Misc. Surgery News

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9/24/2014
Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal

Study found minor differences between three therapies

9/24/2014
Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study

Activity of some white blood cells may provide clues to healing time

9/19/2014
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

9/3/2014
'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study

Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

9/3/2014
Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

9/2/2014
Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

But there was slightly higher risk of complications with double mastectomy, researchers added

9/2/2014
Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds

But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

9/2/2014
Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

9/2/2014
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

8/29/2014
'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

8/25/2014
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy

8/22/2014
Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

Eyelid surgery may help treat severe headaches, but not everyone's convinced

8/20/2014
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

8/18/2014
Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

8/18/2014
Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure

8/14/2014
Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study

About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

8/12/2014
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients

People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

7/31/2014
Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report

7/31/2014
J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

7/31/2014
Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say

7/28/2014
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

7/24/2014
Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Prepare your home before the surgery

7/23/2014
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report

7/22/2014
Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

7/21/2014
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

7/16/2014
Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say

7/16/2014
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

7/15/2014
Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

7/15/2014
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

7/14/2014
Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice

Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

7/14/2014
Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

7/14/2014
FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids

No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

7/11/2014
Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

7/11/2014
Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

7/10/2014
Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game

About 90 percent return to play after stabilizing procedure, study finds

7/10/2014
Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

7/10/2014
Young Pro Pitchers May Face Higher Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery: Study

Most players who needed the ligament procedure had it within first 5 years of professional ball

7/8/2014
Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study

Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

7/8/2014
Less May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery

Studies find less aggressive care before and after surgery may lead to better results

7/7/2014
Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows

Research documents numerous missed opportunities with each patient

7/7/2014
Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

6/27/2014
Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

Review of two studies finds inconclusive evidence of success

6/27/2014
Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal

Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

6/24/2014
Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair

Death rate, hospital stay reduced slightly with 'regional' approach

6/23/2014
Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery

Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

6/19/2014
Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

Fees have no reflection on quality, researchers say

6/16/2014
Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

6/13/2014
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?

Study found it might cut chances to levels of normal-weight people, but experts view finding with caution

6/12/2014
Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off

Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place

6/10/2014
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

New 15-year study says these procedures outperform regular care for obese patients