Misc. Surgery News

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1/22/2014
Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

1/22/2014
Dissolving 'Scaffolds' Could Help Treat Leg Artery Disease

But more research is needed before they can replace stents

1/20/2014
U.S. Children's Hospitals Vary Widely In Tonsillectomy Care

Study finds big differences in what medications patients get during and after procedure

1/16/2014
Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease

Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia

1/14/2014
Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return

Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

1/11/2014
Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections

Review found no evidence of later hearing, speech or language improvement after procedure

1/10/2014
Women More Open to Weight-Loss Surgery

Obese males wait longer to seek help, raising their odds for complications, study finds

1/10/2014
Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function

1/9/2014
Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study

Experts credit advances in post-surgical care for lower risk

1/8/2014
Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

Study found device may provide alternative to air mask therapy

1/8/2014
Whites More Likely to Undergo Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Researcher says blacks don't seem to feel obesity affects their quality of life as much as whites do

1/8/2014
Surgical 'Glue' May Help Repair Sick Children's Hearts

New adhesive can patch holes in cardiac tissue and 'stick' even under high pressures, developers say

1/2/2014
Smoking Tied to Higher Post-Op Medical Costs

Researchers estimate tobacco-related complications in year after surgery cost U.S. $17 billion annually

1/2/2014
Many Women Still Have Pain One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery

Methods needed to identify those who would benefit from preventive treatments, researchers say

12/26/2013
Surgery With Follow-Up Radiation Best for Tongue Cancer: Study

Patients who started with chemotherapy had worse response, researchers say

12/26/2013
Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

Procedure to repair a torn meniscus worked no better than a fake one to ease lingering pain

12/25/2013
Surgeons' Group Gives Gift of New Hips, Knees to Uninsured

Operation Walk USA providing free joint replacement surgery to 230 patients

12/20/2013
Some Hip-Replacement Parts Not Proven Safe or Effective: Study

About 8 percent of components used in Britain not backed by evidence; Harvard researchers call for stricter controls

12/18/2013
Review Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Safe and Effective

Benefits outweigh risks for many severely obese patients, expert says

12/17/2013
Study Questions Safety of Common Anesthesia Drug

Review tied etomidate to higher risk of death and heart problems compared to propofol

12/17/2013
Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer's Return

Study suggests that getting only general anesthesia raised risk of recurrence

12/13/2013
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease

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