Misc. Surgery News

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9/14/2011
More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study

But experts urge women to continue to get screened

9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

9/2/2011
Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best?

Small study finds obese women tend to be unhappy with appearance if they get breast surgery first

9/1/2011
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria

Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

9/1/2011
Heart Disease May Pose Problems in Orthopedic Surgery Patients

Risk of clotting or bleeding complications higher among this group, study says

8/31/2011
Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age

Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

8/26/2011
C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots

Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

8/18/2011
Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

Most have no formal training in doctor-patient communications, researchers say

8/17/2011
Method to Detect When Patients Wake During Surgery Fails to Impress

Tool looking at exhaled anesthesia superior to brain monitoring, study finds

8/17/2011
Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk

But for those with no symptoms, surgery to unclog the arteries may be hazardous, experts say

8/16/2011
Central Catheters May Raise Risk of Blood Clots After Surgery

Researchers urge improved efforts to prevent deep vein thrombosis

8/12/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Gains More Practitioners

Study also documents growth in less-invasive techniques, improved survival rates

8/12/2011
Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects

Incontinence, impotence often worse than anticipated, study finds

8/11/2011
Chimp Attack Victim Reveals New Face

Three months after full transplant, Charla Nash thrilled to do 'things I once took for granted'

8/8/2011
Toe Deformities Should Be Treated Early: Experts

Delaying treatment can lead to other problems, such as skin infections, doctor says

8/5/2011
Gastric Bypass May Dampen Desire for High-Fat Foods

And that, researchers say, may help explain why the weight loss surgery works

8/5/2011
Need a New Hip? Someday You May Grow Your Own

Researchers say biological joints now in development could supplant today's artificial ones

7/20/2011
Rude Surgeons Hurt Patients, Increase Costs

Those who berate their staffs are practicing 'bad medicine,' experts say

7/20/2011
Fewer Surgical Errors Reported at VA Medical Facilities

Over three years, rate of 'highest harm' events decreased by 14 percent annually, study shows

7/19/2011
C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report

Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

7/15/2011
Rigorous Exercise May Boost Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery

Bariatric patients can improve physical fitness with regular workouts, study finds

7/11/2011
Adherence to Angioplasty/Stent Guidelines Lacking: Study

Many heart attack patients may undergo unnecessary, costly procedure, experts warn

7/8/2011
Obesity May Increase Risk of Surgical Complications

Inflammation, infection much more likely following elective procedures, study shows

7/8/2011
Men Who Smoke at Lower Risk of Joint Replacement: Study

Extra pounds, vigorous exercise linked to severe knee, hip problems, research also indicates

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