Hernia Society speaks about initiatives to reduce disparities in surgical care. 

Structured ICU handoff increased the quantity of information transferred and improved the efficiency of the process itse...
10/04/2018
Structured ICU Handoff Improves Info Transfer

Structured ICU handoff increased the quantity of information transferred and improved the efficiency of the process itself.

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Boston—Although a primary source of medical errors, handoffs between the ICU and the operating room can be improved through a structured process that does not negatively affect practitioner satisfaction.

#AI calculator predicts death and complications for #EmergencySurgery. #Surgery Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Ins...
09/17/2018
AI Calculator Predicts Death, Complications for Emergency Surgery

#AI calculator predicts death and complications for #EmergencySurgery. #Surgery Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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West Lake Village, Calif.—Surgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, together with mathematicians from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have created a risk assessment calculator for use in patients undergoing emergency general surgery procedures.

Dr. Henry Buchwald asks the question “What’s in It for Me?” in his latest editorial Doing the Right Thing. http://...
09/05/2018
Doing the Right Thing

Dr. Henry Buchwald asks the question “What’s in It for Me?” in his latest editorial Doing the Right Thing. http://bit.ly/2Q4ZqjP

A wise friend once commented that depending on the outcome, there are three basic responses when one is presented with the opportunity to do “the right thing” for others.

Presentations show sex, race, ethnicity and insurance status still affect #SurgicalCare outcomes. Gina Adraleshttp://bit...
08/14/2018
Hernia Society Spotlights Ongoing Disparities in Surgical Care

Presentations show sex, race, ethnicity and insurance status still affect #SurgicalCare outcomes. Gina Adrales

http://bit.ly/2nCWxtF

Miami—In 1977, the first known paper to explore health care disparities in the United States reported that black Americans undergoing inguinal hernia repair were significantly more likely than whites to be operated on by a resident physician without supervision by an attending.

Experts mull new American Cancer Society guidelines for early-onset #colorectal #cancer. #CancerScreening #ColorectalCan...
08/09/2018
Experts Mull New ACS Guidelines For Early-Onset CRC

Experts mull new American Cancer Society guidelines for early-onset #colorectal #cancer. #CancerScreening #ColorectalCancer Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®)

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On the eve of this year’s Digestive Disease Week, the American Cancer Society published new guidelines recommending that the age of first screening for colorectal cancer be lowered from 50 years, the age established by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the U.S. Multi-Society Task For...

Resection may be underused for stage I #liver #cancer. #LiverCancer American Cancer Society Perelman School of Medicine ...
08/01/2018
Resection May Be Underused For Stage I Liver Cancer

Resection may be underused for stage I #liver #cancer. #LiverCancer

American Cancer Society Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

http://bit.ly/2KiFANN

In patients with stage I hepatocellular carcinoma of 5 cm or less, overall survival was superior with resection compared with radiofrequency ablation, according to a matched-cohort study presented at the 2018 Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium (abstract 46).

How to have success in failure. http://bit.ly/2LVODsQ
08/01/2018
Success In Failure

How to have success in failure.

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We are in the business of brokenness. Disease and trauma are the most common introductions to the people for whom we care.

07/27/2018

#Preoperative optimization clinics enhance #SurgicalOutcomes. Duke Health

http://bit.ly/2LFCpEJ

European meeting teaches #surgical integration of #robotics. Ajita Prabhu talks importance of watching videos and seekin...
07/26/2018
International Meeting Teaches Surgical Integration of Robotics

European meeting teaches #surgical integration of #robotics. Ajita Prabhu talks importance of watching videos and seeking proctorship. Filip Muysoms

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Dr. Ajita Prabhu discusses some of the highlights of the International Symposium on Abdominal Wall Robotic Surgery in Ghent, Belgium. She notes the importance of watching videos and seeking proctorship. 

#Surgical skills improve with age, though no difference between male and female #surgeons. David Geffern School of Medic...
07/25/2018
Surgeons Improve With Age, Study Suggests

#Surgical skills improve with age, though no difference between male and female #surgeons. David Geffern School of Medicine at UCLA

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Because surgery has a long learning curve, patients do slightly better when the surgeon is more experienced than operations done by younger colleagues, according to a new study.

