Surgery

Surgeries Performed Later in the Day Have More Complications | News Brief

A new study published in Neurosurgery finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk

Why Actionable Data Is Crucial in the Operating Room | Feature

Today’s hospitals face relentless pressure to improve quality, especially in the operating room. This challenge requires insights into root causes of problems and unnecessary clinical variations, which

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine | Feature

First, I would like to thank Physician’s Weekly for the opportunity to blog here. From time to time, I will provide 3D printing news, my opinion on that news, and coverage of the future of 3D printing in medicine. 

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine PART 2: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | Feature

Join us Wednesday, October 25 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host another installment in our #PWChat series, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources

#PWChat – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | Feature

Join us Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make sense of all the

CME/CE: Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | Feature

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treat persistent pain in this unique patient population.

A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | Feature

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

Continuing Life Sustaining Therapy in the Face of Futility | Medical Blog

One of the most difficult challenges physicians encounter is assisting terminally ill patients who are nearing the ends of their lives. These patients and their families are

#PWChat – The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | Medical Blog

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

Being Awake for Aneurysm Brain Surgery May Offer Better Results | Medical Blog

In new approach to the dangerous lesions, surgeons can get patient feedback during the procedure

Characterizing Operative Experiences of Pediatric Surgeons | Feature

A study has found that pediatric surgeons, once practicing, receive little exposure to many of the complex and rare cases for which they were trained. The findings raise important questions about maintaining competency for pediatric surgeons.

Delirium, Advanced Cancer, & ED Visits | Feature

Delirium is a serious cognitive disturbance in which patients have impaired thinking and awareness, and some studies suggest that the condition often goes unrecognized in EDs. “Few

Implementing In-Hospital 3D Printing | Feature

A team of surgeons is using low-cost, 3D-printed anatomical models to help trauma surgeons prepare for difficult surgeries. They have found that use of these models appears to significantly increase observer agreement in classifying acetabular fractures.

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

CME/CE Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Guidelines | Feature

Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is a common clinical problem for which surgery has been deemed the only definitive treatment.

Assessing Appropriate Use of Vascular Access Devices | Feature

The Michigan Appropriateness Guide to Intravenous Catheters has been developed to help clinicians appropriately select vascular access devices. These efforts are important to limiting the risk of complications in critically-ill patients.

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