Surgery

Repeat liver transplantation in children is justified

Repeat liver transplantation in children is justified on both medical and ethical grounds , according to potentially practice-changing research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Medications

Glecaprevir and pibrentasvir aid HCV-positive kidney transplants

(HealthDay)—By treating or preventing infection, glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (G/P) regimens are promising for increasing access to the transplantation of kidneys from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive donors to HCV-negative ...

Surgery

'Less pain' to remove tonsils

A 10-year study from Flinders University has found 'shrinking' tonsils results in far less pain and bleeding than a full tonsillectomy.

Oncology & Cancer

Study reveals disparities in access to high-quality surgical care

Among U.S. patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal cancer from 2004 to 2016, those who were uninsured or had Medicare or Medicaid were less likely than privately insured patients to receive surgical ...