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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the sale of all pelvic mesh products.

FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in Women

Remaining manufacturers have failed to prove the long-term safety or benefit of their devices
The risk for surgical site infection after cesarean delivery is increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private health insurance

SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Odds of surgical site infection increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private insurance
Complication rates are low following surgery for pediatric thyroid disease at a high-volume center

Complication Rates Low for High-Volume Pediatric Thyroid Surgery

Low complication rates for surgical management of pediatric thyroid disease at high-volume center
Chloroprocaine results in adequate anesthesia with quick recovery of sensory/motor functions for knee arthroscopy in the ambulatory setting

Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy

Shorter time to complete recovery from motor blockade seen for chloroprocaine compared with prilocaine
Hospital volume is inversely associated with mortality for transfemoral transcatheter aortic-valve replacement procedures

For TAVR, Inverse Link Identified for Hospital Volume, Mortality

Higher 30-day mortality in lowest- versus highest-volume quartile of transfemoral TAVR procedures
Cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk for severe maternal morbidity

Cesarean Delivery May Up Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity

C-section linked to higher risk, especially among women aged 35 years or older
For patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive stage IV breast cancer

AACR: Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in HER2+ Breast Cancer

In addition to targeted medication, adjuvant therapy, surgery improves survival in stage IV disease

March 2019 Briefing – Anesthesiology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Anesthesiology for March 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
Awake endoscopic minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion performed without general anesthesia is safe and seems effective for lumbar fusion

Awake Endoscopic Spinal Fusion Appears to Be Safe, Effective

Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion without general anesthesia is safe

March 2019 Briefing – Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Surgery for March 2019. This roundup includes the latest...