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By Jeannette Wick
A diagnosis of obesity-related hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (OrHH) does not reduce the efficacy of bariatric surgery in men.
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By Jeannette Wick
Smoking cessation before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was found to reduce the risk of serious pulmonary complications.
By Jeannette Wick
Study concludes that patients refusing blood products should not be denied non-cardiac surgical treatment.
By Jeannette Wick
New-onset diabetes mellitus incidence is lower in living donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients than in deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT) recipients.
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that women and men who underwent gastric bypass surgery underreported their post-operative weight by an average of 1 kg or less.
By Jeannette Wick
During the limited period in which the cosmetic surgeon consults with a body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) patient before rhinoplasty, several factors must be assessed and discussed.

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For obese women with prevalent urinary incontinence, the frequency of UI episodes is reduced during 3 years of follow-up after bariatric surgery, according to a study presented at the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association 2014 Scientific Meeting, held from July 22 to 26 in Washington, DC.
Most Americans focus on provider quality related to doctor-patient interactions rather than effectiveness of care when defining provider quality, according to a report published by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery colorectal program is feasible in a community hospital setting and significantly improves outcomes, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Surgery.
During the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million Americans gained health insurance coverage.
There has been a decrease in the number of uninsured following the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to a report published online July 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
For patients undergoing cardiac surgery, the strongest predictors of stroke up to two years postoperatively include advanced age, history of stroke, and peripheral vascular disease, according to a study published online July 21 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.
Aspirin may be less preferable to other anticoagulants following hip fracture repair, but may be favored after elective knee or hip arthroplasty, according to a meta-analysis published online July 17 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Physicians should be aware of the prevalence and serious consequences associated with use of counterfeit medical devices, according to a letter to the editor published online July 20 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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Featured Videos
In this segment the panelists describe surgical approaches available for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), which vary based on the primary site of the tumor.
Anthony Watkins, MD, from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center,discusses the advantages of living donation in kidney transplantation.
In this video, Allan Stewart, MD, assistant professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, discusses the advances in Cardiovascular surgery.
In this video, Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, discusses the types of chronic pancreatitis patients who are candidates for total pancreatectomy with islet cell transplantation.