October 2016

Waking Up During Surgery

January 16, 2017

Surgical Rounds

An awakening in the midst of surgery is a patient’s and an anesthesiologist’s nightmare. British scientists have developed a new way to prevent that.

Diverticulitis: Why Operate Early?

January 16, 2017

Surgical Rounds

It has become increasingly common for patients having experienced as few as three episodes of diverticulitis to opt for colectomy. A study examines the efficacy of younger, less frequent sufferers receiving the surgery earlier than guidelines typically recommend.

Opioid Dependence After Surgery Is Even Worse Than Physicians Thought

January 16, 2017

Surgical Rounds

Scott Sigman, MD, discusses recent study results that show more people become dependent on prescription drugs following surgery than previously thought – which is why his involvement in the Choices Matter program is so important.

FDA: Surgery on Babies Risks Brain Damage

January 16, 2017

Surgical Rounds

After a review of existing studies, the FDA today sent out a warning that surgery lasting three hours or more poses a threat of brain or other neurological damage in babies, fetuses, and toddlers.

Real-World Study on Valve Replacement Finds It More Dangerous than Surgery

January 16, 2017

Surgical Rounds

An analysis of thousands of patients in Germany taken from a national registry found interventional procedures more dangerous than surgery for severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. But there may have been confounding factors.

FDA Issues Refusal to File for Postoperative Pain Reliever's NDA Bid

January 16, 2017

Surgical Rounds

Deeming Xaracoll to be a drug/device combination, the Food and Drug Administration notified Innocoll yesterday that it would not be going forward with the New Drug Application they had filed for the product in October.

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