Misc. Surgery News

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4/11/2013
Radiation Therapy May Raise Future Death Risk From Heart Surgery

Study found nearly doubled risk tied to chest radiation received years ago

4/11/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes

Swedish researchers found better body-fat control in people who had procedure

4/9/2013
Brain Surgery Eases Compulsive Eating in 10-Year-Old Girl

Benign tumor was causing premature puberty and obesity linked to overeating, doctors say

4/5/2013
Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects

Study found condition may lower general health as well

4/5/2013
Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Wisdom Teeth Growth

Study finds link between numbing of lower jaw and lack of tooth buds

4/4/2013
'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff

Needlesticks, other wounds put clinicians at risk for infectious diseases, emotional stress

4/2/2013
Experimental Staph Vaccine Fails to Work, Study Finds

People who received it had similar infection rate, higher risk of staph-related death than others

4/2/2013
Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults

Finnish study found fewer sore throats after surgery, less time lost from work or school

4/1/2013
When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival

Study suggests patients who have tumors removed could live many extra months

3/29/2013
Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds

Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

3/27/2013
Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Gastric Bypass' Effects: Study

Transferring altered microbes into mouse bellies led to weight loss even without surgery

3/25/2013
Complications More Common Than Thought for Type of Hip Surgery

Study looked at minimally invasive procedure to repair damage to inside of the joint

3/22/2013
Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.

Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says

3/22/2013
Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement, Study Finds

Most physically active laborers get back on the job

3/21/2013
Patient Wishes Should Guide End-of-Life Care, Researchers Say

Less pain, lower costs seen when treatment is tailored to meet dying person's goals

3/20/2013
Blacks More Likely to Get Amputations Due to Blocked Blood Flow: Study

Whites were more likely to have less-drastic procedure to restore lower-leg circulation

3/19/2013
Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects

Large French study did not show similar risk for women on estrogen patch or gel

3/19/2013
Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

Study shows unsung benefit of the surgery may be the ability to enjoy all aspects of life more

3/19/2013
Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage

Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain

3/15/2013
Study Examines Combo Chin, Nose Plastic Surgery

Profile proportions important to overall appearance, doctors say

3/15/2013
New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery

Patients who underwent heart-lung bypass showed high levels of specific protein in study

3/15/2013
Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says

Expensive procedure adds little to routine care and should be reserved for complex cases, experts say

3/13/2013
Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments Have Similar Effects on Fertility

French study compared medical, surgical procedures

3/12/2013
Accidental Awareness During Anesthesia Is Rare, Study Finds

U.K. researchers report only 1 case per 15,000 general anesthesia patients

3/12/2013
Many Ovarian Cancer Patients Denied By-the-Book Care, Study Says

Result: They're 30 percent more likely to die over five-year span, researchers find

3/11/2013
Bypass Patients Fare Equally Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine

Three studies find no differences in outcomes, even for the frail or elderly

3/11/2013
Angioplasty Safe in Hospitals Without On-Site Heart Surgery Services

Outcomes for non-emergency coronary procedure were similar among hospitals in Massachusetts study

3/8/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk

Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery

3/7/2013
Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates

Recommended pre-op therapy neglected in 7 percent of angioplasty patients, study finds

3/7/2013
Procedure Lowers 'Hunger Hormone' to Help Obese Lose Weight

Early study of five patients found up to 45-pound drop, but much more research needed

3/7/2013
Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study

Patients who got injections saw less improvement than with surgery, other treatments

3/5/2013
Stored Donor Blood May Have Shorter Shelf Life Than Thought

After 3 weeks cells' ability to deliver oxygen fades, research suggests

3/4/2013
C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals

Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds

2/27/2013
Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Raise Risks After Knee Replacement

Rates of infection, blood clots similar in those with and without the condition, study finds

2/27/2013
Most New Mothers Skip Sex for at Least 6 Weeks After Childbirth

Australian study found type of delivery, age of woman made a difference

2/26/2013
Smaller Aortic Aneurysms May Require Less Frequent Monitoring

U.K. study helps confirm standard of care in the United States for patients with these vessel 'bulges'

2/22/2013
Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study

Few short-term complications found with 'autologous' transplants

2/21/2013
Codeine Risky for Kids After Certain Surgeries, FDA Says

10 deaths, 3 overdoses reported following removal of tonsils or adenoids

2/20/2013
Magnetic Implant May Ease Chronic Acid Reflux

Study found device allowed some heartburn patients to stop taking medication

2/20/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Won't Cut Obesity-Related Medical Costs: Study

U.S. spends about $168 billion a year on expenses associated with growing weight problem

2/19/2013
As Economy Rebounds, More Folks Try Turning Back Hands of Time

Report on cosmetic procedures finds Botox, fillers, chemical peels and laser hair removal topped the list last year

2/19/2013
Sharp Rise Seen in Robotically Assisted Hysterectomies

Study finds complication rate similar to other minimally invasive technique, but higher cost

2/19/2013
Fluorescent Tracer 'Lights Up' Brain Tumor for Surgery

A bright pink glow showed the precise pathway a glioma took to spread through the brain

2/18/2013
Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, Study Finds

More research needed to determine why gender affects success of this joint replacement surgery

2/18/2013
Exercise May Stave Off Depression in Severely Obese

Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

2/16/2013
Many Skiers Who Tear ACLs Can Avoid Surgery, Expert Says

Identifying those patients cuts health costs, recovery time

2/15/2013
Hemorrhoids Are Common, Preventable and Treatable

They're the U.S. health subject most searched for online, FDA reports

2/13/2013
Kids With Knee ACL Injuries Require Special Care

Researchers say ligament injury, once rare in youngsters, is rising with sports training intensity

2/13/2013
Patients Urged to Watch for Trouble After Colon Surgery

Wound drainage, bowel problems, fever can signal post-op complications, expert panel says

2/11/2013
Startling Differences in New-Hip Estimates: Study

Researchers find $100,000 spread for standard procedure