Misc. Surgery News

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8/3/2010
Certified Nurse Anesthetists Can Safely Go Solo, Study Suggests

No higher risk of death, complications when they worked unsupervised, research found

8/1/2010
As People Live Longer, More Will Develop Cataracts

If healthy lifestyle doesn't prevent the condition, surgery is 95 percent successful, eye doctors say

7/29/2010
Knee, Hip Replacements May Aid Weight Loss: Study

Healthier lifestyle may be an added bonus for patients following joint surgery, researcher suggests

7/28/2010
Anesthesia's Role in Hip, Knee Replacement Infections Studied

Greater risk noted in patients who had general versus spinal/epidural method, researchers say

7/27/2010
Complications From Weight-Loss Surgery 'Relatively Low'

Michigan study finds high-volume hospitals, surgeons reporting fewest problems

7/26/2010
Stroke Prevention Treatment Varies Widely Across U.S.

Choice of surgery, stenting or drugs to open neck artery may depend on where you live, study finds

7/21/2010
Vaginal Delivery May Be OK After C-Section

Many women should be offered a 'trial of labor,' new guidelines say

7/21/2010
Not Every ACL Tear Needs Early Surgery, Study Suggests

One expert says treatment of the common knee injury is best decided case-by-case

7/20/2010
Screening for Sepsis Could Save Lives, Researchers Say

Emergency surgery, co-existing illness, age over 60 linked to deadly blood infection, study found

7/16/2010
Knee Replacements Can Fail for Various Reasons, Expert Says

Implants vulnerable to friction, infection, instability, fracture and stiffness, specialist warns

7/15/2010
Arthroscopic Hip Surgery May Help Athletes Get Back to Play

Minimally invasive procedure lets young people return to competitive-level sports, study found

7/15/2010
Silicon Oil May Protect Vision From Radiation for Eye Cancer

It absorbed nearly 50% of potentially damaging rays, but more study is needed, researchers say

7/8/2010
Anesthetics Could Add to Global Warming

Using desflurane to put a patient to sleep for an hour of surgery equivalent to driving up to 470 miles, study found

7/7/2010
Best Option for Rotator Cuff Tear May Vary by Patient

Benefits found for different treatment methods, with and without surgery, researchers say

6/29/2010
Key-Hole Surgery for Knee Injury Doesn't Lower Arthritis Risk

Arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn ligament or injured cartilage doesn't prevent joint disease, study shows

6/28/2010
Organ-Rejection Drug Linked to Higher Cancer Risk After Liver Transplant

The risk jumped especially among people undergoing transplants since 2005, study found

6/25/2010
'Rotten Eggs' Gas Might Cut Inflammation in Ventilated Patients

In mouse study, low doses of hydrogen sulfide reduced organ damage, study found

6/23/2010
Better Rx for Cirrhosis-Linked Bleeding

Study finds early shunting reduces recurrence of bleeding, improves survival

6/22/2010
New Method Proposed for Gauging Hospital Infection Rates

Current system doesn't accurately portray extent of the problem, study says

6/22/2010
X-Ray Can Spot Gastric Band Slippage

As weight-loss surgeries increase, more of these emergencies will occur, researchers say

6/22/2010
Fewer Hours for Medical Residents May Backfire

Workweek restrictions negatively affect surgical training and patient care, study finds

6/22/2010
Labor Induction May Boost C-Section Risk

One in five cesareans due to 'failed inductions,' researchers find

6/21/2010
Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire

Finding may explain why C-section babies seem more likely to develop allergies, asthma, study suggests

6/15/2010
Vitamin B6 Tied to Lowered Lung Cancer Risk

But cause-and-effect not clear, and supplements are no excuse to keep smoking, experts say

6/15/2010
Mastectomy Rates Down Overall, New Study Finds

While previous studies show opposite trend, latest one reflects entire U.S. population, experts note

6/10/2010
Staph Infection Risk Rises With Brain, Chest Surgeries

These two types of procedures account for most post-surgical cases, study finds

6/10/2010
Not Smoking After Bone Surgery May Speed Healing

Patients who quit within days of fracture operation recovered faster, study finds

6/8/2010
Poor Hygiene a Danger at Outpatient Surgery Centers

CDC study finds 1 in 5 doesn't practice proper hand washing, for example

6/7/2010
Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study

1 session of localized treatment is as effective as whole-breast radiation, researchers found

6/4/2010
Removing Gallbladder Sooner Cuts Costs, Readmissions

Lower rates of complications, death in elderly who don't delay surgery, research shows

6/2/2010
Health Tip: Recovering From Back Surgery

Here's what you can do at home

6/2/2010
Tonsillectomy Study Finds Best Way to Avoid Complications

Three common techniques all deemed safe, but one appeared safest, research shows

6/1/2010
Dual Therapy Best for Preventing Bleeding After Heart Procedures

But combined techniques less likely to be used for those at highest risk, study finds

5/28/2010
Ultrasound Helps Spot Stroke Risk in Symptomless Patients

Screen may allow doctors to identify those who would benefit from surgery, study finds

5/27/2010
New Bunion Procedure Aims to Replace Invasive Foot Surgery

Technique pulls deformed bone into place instead of breaking it, researchers explain

5/26/2010
Surgery, Stenting Fare Equally Well in Preventing Stroke

Both methods have pros, cons in clearing blocked neck artery, study shows

5/25/2010
Shortage of Transplant Organs Spurs Proposals But No Solution

Suggestions include 'presumed consent' and priority for those who pledge to donate

5/21/2010
Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

5/19/2010
Female Incontinence Surgeries Look Equally Effective

But side effects differ, researchers find

5/19/2010
Less Invasive Fix for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Works

Long-term outcomes almost same as conventional surgery, study finds

5/18/2010
Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants

Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

5/18/2010
Older Patients More Apt to Be Happy With Plastic Surgery

Those over 53, and those treated for depression typically most satisfied, survey finds

5/17/2010
More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery

Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

5/5/2010
Risks Rise for Other Surgeries After Stent Implants

Danger is greatest in first six weeks, study finds

5/4/2010
Surgery for Treatable Dementia Might Also Help in Alzheimer's

Patients may benefit from a shunt used for less common brain condition, research suggests

4/29/2010
Adding Surgery to Meds May Improve Life With Parkinson's

Deep brain stimulation is risky but can be beneficial, researchers say

4/27/2010
Scalpels in Hand, Robots Take to the OR

With tiny incisions and often fewer complications, robotic surgery becomes a popular option

4/23/2010
Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids

Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say

4/23/2010
After Teeth Are Pulled, Platelet-Rich Plasma May Speed Healing

Process speeds formation of jaw bone, researchers say

4/21/2010
Wounded Soldier Spared Diabetes With Emergency Transplant

Improvised surgery saved his life, and may lead to new options to treat type 1 diabetes