The HCPLive surgery page is a resource for medical news and expert insights on invasive medicine. This page features expert-led coverage, articles, videos and research on the therapies and development of treatments for surgery, and more.
FDA Approves Port Delivery System with Ranibizumab for Wet AMD
The novel PDS implant will allow patients with retina disease to receive continuous anti-VEGF formulation for up to 6 months between refills.
Assuring Optimal Implant Insertion of Port Delivery Systems for Anti-VEGF
Veeral S. Sheth, MD, MBA, discusses what ophthalmologists will need to learn about PDS application for patients with AMD.
Marc P. Michalsky, MD: Challenges in Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Michalsky observed challenges in pediatric bariatric surgery, specifically growing consensus on its use, the use of BMI, and access to treatment.
History of Bariatric Surgery Improves COVID-19 Outcomes in Patients with Obesity
Data show 5 of 20 patients with history of MBS in the study experienced the primary composite outcome of IMV and/or death by day 7.
Disparities in Ophthalmic Telemedicine Apparent During COVID-19 Pandemic
Factors associated with decreased receipt of ophthalmic telehealth care included older age, male sex, and patients with an educational level of high school or less.
Monocular Reading Acuity Associated With Visual Function, Disease Severity
Investigators noted the relationship of reading performance with visual acuity supports the validity of reading performance as end point in clinical trials.
Regional Differences in the Obesity Crisis
Episode 3 of Crisis Point examines the regional differences in obesity, from issues with nutrition and food insecurity to the use of the phrase "food desert".
Number of Anti-VEGF Injections Increase Over Time in Patients with nAMD
The mean number of injections per year was 6.2 ± 1.4 injections following 1 year of treatment in 2007 - 2010 and 8.3 ± 2.0 injections in 2016 - 2017.
Survival Rate Lower for HCV Patients After Liver Transplantation
Only 1 patient died due to HCV-related complications following liver transplantation.
Burdens of Clinical Care in the Obesity Crisis
Episode 2 of HCPLive Crisis Point tackles the clinical aspects and potential burdens clinicians face in the pursuit of obesity care.
Aflibercept, Ranbizumab Shown To Improve Visual Acuity in Eyes with CRVO
Baseline VA show slight improvement in aflibercept versus ranibizumab treated eyes, (42.5 letters versus 36.9 letters).
School-Based Vision Program Linked to Improved Student Academic Performance
Students who received eyeglasses through a school-based vision program achieved better reading scores, but sustained impact not observed after 2 years.
FDA Approves Ranibizumab Biosimilar for Treatment of Retinal Vascular Disorders
The approval of ranibizumab-nuna marks the first ophthalmology biosimilar to become FDA approved in the United States.
Defining the Scope of the Obesity Crisis
HCPLive Crisis Point takes an in-depth look at the obesity crisis, beginning with the process of medical diagnosis and who is impacted the most by the disease.
FDA Clears Drug-Device Combination Matrix for Chronic Wound Care
The wound care matrix is composed of hydrolyzed fish collagen infused with cod liver oil and other plant-derived oil and wax to aid in the natural wound healing process.
Jim Miastkowski: Role of Fitness, Wellness Programs in Special Population Care
Wellness trainers educate patients on how to begin exercise programs and then track progression and results of patients to aid in rehabilitation process.
IBS Diagnosis Associated with Increased Risk of Glaucoma
Data show patients with chronic IBS had six times the odds of developing glaucoma (OR 6.58; 95% CI, 2.00 - 16.89), in comparison to those without chronic IBS.
FDA Clears Technology Platform for Examining Cardiac Tissue
The mapping system incorporate referencing based on 3D navigation, similar to what is used for brain, spine, ENT, and lung surgeries.
Matthias Behrends, MD: Reducing Post-Operative Pain
Opioids are likely still needed in most cases following trauma or surgery.
Delaying Reversal Ileostomy Leads to Higher C Difficile Risk
In the study, 5.6% of patients developed a post-operative C difficile infection.
Pediatric Glaucoma Surgery Demonstrates Long-Term Success
Patients with 360° catheter-assisted trabeculotomy had the best success rates.
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries May Help Manage Intraocular Pressure
More randomized controlled trials are needed to assess their long-term effectiveness, safety, and effects on health-related quality of life.
Cystoid Macular Edema Prevalent Post-RRD Surgery
Epiretinal membrane and initial detachment of the macula are risk factors for post-operative CME.
TWILIGHT Analysis Highlights Sex Disparities in PCI Treatment, Outcomes
Investigators discuss observed outcomes in females with high-risk PCI treatment, and their continued underrepresentation in pharmacologic studies.
Edmund Tsui, MD: Making the Most of the ARVO 2021 Agenda
The UCLA expert discusses the lengthy virtual agenda of this year's meeting, as well as his own session recommendations and key discussions.
Bariatric Surgery Reduces Mortality for Type 2 Diabetes
Men, individuals with 15 years of type 2 diabetes, and those older than 55 years old had the greatest absolute risk reduction.
Surgeries Common for Crohn’s Disease Despite Biologics
The amount of minimally invasive surgeries has increased between 2010-2017.
C Diff Risk Explored Following Pediatric Appendicitis Procedures
Patients with C. diff infections had nearly a 5 day longer length of hospital stay than a group without CDI.
Hypertension Rates Higher in Children with Congenital Heart Disease
The risk of hypertension increased in pediatric patients with more complex surgery.
Radiocontrast Exposure Safe for Kidney Function
Many believed radiocontrast exposure could be linked to long-term kidney impairment.
2 Clarke Drive Cranbury, NJ 08512