Surgery
Surgery and other treatments offer viable options for adult scoliosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
For years, spine surgeons have debated the best methods for treating scoliosis in adults. Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for... more
Factors associated with increased risk of developing surgical site infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
In an International Wound Journal study of 4,818 older patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgeries, five risk factors were linked with an increased risk of developing surgical site infections,... more
BMS survey: Only half of GP practice buildings are fit for purpose  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Only half of GP practice buildings in England are fit for purpose, with surgeries too small to meet the demands of growing populations, a... more
Johns Hopkins scientists find new compound that may prevent reperfusion injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
In a strategic search, Johns Hopkins scientists created and screened a library of 45,000 new compounds containing chemical elements of widely used immune system suppressants, and say they... more
Researchers design pacemaker powered by energy of heartbeats  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Implantable pacemakers have without doubt altered modern medicine, saving countless lives by regulating heart rhythm. But they have one serious shortcoming: Their batteries last only five to 12 years, at which point... more
Drug 'librarian' discovers new compound that may thwart common surgery complication  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In a strategic search, scientists created and screened a library of 45,000 new compounds containing chemical elements of widely used immune system suppressants, and say they... more
Powering a pacemaker with a patient's heartbeat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Implantable pacemakers have without doubt altered modern medicine, saving countless lives by regulating heart rhythm. But they have one serious shortcoming: Their batteries last only five to 12 years, at which point they have... more
Drug 'librarian' discovers new compound that may thwart common surgery complication  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a strategic search, Johns Hopkins scientists created and screened a library of 45,000 new compounds containing chemical elements of widely used immune system suppressants, and... more
Powering a pacemaker with a patient's heartbeat  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Implantable pacemakers have without doubt altered modern medicine, saving countless lives by regulating heart rhythm. But they have one serious shortcoming: Their batteries last only five to 12 years, at which point they have... more
Medical News Today: What to expect from Lupron treatment  MNT · 3 days
Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or... more
Therapeutic endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of IBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
According to a new statement from a panel of national and international experts in gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other areas, interventional (or therapeutic) IBD... more
Large-scale clinical trial begins to study liver transplantation between people with HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The first large-scale clinical trial to study liver transplantation between people with HIV has begun at clinical centers across the United States. The HOPE... more
Study: General anesthesia in early infancy unlikely to have lasting effects on developing brains  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A single hour of general anesthesia in early infancy—longer than is necessary to perform the most common types of minor... more
Health officers with surgical training are a safe alternative for performing C-sections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world -- for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In... more
Women fare worse than men following aortic heart surgery, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research says women fare worse than men following aortic heart surgery. more
Medical News Today: What to know about hemorrhoid surgery  MNT · 1 week
Hemorrhoid surgery is an effective way of removing hemorrhoids that cause symptoms. There are several types, and recovery time may be a few weeks. Learn more about hemorrhoid surgery here. more
What to know about hemorrhoid surgery  MNT · 1 week
Hemorrhoid surgery is an effective way of removing hemorrhoids that cause symptoms. There are several types, and recovery time may be a few weeks. Learn more about hemorrhoid surgery here. more
New machine learning method could spare some women from unnecessary breast surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed and evaluated a machine learning approach of using patient core needle biopsy data to identify the risk that atypical ductal hyperplasia... more
Pregnant women who undergo gallbladder removal surgery experience longer hospital stays  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Pregnant women produce extra progesterone, which puts them at greater risk for gallstones. When the stones become problematic, causing painful attacks, a surgeon may recommend that... more
Severe facial trauma victims can improve speech by face transplant surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new case study out of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have... more
Millions of British people breathe toxic air travelling to GPs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study finds that one thirds of all the NHS surgeries in UK are situated in areas where the levels of air pollution are high. more
Gallbladder removal operation during pregnancy associated with adverse maternal outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When faced with painful gallstones, pregnant women should consider postponing surgical treatment until after childbirth, new study results show. more
Medical News Today: What is a liver cyst?  MNT · 1 week
Liver cysts are abnormal growths that can develop in the liver. They are uncommon, and most people with liver cysts do not have symptoms. If they begin to cause pain or other... more
Face transplant surgery can improve speech in victims of severe face trauma  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new case study finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have experienced severe facial trauma can improve speech production. more
Study finds upsurge in 'active surveillance' for low-risk prostate cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative 'active surveillance' strategy, according to... more
Watchful waiting in prostate cancer becoming more popular  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In 2010, the US National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines suggested that patients with stable and low-risk prostate cancers could be managed with active surveillance or watchful waiting (AS/WW). AS/WW was considered to... more
Immunotherapy drug can be effective in treating patients with recurrent brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A UCLA-led study suggests that for people with recurrent glioblastoma, administering an immunotherapy drug before surgery is more effective than using the drug afterward. more
