Surgery
Climbing-inspired twining electrodes using shape memory for peripheral nerve stimulation and recording  Science Magazine · 2 days
Peripheral neuromodulation has been widely used throughout clinical practices and basic neuroscience research. However, the mechanical and geometrical mismatches at current electrode-nerve interfaces and... more
New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy - for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male -... more
FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered the manufacturers of all remaining surgical mesh products indicated for... more
Why comic-style information is better at preparing patients for cardiac catheterization  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Before undergoing surgery, patients must be fully informed about what the procedure entails. The complex nature of the information involved means that patients often feel overwhelmed... more
The new plan for destroying invasive pythons  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Male pythons surgically implanted with inch-long radio transmitters that are then tracked by plane every two weeks. The hope is the male will lead to a female. more
Procedure time proves vital in thrombectomy success  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers report that the current standard of care for stroke should factor in procedure time when considering surgical intervention. By studying the number of attempts and the time spent performing procedures, researchers concluded that... more
Leica Microsystems receives FDA De Novo clearance for blue light fluorescence module  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Leica Microsystems has received DeNovo clearance from the FDA to market its FL400 surgical microscope filter in the United States for characterization of tumor... more
Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study. more
New app can predict likelihood of developing incisional hernia after abdominal surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new app can predict the likelihood that a patient will develop an incisional hernia following abdominal surgery, using big data to potentially help... more
New minimally invasive technique to help men regain erectile function after prostate cancer surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Melbourne surgeons have modified a minimally invasive technique to help men regain erectile function lost after prostate cancer surgery. more
New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Targets to eliminate pain after surgery have driven increases in the use of opioids, and are a major cause of the opioid... more
New liquid biopsy technique used to assess melanoma progression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When the surgeon surgically removes a melanoma, some patients are said to be 'cancer-free' and they do not get additional treatment. However, should the fluid obtained in the drainage implanted... more
Study: Surgical site infection risk after C-section higher among Medicaid-insured women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The risk of surgical site infection following cesarean delivery is higher among Medicaid-insured women when compared to women who were privately insured, according to a study... more
New surgical guideline reduces re-operation rates for breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A UBC medical student has determined that a new surgical guideline is making a difference for breast cancer patients. more
Study highlights the urgent need for better management of anemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large study just published in the journal Anaesthesia raises important questions about the way anemia is currently managed in surgical patients (Associations of nadir hemoglobin level and... more
Jewish General Hospital initiates new clinical trial to avoid surgery in breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a radical departure from established treatment protocols, Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at Segal Cancer Centre at the... more
Porcupine Barbs For Better Wound Healing  NPR · 2 weeks
Surgeons would love to find a replacement for surgical staples — one that doesn't aggravate wounds on the way in and out. Bioengineers think they've found the right model — a porcupine's quill. more
Early molecular signs of high-risk pregnancy revealed  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women who have healthy pregnancies tend to show distinct changes in the activities of immune genes starting early in pregnancy, while women who have complicated pregnancies tend to show clear departures from that pattern,... more
First-of-its-kind human trial of new brain reading device to help speech and movement  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Stentrode™ is a device that is placed inside a blood vessel of the brain located in an area that controls movement... more
Hospital apologizes to women who were secretly filmed  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Southern California hospital has issued an apology to the women who claimed they were secretly filmed during gynecological surgeries more
Magnetic nanoparticles can 'heat up' tumor cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Unfortunately, cancer isn't simply a single disease, and some types, like pancreas, brain or liver tumors, are still difficult to treat with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, leading to low survival rates for patients. more
Pediatric patients undergoing thyroid surgery have better outcomes at high-volume centers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery found that post-operative success rates of pediatric thyroid patients, particularly children who require a thyroidectomy, correlate... more
Magnetic nanoparticles can 'burn' cancer cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Unfortunately, cancer isn't simply a single disease, and some types, like pancreas, brain or liver tumours, are still difficult to treat with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery, leading to low survival rates for patients. Thankfully, new... more
LINX Reflux Management System reduces medical costs for GERD and other health problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Treatment with Ethicon’s LINX Reflux Management System reduced medical costs more than laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, a more invasive anti-reflux surgery, and more... more
Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Infectious diseases experts and transplant physicians and surgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital have blocked the transmission of hepatitis C from infected organ donors to recipients in need... more
Medical News Today: Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?  MNT · 3 weeks
A new method for reshaping cartilage would be quicker, easier, and much less invasive than current procedures. Moreover, it could have many applications. more
