Dr. Anna Fagotti
CHICAGO – Delaying debulking until patients have had some chemotherapy is a safer strategy for women with advanced... More
Dr. Eric R. Sokol
ORLANDO – Independent of the objective data, the top hits for a Google search of power morcellation are advertisements... More
Dr. Mark Malangoni
CHICAGO – A national survey of 1,246 residents found no evidence that taking a commercial board-review course provides... More
Dr. Eastern
When I last wrote about the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) – last year, at about this... More
Dr. A. Marc Gillinov
SAN DIEGO – Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation at the time of mitral valve surgery provides significantly greater... More
Circumcision, appendectomy most common pediatric surgeries
Appendectomies were the most common noncircumcision surgery performed during hospital inpatient stays on children aged... More
Dr. David Grimes
ORLANDO – The proportion of hysterectomies performed with robotic assistance has been growing steadily in the absence... More
Dr. Sokbom Kang
CHICAGO – A preoperative risk model accurately identifies women with endometrial cancer who are unlikely to have lymph... More
Dr. Gala Markia Barden
HOUSTON – Surgical-site infections occurring in patients who underwent curative resection for localized colon cancer... More
Dr. Sunil V. Rao
SAN DIEGO– Complete revascularization of multivessel disease in patients hospitalized for ST-segment elevation MI... More
Dr. Jesse Joshua Smith
HOUSTON – Patients who achieve complete clinical responses after neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer... More
Dr. Elizabeth A. Mittendorf
HOUSTON – For some women with breast cancer, neoadjuvant therapy can increase the likelihood of breast-conserving... More
Dr. Pamela Soliman
CHICAGO – Sentinel lymph node mapping alone may suffice for initial staging in women with clinical high-risk... More
Dr. Jeffrey E. Gershenwald
HOUSTON – Newer systemic therapies for metastatic malignant melanoma have resulted in significant gains in survival,... More
Dr. Daniel E. Abbott
CHICAGO – Placement of a U-tube drain provides enhanced percutaneous drainage and minimizes catheter-related... More
VTE with transient risk factors is being overtreated
After a first episode of venous thromboembolism, more than 40% of patients with transient risk factors underwent... More

News

SUSAN LONDON
CHICAGO – Delaying debulking until patients have had some chemotherapy is a safer strategy for women with advanced ovarian cancer, according to interim results of the randomized phase III SCORPION trial (Surgical Complications Related to Primary or... More »
 

News, Expert Analysis

THEODORE BOSWORTH
ORLANDO – Independent of the objective data, the top hits for a Google search of power morcellation are advertisements from lawyers seeking malpractice clients, observed one of four experts participating in a debate at the annual scientific meeting... More »
 

Practice Management

ALICIA GALLEGOS
CHICAGO – Between now and the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, physicians should examine their past claims, reduce backlogs, and develop contingency plans to address unforeseen challenges, Betty Gomez said at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Informati... More »
 

Practice Management

MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER
A coalition of physician, consumer, and other advocacy groups is asking politicians to stop trying to regulate the physician-patient relationship. The Coalition to Protect the Patient-Provider Relationship – which includes the American College of... More »
 

Editorials

S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: A patient who is a school bus driver is also an alcoholic, but he continues to drive despite his physician’s warning against drinking and driving. He already has had one prior driving under the influence (DUI) conviction. Fearing a potent... More »
 

Editorials

S. Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Choose the single best answer to complete the statement, “A class-action lawsuit ...” A. Is a legal cause of action for a wrongful act perpetrated by a class of wrongdoers. B. Requires prior certification by a judge before it can go f... More »