Misc. Surgery News

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1/13/2015
Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds

Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

1/13/2015
Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births

But almost 12 percent of deliveries still involve the surgical procedure, study finds

1/12/2015
Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study

Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease

1/6/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds

Results applied to older men and women, even with other health problems

12/31/2014
Stem Cell Therapy Fixes Post-Surgical Airway Abnormality

Technique could treat these abnormalities elsewhere in the body, researchers say

12/30/2014
Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?

Study suggests injected drug might ease pain while maintaining mobility, but more research is needed

12/29/2014
Preventing Emergency Surgeries Could Save $1 Billion

Elective procedures tend to be less costly, and safer, study shows

12/23/2014
Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

MRI looks at a brain structure in patients who haven't benefited from standard treatments

12/17/2014
Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

12/12/2014
Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

12/12/2014
Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

12/4/2014
Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

Physical activity reduced risk factors for diabetes, study says

12/4/2014
Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

Vision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness

12/3/2014
Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows

Longer operations are associated with higher risk

12/3/2014
Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

Repairing tears in meniscus cartilage made joint trouble more likely than physical therapy did

11/24/2014
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

11/19/2014
Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

11/19/2014
3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say

11/18/2014
Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

11/12/2014
Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

11/12/2014
Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

11/10/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

11/7/2014
Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

11/6/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal

11/5/2014
Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Safe, Study Concludes

Fillers, neurotoxin injections and lasers have low complication rates, researchers say

11/5/2014
Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results

Study showed those who found food less flavorful after procedure lost 20 percent more weight

11/3/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows

Obese people who had gastric bypass, banding were 80 percent less likely to develop blood sugar disease

10/31/2014
Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons

Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

10/31/2014
Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study

Floridians are likely to undergo fusion, while Iowans get decompression

10/30/2014
Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

10/30/2014
Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say

10/28/2014
Very Special Delivery: Unused U.S. Surgical Supplies

Researchers estimate large hospitals generate 2 million pounds a year for possible overseas donation

10/27/2014
'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

Study finds pre-op exercise, diet and relaxation program helps after procedure

10/24/2014
Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

10/23/2014
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

10/22/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern

10/17/2014
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

10/15/2014
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

10/14/2014
Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study

Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say

10/14/2014
Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing

Creatures have remarkable regenerative capabilities, researchers report

10/14/2014
Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows

Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery

10/13/2014
Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

10/13/2014
Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50

10/5/2014
Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

10/3/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

10/3/2014
More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

Study finds notable rise in number of women once considered at high risk for the procedure

10/2/2014
Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves

Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

10/1/2014
'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

9/26/2014
Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal

Night surgeries linked to more invasive procedures, study finds

9/26/2014
Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications: Study

Researchers recommend preoperative screening