Surgery

Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

More than half of women who have a baby during surgical residency express some type of career dissatisfaction.

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent

Researchers evaluated patient feedback and satisfaction scores of spine surgeons by using comments from 3 leading physician rating websites.

Defining Normal: An Ethical Responsibility in Surgery

Defining Normal: An Ethical Responsibility in Surgery

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In the past few years, Snapchat has allowed plastic surgeons to showcase labiaplasty surgical procedures to a large audience, which has led to ethical concerns.

Do Not Resuscitate: Examining the Ethics of Overriding DNR Orders During Surgery

Do Not Resuscitate: Examining the Ethics of Overriding DNR Orders During Surgery

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The role of an anesthesiologist during surgery is not solely to make the patient more comfortable: if a patient becomes hemodynamically unstable, the anesthesiologist is required to administer CPR — sometimes against a patient's wishes.

In The Zone: Why Don't Surgeons Experience Flow?

In The Zone: Why Don't Surgeons Experience Flow?

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"Flow" is dependent on reaching a number of optimal conditions, including intense concentration and loss of self-consciousness. So why don't surgeons feel the flow?

Risk for Postoperative Mortality Increases As Surgery Date Approaches Weekend

Risk for Postoperative Mortality Increases As Surgery Date Approaches Weekend

Mortality was also higher in patients who underwent emergent surgery and were admitted during the weekend.

Handover of Anesthesia Care During Surgery May Increase Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Handover of Anesthesia Care During Surgery May Increase Risk for Adverse Outcomes

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Researchers observed a statistically significant association between the complete handover of anesthesia care and adverse postoperative outcomes.

Postsurgical Outcomes Improved With Coordinated Interdisciplinary Care

Postsurgical Outcomes Improved With Coordinated Interdisciplinary Care

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Interdisciplinary care was associated with shorter duration of hospital stay, fewer post-interventional complications, and lower rates of readmissions.

Patient Preference of Surgery vs Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis

Patient Preference of Surgery vs Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis

A meaningful number of patients may choose nonoperative management for treatment of acute appendicitis.

Use of Situational Judgment Testing to Predict Surgical Resident Performance

Use of Situational Judgment Testing to Predict Surgical Resident Performance

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Data show little support for the use of emotional intelligence assessment and weak support for personality factors, including agreeableness, extraversion, and independence.

Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders High Among Surgeons and Interventionalists

Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders High Among Surgeons and Interventionalists

The prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders appears to be high for surgeons and interventionalists.

Weight Loss Patterns Vary After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Weight Loss Patterns Vary After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Researchers observed different weight loss patterns following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

Surgical Residents in the US Have High Levels of Burnout, Stress

Surgical Residents in the US Have High Levels of Burnout, Stress

The prevalence of burnout in surgical residents was driven by exhaustion and depersonalization.

Overlapping Surgery Does Not Compromise Patient Safety in Complex Neurosurgical Cases

Overlapping Surgery Does Not Compromise Patient Safety in Complex Neurosurgical Cases

For patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, overlapping surgery is not associated with morbidity, mortality, or worsened functional status.

FDA Approves Robotically-Assisted Surgical Device for Minimally Invasive Surgery

FDA Approves Robotically-Assisted Surgical Device for Minimally Invasive Surgery

The FDA has approved the Senhance System to help facilitate minimally invasive surgery for adult patients.

Utilizing "Sham Surgery" for the Placebo Effect

Utilizing "Sham Surgery" for the Placebo Effect

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Sham surgeries result in positive outcomes for the patient more often than expected.

30-Day Mortality Lower Among Patients Treated by Female Surgeons

30-Day Mortality Lower Among Patients Treated by Female Surgeons

Patients treated by female surgeons were less likely to die within 30 days than patients treated by male surgeons.

When Does a Physician's Age Become a Medical Liability in Patient Care?

When Does a Physician's Age Become a Medical Liability in Patient Care?

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There's no reason why something as critical as making sure that our surgeons are competent should be left to chance.

The Dan Plan: The Importance of Practice to the Novice Resident

The Dan Plan: The Importance of Practice to the Novice Resident

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Dan's story and the story most young surgeons have both start with the same simple premise: the more you practice something, the better you get.

Should Surgeons Disclose Sleep Deprivation to Patients During Informed Consent?

Should Surgeons Disclose Sleep Deprivation to Patients During Informed Consent?

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The law surrounding informed consent has evolved from asking what a reasonable surgeon would have disclosed to focusing on what a reasonable patient would have wanted to know.

Transplant Surgery: Are We Doing Enough (Of It)?

Transplant Surgery: Are We Doing Enough (Of It)?

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Informed decisions that would allow safe, controlled and efficient organ donations in the absence of a declaration of brain or cardiac death remains a complete nonstarter.

Gender Reassignment Surgeries on the Rise Since 2015

Gender Reassignment Surgeries on the Rise Since 2015

The rise is attributed to more widespread insurance coverage and growing acceptance of transgender people.

Procedures Performed During the Weekend Associated With Higher Mortality

Procedures Performed During the Weekend Associated With Higher Mortality

Though low overall, the odds of dying double if the procedure is done on Saturday or Sunday.

Pre-Operative Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Pre-Operative Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

The program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance for pre-op patients.

Hospitals Potentially Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

Hospitals Potentially Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research.

Poor Surgeon Attitude Toward Patients Linked with Worse Outcomes

Poor Surgeon Attitude Toward Patients Linked with Worse Outcomes

Patients treated by surgeons with the most complaints had more complications in the month following surgery.

Thyroid Surgery Outcomes Not Compromised by Duty Hour Restrictions

Thyroid Surgery Outcomes Not Compromised by Duty Hour Restrictions

There was a reduction in overall mortality following a decrease at teaching hospitals with otolaryngology programs.

Association Found Between Surgery and Developing Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Association Found Between Surgery and Developing Guillain-Barré Syndrome

A history of autoimmune diseases or malignancy may predispose some patients to developing GBS.

Methodology Shown to Reduce Surgically Associated Infections

Methodology Shown to Reduce Surgically Associated Infections

This showed a reduction in the risk of health care-associated infections in patients undergoing surgical procedures.

Lean Practices Implementation Shown To Cut Wait Times at VA Hospitals

Lean Practices Implementation Shown To Cut Wait Times at VA Hospitals

Implementing lean practices at VA hospitals shown to drop mean patient wait times for elective general surgical procedures and increase operative volumes.

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