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Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a... more
Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
Medical News Today: Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?  MNT · 20 hours
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Breast implant illness  MNT · 20 hours
My name is Kayla Gasbarro, and following breast implant surgery, I have lived with breast implant illness for the last 7 years. This is my story. more
[Editors' Choice] A face-lift for reconstructive surgery  Science Magazine · 1 day
3D printing and digital modeling improve face transplantation for people affected by facial trauma unrepairable by traditional reconstructive surgery. more
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn... more
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn... more
Telemedicine programs provide effective alternative to clinic visits for plastic surgery follow-up  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Telemedicine programs provide an effective alternative to in-person clinic visits for follow-up evaluation after plastic surgery procedures for patients in rural areas, reports a... more
Unique surgical risk/benefit calculator to aid metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new surgical risk/benefit calculator that will provide metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients with accurate, patient-specific information to guide surgical... more
CNS develops evidence-based guidelines for treatment of pediatric myelomeningocele  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has developed an evidence-based guideline for the treatment of patients with myelomeningocele. more
Pregnancy-related widening of abdominal muscles may affect 'tummy tuck' outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Especially in women who have had multiple pregnancies, widening and thinning of the abdominal muscles may contribute to problems with the outcomes of abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") surgery, reports... more
Predicting post-traumatic osteoarthritis using simplified computational models  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Knee joint injuries, such as ligament rupture, are common in athletes. As the intact joint ligaments offer a precondition for joint stability, ligament injuries are often surgically reconstructed. However, in many cases these injuries... more
FDA approves cold atmospheric plasma technology for first-ever use in clinical trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cold atmospheric plasma technology, currently the only way to remove microscopic cancer tumors remaining from surgery, has been approved by the U.S. Food and... more
'Silent' strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The study found that 'silent' covert strokes are actually more common than overt strokes in people aged 65 or older who have surgery. more
Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
After having surgery, many older adults develop delirium, the medical term for sudden and severe confusion. In fact, between 10 and 67 percent of older adults experience delirium... more
Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pills patients needed after specific... more
Medical News Today: What to know about bleeding hemorrhoids  MNT · 1 week
A person can sometimes treat bleeding hemorrhoids at home. At other times, hemorrhoids may require specialist treatment or surgery. Learn more about the symptoms, home remedies, and treatments here. more
What to know about bleeding hemorrhoids  MNT · 1 week
A person can sometimes treat bleeding hemorrhoids at home. At other times, hemorrhoids may require specialist treatment or surgery. Learn more about the symptoms, home remedies, and treatments here. more
Surgeons report success in reducing opioid prescribing without increasing patients' pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows how one state's surgeons reduced the number of opioids they prescribed to thousands of patients -- without causing patients to feel more... more
Physical and mental exercise lower chances for developing delirium after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of researchers has designed a study to see whether older adults who are physically active before having surgery had less delirium after surgery. The... more
Library of spider silk could hold secrets for new materials  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With two pairs of fine-tipped tweezers and the hands of a surgeon, Cheryl Hayashi began dissecting the body of a silver garden spider under her microscope. more
Baptist college kicks out transgender student after surgery  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A 21-year-old transgender man says his private Tennessee college kicked him out after breast reduction surgery, saying his transition was an act of 'sexual perversion' more
Medical News Today: What to know about ingrown toenail surgery  MNT · 1 week
When ingrown toenails are not treatable at home, a doctor may recommend minor surgery. Learn about the recovery time, risks, and different procedures here. more
A Man's Dentures Were Stuck in His Throat for More Than a Week  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A U.K. man's dentures fell down his throat during surgery and were stuck there for more than a week before they were... more
Missing dentures found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Man's partial dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery and weren't discovered for 8 days more
Nerve-releasing surgery relieves chronic migraine headaches for some patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Clarksville resident Hope Dyer remembers the day she looked out a window, saw it was raining and immediately began crying. She realized it was the first time in more than... more
Bowel preparation for colon surgery unnecessary, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
