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Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis: What to know about glioblastoma
ABC NEWS The Arizona senator was diagnosed with the brain cancer after a surgery. 1 hour
Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumor
ABC NEWS He underwent surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his eye. 5 hours
Research shows surgery as effective, safe option to treat patients with pectoralis major tendon ruptures
NEWS MEDICAL Surgery is an effective and safe option to treat patients with pectoralis major tendon (PMT) ruptures, generally demonstrating... 9 hours
nontoxic underwater adhesive could bring new surgical glue Nontoxic underwater adhesive could bring new surgical glue
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A nontoxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels and other creatures has been found to out-perform commercially available products, pointing toward potential surgical glues to replace sutures and staples. 12 hours
Study predicts heart cells' response to dwindling oxygen
PHYS.ORG Time is of the essence when treating a patient undergoing a heart attack. Cardiac surgeons attempt to quickly stabilize the heart by applying reperfusion, a technique that restores oxygen to the heart... 12 hours
Study predicts heart cells’ response to dwindling oxygen
MIT Results may help surgeons determine when and how to treat heart attacks. 18 hours
New gel coatings may lead to better catheters, condoms
SCIENCE DAILY Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a patient's experience with such devices is rarely a... 1 day
Eighteen months after double hand transplant, child is now able to write, and feed and dress himself independently
SCIENCE DAILY The world's first double hand transplant in a child has been successful... 1 day
New harmless radiopaque glue to seal bleeding and guide surgery
SCIENCE DAILY First nanoparticle-based adhesive with imaging contrast effect in CT and ultrasound was successfully tested in animals and showed less toxicity than the FDA-approved glue CA-Lp. 1 day
Obese patients don't need to lose weight before total joint replacement, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY There's good news for overweight people with painfully arthritic hips and knees: A new study finds that obese patients who underwent knee... 1 day
MIT engineers design new gel coatings that may lead to better medical devices
NEWS MEDICAL Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a... 1 day
IBS scientists create first nanoparticle-based tissue adhesive to seal bleeding and guide surgery
NEWS MEDICAL As open surgery has gradually been replaced by minimally-invasive and image-guided procedures, tissue adhesives are taking the place of sutures and surgical... 1 day
Pain relief, functional outcomes after joint replacement similar in obese and normal-weight patients
NEWS MEDICAL There's good news from UMass Medical School for overweight people with painfully arthritic hips and knees: A new study finds that obese... 2 days
New gel coatings may lead to better catheters and condoms
PHYS.ORG Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a patient's experience with such devices is... 2 days
Eight year old successfully receives double hand transplant
NEWS MEDICAL Eight year old Zion Harvey underwent 10 hours 40 minutes of surgery performed by four teams of doctors to receive two new hands. The report of this first successful transplant leading to... 2 days
Youngest person in U.S. receives full face transplant by Cleveland Clinic team
NEWS MEDICAL A team of surgeons and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic made history after operating upon a 21 year old woman for 31 hours to... 2 days
Benefits of gastric bypass surgery linked to changes in sweet taste preference
SCIENCE DAILY Worldwide, the number of patients struggling with obesity is rapidly increasing in both adults and children. Diet and exercise are the mainstays of treatment... 2 days
Mechanical heart valves lead to fewer infections than biological prosthesis
NEWS MEDICAL Infections in surgically implanted heart valves are more common in patients who have been given a biological prosthetic valve than in those with a mechanical one, a study... 2 days
Fewer infections in mechanical heart valves
SCIENCE DAILY Infections in surgically implanted heart valves are more common in patients who have been given a biological prosthetic valve than in those with a mechanical one, a study shows. 2 days
Senator McCain undergoes brain clot removal surgery
NEWS MEDICAL U.S. Senator John McCain, 80, is on the way to recovery after undergoing a craniotomy operation to remove a blood clot from his brain. According to a statement released by the Mayo Clinic where... 3 days
27 contact lenses removed from a woman’s eye: Case report
NEWS MEDICAL A “bluish foreign body” or mass was detected in the eye of a 67 year old British lady. Medical staff initially thought it was a disease or a... 3 days
Study: Breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant radiation have lower risk of second primary tumor
NEWS MEDICAL Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first of its kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women... 3 days
New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels
SCIENCE DAILY An engineer created surgery-tested software that better marries CT scan images of the liver with a tracked tool's. 3 days
Radiation prior to surgery reduces risk of secondary tumors in early-stage breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Patients who have neoadjuvant radiation therapy have a significantly lower risk of developing a second primary tumor at any site, report investigators. 3 days
Calif. hits nerve by singling out cardiac surgeons with higher patient death rates
NEWS MEDICAL Michael Koumjian, a heart surgeon for nearly three decades, said he considered treating the sickest patients a badge of honor. The San... 3 days
Simple-to-use Scrubit app revolutionizes operating theater set-up process
NEWS MEDICAL Anyone who works in a hospital will tell you some workplace practices have not kept up with modern technological advances. Australian nurse and mother-of-two Beth Wozniak’s new Scrubit app is revolutionizing the... 4 days
Woman undergoes C-section, open-heart surgery to save baby
ABC NEWS Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. 6 days
Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery to save mom and baby
ABC NEWS Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. 6 days
WATCH: Open-heart surgery and emergency C-section save mom and baby
ABC NEWS Danielle Gaither arrived with a split aorta when surgeons made the decision to save her and the baby by performing a simultaneous open-heart surgery and an emergency C-section. 6 days
Research shows that opioid prescription practices at Mayo Clinic exceed upcoming guidelines
NEWS MEDICAL More than 4 in 5 opioid prescriptions given after surgery over a recent two-year period at Mayo Clinic exceeded guidelines now in the works,... 6 days
Nontoxic underwater adhesive could bring new surgical glue
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