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Surgical Outcomes After Operative Procedures in Patients with Behcet’s Disease
https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/surgical-outcomes-after-operative-procedures-in-patients-with-behcets-disease/
Youjin Jung and Eun bong Lee, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul et. al.

Nov 9th, 2021 - Background/Purpose: Behcet’s disease (BD) is characterized by hyper-inflammatory response to trauma, which is called the pathergy phenomenon. Therefore, there are concerns about post-operative complications when the affected patients undergo surgical procedures. Here, we comprehensively investigated the incidences of postoperative complications after surgical procedures. Methods: We retrospecti...

Disappearing Digits: A National Retrospective Matched Cohort Study Examining the Risk of Lower Extremity Amputation in Gout
https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/disappearing-digits-a-national-retrospective-matched-cohort-study-examining-the-risk-of-lower-extremity-amputation-in-gout/
Quint Soto, Alison Petro, Bryant England et. al.

Nov 7th, 2021 - Background/Purpose: Gout is associated with a number of comorbidities such as diabetes that are known risk factors for peripheral vascular disease. These comorbidities along with manifestations that mimic infection could place patients with gout at an increased risk of undergoing lower extremity amputation (LEA). The goal of this study was to determine if patients with gout are at a higher risk...

Cardiac Valve Surgery Outcomes in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome
https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/cardiac-valve-surgery-outcomes-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome/
Tali Eviatar, Stanley Niznik, Nancy Agmon-Levin2 and Daphna Paran et. al.

Nov 6th, 2021 - Background/Purpose: Cardiac valve involvement in the APS is prevalent, necessitating valve surgery in about 5% of the patients. Data regarding valve surgery outcomes in APS relies on small case series and case reports with a mortality rate ranging from 12.5% to 40%. We aimed to describe the outcome and prognosis of cardiac valve surgery in patients with primary and secondary APS, and to determi...

FDA OKs Adjuvant Atezolizumab for Early-Stage Lung Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960998

Oct 15th, 2021 - The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for the immunotherapy drug atezolizumab (Tecentriq) — the adjuvant treatment following resection and platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with stage II to IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have PD-L1 expression ≥ 1%. The agency also approved the Ventana PD-L1 (SP263) Assay (Ventana Medical Systems) as the co...

Choice of Mesh for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Tied to Risk of Reoperation
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960875

Oct 15th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The type of surgical mesh used for laparoscopic repair of primary or incisional ventral hernias is associated with the rate of reoperations, a new study from Denmark suggests. "The findings indicate that the type of mesh may matter for the outcome and that the choice of mesh should depend on hernia type," Dr. Jason Joe Baker of Herlev Hospital and colleagues write in...

When Can Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis in Adults Be Treated Nonoperatively?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960920

Oct 15th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Careful patient selection is key to optimizing treatment for adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, a secondary analysis of the APPAC II randomized trial showed. "When evaluating patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis for non-operative management, the emphasis...should be on ruling out patients that already have or who are at risk of developing complic...

House Committee: Racial Bias in Clinical Decision Support 'Unacceptable'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960979

Oct 15th, 2021 - As a rising chorus of healthcare experts decries the harmful racial bias in clinical decision support tools (CDSTs), the House Ways and Means Committee has released a report spelling out in detail what the problem is, how it affects health equity, and how healthcare stakeholders can address it. Among the issues described in the report is the widespread practice of applying "racial correction" m...

Texas Women Drive Hours for Abortions After New Law
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960877

Oct 14th, 2021 - A 33-year-old mother of three from central Texas is escorted down the hall by clinic administrator Kathaleen Pittman prior to getting an abortion. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The 33-year-old Texas woman drove alone four hours through the night to get to the Louisiana abortion clinic for a consultation. She initially planned to sleep in her car, but an advocacy group helped arrange a hotel room. Sing...

Hypoparathyroidism Rates Low After Thyroidectomy for Graves Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960909

Oct 14th, 2021 - Dr Carolyn Seib Older people treated for Graves disease with total thyroidectomy in the United States are at low risk of developing hypoparathyroidism, according to results from a large population-based cohort study. "The risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism among older adults with Graves disease treated with thyroidectomy is low and, therefore, concerns about this complication should not deter...

Failure to Communicate 'Doc-to-Doc' Blamed for Patient's Death
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960857

Oct 14th, 2021 - The family of a man who died from a rare and feared complication of head and neck cancer has filed a $34 million lawsuit against the medical center where he was treated, alleging that his death would have been avoided had there been better communication between the surgical oncologist and the treatment team. The patient was a 49-year-old man who was experiencing chronic pain in his right ear. H...

A rare case of benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma misdiagnosed as hydatid cyst ...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12876-021-01947-7 10.1515/pp-2019-0024 10.1002/1097-0142(197908)44:2<692::aid-cncr2820440242>3.0.co;2-6 10.1155/2017/9752908 10.1007/s00595-010-4301-5 10.1053/hupa.2003.31 10.1097/00004347-198612000-00010 10.1080/10937404.2016.1195323 10.1016/S0344-0338(86)80056-5
BMC Gastroenterology; Ahmad Beshr K, Mohammad Sami A et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma (BMPM) is one of the rarest diseases in medicine with only more than 200 cases worldwide. This paper aims to report a case of Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma that strangely arose from the liver and was long treated as Hydatid cyst. The case also had many risk factors including asbestos exposure that had not yet been linked with Benign Multic...