As indicated by a recently completed study, antibiotics administration and bowel cleansing before colon surgery do not improve patients' treatment outcomes. According to the researchers, bowel preparation, a procedure strenuous for patients,... more
Class-action lawsuit seeks to let Medicare patients appeal gap in nursing home coverage  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Medicare paid for Betty Gordon’s knee replacement surgery in March, but the 72-year-old former high school teacher needed a nursing home stay... more
Non-operative treatment with a sling yields the same results as surgery for shoulder fractures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There is nothing to be gained by operating on a patient with a so-called displaced fracture of the shoulder. Three... more
Bowel preparation for colectomies is unnecessary, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In recent decades, patients in Europe coming in for colectomies, or surgical procedures targeted at the colon, have not been routinely subjected to what is known as bowel preparation, where the bowel... more
Conservative treatment with a sling can replace surgery for shoulder fractures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An arm in a sling cures a shoulder fracture just as well as an operation with plates and screws. This is shown by a comprehensive study. more
Treatment with both targeted cancer therapy and MS drug halts glioblastoma stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that infiltrates surrounding brain tissue, making it extremely difficult to treat with surgery. more
Major surgery associated with small, long term decline in brain functioning  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Major surgery is associated with a small long-term decline in cognitive functioning - equivalent, on average, to less than five months of natural brain aging, finds... more
BIDMC podiatrist offers advice on most common foot injuries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As the summer is in full swing, you may be spending more time outside being active. John Giurini, DPM, Chief of Podiatric Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC),... more
New gel reduces post-surgery scar tissue in animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Stanford University have found that spraying a gel on the internal tissues of animals after cardiac surgery greatly reduces adhesions, fibrous bands that form between internal organs and tissues. Adhesions... more
New 'liquid biopsy' blood test for breast cancer could help avoid unnecessary surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression,... more
Medical News Today: Ways to manage or stop heavy periods  MNT · 2 weeks
A range of home remedies can help reduce heavy periods. When the bleeding is severe, doctors may also recommend medication or surgery. Learn more here. more
Researchers discover gel reduces scar tissue after surgery in animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have found that spraying a gel on the internal tissues of animals after cardiac surgery greatly reduces adhesions, fibrous bands that form between internal organs and tissues.... more
Researchers discover gel reduces scar tissue after surgery in animals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Stanford University have found that spraying a gel on the internal tissues of animals after cardiac surgery greatly reduces adhesions, fibrous bands that form between internal... more
Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue during the... more
Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue... more
FDG-PET/CT may assist in surgical planning for head and neck cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Journal of Clinical Oncology has published the results of the largest prospective multicenter trial conducted of FDG-PET/CT in head and neck cancer, providing rigorous data... more
How pieces of live human brain are helping scientists map nerve cells  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Experiments on live nerve cells — donated from patients undergoing brain surgery — may turn up clues about how the human brain works. more
Medical News Today: What to know about anal warts  MNT · 2 weeks
Anal warts develop due to the human papillomavirus. They can cause itching, bleeding, and other symptoms. Treatment may involve topical medications, liquid nitrogen, or surgical removal. Learn more here. more
BIDMC podiatric surgeon shares simple tips for keeping the feet healthy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It's no surprise that healthy feet are important for feeling good and staying active. With 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and... more
Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can be powerful tools in surgeon training  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can help neurosurgeons develop the skills they need before they step in the operating room, according to a new... more
FDA approves first therapy for symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval to Turalio (pexidartinib) capsules for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) associated with... more
Conjoined Bangladeshi twins separated by Hungarian doctors  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Twins Bangladeshi girls born conjoined at the head have undergone successful separation surgery led by a team of 35 Hungarian doctors more
The talk seniors need to have with doctors before surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The decision seemed straightforward. Bob McHenry's heart was failing, and doctors recommended two high-risk surgeries to restore blood flow. Without the procedures, McHenry, 82, would die. more
New twist on century-old plastic surgery technique helps repair patient's skull base  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A Rutgers-led team of surgeons developed a groundbreaking procedure based on a century-old plastic surgery technique, to save the life of a patient who... more
