Surgery
LSU Health researchers to investigate link between breast cancer and obesity in real time  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Frank Lau, MD, Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of... more
Laser light helps identify tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
It can take up to four weeks before patients can be sure whether the entire tumor has been removed during cancer surgery. more
Introduction of globally recognized surgical guideline reduce post-operative deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The English National Health Service reduced post-operative deaths by 37.2% following the introduction of globally recognized surgical guidelines - paving the way for life-saving action in low- and middle-income countries,... more
Injectable hydrogel offers double punch against bone infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. more
Hydrogel offers double punch against orthopedic bone infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. Now, researchers... more
New BlooDe device helps study plugging capacity of platelets  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Various diseases can cause hemorrhages or thromboses, sometimes fatal, resulting in particular from complications during surgery. more
Surgeons’ opioid-prescribing habits hard to kick  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of... more
Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Anne Rhodes is back to doing what she loves after being treated for a hernia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Frankly, a hernia wasn't even on her radar. more
Restrictive approach to blood cell transfusions safe for patients undergoing cardiac surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In a recent clinical trial of higher risk patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, a restrictive approach to blood cell transfusions resulted in fewer transfusions... more
Scaffold derived from pig's meniscus performs better in lab tests  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus in their knee undergo surgery in hopes of a repair. Certain tears can't be fixed or won't... more
New blood test offers more precise diagnostics of ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The majority of women who undergo surgery for suspected ovarian cancer do not have cancer. A novel blood test developed by researchers at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska... more
Study reveals potential consequences of limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals could improve survival but may also reduce access for many rural and underserved patients, a new study... more
Cleveland Clinic surgical team performs its first in utero fetal surgery to repair birth defect  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first in utero fetal surgery to repair a spina bifida birth defect... more
Novel approach of blocking inflammation before surgical procedure may prevent cancer recurrences  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A growing body of evidence suggests that traditional cancer treatments can paradoxically promote new tumor growth. more
An ounce of prevention: Preoperative management of inflammation may stave off cancer recurrences  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Administering anti-inflammatory treatments that prevent inflammation as well as proresolution treatments that tamp down the body's inflammatory response to surgery or chemotherapy... more
Most people visiting testing clinics before elective surgery lack advance directive  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The majority of people visiting preoperative testing clinics before an elective surgery do not have an advance directive in case of surgical complications. more
Inducing an osteoarthritic (OA) phenotype in a cartilage-on-a-chip (COC) model  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In an aging population, the social impact of osteoarthritis (OA) can dramatically increase to become the most common musculoskeletal disease. However, at present, therapies are limited to palliative... more
Artificial nose helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumors. more
Medical News Today: What to know about bullectomy  MNT · 2 weeks
A bullectomy is a type of surgery to remove enlarged air sacs called bullae from the lung. Learn more about the uses, procedure, and risks of a bullectomy here. more
Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An artificial nose developed in Finland helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumors. more
One-fifth of U.S. surgeons still 'overusing' riskier method to create kidney dialysis access, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million patients in the United States with kidney failure... more
Medical News Today: What to know about surgery for MS  MNT · 2 weeks
In some cases, multiple sclerosis (MS) can respond to certain types of surgery, which may include deep brain stimulation. Many other surgical treatments are available that can also... more
What to know about surgery for MS  MNT · 2 weeks
In some cases, multiple sclerosis (MS) can respond to certain types of surgery, which may include deep brain stimulation. Many other surgical treatments are available that can also help reduce symptoms. Learn more here. more
Are we using biologic therapy properly?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario,... more
Study: Biologic therapy did not reduce IBD-related hospitalizations and surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The introduction of infliximab, the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among... more
New technology harnesses bacterial jumping genes for precise DNA integration  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new discovery by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons could fix one of the major shortcomings of current gene-editing tools, including CRISPR, and... more
Tetrodotoxin found in pufferfish can provide potent pain relief when given properly  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for addiction and overdose. more
New gene editor harnesses jumping genes for precise DNA integration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new discovery by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons could fix one of the major shortcomings of current gene-editing tools, including CRISPR, and... more
Sophisticated prosthesis can be directly controlled by thoughts  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
EU-funded researchers and industrial partners are developing a system that allows a person to control the movement of a prosthetic hand simply by thinking of commands. A patient recently underwent surgery to... more
New report reveals a 29% increase in plastic surgery among men since 2000  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the "Mommy Makeover," more men are embracing their own set... more
Stimulated seizures help treat epilepsy faster, better  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The use of cortical stimulation to induce artificial seizures in epileptic patients waiting for surgery could greatly speed up their assessment while improving surgical outcome, according to a new study published on June 10,... more
New tool seeks to predict postoperative delirium severity in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new tool seeks to predict the severity of patients' postoperative delirium and help practitioners more effectively care for patients as they recover from surgery. more
Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery in March 2014 when a volunteer walked into his hospital room. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant three months earlier at the William S.... more
World’s first clinical guidance on anal sex after prostate cancer treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
UK doctors and surgeons have formulated what is probably the world's first clinical guidance on anal sex before, during, and after diagnosis and treatment for prostate... more
Bariatric surgery patients at higher risk of death from substance use problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public,... more
Missouri health officials seek answers on abortion clinic  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Missouri health officials say they're still seeking answers from the state's only abortion clinic about why patients were unaware that they remained pregnant after what the officials described as "failed surgical abortions" more
