Surgery
Family members can help reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium by up to 16.8%  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
In a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reported that training family members in delirium prevention approaches can... more
One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
One in five patients is prescribed opioids after having a pacemaker or similar device implanted, according to a large US study conducted... more
Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery,... more
Colorectal surgery patients in ERAS program report less pain, use fewer opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids,... more
Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Yale Cancer Center scientists have built a powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer, a disease that often is untreatable if it progresses after surgery... more
Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching... more
Substance use disorder can complicate postoperative valvular heart disease, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Patients who suffer from infective endocarditis (IE) and struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) have a 240% increased risk of dying within 6 months to 5... more
[Research Articles] Cognitive refractory state caused by spontaneous epileptic high-frequency oscillations in the human brain  Science Magazine · 5 days
Epileptic brain tissue is often considered physiologically dysfunctional, and the optimal treatment of many patients with uncontrollable seizures... more
Nonsurgical treatment options effective for sinus issues  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In a recent clinical study, a regimen of combined oral and topical corticosteroids were effectively used to treat patients who suffer from severe CRS with nasal polyps and for whom surgery is often the... more
Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor... more
AAFP releases updated Feline Zoonoses Guidelines  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today released updated Feline Zoonoses Guidelines to the veterinary community. These are published Online First, and will appear in the November issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and... more
Nonsurgical treatment options effective for sufferers of chronic rhinosinusitis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
For sufferers of chronic rhinosinusitis, surgery is often the only treatment option due to the severity of their condition. more
Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring ophthalmologists who have improved eye care for millions worldwide through their commitment to... more
Floating magnetic microrobots for fiber functionalization  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Minimally invasive surgery is increasingly used to target small lesions and a growing demand exists for miniaturized medical tools. These include microcatheters, articulated micro-forceps or tweezers to sense and actuate during precision surgery. The accurate integration... more
Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
It's becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers... more
Cataract surgery can make a patient 48% safer on the road, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The ability of cataract surgery to restore sight is well known. People say they're stunned by the vibrancy of color after surgery... more
Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. They found... more
Newly tested medical device mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research from King's College London published in EBioMedicine, has found that a newly tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects... more
Study: Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer valve surgeries for people with endocarditis, a new study has found. more
Type 2 diabetes and obesity could be treated by new, less invasive procedure  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research has found that a newly tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and... more
Medical and surgical eye care experts gather in San Francisco for AAO 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
More than 25,000 are expected to attend the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 123rd annual meeting, AAO 2019, from Oct. 12-15 at the... more
Medical News Today: Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries  MNT · 2 weeks
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis. more
Study: Queries and answers relating to patients' fitness levels may not be accurate  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Physicians ask patients two universal questions to determine whether they are healthy enough to undergo and recover from a major non-cardiac surgical... more
Cardiothoracic surgeons receive fellowship grants for new robotic programs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)-;along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)-;recently awarded $125,000 in fellowship grants to five standout cardiothoracic surgeons interested in launching new robotic... more
Former smokers and light smokers not exempt from lung function decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University... more
Medical News Today: What to know about female-to-male surgery  MNT · 2 weeks
Female-to-male gender-affirming surgery may involve the creation of a new penis. Learn more about what to expect from different forms of this surgery here. more
β-blockers could regenerate infant heart muscle, mitigate effects of congenital heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Surgery can mend congenital heart defects shortly after birth, but those babies will carry a higher risk of heart failure throughout the rest of... more
Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalized older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart... more
New test for thyroid cancer could prevent unnecessary surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Each year, thanks to inconclusive tests for thyroid cancer, thousands of people undergo unnecessary surgeries to remove part or all of their thyroids. A new test based on the unique... more
Gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits for transgender individuals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For transgender individuals, gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits, according to new research published online today in the American Journal of... more
