Misc. Surgery News

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9/10/2012
Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery

Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

9/3/2012
Bottle-Feeding May Raise Baby's Risk for Intestinal Trouble

Study found chances for serious condition called pyloric stenosis increased by almost 5 times

8/28/2012
Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care

Analysis finds black patients less likely to be treated at hospitals with high-volume surgeons

8/22/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Medications, lifestyle changes still first-line prevention, researchers say

8/20/2012
Anesthesia Before Age 3 May Raise Risk of Learning Delays: Study

Research found even one exposure is associated with language deficits by age 10

8/20/2012
Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

Patients sought better condition, self-esteem, activity levels

8/15/2012
Three Kids Dead From Codeine After Surgery: FDA

Youngsters who metabolize the pain killer faster than usual are at risk, experts warn

8/12/2012
Safety Eyewear Can Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

Back-to-school season can mean more eye injuries, expert warns

8/7/2012
In Short Term, Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Raise Fracture Risk

But study found slightly higher risk several years after procedure

8/6/2012
Implantable Defibrillators Linked to Decline in Cardiac Arrests

1 in 20 carriers can expect a life-saving shock each year, researcher says

7/31/2012
Less Invasive Surgery Safe for Harvesting Bypass Veins: Study

No major difference in outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft with minimal or large leg incisions

7/31/2012
Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture

Study found seniors who had procedure were less likely to have fall-related breaks

7/31/2012
Burnt-Out Nurses Linked to More Hospital Infections

Reducing job-related emotional exhaustion among nurses could benefit patients, cut costs, study says

7/25/2012
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass

Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

7/23/2012
Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study

Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure

7/20/2012
Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds

Improved cataract surgery techniques, less smoking may be reasons why

7/18/2012
Surgery Not Best Option for Early Stage Prostate Cancers: Study

Researchers found regular monitoring may be just as effective for those with localized disease

7/18/2012
Study Gives First Evidence That Adult Human Lungs Can Regrow

Researchers speculate growth was stimulated, at least in part, by stretching caused by exercise

7/17/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Cut Medical Costs: Study

But return on investment isn't the point in evaluating medical procedures, expert says

7/16/2012
Black Patients More Apt to Have Voice Box Removed When Cancer Strikes

Reason for disparity in therapy is unclear but, overall, the trend is to preserve the larynx

7/16/2012
Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens

Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

7/9/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Biopsy Use in Melanoma Patients

Expert panel said sentinel lymph node biopsy to show if cancer has spread could be used more consistently

7/9/2012
Expensive, Drug-Emitting Stents May Be Overused: Study

More selective use of devices that keep arteries open could save U.S. $200 million a year

7/7/2012
Ovarian Transplants May Preserve Fertility in Young Cancer Survivors

Grafts from frozen tissue restored hormone production for up to 7 years in small study

7/5/2012
Post-Op Delirium's Toll on Mental Function May Linger: Study

Older heart patients who experienced confusion took a long time to recover thinking skills

6/29/2012
Summertime Is Tonsillectomy Time

Many parents take advantage of summer break to schedule the surgery to give kids time to recover

6/29/2012
Few Patients Should Get Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, FDA Panel Says

Controversial devices can shed metal particles; patients who have them need regular monitoring

6/27/2012
Early Surgery May Benefit Some With Heart Infection

But doctors say findings only apply to a certain few

6/27/2012
Exercise Program Boosts Health After Lung Transplant: Study

Training regimen linked to improved strength, mobility and heart health a year after surgery

6/26/2012
U.S. Blood Supply at Dangerously Low Levels: Red Cross

Donations fell by 50,000 in June, experts note

6/25/2012
Diabetes Can Make a Comeback After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

For some, bariatric procedures banish the disease, but only for a while

6/22/2012
Skin Cell Transplant May Offer New Hope to Vitiligo Patients

In small study, some people had about 45 percent return of skin color

6/20/2012
'Sling' Implant May Cut Risk of Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery

But experts caution that second procedure carries its own risks

6/20/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage

Obese patients who had bariatric procedure had lower rates of kidney disease, study found

6/20/2012
Race Might Play Role in Success of Weight-Loss Surgery

Black women lost less than whites, but the gap was narrower when diabetes was present, study finds

6/20/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk 7 Years Later: Study

Patients maintained lower weight, improvement in cholesterol levels

6/18/2012
Some May Drink More After Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

It's not clear whether gastric procedures boost the risk

6/15/2012
Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says

But experts stress that obese kids do have non-surgical options that may work

6/14/2012
Liposuction Might Have 'Boomerang' Effect

But exercise kept post-surgical increase in fat around organs at bay, study found

6/14/2012
First Stem Cell Vein Implant Helps Young Girl

Improved quality of life for 10-year-old with rare condition, researchers report

6/12/2012
Procedure Might Ease Pain of Female Genital Mutilation

Most victims also able to experience sexual pleasure following the reconstructive surgery

6/7/2012
Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement

Lung disease can also put older hip and knee surgery patients at risk, study finds

6/1/2012
Smokers Have Higher Surgical Costs, More Complications: Study

But former smokers were no different than nonsmokers, results showed

5/24/2012
Severely Obese Have More Complications With Spinal Surgery

Study found almost doubled risk after spinal fusion

5/23/2012
Regional Systems to Treat Severe Heart Attack Increasing

These systems coordinate emergency medical services and hospitals to speed patient care

5/21/2012
Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs

Minimally invasive approach might have applications for weight-loss procedures, cancer care in humans

5/17/2012
Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug May Help at Earlier Stage

In study, one-third benefited from taking Zytiga plus hormone therapy for 6 months before surgery

5/15/2012
Doctors Restore Some Hand Function to Quadriplegic Patient

Location of spinal cord damage allowed surgeons to bypass damaged nerve in arm

5/11/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Also Help Menstruation, Skin, Hair

Hormonal benefits are gained from bariatric procedures, new study suggests

5/11/2012
Is Combining Hysterectomy and a Tummy Tuck Safe?

Yes, small study concludes, but some other experts disagree