Misc. Surgery News

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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

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