UCR study: Surgery associated with higher survival of patients with HER2-positive stage 4 breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A student at the University of California, Riverside, presented research results at the annual meeting of the American... more
Researchers explore better treatments for irritated tendons  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
When tendons get irritated it can lead to a serious condition called tendinosis -- a common class of sports and workplace injuries -- which is also common in older individuals. It can take many... more
Breast cancer study by medical student could help patients live longer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A student has shown that surgery is associated with higher survival rates for patients with HER2-positive stage 4 breast cancer compared with those who did not... more
Lawsuit: Southern California hospital secretly filmed women  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Dozens of women are suing a Southern California hospital, claiming they were secretly filmed during medical procedures including having surgery and giving birth more
'Molecular surgery' reshapes living tissue with electricity but no incisions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting and suturing, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars. But now, researchers have developed a "molecular surgery"... more
Hologic’s Cynosure division to present 19 scientific abstracts at ASLMS 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hologic, Inc.’s Cynosure division announced today it will partner with key opinion leaders to present 19 scientific abstracts on its industry-leading medical aesthetics technology at the... more
'Molecular surgery' reshapes living tissue with electricity but no incisions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars. Now, researchers have developed a 'molecular surgery' process using tiny... more
Awake lumbar interbody fusion  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new article provides the reader with a glimpse of how effective lumbar surgery in select patients can be when performed without general anesthesia, open surgery, or a long convalescence in the hospital. more
New evidence about why clear margins in breast cancer surgery are such good news  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When a breast cancer tumor is removed with no signs of cancer left behind, it's great news for patients, and... more
Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis medications and other options  MNT · 3 weeks
Ulcerative colitis medications include corticosteroids and immunomodulators. Other medical and natural treatments, such as surgery or nutrition, may also help. Learn more here. more
Ulcerative colitis medications and other options  MNT · 3 weeks
Ulcerative colitis medications include corticosteroids and immunomodulators. Other medical and natural treatments, such as surgery or nutrition, may also help. Learn more here. more
Johns Hopkins surgeons perform first-ever living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For the first time, a person living with HIV has donated a kidney to a transplant recipient also living with HIV. A multidisciplinary team from Johns Hopkins Medicine... more
New perspective on how acute care surgeons can help reduce heroin epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
With heroin abuse on the rise in the United States, related surgical complications are also increasing, including severe infections and complications related to heroin... more
Woman who does not feel pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A woman has been identified by doctors to be able to withstand pain. Surgeons were surprised to encounter her when they noticed that she made a completely painless recovery after a surgery. more
Consider non-surgical brain stimulation for severe depression, say experts  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Non-surgical brain stimulation should be considered as alternative or add-on treatments for adults with severe forms of depression, suggests a new study. more
'Aneurysm Number' may help surgeons make treatment decisions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Aneurysms form as abnormal bulges over an artery, and, if ruptured, can lead to serious health complications or even death. Some can exist for a long time without rupturing, and surgery can... more
Coating medical implant surfaces with microgel flecks could help reduce infection rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries -- but around one in 100 patients suffer post-surgical infections, turning a routine procedure into... more
Simple parameter can help surgeons in making decisions to treat aneurysms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Aneurysms form as abnormal bulges or balloonings over an artery, and, if ruptured, can lead to serious health complications or even death. Some aneurysms can exist... more
Early treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis may be better than watch-and-wait approach  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement... more
Microgels let medical implants fight off bacteria  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Implants coated in microgel flecks could be key to reducing surgical infections. more
Microgels let medical implants fight off bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Joint replacement implants dipped in microgel flecks -- and then into a charged solution -- can release micro-doses of antibiotics when bacteria approach. The work could play a role in sharply reducing infection rates... more
Microgels let medical implants fight off bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries—but around one in 100 patients suffer post-surgical infections, turning a routine procedure into an expensive and dangerous ordeal. Now, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology... more
Minimally invasive uterine fibroid treatment safer and as effective as surgical treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) effectively treats uterine fibroids with fewer post-procedure complications compared to myomectomy, according to new research. Women who received this minimally-invasive... more
'Aneurysm Number' may help surgeons make treatment decisions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Aneurysms form as abnormal bulges or balloonings over an artery, and, if ruptured, can lead to serious health complications or even death. Some aneurysms can exist for a long time without rupturing,... more
New IR treatment for 'tennis elbow' reduces pain and inflammation without surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Tennis elbow, the painful chronic condition that affects up to 3 percent of the US adult population, can be effectively treated through transcatheter arterial... more
Medical News Today: Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial  MNT · 4 weeks
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications. more
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