ReShape dual balloon system for the stomach.
The first intragastric balloon–based device designed to help obese people lose weight has been approved by the Food and... More
Drug manufacturers delayed reporting serious unexpected adverse events
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug... More
Similar outcomes for salvage vs. planned surgery after chemoradiotherapy in esophageal cancer
For patients with esophageal cancer, salvage surgery after definitive chemoradiotherapy had similar mortality and... More
Dr. A. Marc Gillinov
NEW YORK – Patients with both mitral valve regurgitation and atrial fibrillation who undergo concurrent mitral valve... More
Pain, quality of life measures improve more in OA than RA after knee arthroplasty
Total knee arthroplasty provides osteoarthritis patients with greater improvement in pain and health-related quality of... More
Dr. Sajjad Raza
The rate of diabetic coronary artery bypass graft patients has increased more than fivefold in recent decades, and... More
Dr. Danny Dvir
PARIS – Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve procedures in patients with a failed bioprosthetic mitral valve provide... More
Massachusetts General named top hospital for 2015-2016
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston earned the top spot in the latest Best Hospitals ranking from U.S. News &... More
Surgical follow-up after ED cholelithiasis episode cuts long-term costs, complications
Patients who don’t receive surgical follow-up after an emergency department visit for cholelithiasis are at increased... More
Dr. Audra Duncan
CHICAGO – Neoaortoiliac system reconstruction or cryopreserved allografts should be used first-line to replace infected... More
Dr. Mahmoud B. Malas
CHICAGO – Carotid artery stenting is safer if patients have been on beta-blockers for at least a month beforehand,... More
Dr. Wesley Moore
CHICAGO – Carotid endarterectomy is safer than stenting when lesions have greater complexity based on length, location,... More
Dr. Jean-Michel Juliard
PARIS – Early highly preliminary results from the first-in-human study of percutaneous repair of a failing tricuspid... More
Dr. Marco Valgimigli
PARIS – The use of a second-generation zotarolimus-eluting coronary stent rather than a bare metal stent in conjunction... More
Elevated IL-6 linked to complications after major abdominal surgery
On postoperative day 1, elevated interleukin-6 level was associated with postoperative complications, according to a... More

News

ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
The first intragastric balloon–based device designed to help obese people lose weight has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, providing a treatment option that is less invasive than bariatric surgery and gastric banding. The FDA a... More »
 

News

AMY KARON
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the required time period, investigators reported online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Moreover, manufacturers were more... More »
 

Practice Management

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Coding mistakes made on behalf of physicians and other health providers led to more than $35 million in Medicare overpayments for outpatient drugs, a government watchdog has found. An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Offi... More »
 

Practice Management

RICHARD FRANKI
Several measures of mortality declined among hospitalized Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 1999 to 2013, according to a study published July 28 in JAMA. Over that time period, in-hospital mortality declined from 1.3% to 0.71%. Meanwhile, ... More »
 

Editorials

S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Which of the following statements regarding the doctrine of informed consent is best? A. All jurisdictions now require disclosure geared toward the reasonable patient rather than the reasonable doctor. B. Disclosures are less important an... More »
 

Editorials

TANYA THOMAS, M.D.
I remember waking up with my left hand swollen, red, in excruciating pain, and difficult to move. For several months prior, I had been exhausted, achy, and stiff. As a relatively new mother attempting to manage the age-old balance of family life with... More »