Misc. Surgery News

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12/11/2013
Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

Study finds no survival benefit in treating original tumor with surgery, radiation

12/9/2013
Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds

It allowed many to be able to work and drive more, and was safe for those over 60

12/4/2013
Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants

Study of three patients found 'excellent' circulation in transplanted tissue

12/3/2013
11/25/2013
Might Stomach Artery Treatment Be Future Weight-Loss Tool?

Early study found unexpected side effect after procedure to stop bleeding

11/23/2013
Nail-Gun Injuries on the Rise Among Construction Workers

More than half of patients in Australian study needed surgery

11/22/2013
Blacks Less Likely to See Cancer Specialists, Study Finds

Research might explain better survival rates of whites with colorectal cancer

11/21/2013
What Not to Do for Migraines

Experts issue new guidelines to avoid unnecessary tests, risky treatments

11/20/2013
Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful: Study

But only about half who are eligible actually try

11/19/2013
Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors

Study of aortic valve procedure finds death rates, hospital readmissions have dropped

11/18/2013
Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture

Small study looked at death rates, major complications

11/15/2013
Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds

Surgery, radiation decisions differ between men and women, researchers say

11/15/2013
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?

Small, early study found longer 'telomeres' in genes of patients with cholesterol and inflammation problems

11/14/2013
Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy

Study suggests that psychological factors may be to blame

11/14/2013
FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs

Agency asks for labeling, packaging changes to minimize chance of infection

11/13/2013
Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice

Study also tested post-operative learning ability

11/13/2013
Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth

Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

11/12/2013
Obesity Is Driving Surge in Knee Replacements, Study Finds

Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows

11/11/2013
'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative

Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Face Serious Side Effects From Weight-Loss Surgery

Acute kidney damage was most common problem in U.K. study

11/7/2013
Always Ask a Vet Before Giving Painkillers to Pets, Expert Says

Dogs and cats can suffer deadly side effects from common over-the-counter drugs

11/7/2013
New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee

Surgeons say their findings on 'anterolateral' ligament may advance treatment of athletic injuries

11/5/2013
Tired Surgeons May Not Be Error-Prone

Study compared gallbladder surgery results for same doctors with and without enough sleep

11/4/2013
Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex, Researchers Say

Women who had weight-loss surgery reported improved sexual satisfaction, study finds

11/4/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Safe for Very Obese Teens, Study Says

But investigators add that more research needed to assess long-term results

10/29/2013
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

These women also more likely to undergo a mastectomy, researchers say

10/28/2013
Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement

Patients lacking social support at higher risk of ongoing pain 2 years after surgery, study found

10/25/2013
After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

10/24/2013
Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

10/23/2013
Removable 'Gut Sleeve' Might Become a Future Weight-Loss Tool

Study of experimental procedure showed promise in rats

10/23/2013
New Research May Help Spare Patients 'Accidental Awareness' During Surgery

Study found certain type of brain activity signals the brain has gone 'to sleep'

10/23/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out

10/21/2013
Many People Not Told Cancer Tests Can Lead to 'Overtreatment'

Early detection of slow-growing tumors could result in unnecessary surgery, chemo, radiation, study says

10/17/2013
Surgical Implements Too Often Left Behind in Patients: Report

Breakdowns in surgical team communication often at fault, watchdog group says

10/16/2013
Diabetes May Outrank Weight Measurement When It Comes to Weight-Loss Surgery

Age and smoking status are also key factors when thinking about procedure, study shows

10/15/2013
Anesthesia Technique May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery: Study

Adding nerve block seemed to reduce recurrence rate

10/14/2013
President Taft's Obesity Struggle Was a Harbinger of Things to Come

All that's different today are the numbers: one-third of Americans now obese

10/14/2013
Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Preliminary study suggests blood test could help doctors assess patient's risk

10/11/2013
More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery

Study finds baby boomers having the procedure at earlier age

10/10/2013
Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction

Women who've had a mastectomy sometimes seek procedures such as facelifts, study says

10/10/2013
History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors

Researcher suggests improving 'preoperative risk assessment'

10/9/2013
New Method May Improve Face Transplant Matches

Study found 5 key measurements involved in getting best facial appearance

10/9/2013
Less-Skilled Weight-Loss Surgeons Often Have Higher Complication Rates: Study

Research compared 20 surgeons and effects among thousands of patients

10/9/2013
Controversial Treatment May Not Help MS Patients

Study appears to refute theory of blocked neck veins as cause of multiple sclerosis

10/8/2013
Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

10/7/2013
Appendix Removal Isn't Riskier on Weekend, Study Says

But the bill you get afterward might be a bit higher

10/7/2013
Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer

Sentinel node surgery leaves women with few side effects, but its accuracy may be lacking, experts say

10/7/2013
Study Tallies Risk of Noncardiac Surgery After Heart Stent Placement

Those at highest odds for new heart attack, stroke include people with advanced disease

10/4/2013
High Blood Sugar May Raise Risk for Surgical Wound Problems: Study

Important for diabetics to get glucose levels under control before procedures, authors say

10/3/2013
After Tonsillectomy, Over-the-Counter Painkillers Suffice, Study Says

Researchers recommend using Advil, Motrin post-op