Misc. Surgery News

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7/7/2011
Men Seem More Likely Than Women to Develop Hole in Knee Cartilage

Damage, which tends to occur after ACL injury, raises risk for osteoarthritis, researchers say

7/6/2011
U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate

SEER registry lacked records of radiation after surgery in 1 in 5 cases in two cities studied

7/5/2011
Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted

But only half of non-emergency artery-opening procedures were deemed appropriate

7/1/2011
Reconstruction Safe Right After Mastectomy: Study

Procedure doesn't unduly delay further cancer treatment, research finds

7/1/2011
Post-Op Nausea May Be Hereditary

Researchers hope to identify patients sensitive to anesthesia before surgery

6/30/2011
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

6/30/2011
Cotton Swabs Help Prevent Surgical Site Infections: Study

Daily use to probe incision site also reduced patient pain, hospital stay, researchers say

6/27/2011
Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Seem to Help Dialysis Patients

Early trial suggests these engineered grafts have promise, but more study needed

6/24/2011
Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Inflammation, Disease Risk

Gastric bypass seems to reduce risk factors linked to diabetes, heart disease, study finds

6/23/2011
Hospital Delays Tied to Racial Divide in Heart Attack Care

Black Americans tend to go to centers that take longer to transfer patients for treatment, study finds

6/23/2011
Less Invasive Colon Surgery Results in Fewer Blood Clots: Study

But laparoscopy may not be the better choice for cancer patients, expert says

6/20/2011
Most Medicare Patients With Cancer Get Good Surgical Care: Study

Nine out of 10 hospitals stuck to best-practices guidelines, researchers say

6/16/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Less Obese Patients: Study

They experienced greater weight loss, remission of type 2 diabetes

6/15/2011
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects up to 10 percent of women, many of them overweight or obese

6/15/2011
Rushed Discharge After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks

Complications, deaths far more likely in patients sent home on same day as gastric bypass, study finds

6/15/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Be Effective Despite Depression

Depressed or not, patients who had the operation lost about 60% of excess weight, study finds

6/15/2011
For Many, Weight-Loss Surgery Also Eases Migraines

Some experts find study inconclusive, call for more research

6/14/2011
Hypnosis Plus Local Anesthesia Might Work Well for Some Surgeries

Study found it safe as general anesthesia, but experts say more research needed

6/13/2011
Few Anesthesiologists Monitor Key Heart Signal

Only 35 percent assess patient's cardiac performance during high-risk surgery, study finds

6/13/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Lower Death Risk: Study

But there's still evidence it reduces obesity-related health problems, researchers say

6/7/2011
Joint Replacement Risks Rise at Less Experienced Hospitals

Study finds greater likelihood of clots, death when few operations are done

6/6/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Rise in Fracture Risk

People who've had procedure especially prone to breaks in the hands and feet, study finds

6/6/2011
After Colon Cancer Surgery, Early Chemo May Pay Off

Every 4-week delay of chemotherapy measurably reduces odds of survival, study finds

6/2/2011
Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection

The sound level may be related to the difficulty of the procedure, researchers say

6/1/2011
High-Risk Surgeries Getting Safer: Study

Fewer deaths during cancer and cardiac operations seen, researchers say

6/1/2011
Plastic Surgery Risks May Depend on More Than Age

After screening out other problems, older people had no increase in complications, study finds

5/31/2011
Transplant Surgery No Riskier at Night: Study

Time of day has no affect on patient survival after heart and lung transplants, researchers say

5/25/2011
Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues

More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

5/25/2011
'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction

Researcher says it's still too early for definitive take on cancer recurrence

5/20/2011
Robotic Surgery Oversold on Hospital Websites, Study Contends

Like any procedure, outcome depends on surgeon's skill, expert says

5/19/2011
Rep. Giffords Recovering After Skull Surgery

She received implant to replace piece of skull removed to accommodate brain swelling after shooting

5/18/2011
Rep. Giffords to Get Skull Patch in Latest Step in Recovery

Wounded congresswoman had piece of skull removed to accommodate brain swelling, expert explains

5/18/2011
Are Affluent Women More Apt to Choose C-Section?

Scottish study finds equality between social classes for emergency deliveries, but not elective ones

5/17/2011
Pills, Surgery Both Effective for Chronic Reflux: Study

Each approach seems to ease condition, each has pluses and minuses, experts say

5/17/2011
Surgery Viable for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

After removal of their prostate gland, 80% of patients survived 20 years

5/17/2011
Obese People at Higher Risk of Infection After Colon Surgery

Study found they were 60% more likely to have problems at surgical site

5/16/2011
Cardiac Rehab Can Boost Survival After Angioplasty, Study Finds

But not enough patients take advantage of these programs, experts say

5/13/2011
Brain Surgery for Mary Tyler Moore to Remove Benign Tumor

Experts say meningioma is typically benign and operation is routine

5/11/2011
Vaginal Mesh Surgery Effective for Bladder Prolapse Repair: Report

But, study finds higher rates of serious complications vs. standard procedure

5/10/2011
Shortage of Anesthetics Reported

98% of anesthesiologists had trouble obtaining at least one drug within past year, survey finds

5/9/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems No Riskier for Seniors

Study found few differences in adverse events, mortality, though hospital stay was longer

5/9/2011
Risk for Problem Drinking May Rise After Gastric Bypass

Study founds odds were nearly double compared to those who got other weight-loss procedures

5/9/2011
Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study

Cholesterol levels improved even better in young patients than adults, study found

5/9/2011
Best Heart Transplant Outcomes Seen at High-Volume Centers

High-risk patients urged to seek care at hospitals where teams are most familiar with the surgery

5/6/2011
Surgery May Beat Antibiotics for Appendicitis, Study Finds

But the drugs should be tried first in uncomplicated cases, an expert says

5/3/2011
Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Drop Dramatically, Study Finds

But researchers say it's still the best option for certain patients

5/3/2011
Women Often Deprived of Life-Saving Heart Procedures: Study

Doctors more likely to perform angioplasty, heart surgery on men, researchers say

4/29/2011
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used

Early finding shows fewer local recurrences in short term, more invasive recurrences in long run

4/29/2011
Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study

20 years after double mastectomy, 97% say they would make same decision

4/27/2011
New Clues to How Gastric Bypass Surgery Combats Diabetes

Levels of amino acids linked to insulin resistance drop right after procedure