07/24/2018
‘Modern Era’ Data Should Inform Decisions on Breast-Conserving Surgery

Why modern era data should inform decisions on #breast-conserving #surgery. #BreastCancer University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Stanford Medicine

http://bit.ly/2LLwcnt

Historically, although survival has been the same whether patients undergo breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy, local recurrence rates were higher in those who chose BCS. But modern-era, multimodality treatment significantly reduces the risk for recurrence in patients who undergo BCS, accordi...

Radiation-associated angiosarcoma occurred in one of 1,000 patients, but it did not occur in any without #RadiationThera...
07/23/2018
Shining a Light on Radiation-Associated Angiosarcoma

Radiation-associated angiosarcoma occurred in one of 1,000 patients, but it did not occur in any without #RadiationTherapy. #BreastCancer Radboudumc

http://bit.ly/2uZQtyv

An analysis of data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry is casting a much-needed spotlight on radiation-associated angiosarcoma (RAAS) after primary breast cancer, a rare complication of radiation therapy.

Dr. James “Butch” Rosser talks about his work with SAGES -- The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic ...
07/20/2018
The Use of Technology and Video Games in Education

Dr. James “Butch” Rosser talks about his work with SAGES -- The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Leaning Center, and using and drones and video games in education. #Surgery

http://bit.ly/2LAuHbG

Dr. James “Butch” Rosser talks about his work with the SAGES Leaning Center, including his Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills & Suturing Program, as well as the Drone STEM program, which uses drones to help children who are not performing well in science to do better on their standardized t...

Compensation plan shrinks sex-related #PayGap for #Surgeons. UAB - The University of Alabama at Birminghamhttp://bit.ly/...
07/18/2018
Compensation Plan Shrinks Sex-Related Pay Gap for Surgeons

Compensation plan shrinks sex-related #PayGap for #Surgeons.

UAB - The University of Alabama at Birmingham

http://bit.ly/2LqlnXM

Phoenix—With a pay gap between men and women in surgery that is acknowledged but inadequately addressed, the surgical department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham set out to restructure its compensation model and found that adoption of a structured compensation plan markedly narrowed&...

What’s in that #HerniaSurgery #mesh? SAGES -- The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeonshttp://b...
07/11/2018
What’s in That Mesh?

What’s in that #HerniaSurgery #mesh? SAGES -- The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

http://bit.ly/2NaAQvJ

Dr. David Earle sits down with Jeff Blatnik, MD, to discuss mesh labeling. Dr. Blatnik recommends that all hernia mesh types carry a standardized boxed label on the packaging, and that it provides a quick overview of the key properties of the mesh. 

New editorial on #insurance: Taking a Byte Out of My Practice. #Surgery http://bit.ly/2sLNRoD
06/20/2017
Taking a Byte Out of My Practice

New editorial on #insurance: Taking a Byte Out of My Practice. #Surgery

http://bit.ly/2sLNRoD

The reports of my disappearance from insurance company databases have been greatly exaggerated, to misquote Mark Twain. In fact, I was alive for my official viewing on Labor Day weekend of 2014 in Greenwood, Miss., when I went there to meet my wife’s family and friends. Now it appears that I&r...

The majority of postoperative conversations between surgeons and primary caregivers take place via a quick phone call or...
06/19/2017
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The majority of postoperative conversations between surgeons and primary caregivers take place via a quick phone call or in the hospital lobby. UAB General Surgery Residency

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06/05/2017

Seven percent of #anesthesiology residents who become addicted wind up having mortality associated with their substance abuse.

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A #MultidisciplinaryProtocol helps improve the management of patients admitted to the hospital for acute #GI bleeding. U...
05/15/2017

A #MultidisciplinaryProtocol helps improve the management of patients admitted to the hospital for acute #GI bleeding.

University of Florida
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

http://bit.ly/2rhIpWj

Recurrent #Hiatal #Hernia: Thought I Did a Good Job the First Time. #Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital David Rattne...
05/09/2017

Recurrent #Hiatal #Hernia: Thought I Did a Good Job the First Time. #Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital David Rattner
SAGES -- The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

http://bit.ly/2phcgBB

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