Study debunks 'July Effect' for heart surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery, according to... more
New twist on old surgical technique helps repair patient's skull base  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of surgeons developed a groundbreaking procedure based on a paramedian forehead flap, a century-old plastic surgery technique, to save the life of a patient... more
A new choice for young women with pre-cancerous cervical disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A single test for women has been shown to aid in predicting which cases of precancerous cervical disease will become more serious, helping with decisions on whether or... more
Single test can predict progression of untreated precancerous cervical disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A single test for women has been shown to aid in predicting which cases of precancerous cervical disease will become more serious, helping with decisions on whether or... more
Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery, according to... more
Coffee intake after elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery leads to faster recovery of bowel function  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from Switzerland evaluated the effect of standardized coffee intake on postoperative bowel movement after elective laparoscopic colorectal resection. This... more
Less-invasive procedures for critical limb ischemia as good as more invasive open surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Less-invasive procedures to open severely-clogged leg arteries were as good at helping people survive and avoid amputation as more invasive open surgeries,... more
Opioid use score does not predict adverse patient outcomes after spinal surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An opioid use score based on state prescription databases does not predict complications or other adverse outcomes in patients undergoing spinal surgery, reports a... more
First surgery performed in pivotal study for repair of thoracoabdominal and pararenal aortic aneurysms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The pivotal trial to determine the safety and effectiveness of a modular device designed to be the first completely off-the-shelf... more
Cancer Research UK Convergence Science Centre announces tumor liquefying microbubbles  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists are re-imagining ultrasound technology to develop a treatment that can liquefy cancer cells in the body using microscopic bubbles – without the need for invasive surgery –... more
Sizzling Southwest summers can cause pavement burns in seconds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When temperatures in the Southwestern US climb to over 100 degrees, the pavement can get hot enough to cause second-degree burns in seconds. In a new study, a team of... more
Study analyzes the prevalence of antipsychotic use in youths with ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Although fewer young people with ADHD are treated with antipsychotic drugs than suspected, many prescriptions for the drugs do not appear to be clinically warranted, according... more
Eye surgery law sparks unusually public dispute in Arkansas  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Arkansas optometrists who say they have to refer patients sometimes as far as an hour away successfully urged the Legislature this year to expand what procedures they can perform more
Sleeve gastrectomy rates are increasing among U.S. patients with kidney failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A recent analysis of trends in weight loss surgery among patients with kidney failure and obesity reveals that sleeve gastrectomy is safe, and its use has... more
Microrobots could soon provide targeted drug delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed microrobots that could soon transport drugs to regions of the body that are not easily accessible without surgery. more
Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Biomedical engineers have discovered a method to track down and kill escaping cancer cells during tumor removal surgeries. The method, which uses the body's... more
Polygon introduces high-performance PolyMed Composite Tubing for surgical applications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Polygon Company,a leading producer of composite tubing, bearings, and cylinders, announces high-performance PolyMed Composite Tubing for surgical applications. more
Minimal dosing of leukocyte targeting TRAIL decreases triple-negative breast cancer metastasis following tumor resection  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Surgical removal of the primary tumor is a common practice in breast cancer treatment. However, postsurgical metastasis poses an immense... more
Clinical study demonstrates potential of regenerative therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A phase I clinical trial is the first research monitored by the Food and Drug Administration that demonstrates the potential of regenerative therapy for... more
Giving antibiotics prior to liver transplant leads to better liver function  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
A UCLA-led research team has found that giving mice antibiotics for 10 days prior to a liver transplant leads to better liver function after the surgery. more
Stem cell therapy furthers research for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
A phase I clinical trial is the first research monitored by the Food and Drug Administration that demonstrates the potential of regenerative therapy for... more
Antibiotics before liver transplants lead to better results  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
A research team has found that giving mice antibiotics for 10 days prior to a liver transplant leads to better liver function after the surgery. They they found data from previously transplanted... more
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