Umbilical hernia repair and recurrence: need for a clinical trial?
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12893-021-01358-1 10.1080/110241598750004391 10.1007/s10029-010-0705-9 10.1007/s00464-013-3170-6 10.1097/00000658-191505000-00006 10.1007/s00464-016-5073-9 10.21037/ales.2018.12.09 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000097 10.1046/j.1445-2197.2003.02748.x 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30298-8 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.05.021 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5052 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003086 10.1016/j.surg.2019.04.040 10.1007/s10029-016-1466-x 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.03.014 10.1007/s10029-018-1791-3 10.1007/s00464-015-4258-y 10.1007/s00464-016-4984-9 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2007.04.013 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_27_19 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.04.020 10.1007/s00268-014-2765-y 10.3389/fsurg.2019.00001 10.1016/j.surg.2020.01.001
BMC Surgery; Mannion J, Hamed MK et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Umbilical hernia repair, despite its perceived simplicity, is associated with recurrence between 2.7 and 27%, in mesh repair and non mesh repair respectively. Many factors are recognized contributors to recurrence however multiple defects in the linea alba, known to occur in up to 30% of patients, appear to have been overlooked by surgeons. This systematic review assessed reporting of second or...

A rare Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12893-021-01357-2 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31377-1 10.4103/njcp.njcp_217_17 10.1111/ans.14945 10.21037/atm.2018.11.26 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.12.030
BMC Surgery; Gu YM, Li XY et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Symptomatic Bochdalek hernias are found mainly in infants in respiratory distress and occur rarely in adults. We report a rare case of Bochdalek hernia associated with developmental abnormalities in an adult who exhibited acute chest pain and dyspnea on exertion. This case highlights the importance of the differential diagnosis of acute left-sided chest pain and antenatal examination.

What is the impact of scoliotic correction on postoperative shoulder imbalance in sever...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-021-04763-y 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001039 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001684 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.10.001 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.05.027 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182a3cd90 10.3171/2014.10.SPINE13690 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.04.065 10.1016/j.clineuro.2018.12.003 10.1007/s00586-013-2793-6 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000995 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.03.106 10.1097/00007632-200209150-00009 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003407 10.1007/s00586-019-05933-2 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000520 10.1007/s00586-015-4313-3 10.1186/1471-2474-15-366 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001516 10.1007/s00586-017-5289-y 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000578 10.1007/s00586-018-5669-y 10.1016/j.jos.2019.10.001 10.3171/2016.6.PEDS16162 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003088
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders; Yuan S, Fan N et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - Although recent studies have investigated the risk factors for PSI, few studies have focused on the impact of scoliotic correction on postoperative shoulder imbalance (PSI), especially in severe and rigid scoliosis (SRS). The purpose of the study was to study the effect of scoliotic correction on PSI in SRS. The preoperative, postoperative, and minimum 2-year follow-up radiographs of 48 consecu...

Long-term outcomes of maxillary single-tooth implants in relation to timing protocols o...
https://doi.org/10.1111/clr.13838
Clinical Oral Implants Research; Pommer B, Danzinger M et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - The aim of the present systematic literature review was to determine whether long-term treatment results with single-tooth implants may differ depending on the timing of implant placement in relation to tooth extraction (immediate IP/early EP/delayed DP) and the timing of prosthetic loading (immediate IL/early EL/delayed DL). Electronic and manual searches were performed to identify studies rep...

Changes in peri-implant soft tissue levels following surgical treatment of peri-implant...
https://doi.org/10.1111/clr.13840
Clinical Oral Implants Research; Sanz-Martín I, Cha JK et. al.

Oct 14th, 2021 - To assess the changes in peri-implant soft tissue levels after the surgical treatment of peri-implantitis. Randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, cohort studies and case series, evaluating the changes in the position of the mucosal margin before and after surgical treatment of peri-implantitis, were searched. Secondary outcomes were changes in keratinized mucosa (KM), radiogr...

Crohn's Disease: No Decline in Stomas Despite Increased Use of Anti-TNF Therapy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960758

Oct 13th, 2021 - Despite increasing use of anti–tumor necrosis factor (TNF) medications in recent years and a low rate of proctectomy, there has been no decline in stoma incidence among Crohn's disease (CD) patients, according to a new retrospective analysis of a Swedish population database. The overall 5-year stoma incidence was 2.5%, and there was no significant difference between calendar periods, wrote Åsa ...

Legal, Business Groups Challenge Antitrust Charges Against DaVita Inc, Former CEO
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960760

Oct 13th, 2021 - DaVita Inc, Former CEO Charged With Healthcare Labor Market Collusion A federal grand jury charged DaVita Inc and former CEO Kent Thiry for conspiring with competing employers not to try to hire certain employees. DaVita owns and operates outpatient medical care centers across the country. It focuses on dialysis and kidney care. DaVita's co-conspirator, Surgical Care Affiliates LLC and its rela...

Why Black Women Are Much More Likely to Die of Endometrial Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960353

Oct 13th, 2021 - Why are Black women dying of endometrial cancer at a much higher rate than White women? Although this survival gap exists across basically every cancer type — breast, prostate, colorectal, non–small cell lung cancer — the numbers for endometrial cancer are particularly alarming. Research shows that Black women have a 90% higher mortality rate than White women. Kemi Doll, MD, MSCR Kemi Doll, MD,...

Anxiety, Depression Track With Prevalence of COVID Cases
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960817

Oct 13th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Anxiety and depression symptoms increased in adults last winter as COVID-19 surged in the United States but declined in the spring as COVID activity approached its nadir, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The relative increases and decreases in freque...