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1 Digital dissection manual now an app Columbia University Medical Center, April 24, 2014

2 Scientists discover a new way to enhance nerve growth following injury Hotchkiss Brain Institute - University of Calgary, April 24, 2014

3 Study suggests more patients with emphysema could benefit from surgery Imperial College London Health News, April 24, 2014

4 Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale), April 24, 2014

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5 Researchers identify a mechanism linking bariatric surgery to health benefits University of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy News, April 23, 2014

6 20 years of data shows treatment technique improvement for advanced abdominal cancer Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center News, April 22, 2014

7 Gene variant raises risk for aortic tear and rupture Yale School of Medicine News, April 22, 2014

8 Hospira announces voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, due to visible particulates FDA , April 21, 2014

9 Researchers transplant regenerated oesophagus Karolinska Institutet, April 21, 2014

10 Potential use of Google Glass in surgical settings Full Text ScienceDaily, April 18, 2014

11 Fiber-optic microscope will help physicians detect cancer, diseases at early stages Full Text ScienceDaily, April 16, 2014

12 Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees Full Text ScienceDaily, April 16, 2014

13 FDA OKs new generation Boston Scientific heart pacing devices Full Text Reuters Health News, April 16, 2014

14 Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids Full Text EurekAlert!, April 15, 2014

15 Scientists grow cartilage to reconstruct nose Full Text ScienceDaily, April 15, 2014

16 Positive outcomes for hepatitis C transplant patients Full Text ScienceDaily, April 15, 2014

17 Scarless wound healing - applying lessons learned from fetal stem cells Full Text EurekAlert!, April 14, 2014

18 Ambient music eases pain Scientific American, April 14, 2014

19 Scientists try 3-D printer to build human heart Full Text The Seattle Times, April 11, 2014

20 For sick, elderly patients, surgical decision making 'takes a village' Full Text EurekAlert!, April 11, 2014

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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1 Johns Hopkins review throws doubt on wound care treatment EurekAlert!, December 24, 2013    Free full text

2 Strictly limiting hours surgical residents can work has not improved patient safety EurekAlert!, March 27, 2014    Free full text

3 Plastic surgeons criticise government over new rules The Independent, February 17, 2014    Free full text

4 Teaching doctors the art of negotiation The New York Times, January 24, 2014

5 Are Today's New Surgeons Unprepared? The New York Times, December 13, 2013

6 Vitamin D increases breast cancer patient survival EurekAlert!, March 7, 2014    Free full text

7 Treatment a breakthrough for burn victims USA Today, January 13, 2014    Free full text

8 Doctors could do a better job of breaking bad news: study Reuters Health News, March 3, 2014    Free full text

9 Significant variations between NHS hospitals in adverse outcomes for treatment of breast cancer ScienceDaily, March 25, 2014    Free full text

10 3 Things Doctors Should Know About Obamacare U.S. News & World Report - Health, December 17, 2013

11 Omentum surgery explored for Alzheimer's disease General Surgery News, March 18, 2014    Free full text

12 White house withdraws plan allowing limits to Medicare coverage for some drugs The New York Times, March 12, 2014

13 Surgeons often profoundly affected by surgical complications ScienceDaily, November 18, 2013    Free full text

14 Instituting a culture of professionalism EurekAlert!, March 28, 2014    Free full text

15 America Makes enables Pitt researchers to explore 3-D-printed bone and tissue scaffolds EurekAlert!, March 10, 2014    Free full text

16 Drug strengthens analgesic effect of opioids without increasing constipation ScienceDaily, March 28, 2014    Free full text

17 Could stem cells breathe new life into the field of blood substitution? Scientific American, March 19, 2014

18 Dutch idea of health checks via the web show NHS a cost-cutting future The Independent, March 21, 2014    Free full text

19 Military dermatologists making strides in applying treatments for wounded warriors to injured civilians ScienceDaily, March 26, 2014    Free full text

20 'Significant' untapped potential for newborn organ donation in UK EurekAlert!, March 18, 2014    Free full text

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