Do drug-free interventions reduce pain or opioid consumption after total knee arthroplasty? Researchers find that electrotherapy and acupuncture might reduce and delay opioid consumption, but do little to control pain.
Administration signals likely end to Medicare bundled payments initiative. Recently posted rule suggests that the twice-postponed rule will be rescinded.
New pogram aims to optimize colorectal surgery. Participating facilities have access to tools and advice for implementing an evidenced-based clinical pathway.
Hospital accused of elaborate cover-up after unnecessary surgery. Patient's lawsuit says she had organs removed for no reason following mistaken pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
Robotic device shows promise as soft, smart endoscope tool. Harvard researchers believe their new device may help to facilitate complex procedures.
Penis enhancement surgery turns fatal. Researchers believe the patient died from a pulmonary fat embolism during what's generally considered a simple and safe procedure.
Sterility concerns prompt shutdown of Utah-based compounding pharmacy. Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions produced and distributed contaminated drugs for years, says the FDA.
As many as 92% of surgical patients are overprescribed opioids. Prescription painkillers go unused and undisposed of by the majority of surgical patients.
Police: Man shot pain management doctor because he refused to give wife Opioids. Todd Graham, MD, was murdered 2 hours after seeing the accused assailant's wife.
Hospital hit with $5M verdict after lap chole patient's post-discharge death. Woman, 49, died after she was discharged the same day she underwent an emergency gallbladder removal at a Philadelphia hospital.
Coffee enhances accuracy of image-guided ENT surgery. Vacuum-sealed grounds in a tight-fitting headpiece keep optical sensors solidly in place.
Unflattering press for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital's Head of Orthopedic Surgery. The report detailed surgeon Ira Kirschenbaum's record of alleged poor outcomes for his patients, including multiple patient deaths and a string of malpractice suits pending agains
Novel stress test determines when surgeons are ready to cut loose. At the Missouri University School of Medicine, they're measuring how much residents sweat during surgery.
Orthopod accused of supplying painkillers to his mistress. Kenneth Cherry, MD, allegedly wrote 63 prescriptions for opioids over 18 months.
Ophthalmologist sues over "unconstitutional" certificate-of-need process. Lawsuit: Iowa's "burdensome" 40-year-old CON process — and intervention from nearby hospitals — has prevented eye surgeon from using his fully equipped surgery center.
Jury awards $870K to man after surgeon amputates wrong testicle.
All 16 reprocessed ureteroscopes researchers studied were still contaminated. Researchers stress the importance of consistently monitoring reprocessing outcomes.
For surgical sales reps, it's all about bonuses and commissions. Virtually all make six figures, but bonuses account for nearly 40%.
Mold discovery puts surgeries on hold at Sonoma West Medical Center. "We currently have no way to sterilize equipment," the interim CEO said after health officials confirmed the presence of mold in a sterilization sink.
Anesthesiologist: Overlapping surgeries led to safety issues and medicare fraud. Former employee says Massachusetts General Hospital endangered patients and inflated anesthesia charges.