Medical News Today: Is my jaw broken or dislocated?  MNT · 1 week
Injuries to the jaw may cause a break, fracture, or dislocation. Other causes of dislocation include dental procedures or yawning. Treatment may include surgery. Learn more here. more
Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
It may be easier to learn surgical skills when a student feels less pressure and approaches surgery as a hobby, report researchers. more
Surgical Skills could be improved with stress-free training  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons is to remove the stress of residency programs and make surgery a hobby. more
Study reveals how exercise may protect against Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: "feel-good" hormones that boost mood. Now there's evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect... more
Medical News Today: What to know about a blood clot behind the knee  MNT · 2 weeks
A blood clot can form behind the knee due to injuries, surgery, or poor blood flow. A clot forming in a leg... more
Removing 70% or more of the brain hemorrhage could produce better outcomes, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the first study to identify specific surgical goals for the treatment of an intracerebral hemorrhage--the deadliest and most disabling... more
Bariatric surgery changes the way our body senses food  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report February 5 in... more
Scientists introduce binocular visual simulator to evaluate visual quality before surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The details regarding the validation of this new device are published in the latest issue of Scientific Reports. more
Removal of more blood through minimally invasive surgery improves stroke recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The greater the volume of blood removed from the brain via minimally invasive surgery after a cerebral hemorrhage the greater the odds of better functional recovery,... more
Minimally-invasive surgery to remove blood from the brain associated with fewer deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Minimally-invasive surgery to remove blood from the brain along with intermittent dosing of a clot-busting drug after a brain bleed may not improve function... more
Leviticus Cardio and Jarvik Heart reveal novel wireless heart pump system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A groundbreaking piece of medical technology was revealed to the public today at the National Research Center for Cardiac Surgery in Astana, Kazakhstan. At a press... more
New computer program may help identify and label spinal segments during real-time surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computer program they designed may help surgeons identify and label spinal segments during real-time... more
'Satellite' stem cells more likely to develop into fat cells after rotator cuff tears  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder's rotator cuff, compared to other types of... more
Medical News Today: Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment  MNT · 2 weeks
Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a... more
Romania detains Italian man who posed as plastic surgeon  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Romanian police have detained an Italian man who allegedly posed as a plastic surgeon in clinics around Bucharest more
Scooter madness in Austin puts safety concerns in high gear  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of Texas star baseball shortstop David Hamilton hit a pothole riding an electric scooter, tearing his Achilles tendon and requiring surgery. He'll miss the season. Cristal Glangchai,... more
Researchers developing virtual reality technology to train and evaluate colorectal surgeons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Colorectal surgery is a hands-on activity, but in recent years the effectiveness of traditional assessment methods in evaluating surgeons' technical skills has been called into question. more
Non-cancerous ovarian cysts need not be removed surgically, suggests study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women may not need to undergo surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, avoiding potential surgical complications. more
Ovarian cysts should be 'watched' rather than removed, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Women may not need to undergo surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, avoiding potential surgical complications. more
The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium... more
Weight loss surgery changes the way our bodies sense food  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report. They... more
Romania investigates man who posed as plastic surgeon  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Romanian authorities are investigating an Italian citizen who allegedly posed as a plastic surgeon more
Researcher explore why some patients recover quickly after surgery while others don't  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Why do some patients recover quickly after surgery, while others don't? That is an important question when treating older frail patients suffering from aortic... more
California bill would limit genitalia surgery for children  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new California proposal would bar doctors from performing surgery on children born with genitals that don't fit a single gender unless it's medically necessary or the child consents more
Laughter may be best medicine -- for brain surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Neuroscientists have discovered a focal pathway in the brain that when electrically stimulated causes immediate laughter, followed by a sense of calm and happiness, even during awake brain surgery. The... more
Balloon-guided catheter surgery provides better outcomes for stroke patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Patients who have experienced a stroke as a result of blockages of the arteries in the brain have better outcomes with the use of balloon-guided catheter surgery as compared to... more
Engineers harvest heart's energy to power life-saving devices  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge life-saving devices, according to new research. Using a dime-sized invention, the heart's energy can be harnessed to power implantable devices, according to... more
New research increases options for kidney transplant patients with blood type B  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Kidney transplant recipients are now benefiting from donor organs that do not match their blood type but are compatible and just as safe, according... more
Researchers gain new insights into aging-related changes in upper lip  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to "deflation" or "sagging"? A new study helps settle the debate, showing... more
Autologous breast reconstruction after failed implant reconstruction gives good outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Implants are usually the first choice for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. But when implant-based reconstruction fails, autologous reconstruction - using the patient's own tissues - is a safe... more
