Surgery
Breast-conserving treatment without surgery cannot be recommended at this time  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Results from NRG Oncology's BR005 study show that breast-conserving treatment without surgery cannot be recommended, based on the study criteria of clinical complete response, radiological complete response (rCR)/near... more
These sponge-like gels can help grow new tissue, train immune cells, and deliver medication  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In 2010, Sidi Bencherif was working in a lab at Harvard University, trying to use a surgically implantable structure to... more
ACA's new website aims to educate public about chiropractic services  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The American Chiropractic Association has launched a new website to educate the public about non-drug pain relief and the chiropractic profession's holistic approach to health and improved function.... more
Immune outposts inside kidney tumors predict post-surgery outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Patients with well-supported immune cells in their tumors are more likely to control their cancers' growth for a longer time, an observation that could guide treatment decisions after surgery for kidney cancer.... more
Depression and anxiety can have negative impact on outcomes following hip surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain should consider more than such patients' physical health. They also should consider screening... more
Diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An estimated 30% of adults experience insomnia, and a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that diet may be partly to blame. more
Researchers develop new bio-platform to hear the beat of small clusters of cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One of the tests that almost every patient must face before a surgery or other health intervention is an electrocardiogram. more
Rep. Ted Lieu of California recovering after heart procedure  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Congressman Ted Lieu of California is recovering following surgery to implant a heart stent after he experienced chest pains more
A research team develops biotransistors able to detect the smallest of signals  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One of the tests that almost every patient must face before a surgery or other health intervention is an electrocardiogram. To perform this screening,... more
Children in low resourced countries more likely to die after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in... more
New findings on satiety signaling from intestine  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine is the main finding of a new study. This may explain, first, satiety disorders in obesity and diabetes and, second, the prompt... more
Retrospective review: Proton therapy well tolerated in patients undergoing breast conserving surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
While the assessment of proton therapy in breast cancer treatment continues through clinical trials, data relating to early toxicity and cosmetic outcomes for this... more
Researchers show why corrective surgery is not always beneficial for irregular heartbeat  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at Imperial have shown how the chaotic electrical signals underlying irregular heart rhythms lead to the failure of standard treatments. more
Ethicon’s VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant (Human) can help surgeons manage bleeding during surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Many patients today are entering the operating room with multiple factors that can cause disruptive bleeding during surgery, which can be challenging to manage... more
Variability in function after lower spinal fusion reflects patient characteristics  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lower (lumbar) spinal fusion surgery. But the variability mainly reflects patient characteristics, rather than differences in care provided by surgeons or hospitals,... more
Medical News Today: Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know  MNT · 1 week
The many different types of fibroid surgery include a myomectomy, radiofrequency ablation, and a hysterectomy. Learn about these and other surgery options here. more
Shorter course of high-dose radiation treatment shows promise in breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A shorter course of higher-dose radiation treatment to part of the breast is showing promise in women with early-stage breast cancer who undergo breast... more
Researchers confirm two new prognostic markers for triple negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Physicians who treat patients with triple negative breast cancer have two new ways to predict which patients may benefit most from the well-established post-surgery treatment known... more
Manuka honey fights infection in surgical dressings  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
And now, Manuka honey is proving a gamechanger in the fight against extremely drug-resistant infections, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers. more
Researchers report substantial county-level variations in surgery rates for early-stage lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study finds more than two-fold differences between counties with the lowest and highest rates of surgery for patients with early stage lung... more
ACS and APSA address safe and effective pain control after surgery for children, teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Given the current rates of opioid abuse in the U.S, it is critical that surgical patients understand how to safely... more
Findings could lead to new approach to treating alcohol use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A single infusion of ketamine, combined with outpatient behavioral therapy, helped alcohol-dependent individuals abstain from drinking for a few weeks after the treatment, researchers at Columbia... more
Link between obesity and gum disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States -- and studies show these chronic conditions may be related. This new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical... more
Study: Young women in UK are subjected to unnecessary surgery for suspected appendicitis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Appendicitis is the most common general surgical emergency worldwide, but its diagnosis remains challenging. more
Study: Weight loss surgery can increase risk of colorectal cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Although colorectal cancer is associated with obesity, it is unclear if weight loss surgery impacts the incidence of these tumors. more
Novel approach to reach the most difficult-to-access physiological locations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team led by Professor Sylvain Martel at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory has developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery: how to... more
How a Manuka honey 'sandwich' could be the key to fighting infections  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Layering minute amounts of Manuka honey between layers of surgical mesh acts as a natural antibiotic that could prevent infection following an operation, new... more
Successful instrument guidance through deep and convulted blood vessel networks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team led by Professor Sylvain Martel at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory has developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery:... more
Successful instrument guidance through deep and convoluted blood vessel networks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery: how to reach the most difficult-to-access physiological locations. Their solution is a... more
Prevalence of cannabis dependence or abuse increases significantly among surgical patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers... more
Findings affirm imaging technique's ability to discern healthy tissue after neoadjuvant chemotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In an article published in the peer-reviewed SPIE publication Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO), titled "Influence of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on diffuse reflectance spectra of... more
New study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States--and studies show these chronic conditions may be related. more
Study shows perinatal outcomes following bariatric surgery between pregnancies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
During 2002-2014, there was a 13-fold increase in weight loss surgeries among women aged 15-44 years in New South Wales, Australia, and undergoing such surgery between a first and second... more
New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. The... more
Patients sue Indiana hospital over possible disease exposure  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the more than 1,000 surgical patients who may have been exposed to deadly infections at a northern Indiana hospital more
