ACS Clinical Congress Report 2014
The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress offers members a remarkable experience. The meeting has... More
Josh Gray
Physicians experienced no major changes in patient volume or complexity since the Affordable Care Act’s coverage... More
Senate recesses without addressing SGR repeal bill
The Senate adjourned for a 2-week recess early on March 27, leaving without taking action on House-passed legislation... More
Four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy linked to less fatigue
Single-port and four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy were associated with similar self-reported pain scores and... More
Dr. Dee E. Fenner
ORLANDO – A proprietary self-fixating polypropylene mesh system implanted with minimally invasive surgery provides a... More
Dr. Jean Panneton
CHICAGO – Mesenteric stenting has replaced open surgery as first-line treatment for chronic mesenteric ischemia, but it... More
HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
The federal government has launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network as a way to help physicians and... More
New guideline outlines management of hip fractures in elderly patients
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ new guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of hip fractures in elderly... More
The miniature heart pump is designed for use during certain high-risk HRPCI procedures.
A miniature heart pump has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to “help certain patients maintain stable... More
Future physician shortages could be smaller than originally forecast
The Association of American Medical Colleges, after taking another look into its crystal ball of supply and demand,... More
VIDEO: Data support switching to transradial PCI access
SAN DIEGO – Cardiologists should switch from transfemoral to transradial access in acute coronary syndrome patients... More
Noisy OR linked to communication gaps, surgical site infections
Noise in the OR has been on the rise for decades, prompting researchers to look into the links between sound levels,... More
Blood urea nitrogen level and Khorana score predict early pancreatic cancer mortality
Using parameters routinely collected in patients with pancreatic cancer, the Khorana score and the blood urea nitrogen... More
Christopher Loftus
SAN DIEGO – Patients taking calcium supplementation after gastric bypass surgery had higher rates of kidney stone... More

News

SHARON WORCESTER
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – The perception that one’s physician had recommended contralateral prophylactic mastectomy was a particularly important factor in the decision to undergo the procedure among BRCA1/2 mutation noncarriers with newly diagnosed brea... More »
 

News

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Physicians experienced no major changes in patient volume or complexity since the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion provisions took effect, a study shows. Of patient encounters, 22.9% of primary care visits in 2014 were by new patients, com... More »
 

Practice Management

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Physicians cannot sue state governments over low Medicaid payments, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 5-4 decision, the high court overturned a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that said physicians and other providers could sue to hold ... More »
 

Healthcare Reform

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory Board. ©trekandshoot/thinkstockphotos.com This leaves in place a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals, which dismissed the lawsuit Coons v. Le... More »
 

Editorials

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Physicians cannot sue state governments over low Medicaid payments, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 5-4 decision, the high court overturned a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that said physicians and other providers could sue to hold ... More »
 

Palliative Care

DAVID ZONIES, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM
A few months ago, a colleague asked me about treating a patient’s pain that he was managing for months both in and out of the hospital for what was now an incurable condition. This very skilled surgeon believed that the patient should “not requir... More »