Missouri abortion clinic's lab reaccredited after review  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Missouri health officials say they're still seeking answers from the state's only abortion clinic about why patients were unaware that they remained pregnant after what the officials described as "failed surgical abortions" more
Robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer not better than radiation therapy, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In 2012, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute launched the world's first clinical trial comparing robotic surgery to radiation therapy for the treatment of... more
Opioid epidemic increases proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than "perfect" in an effort... more
Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a new study. A... more
Study identifies brain hemorrhage patients most likely to have treatable underlying condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
When blood vessels in the brain rupture, or hemorrhage, and cause a stroke, large areas of the brain can be permanently damaged. Depending on... more
Breast cancer patients unaware of surgical options, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The majority of women who underwent lumpectomy or mastectomy surgeries for breast cancer report that the scars from those surgeries negatively affect their daily lives. more
Study explores augmented ACL reconstruction procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction may result in earlier return to play protocols for athletes, suggests a new Marshall University study... more
New robotic technology increases the safety and precision of spinal fusion surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new technology that increases the safety and precision of spinal fusion surgeries while reducing the time needed for the procedure now is available... more
Combination immunotherapy shows promise in pre-surgical setting for early-stage lung cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Neoadjuvant, or pre-surgical, treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab resulted in an overall major pathologic response rate of 33 percent of treated patients with early-stage, resectable non-small... more
Receiving blood transfusion during liver cancer surgery has higher risk of recurrence and death  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Receiving a blood transfusion during curative surgery for the most common type of liver cancer is associated with a much... more
Mortality risk after heart bypass surgery four times higher in patients with high body fat mass  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June) shows that mortality... more
Flash fire in patient's chest cavity during emergency heart surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
At this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June), doctors present the unique case of a man who... more
A new approach to predict complications after surgery for patients with larynx cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A technique that illuminates blood flow during surgery predicted which head and neck cancer patients were likely to have issues with wound... more
Brigham team presents five-year follow-up results for face transplant patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Brigham surgical teams have performed face transplants for people who have suffered from severe facial injuries. more
More than half of surgical stapler malfunctions went to hidden FDA database  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged that more than 56,000 never-before-disclosed surgical stapler malfunctions were quietly reported to the agency from 2011 through... more
What to know about neuralgia  MNT · 4 weeks
Neuralgia is a condition that causes shooting and burning pain in the nerves. There are many types of neuralgia. Treatment options include medications and surgery. Learn more about neuralgia here. more
Medical News Today: What to know about neuralgia  MNT · 4 weeks
Neuralgia is a condition that causes shooting and burning pain in the nerves. There are many types of neuralgia. Treatment options include medications and surgery. Learn more about neuralgia here. more
Medical News Today: What to know about muscle atrophy  MNT · 4 weeks
Muscle atrophy can occur due to poor nutrition, age, and genetics. Symptoms vary, and treatment may include physical therapy, functional electric stimulation, or surgery. Learn more about muscle atrophy here. more
Five-year outcomes for face transplant recipients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists present the longer-term outcomes for six face transplant recipients who had been followed for up to 5 years after surgery, representing the largest cohort of patients in the US. more
Models with cosmetic surgery don't make the cut  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
While cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly common in the world of advertising, chasing beauty ideals by going under the knife does not necessarily make a model more attractive to consumers. more
Study finds checkpoint stimulator to be safe, reliable alternative to laryngeal electromyography  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Checkpoint Surgical, Inc., a U.S.-based medical device company with proprietary neurostimulation technology for nerve protection and repair, announced the publication of the first peer-reviewed... more
Endovascular aneurysm procedure shown to perform as well as open surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aneurysms thought to be less effective than traditional open surgery has been shown to perform as well as the... more
Missouri agency cites concerns at St. Louis abortion clinic  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Missouri's health department said Wednesday that the license for the state's only abortion clinic is in jeopardy because of a litany of problems, including "failed surgical abortions" and concerns about... more
Delirium increases risk of cognitive dysfunction, but only in the first postoperative month  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research indicates that older patients who develop delirium-; an acute attentional deficit that waxes and wanes, right after surgery are more... more
Surgery can be beneficial for one type of primary central nervous system lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Through a systematic review of published studies going back 50 years, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified a distinct subtype... more
Mount Sinai receives highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The New York State Department of Health awarded The Mount Sinai Hospital its highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery in 2019. more
Bariatric surgery can be safe and effective for adolescents  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teenagers, but a study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity if they can maintain a... more
New evidence supports surgery for rare type of brain lymphoma  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have identified a distinct subtype of primary central nervous system (PCNS) lymphoma that should be considered for surgical removal, suggesting a major shift in how this type... more
Bariatric surgery can be safe, effective treatment for teenagers with obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teenagers, but a Rutgers-led study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity... more
Robot-assisted surgery for thoracic and abdominal indications provides few advantages despite high costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Clinical studies on robot-assisted surgery for indications in the thorax and abdomen have so far shown few advantages for this cost-intensive surgical... more
Signaling protein discovery may lead to drug-based therapies to treat hyperparathyroidism  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Overactive parathyroid glands,which control the body's blood calcium levels, can lead to kidney stones, neuropsychiatric disorders and bone abnormalities, particularly among elderly women. Researchers led by... more
Microorganisms on explanted pedicle screws could be potential cause for spinal implant failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pedicle screws are often used to secure surgically implanted hardware to the spine in patients with spinal disease or spinal trauma. In... more
Stimulated seizures help treat epilepsy faster, better
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Antibiotic resistance is not new – it existed long before people used drugs to kill bacteria
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