Medical News Today: Vasectomy side effects: Everything you need to know  MNT · 2 weeks
A vasectomy is a common surgical procedure that works as an effective form of male contraception. We look at side effects, risks, and recovery following on... more
Medical News Today: What to know about salpingectomy  MNT · 2 weeks
Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. Here, learn about the reasons for this surgery, what to expect, and more. more
Research asserts ability of DRS technique to characterize healthy and non-healthy tissue  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In an article published in the peer-reviewed SPIE publication Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO), "Influence of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on diffuse reflectance spectra of tissue... more
Breast milk could play vital role in preventing heart disease in premature infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper... more
Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from... more
Sanitization error might possibly have exposed hundreds to HIV at Indiana hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An Indiana hospital is in the news for all the wrong reasons. An accidental failure by one of the seven sterilization technicians working at... more
Tendon stem cells could revolutionize injury recovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The buildup of scar tissue makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper's knee, and other tendon injuries a painful, challenging process, often leading to secondary tendon ruptures. New research reveals the existence of tendon... more
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria more prevalent in device-related infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) related to the use of medical devices are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than HAIs that result from surgical procedures, according to a new report. more
Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, for the first time have put a patient in “suspended animation” successfully. Using this method, they lowered the body... more
Rapamycin may slow skin aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. Rapamycin, a FDA-approved drug normally used to prevent organ rejection after transplant surgery, may also... more
World's first surgical navigation system for fetal surgery developed  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The placenta of every expectant mother is located in a different place, its blood vessels are never the same and its connection to the fetus and the umbilical cord also... more
Over 1,000 Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV After Hospital's Sanitation Mistake  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
One of the Goshen Hospital's seven surgical sterilization technicians skipped one step in a multistep cleaning process more
Light-trapping nanocubes drive inexpensive multispectral camera  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated photodetectors that could span an unprecedented range of light frequencies by using on-chip spectral filters created by tailored electromagnetic materials. The combination of multiple photodetectors with different frequency responses on... more
Study examines whether obesity, smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health. A recent study led by a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center examined whether... more
Breast-conserving treatment may be a viable alternative to mastectomy, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Approximately 10% of breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery [BCS]) and whole-breast radiation (WBI) will have a subsequent in-breast local recurrence of cancer (IBTR)... more
Medical News Today: What to know about a tracheostomy  MNT · 3 weeks
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that can help a person breathe. Here, find out when the procedure is necessary, what it involves, and its associated risks. more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Living with shoulder arthritis  MNT · 3 weeks
My name is Rudy Kadlub, and I'm a 70-year-old powerlifter. This is my story of how I continued to break world records after shoulder surgery. more
Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health. A recent study examined whether they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures... more
The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people undergo surgery to remove half of the brain to stop seizures. Evidence suggests that this does not significantly alter brain function. more
Medical News Today: The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people undergo surgery to remove half of the brain to stop seizures. Evidence suggests that this does... more
Back on all fours—Ronda the dog's pioneering prosthetic surgery  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ronda seemed doomed. The six-year-old French mastiff had developed a tumour on her paw that required amputation and the fitting of a prosthetic leg—a rare and complex operation. more
Gene linked to Alzheimer’s plays indirect role in increasing delirium risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Marked by acute temporary confusion, disorientation and/or agitation, postoperative delirium is the most common post-surgical complication in older adults, striking as many as half of adults... more
One surgery to tackle two life threatening diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Juan Cueto did not feel sick, but he was losing weight rapidly and was devastated with the knowledge that he had two life threatening diseases, cancer and a liver disease. more
Be aware of potential complications following tongue-tie surgery in babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Complications following a procedure to treat tongue-tie in babies are occurring that can result in admission to hospital, something a paediatrician says needs to be better understood by... more
What to do about a dent in the head  MNT · 4 weeks
There are many possible causes of a dent in the head, including injury, surgery, congenital conditions, and tumors. The treatment for a dent in the head depends on the cause.... more
Medical News Today: What to do about a dent in the head  MNT · 4 weeks
There are many possible causes of a dent in the head, including injury, surgery, congenital conditions, and tumors. The treatment for a dent in... more
Dog and sheep bones help injured pigeons fly again  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Sheep and dog bones can be whittled into orthopedic pins that stabilize pigeons' fractured wings, helping the fractures to heal properly without follow-up surgery. Researchers describe the treatment, which is... more
Women from Appalachia less likely to have breast reconstruction surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will require a mastectomy. For those patients, breast reconstruction surgery is a valuable part of... more
Dog and sheep bones help injured pigeons fly again  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Sheep and dog bones can be whittled into orthopedic pins that stabilize pigeons' fractured wings, helping the fractures to heal properly without follow-up surgery. Researchers describe the treatment, which is... more
UTHealth expert successfully performs surgery on patient with heart problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District principal Maria Mamaux was impressed by the credentials of the surgeon recommended to repair her failing heart, but what really got her attention was... more
New glassy carbon electrode makes deep brain stimulation safer for patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Imagine having an electrode embedded in your brain in a surgical procedure that involves drilling holes in your skull to implant it. Now imagine going through... more
VUMC offers minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be the first in the state to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema. more
New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Severe obesity affects 4.5 million children and adolescents in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. more
Surgery can improve survival rate for oldest patients with early stage lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this... more
Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
After 4 whole decades of thinking that invasive treatment (stenting or bypass surgery) for a local block in an artery due to... more
Study shows promising results of communication support technology for training surgeons  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center have conducted a study that explores how surgical trainees are experiencing a... more
Scientists discover body's protection shield  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered a way to manipulate the body's own immune response to boost tissue repair. The findings, published in Current Biology today, reveal a new network of protective factors to shield cells against damage. This discovery, made... more
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