Misc. Surgery News

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10/12/2010
Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine With Fewer Blood Transfusions: Study

But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds

10/8/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens May Be Gaining Advocates

Some believe it's the only way to save the super-obese

10/8/2010
Many Orthopedic Surgery Patients Low on Vitamin D

Levels should be brought up to normal before operation, researchers say

10/7/2010
Denser Breasts Raise Odds of Second Breast Cancer, Study Finds

And risk looks stronger for the opposite breast

10/5/2010
Sensors in Surgical Sponges May Mean Fewer Left Behind

Radio-frequency tags plus counting could improve patient safety, surgeons report

9/27/2010
Surgery a Help for Aggressive Prostate Cancer: Study

Researchers report radical prostatectomy can extend survival rates

9/24/2010
Post-Op Pain May Be Due to Immune Reaction: Study

Nerve inflammation, not surgeon error, may be to blame, researchers say

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/23/2010
Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement

Latest analysis by Joint Commission finds 'encouraging' rates of performance

9/22/2010
New Procedure for Aortic Valve Replacement Looks Promising

Less-invasive option may help patients who can't withstand open-heart surgery

9/22/2010
Surgery May Be Best for Irregular Heartbeat in Young

Ablation procedure lets atrial fibrillation patients under 45 avoid long-term meds, expert says

9/21/2010
Delayed Appendicitis Surgery Not Linked to Worse Outcomes

Operating time and hospital stays slightly longer, but differences not clinically significant, study finds

9/21/2010
Study IDs Risk Factors for Blood Clots After Hip Surgery

Presence of other diseases may play role, but not age or gender, researchers find

9/21/2010
Nasal Problems, Asymmetry Top Reasons for 2nd Nose Job

Common requests are to make nose tip symmetrical, improve breathing, study finds

9/21/2010
High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk From General Surgery

Reducing high blood glucose might bring down odds of surgical site infection, researchers say

9/20/2010
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later?

More complications in women who get immediate reconstruction but need radiation later, study finds

9/20/2010
Gastric Band Surgery Rising Among Obese Teens

More research needed on long-term safety, effectiveness, researchers say

9/14/2010
Gender Differences Seen After Aortic Valve Surgery

Enlarged hearts shrink faster in women, researchers find

9/14/2010
Medical Study Authors Often Fail to Disclose Industry Ties

Lax reporting of device makers' payments to researchers are cause for concern, report says

9/13/2010
Operating Soon After Hip Fractures May Save Lives

Risk of death rises with delay, study finds

9/10/2010
Stenting Riskier for Older Patients With Blocked Carotid Artery

But for folks under 70, stents and surgery have similar outcomes, study finds

9/8/2010
Elderly May Benefit From Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery

Significant pain reduction reported by 96% after operation to repair rotator cuff tears, researchers find

9/8/2010
Many Heart Patients Place False Hope in Angioplasty

In non-emergency scenarios, the artery-opening procedure won't prevent heart attack, experts note

9/3/2010
Lower Risk of Surgery Than Thought for Kids With Crohn's

More study needed on early treatments to alter the course of the bowel disease, researchers say

9/3/2010
Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy

Where woman goes for treatment may influence breast reconstruction decision, study suggests

9/2/2010
Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat

Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they're normal size

9/1/2010
Elective Surgery Patients Often Report Poor Recovery

1 year after procedure, 17% have more pain and 24% have less vitality than before, study finds

8/31/2010
Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk

Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

8/30/2010
Stent Implantation Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Black Patients

Race was strongest predictor of clotting after one month, study found

8/27/2010
Quality of Care After Joint Surgery May Affect Heart Health

Certain steps seem to cut risk of angina, cardiac events, researchers found

8/25/2010
Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections

Ob-gyn group says action will prevent infections and not harm newborns

8/24/2010
Pump Placed in Aorta Doesn't Improve Angioplasty Outcomes: Study

Procedure used in high-risk cases made little difference, researchers say

8/23/2010
Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care

Some treatments might be less costly short term, but more expensive over time, study finds

8/19/2010
Kids Seem More Likely to Reject Those Whose Eyes Cross

Study suggests children over 6 with misaligned eye may be at social disadvantage

8/17/2010
Antibiotic Sponges Don't Benefit Heart Surgery Patients: Study

U.S. research finds no improvement in infection rates during trial

8/17/2010
Surgery Can Be Safe in Nations With Scarce Resources: Report

Extremely low rates of death if certain standards, guidelines followed, study shows

8/17/2010
Cosmetic Surgery Not a Help for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Psychiatric condition drives desire for procedures but patients often remain unsatisfied, study finds

8/16/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Type 2 Diabetes Medication Use

Study finds reduced drug and health care costs may make surgery a cost-effective alternative for some

8/16/2010
Home Care After Hip Surgery May Aid Survival, Study Says

But only a small number of patients received the service after discharge, Canadian researchers find

8/12/2010
Stomach Reduction Surgery Via Mouth a U.S. First

Doctors in San Diego removed 80% of patient's stomach in this minimally invasive way

8/11/2010
Travel for Surgery May Help Spread New Superbug

Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in patients who underwent procedures in India, researchers say

8/10/2010
Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care

Caregiving by those with emotional connection lessens anxiety, depression after surgery, study found

8/10/2010
Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture

But most patients gained pain relief without the need for vertebroplasty, experts note

8/9/2010
Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications

Bard Recovery and Bard G2 filters may fracture with time; doctor, patient awareness urged, report states

8/9/2010
Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube

In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

8/7/2010
Early Steps Can Protect Your Knees, Prevent Later Problems

Lifestyle changes can help stave off arthritis, surgery, doctor says

8/6/2010
Foot Doctors Can Help Diabetics Avoid Amputation: Study

Podiatrists detect conditions that might lead to limb loss, experts say

8/6/2010
Surgeons' Group Weighs In on Football Injury Prevention

As season approaches, safety measures can help ward off hazardous concussions, experts say

8/5/2010
U.S. Military Surgeons Saving Children's Lives in Afghanistan

War, poverty and lack of doctors take toll on youngsters' well-being

8/3/2010
Patient's Pulmonary Valve May Substitute for Donor Aortic Valve

Procedure led to improved survival, quality of life, study found