New heart valve modeling technique enables customized medical care for patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Engineers develop noninvasive way to simulate repairs to the heart's mitral valve allowing surgeons to provide patient-specific treatments. more
Many women get unnecessary mammograms before breast reduction surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Getting a mammogram before breast reduction surgery is not required or recommended. But thousands of younger women with no known breast cancer risk still get them, a new study shows. more
Researchers develop new treatment for bone infection using copper-rich glass implant  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, osteomyelitis. more
Draining blood from bleeding stroke may prevent death  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and a catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduced swelling and improved patients' prognoses, according to... more
Draining blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients may prevent death  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and a catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients... more
EKF signs private label distribution agreement with McKesson for new hemoglobin analyzer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that it has signed a private label distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. for the... more
Study: Thousands of women get unnecessary mammograms before breast reduction surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Each year, thousands of younger women with no known risk of breast cancer get mammograms before having breast reduction surgery. more
New study highlights need for expanding access to surgery for children in somaliland  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Children in Somaliland suffer a significant burden of health conditions -- particularly congenital deformities and wound-related conditions -- that could be bettered... more
Smart, self-powered knee implants could reduce number of knee replacement surgeries  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Smart knee implants may soon be a reality. Implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient's movement. more
Smart, self-powered knee implants could reduce number of knee replacement surgeries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Smart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research conducted by a team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. more
Community hospitals link arms with prestigious facilities to raise their profiles  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
After seven years of a vigorous fight, Jim Hart worried he was running out of options. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 60, Hart had undergone... more
People with sight problems could benefit from new surgical trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People with sight problems could benefit from a surgical trial advance that has been shown to help restore the surface of the eye. more
Medical News Today: What to expect during a bowel resection  MNT · 3 weeks
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor... more
What to expect during a bowel resection  MNT · 3 weeks
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people... more
Trial using donated eye tissue offers stem cell surgery hope  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
People with sight problems could benefit from insights from a surgical trial advance that has been shown to help restore the surface of the eye. more
Study identifies new genetic variant associated with ARDS  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
An international study in which Javier Belda, Professor of Surgery at the University of Valencia and Incliva researcher, participated, has identified a new genetic variant associated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. more
Injection of genetically modified virus effectively treats metastatic melanoma patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Injection of a genetically modified virus that induces the body's own immune cells to attack metastatic melanoma effectively treated almost 40 percent of patients with tumors that could... more
Penn's novel ERAS protocol for spinal surgery patients reduces opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A novel "Enhanced Recovery After Surgery" (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. more
Lengthened medication time, counseling support can help cancer patients quit smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Quitting smoking can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, yet almost half of cancer patients continue to smoke after... more
New recovery pathway could speed up time to next treatment for pancreatic cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pancreaticoduodenectomy, or the Whipple operation, is one of the most complex abdominal surgeries, and is commonly prescribed as a first... more
Why Does This Woman's Eyeball Look Like a Sliced Pizza?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The faint cuts in the woman's eyeball look like a poorly sliced pizza. They are the result of a once popular, but now outdated, eye surgery. more
Researchers identify marker protein that offers both diagnostic and therapeutic function  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Of all gastrointestinal cancers, pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive. Because of this, it has a very low 5-year survival rate of just 5%... more
Global task force of bone health experts question effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
There is little to no evidence that two surgical procedures used to fuse crumbled vertebrae following a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis... more
New analysis explores impact of new hip surgery classification system on clinical decisions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Determining which patients can benefit from hip preservation surgery (rather than hip replacement surgery) is challenging, but the American Academy of Orthopaedic... more
UTA bioengineers aim to develop new method to repair vaginal prolapses in early stages  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A team of bioengineers at The University of Texas at Arlington is working to develop a method that will allow... more
Black women have greater estimated time to breast cancer surgery than whites  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Less access to care and lower insurance coverage are among the reasons for racial disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States. more
Once-conjoined twins who survived rare separation surgery are now thriving toddlers  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A set of twin girls who captured national attention after surviving an 11-hour head separation surgery are now healthy 2-year-olds. more
Aspirin may reduce stroke risk in preeclamptic women  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia have a greater risk of stroke, and aspirin may be able to reduce the risk, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia... more
Large-scale clinical trial begins to study liver transplantation between people with HIV
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