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Reducing Poor Surgical Oncology Practices

Many of the tests and procedures commonly performed in surgical oncology are not always necessary. Experts have released new recommendations to support conversations between physicians and patients on care that is truly necessary.

Transradial Angiography: Coming to a Consensus

A consensus statement has been issued on the best practices for transradial angiography and interventions.The recommendations aim to ensure high-quality patient care as transradial access becomes increasingly popular in catheter-based procedures.

Breast-Conserving Surgery for Invasive Breast Cancer

Despite recent improvements in imaging technology, pathology assessments, and the use of systemic therapy, there is still controversy regarding the optimal margin width in breast-conserving surgery. About 25% of patients with invasive breast cancer return to the operating room after undergoing lumpectomy to obtain more widely clear margins.…

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Transradial Angiography: Coming to a Consensus

A consensus statement has been issued on the best practices for transradial angiography and interventions.The recommendations aim to ensure high-quality patient care as transradial access becomes increasingly popular in catheter-based procedures.

Breast-Conserving Surgery for Invasive Breast Cancer

Despite recent improvements in imaging technology, pathology assessments, and the use of systemic therapy, there is still controversy regarding the optimal margin width in breast-conserving surgery. About 25% of patients with invasive breast cancer return to the operating room after undergoing lumpectomy to obtain more widely clear margins.…

Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Simply telling people to not overuse antibiotics is ineffective.

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Should We Expand Surgical Residency Training Programs?

Who is going to let the residents operate? Who will give didactic lectures? Who will write the research papers that are required by the RRC to prove that the faculty engages in scholarly activity?

The Immune System Explained: A Patient Education Video

For Healthcare Providers:
The immune systems is an exceptionally complex system that is hard to grasp for most patients, and even many of your colleagues. Share this video with your patients to provide them with a simplified, yet quite informative, explanation of how the system works.…

Is it Possible to Live a Full Life as a Surgeon‏?

A fourth-year medical student asked me that question. I never even considered what impact my choice as a surgeon would have on my personal life.

NEWS BRIEFS

Smart Knife Detects Cancer Cells During Tumor Surgery

An “intelligent knife” that can immediately determine whether tissue is healthy or cancerous was 100% accurate in the first study to test the device in the operating room.

Known as the iKnife, the innovative tool combines electrosurgery with rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry.…

Avoiding Readmission After CABG

Researchers from New York suggest that readmissions after CABG may be reduced through careful postoperative surveillance for risk factors and frequent causes of readmission. The study team found that cardiac and pulmonary complications, including pleural effusions, were frequent reasons for readmission.…

Surviving Surgery After Early Stage Breast Cancer

Among patients with early stage breast cancer, breast-conserving therapy with radiation appears to be associated with a better disease-specific survival (DSS) when compared with mastectomy. A large investigation revealed that DSS results were greater among women aged 50 and older with hormone receptor (HR)-positive disease than for younger women with HR-negative disease.…

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