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May 2, 2022

Black Doctors Say They Face Discrimination Based on Race Black Doctors Say They Face Discrimination Based on Race

ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Dare Adewumi was thrilled when he was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital near where he grew up. […]
April 20, 2022

High-Deductible Health Plans Associated With Delayed Hernia Repair High-Deductible Health Plans Associated With Delayed Hernia Repair

Patients with groin and ventral hernias who are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) may be more likely to delay surgical care because of financial […]
April 18, 2022

Complicated Appendicitis During Pregnancy: Surgery May Be Best Complicated Appendicitis During Pregnancy: Surgery May Be Best

Pregnant women who underwent immediate surgery to treat a ruptured or abscessed appendix had lower risk of infectious complications compared with those whose complicated appendicitis was […]
April 5, 2022

Performance Anxiety Highly Common Among Surgeons Performance Anxiety Highly Common Among Surgeons

Most surgeons report being affected by performance anxiety in relation to their work, with the anxiety frequently having a negative effect on well-being, a new study […]
March 29, 2022

Appendiceal Cancer Up Among Younger Appendicitis Patients Appendiceal Cancer Up Among Younger Appendicitis Patients

Younger patients with appendicitis appear to be increasingly likely to have cancer of the appendix, a new study suggests. While acute appendicitis can often be managed […]
March 29, 2022

Tiny Robot Bugs in Development for Medical Relief Tiny Robot Bugs in Development for Medical Relief

When doctors can’t easily reach someone — whether it’s in a war zone or a natural disaster — robot bugs are being designed to come to […]
March 23, 2022

Updated Guidelines Call for Early Mobilization of Spinal Injury Updated Guidelines Call for Early Mobilization of Spinal Injury

Discontinue use of back braces and cervical collars when possible and provide early surgical stabilization when indicated. These are a few recommendations from updated guidelines on […]
March 1, 2022

Hernia Recurrence Has Improved Only Slightly Hernia Recurrence Has Improved Only Slightly

Dr Dana Telem About one in six patients undergoing hernia repair require reoperation within 10 years, according to a new research letter published March 1 in […]
February 17, 2022

Black People Chronically Underrepresented Among US Surgeons Black People Chronically Underrepresented Among US Surgeons

The chronic underrepresentation of Black physicians at every stage of surgical training persists across the United States, especially among Black men, who are particularly affected, a […]
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