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Ohio Surgeon Who Wrote His Own Colorful Obituary Dead at 48
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950540

May 4th, 2021 - The family of Ohio surgeon Thomas Lee Flanigan, 48, who died last week, made public the obituary he wrote himself, self-eulogizing his "shocking and unexpected, yet fabulous, exit." Flanigan, who referred to himself as the "Ginger God of Surgery and Shenanigans," wrote, "Yes, I have joined the likes of Princess Diana, John Belushi, and Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter in leaving while still at ...

'Malicious Peer Review' Destroyed Doc's Career, He Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950564

May 4th, 2021 - Cardiothoracic surgeon J. Marvin Smith III, MD, had always thrived on a busy practice schedule, often performing 20 to 30 surgeries a week. A practicing surgeon for more than 40 years, Smith says he had no plans to slow down anytime soon. But Smith says his career was derailed when leaders at Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio initiated a sudden peer review proceeding against him. The h...

Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Associated With Weight Loss, Diabetes Remission
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950423

May 3rd, 2021 - (Reuters Health) - Gastric cancer patients with diabetes who undergo conventional gastrectomy have an increased likelihood of diabetes remission with greater postoperative weight loss, independent of baseline weight, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 5,150 patients with diabetes who had gastrectomy for cancer between 2004 and 2014. Overall, 25% of patients experienced diabet...

Surgical Residents Getting Fewer Hours in the OR During Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950382

May 3rd, 2021 - (Reuters Health) - Surgical residents logged about one third fewer hours in the OR during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds. A review of operative logs of general surgery residents in 16 U. S Every PGY level had a significant reduction in total major case volume, the researchers report. Compared to pre-pandemic years, PGY one residents in the COVID-19 period perf...

US Will Restrict Travel From India
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950360

May 2nd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. will begin restricting travel from India on Tuesday as a coronavirus surge continues to swell across the country. The Biden administration announced the decision on Friday based on advice from the CDC. "The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads a...

Hypnotherapy Reduces Postoperative Opioid Use
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950349

May 2nd, 2021 - Hypnotherapy may be an effective way to reduce opioid use in postsurgical settings, new research shows. In a study of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), those undergoing hypnosis before surgery used fewer opioids postoperatively than their counterparts who did not undergo psychosis, even though pain, length of hospital stay, and complications were similar between the two patient...

National Poll Shows 'Concerning' Impact of COVID on Americans' Mental Health
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950359

May 2nd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Concern and anxiety around COVID-19 remains high among Americans, with more people reporting mental health effects from the pandemic this year than last, and parents concerned about the mental health of their children, results of a new poll by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) show.   A...

After Complex Cancer Surgery, Readmission to Different Hospital Tied to Increased Risk of Death
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950189

Apr 29th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients who have postoperative complications after being discharged following complex oncologic surgery are less likely to die if they are readmitted to the hospital where the surgery was performed, than if they are admitted to a different hospital, according to a new study. The fragmentation of care that happens when a patient is readmitted to an outside hospital (...

Bariatric Surgery Least Favoured Route to T2D Remission
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950167

Apr 28th, 2021 - Bariatric surgery may be the most effective method of achieving type 2 diabetes remission, but it is the least favoured, suggests the results of a debate in which experts weighed the pros and cons of the main approaches. However, no matter whether patients opt for intentional weight loss, a low-carb diet or gastric bypass surgery, the experts agreed that more support for type 2 diabetes patient...

Consider Risk for Barrett's Esophagus After Bariatric Surgery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950199

Apr 28th, 2021 - Barrett's esophagus occurred in nearly 12% of patients who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy after sleeve gastrectomy, but it was not associated with postoperative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), based on data from 10 studies that totaled 680 adult patients. Sleeve gastrectomy has become more popular in recent years as an effective strategy for patients with severe obesity, wrote Bas...

Indians Rush for COVID-19 Vaccines as Death Toll Passes 200,000
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950095

Apr 28th, 2021 - NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indians struggled to register online for a mass vaccination drive set to begin at the weekend as the country's toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday, worsened by shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen. The second wave of infections has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past week, overwhelming health facilities and crema...

Vital Medical Supplies Reach India as COVID Deaths Near 200,000
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950054

Apr 27th, 2021 - NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Vital medical supplies began to reach India on Tuesday as hospitals starved of life-saving oxygen and beds turned away coronavirus patients, and a surge in infections pushed the death toll close to 200,000. A shipment from Britain, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived in the capital New Delhi, though a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson sa...

Canada to Send Army, Red Cross to Province Worst Affected by COVID-19 Surge
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950005

Apr 27th, 2021 - OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will send the armed forces and Red Cross to Ontario to help the country's most populous province as it struggles to cope with a surge in hospitalizations from COVID-19, the country's public safety minister said on Monday. The federal government approved a request from Ontario which would include air lifting medical personnel from the Atlantic province of Newfoundland a...

An Unorthodox Allergy Clinic Seeks to Disrupt Medicine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950121

Apr 27th, 2021 - Carrie Martin had a two-part systemto protect her food-allergic daughter from accidental exposures to peanuts or sesame. Martin scoured ingredient lists at the grocery store. Her husband re-checked them at home before cooking meals. "We thought our system was so foolproof," said Martin, a teacher in Ormond Beach, Florida. But once, in 2012, Martin unwittingly grabbed the wrong pizza crust at th...

Hospital Chargemasters Could Do More Harm Than Good
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950053

Apr 27th, 2021 - (Reuters Health) - Federally mandated hospital price lists yield limited, if any, benefits and tend to be so inflated and misleading they could serve to deter U.S. cancer patients from getting necessary surgeries, new research finds. "Patients may have sticker shock" after seeing the prices on so-called chargemasters, said Dr. Roy Xiao, lead author of the research reported in JAMA Surgery. "Mor...

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950115

Apr 27th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. In March 2020, just weeks into the covid-19 pandemic, the incident command center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston was scrambling to understand this deadly new disease. It appeared to be killing more Black and brown patients than whites. For Latinos, there was an additional warning sign...

Transgender Adults' Mental Health Improves With Desired Surgeries
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950082

Apr 27th, 2021 - Transgender adults who have undergone desired gender-affirming surgical transition show significant improvements in mental health, with reduced rates of psychological distress and suicidality, compared with those who have not received surgery, according to results from the largest study of its kind on the issue. "To our knowledge, this is the first large-scale, controlled study to demonstrate a...

The New Valveless Glaucoma Drainage Device: An Expert's Take
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949965

Apr 27th, 2021 - The Ahmed ClearPath (New World Medical, Rancho Cucamonga, California), a valveless glaucoma drainage device, arrived on the market in late 2019. In ordinary times, ophthalmologists would have used the intervening months to familiarize themselves with this device, but such opportunities have been severely limited during COVID-19. As clinics slowly return to normal, Dr Shuchi Patel reached out to...

Pediatric Bronchiolitis: Less Is More
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950087

Apr 27th, 2021 - A common cause of infant morbidity and hospitalization in developed countries, infant viral bronchiolitis, has long been bedeviled by treatment uncertainty beyond supportive care. Rationales for most pharmacologic treatments continue to be debated, and clinical practice guidelines generally advise respiratory and hydration support, discouraging the use of chest radiography, albuterol, glucocort...

Want COVID Under Control? Screen Asymptomatic Kids Now, Fast
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949849

Apr 27th, 2021 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. This transcript has been edited for clarity. Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I'm Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. As we face a new struggle to get COVID-19 vaccination rates up in this country, we need to remember that there is a group of peopl...