Stratasys' new Digital Anatomy 3D Printer helps create a realistic training environment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
3D printing leader Stratasys Ltd. is further extending its commitment to the medical industry with the new J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer. Designed to... more
Women under 40 often choose aggressive surgery out of fear of second breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Yes, it's not common. Breast cancer among women under 40 is rare. No matter the age, a cancer diagnosis causes... more
Health insurance coverage varies for gender-affirming top surgery in transgender patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Insurance companies having variable policies for covering gender-affirming breast/chest "top" surgery in transgender patients, according to a special topic paper in the October issue of Plastic... more
Bernie Sanders Had Two Stents Put In. Is It Serious?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Sen. Bernie Sanders underwent emergency surgery to have stents placed. more
Study: Majority of overweight or obese patients happy with abdominoplasty  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) yields high patient satisfaction and improved quality of life in patients who are overweight or obese – despite a substantial risk of complications, reports... more
[Research Articles] Circulating uromodulin inhibits systemic oxidative stress by inactivating the TRPM2 channel  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
High serum concentrations of kidney-derived protein uromodulin [Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP)] have recently been shown to be independently associated with low mortality in... more
Female surgeons earned 24% less per hour while operating compared to male surgeons  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Female surgeons earned 24 per cent less per hour while operating compared to male surgeons, finds a new study, which also noted... more
Building a brighter way for capturing cancer during surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Bioengineer's smart surgical microscope shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room. more
New imaging technology may help surgeons better detect cancer during surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
University of Texas at Dallas researchers have demonstrated that imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells... more
High-risk surgical patients with severe aortic stenosis can benefit from new TAVR system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Portico IDE study found that 30-day safety and one-year effectiveness outcomes of a novel self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system... more
Study: Revascularization with PCI or CABG prolongs survival in patients with left main disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) typically have a poor prognosis due to the large amount of myocardium... more
Study finds variations in Medicaid reimbursement for spinal surgery between states  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Most states reimburse less for spinal surgery in Medicaid patients, compared to Medicare reimbursement for the same procedures, reports a study in Spine. The journal is... more
Study helps surgeons identify the best individual approach to treat broken hips  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Robert Zura, MD, Professor and Robert D'Ambrosia Chair of Orthopaedics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of an international collaborative... more
Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to new results. The study answers a longstanding question about whether the benefits... more
Men with prostate cancer can be spared postoperative radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to late breaking results from a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. more
Lumpectomy is less invasive surgery and requires no hospitalization, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
It is well established that breast conservation, which involves the removal of a breast cancer along with a small rim of normal breast tissue around it... more
DePuy Synthes introduces 3D-printed titanium interbody implants for spinal fusion surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies today announced that DePuy Synthes has launched the CONDUIT Interbody Platform with EIT Cellular Titanium Technology, further expanding its... more
[Editors' Choice] Tracking human fat turnover with carbon dating  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Lipid turnover in adipose tissue is important in long-term body weight gain and weight loss maintenance after bariatric surgery in humans. more
Survey: 94% of UK surgeons have encountered a needlestick injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
94% of practicing UK surgeons have either been personally affected by a needlestick injury or have seen a colleague experience one, increasing their risk of infection, a new... more
New genetic test could help avoid unnecessary prostate cancer surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Men who develop prostate cancer could avoid having unnecessary surgery or radiotherapy thanks to a new, more precise genetic test which is being trialed in Leeds. more
Study identifies factor essential for tendon growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is essential for allowing tendons to adapt to physical activity and grow properly, according to basic science research by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery. more
Large-scale enhanced recovery program after bariatric surgery improves patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalization by almost half at 36 participating... more
Large-scale enhanced recovery program improves outcomes for bariatric surgery patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalization by almost half at 36 participating... more
Cryoablation procedure could be an alternative to surgery for breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
When Jeanne Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, the Beverly Hills resident underwent a course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors in preparation... more
UTA, University of Maryland join hands to better understand pediatric sleep apnea treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Every year, more than 500,000 children have their tonsils and adenoids surgically removed as a way to treat symptoms related to sleep... more
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