Less posttransplant primary biliary cirrhosis with preventive UDCA
Only 21% of liver transplantation patients who received ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) after surgery developed recurrent... More
Burning the midnight oil does not impact surgical outcomes
Attending physicians who work through the wee hours of the night do not have measurably different short-term outcomes... More
Decision aids benefit OA patients considering joint replacement
Osteoarthritis patients who received patient decision aids (PtDA) in addition to usual educational resources had... More
Postexposure prophylaxis may prevent Ebola disease development
A small group of health care workers at intermediate or high risk of developing Ebola virus disease after exposure to... More
Timely epinephrine for pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest
Delay in administering epinephrine is associated with significantly poorer outcomes among pediatric patients who have... More
CT scan utilization down in children’s hospitals
The use of computed tomography in children’s hospitals appears to be on the decline across the top 10... More
Dr. Sai Yendamuri
Immediate and continued life-sustaining improvement was seen in three pediatric patients implanted with 3-D–printed... More
Reduced invasive recurrence after DCIS does not reduce mortality
Radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ reduces the risk of ipsilateral invasive... More
In controls ([A] mitral [C] pulmonary), outer layers are made of new collagen I, are much less dense than the patch, and contain  collegen III (green). In CardioCel ([B] mitral, [D] pulmonary) outer layers are very dense, thin, and exclusively collagen I.
Bioengineered tissues are showing promise in the treatment of valvular heart disease, according to the results of... More
Modifiable risk factors foretell colonic anastomotic leak
CHICAGO – Several modifiable risk factors predicted the development of anastomotic leak following elective colon... More
Dr. Vacanti, right, holding the award medallion, with Andrew Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), ACS President.
Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, FACS, received the 2015 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at a... More
Intestinal obstruction risk increased in some childhood cancer survivors
Childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk for developing an intestinal obstruction requiring surgery (IOS) 5... More
Dr. Pellegrini (right) receives his certificate from the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain.
Dr. Pellegrini (right) receives his certificate from the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain. Carlos A.... More

News

AMY KARON
Only 21% of liver transplantation patients who received ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) after surgery developed recurrent primary biliary cirrhosis, compared with 62% of patients who did not receive the bile acid, researchers reported in the Journal of H... More »
 

News

PATRICE WENDLING
Attending physicians who work through the wee hours of the night do not have measurably different short-term outcomes for elective surgeries performed the next day, according to a population-based, matched-control study published online Aug. 26. The... More »
 

Practice Management

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it completed its final Medicare fee-for-service end-to-end testing of ICD-10 with positive results. “This final end-to-end testing [that occurred July 20-24] demonstrated that CMS systems are re... More »
 

Practice Management

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) accounted for savings of more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, of the 20 Pioneer ACO programs and the 333 ACOs participating in the Medicare sha... More »
 

Editorials

SHAHID SHAFI, M.D., FACS
There is clearly a need to develop quality metrics that are relevant to the unique nature of emergency general surgery diseases. But, at the present time, there are no universally agreed upon set of quality measures for emergency general surgery. For... 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 »